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Easy Baked Homemade Croutons

Easy Baked Homemade Croutons

I whipped up a quick small batch of these easy baked homemade croutons this past week when I made my Rosemary Garlic White Bean Soup and I thought, “I really need to share how easy these are.” Because not only do their crispy, crunchy...
recipes - 2019-09-15 16:07:15
Pesto Grilled Cheese with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Pesto Grilled Cheese with Sun Dried Tomatoes

I went all Splurgy McSpurgison on this Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich, but you know what" It was so worth it. And still a fraction of what it would cost to buy a fancy schmancy sandwich like this at a deli. So here it is. When you need a little...
recipes - 2019-09-13 16:08:23
Homemade Kale Pesto

Homemade Kale Pesto

I’ve made kale pesto before (Kale Pesto Pasta), but I felt like the pesto needed a post itself. I often find myself with leftover fresh kale (why does it come in such HUGE qantities"), scrambling for ways to use it up before it gets...
recipes - 2019-09-10 16:08:13
Easy Rosemary Garlic White Bean Soup

Easy Rosemary Garlic White Bean Soup

This past week I was talking to a reporter from MarketWatch and as I told the story of Budget Bytes I joked about being a broke college graduate and not wanting to eat canned beans times a day. Well, I’m kind of eating my words now because...
recipes - 2019-09-08 16:07:21
Maple Sage Breakfast Sausage

Maple Sage Breakfast Sausage

Making breakfast an event on Sunday is one of my favorite things. I’d much rather make something from scratch at home (in my PJ’s) than go wait in line for 45 minutes at a brunch spot, only to be rushed through the meal. I’ve been...
recipes - 2019-09-04 16:07:16
Blueberry Lemon Curd Shortcakes

Blueberry Lemon Curd Shortcakes

Do you need a Sunday baking project" Sure you do. Who doesn’t need something to bake while they’re chillin’ on a Sunday afternoon" Well, these Blueberry Lemon Curd Shortcakes so easy that I don’t know if you can...
recipes - 2019-09-02 16:07:16
Roasted Vegetable Salad Meal Prep

Roasted Vegetable Salad Meal Prep

Making sure I get vegetables into my diet takes daily effort. But one thing I know for sure is that if I have them prepped, I am 1000x more likely to eat them. So this week I made these Roasted Vegetable Salad Meal Prep boxes to hopefully remove one...
recipes - 2019-08-30 16:07:29
19 Refrigerator Salads for Eating Healthy On The GO!

19 Refrigerator Salads for Eating Healthy On The GO!

I talk about “refrigerator salads” a lot because they’re my favorite way to make sure I’m eating healthy even when I’m like, SUPER busy. I know I’ve turned a lot of you into refrigerator salad fans too, so I...
recipes - 2019-08-25 16:07:26
Chicken and Lime Soup

Chicken and Lime Soup

I’m a soup-all-year-long type of person. Soup is tasty. Soup is filling. Soup freezes well. And this Chicken and Lime Soup is where it’s at. The clear broth is light enough for summer, and has a deliciously spicy, sour, and salty broth...
recipes - 2019-08-23 16:09:28
Crispy Potatoes with Lemon Dill Tahini Dressing

Crispy Potatoes with Lemon Dill Tahini Dressing

Ever since I made that Lemon Dill Tahini Dressing a couple weeks ago I’ve been using everything and anything as a vehicle to get it in my mouth. ? One of my favorite vehicles, by far, are potatoes. So this week I made these Crispy Potatoes...
recipes - 2019-08-21 16:09:31
Honey Mustard Broccoli Salad

Honey Mustard Broccoli Salad

A few months ago I made a batch of Honey Mustard Sauce and I literally could not stop dipping broccoli florets into it, so I knew right away that I just needed to make a whole Honey Mustard Broccoli Salad. This salad is incredibly simple, but...
recipes - 2019-08-18 16:09:36
King Ranch Chicken Casserole

King Ranch Chicken Casserole

What am I doing over here cooking a casserole on one of the hottest days of the summer" Crazy, perhaps, but the stomach wants what the stomach wants, and mine wants King Ranch Chicken Casserole! This creamy cheesy chicken and tortilla casserole...
recipes - 2019-08-15 16:08:28
Super Crunchy Oil Free Granola

Super Crunchy Oil Free Granola

With as many beans as I eat, it’s about time I started using putting the aquafaba to good use. I’ve been playing around with aquafaba for the past couple of months and I think this Super Crunchy Oil Free Granola is my favorite use so...
recipes - 2019-08-11 16:07:09
Simple Sweet and Sour Sauce

Simple Sweet and Sour Sauce

One of my biggest pet peeves is having a million half-used condiments in my fridge. So if I can quickly whip up a homemade sauce with pantry staples, I’m going to do that before buying another bottle! This Simple Sweet and Sour Sauce is the...
recipes - 2019-08-10 16:07:20
Sweet and Sour Pork Chops with Vegetables

Sweet and Sour Pork Chops with Vegetables

Easy dinners are my jam! I love these Sweet and Sour Pork Chops because they’re a super fast alternative to take out, they require NO chopping, you need only a few pantry staples to make the sauce, and it meal preps well. What else could I...
recipes - 2019-08-08 16:08:36
Lemon Dill Salmon and Kale Salad

Lemon Dill Salmon and Kale Salad

I made the most amazing Lemon Dill Tahini Dressing this week and I have a looooong list of foods that I can’t wait to pour it over, but my first choice was this light but filling no-cook summer salad. This Lemon Dill Salmon and Kale Salad...
recipes - 2019-08-05 16:08:15
Lemon Dill Tahini Dressing

Lemon Dill Tahini Dressing

You guys. This Lemon Dill Tahini Dressing is not fooling around! This tangy, dilly dressing is a variation of my plain Lemon Tahini Dressing from my Roasted Cauliflower Salad, which I already loved with all my heart and soul. Well, I added a few...
recipes - 2019-08-04 16:08:46
No Churn Balsamic Peach Ice Cream

No Churn Balsamic Peach Ice Cream

Once upon a time I considered buying an ice cream machine. I’m really glad I didn’t because this simple no-churn ice cream method is almost effortless and creates ice cream that is every bit as velvety smooth and fluffy as churned ice...
recipes - 2019-08-02 16:08:17
Baked Pizza Chicken

Baked Pizza Chicken

One of the coolest things about having been blogging for over ten years is seeing how my cooking style and skills have changed through this experience. One of my first recipes to go viral was my Pepperoni Stuffed Chicken. It was a tasty recipe for...
recipes - 2019-07-29 16:08:16
Sweet and Spicy Tuna Salad

Sweet and Spicy Tuna Salad

Have you ever seen those packets of flavored tuna in the grocery store" They were on sale once and I got curious, so I bought a few. The idea was interesting, but the execution failed, IMHO. So what did I do" MAKE MY OWN. #storyofmylife I...
recipes - 2019-07-24 16:08:09
Lemony Artichoke and Quinoa Salad

Lemony Artichoke and Quinoa Salad

I’m living off refrigerator salads all summer, what about you" Oh, you don’t know what a refrigerator salad is" It’s a salad that holds up well to refrigeration (doesn’t go limp and soggy like lettuce), and a meal...
recipes - 2019-07-21 16:07:59
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