Smashed Roasted Brussels Sprouts

We are a brussels sprouts family, and we’re not embarrassed to admit we eat them about 2 times a week.  But what I am really embarrassed about is that I didn’t know the word brussels was plural in brussels sprouts.  I’ve been getting that wrong my whole life.  Most of the time we simply roast them…

Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto

Sometimes meat gets all of the saucy glory, but vegetables deserve to shine in their own right with some culinary accouterments, too.  You know that shrub you trim from your fresh carrots that go right in the trash?  It’s time to put those to good use here with this carrot top pesto.  Rainbow carrots are…

Baked Rosemary Lemon Chicken

Look who’s baaaaaaaaaaaaack!  And I’m back with this baked rosemary lemon chicken… a meal that’ll take 5 minutes of prep and 30 minutes of total cooking time.  Because by now you should know I’m all about the fast, healthy meals (and indulging in all the unhealthy treats along the way, too…duh). Where did I go,…

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Talk about being worn slap out — the last 10 days has really kicked my ass.  Like a good whooping I used to get when I was little with a rolled up newspaper.  Around 9 am this morning, I thought it was the longest week ever and then realized it was only Tuesday. I thought…

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Recently a friend told me peanut butter blossom cookies were overrated.  What?!  Are you even my friend?  How is this possible?  I’m not exactly sure how these became a Christmas cookie, but I don’t even care.  They’re delicious. On a scale from 1-10, how much do you love this classic?  A 14?  Yep.  Me, too….

Salted Caramel Apple Tart

This salted caramel apple tart is a great dessert to make when you want to make something for a group that looks super fancy but doesn’t require a lot of fuss. This tart takes about an hour and 20 minutes total time from start to finish, and only about 20 minutes of that time is…

Chocolate Raspberry Tart

With less than 10 ingredients, this chocolate raspberry tart is everything you need for the upcoming holidays.  It also takes about 10 minutes TOTAL to throw together, so if you need something quick and healthy, look no further.  This dessert is gluten free, Paleo-friendly, refined sugar-free AND vegan.  Something for everyone’s dietary needs (except it has…

Chocolate Fudge Sundae Cupcakes

I turned 34 this week, y’all.  Thirty.  Freakin’.  Four.  It feels good…but also weird to be in my mid-30s because I still consider myself to be perpetually 24. In honor of this celebratory day my mother pushed me out with everything she had, here are the top 10 things I’ve learned this year: Education has…

Beef Stew with Carrots, Potatoes, and Mushrooms

Hey, stew!  You’re such a good companion on a Sunday, when the Sunday scaries set in (you know, the moment it starts getting dark and you realize you have to go to work the next day…those scaries).  This is not a weeknight dinner for us by any means because it requires you to do a…

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

These crispy smashed potatoes are so easy, you don’t even need me, but it’s a nice reminder if you love potatoes like I do and want to switch up your regular go-to.  For us, our go-to is always a baked potato. Although they look like they had a really rough hump day (sounds familiar), these…