• Orecchiette pasta with parmesan and pistachios

    Parmesan Pistachio Orecchiette

    This creamy parmesan pistachio orecchiette is the right mix of simple ingredients and big flavor! That’s right, you heard me, pistachios and pasta. That mash-up’s one of those things that sounds a little odd when you hear it, but after you try it you’re like … where have you been all my life?! As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post may contain affiliate links. Now lemme tell you. I can barrel through a bag of salted pistachio nuts — shells on — in less time than it would take the average person to, well, do almost anything. They’re sooooo good. I found an online recipe for “Pistachio…

  • BLT salad with heirloom tomatoes, bleu cheese, bacon, romaine lettuce and crispy chicken and balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

    BLT Salad With the Crispiest Chicken Ever

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CrispyCreations #CollectiveBias #FriedChicken You’ll love this BLT salad with the crispiest chicken ever! All the classic flavors of a chicken BLT sandwich, but deconstructed with a layer of chopped crunchy romaine lettuce that’s topped with mouth-watering bites of bacon, creamy bleu cheese, heirloom tomatoes fresh from the farmers’ market, and pan-fried crispy chicken. A classic BLT sandwich has always been one of my favorites. There’s something about the savory saltiness of the bacon mixed with the fresh sweetness of a tomato that’s unbeatable. Over the years I’ve played around with my BLT combos,…

  • Crispy chicken strips layered on a sub roll with a lemon mayo sauce, lettuce, tomato and green onion.

    Crispy Chicken Strips Sub With Lemon Mayo Sauce

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson® Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine. #NowEvenCrispier #TysonCrispyChickenStrips #TargetCrispyChicken   This easy-to-make Crispy Chicken Strips sub with a tangy lemon mayo sauce melts in your mouth. Pair it with chips or fries for the perfect weekend lunch or weeknight dinner! We’ve been big fans of Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips for—what seems like—ever. At least a decade, but maybe even longer. They’ve been a freezer go-to for those nights when we’re just so exhausted it’s hard to cook something from scratch and take out just won’t cut it. (Yes, that even happens to me.) When it’s late…

  • This mouth-watering ooey-gooey baked brie with RO*TEL is a fun and festive appetizer that's perfect for holidays and entertaining!

    Baked Brie With RO*TEL

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RotelHoliday #CollectiveBias This mouth-watering ooey-gooey baked brie with RO*TEL® is a fun and festive appetizer that’s perfect for holidays and entertaining! I’m always on the hunt for simple, yummy appetizers and finger foods when I’m hosting a get-together or having friends and family over for the holidays. Things that take both a minimal amount of time and effort and also yield flavors and tastes that still make your mouth water. Cheese is high on that list. Mmm… Melty, ooey-gooey cheese is even higher on that list. Marry that with a flaky crescent roll crust…

  • These cinnamon apple oatmeal muffins made with whole wheat flour are a perfect hearty grab-n-go breakfast or snack option.

    Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Muffins

    These cinnamon apple oatmeal muffins made with whole wheat flour are a perfect hearty grab-n-go breakfast or snack option. Make sure to scroll to the end for this recipe, as well as some of my other favorite muffin recipes! Fall is in the air and school is back in session. It’s my favorite time of the year, even if it’s also one of the busiest. My daughter and I tend to be grab-n-go breakfast eaters, preferring instead to eat a bigger lunch and dinner. A hearty, better-for-you muffin can be a wonderful way to both quell hunger, while also being portable. Because it’s fall, I have cinnamon-apple on the brain and…

  • This avocado tuna salad is creamy and delicious, with just the right amount of salt and tang. Perfect eaten on toasted sour dough bread or atop a piece of butter lettuce!

    Avocado Tuna Salad

    This avocado tuna salad is creamy and delicious, with just the right amount of salt and tang. It’s perfect eaten on toasted sour dough bread or atop a piece of butter lettuce! Many of my lunches are leftovers from dinner during the week. Things like meatloaf, soup and pasta are almost better a day or two later than they are day of! But, sometimes I like a good sandwich—anything from a classic PB&J or B.L.T, to something with a little more flair. When I was at ALDI recently, I found these great packets of original chunk light tuna in water from Northern Catch® Harvest of the Sea. It’s labeled as…

  • A traditional PB&J can stir up nostalgia as the epitome of a lunchbox classic, especially with—in my case—a heavier ratio of peanut butter to spread, and a side of classic, salty potato chips!

    The Nostalgia of a Classic PB&J

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jif® and Smucker’s®. All opinions are mine alone. #BetterTogetherPBandJ #WeAreBetterTogether #CollectiveBias A traditional PB&J can stir up nostalgia as the epitome of a lunchbox classic, especially with—in my case—a heavier ratio of peanut butter to spread, and a side of classic, salty potato chips! There are certain things that strike up strong memories from childhood, ranging from scents and sounds, to textures and tastes. I hear a song from the ’80s and I’m immediately thrown back to the days of acid wash jeans, friendship pins, copious amounts of hairspray and splatter paint. The touch of ribbed cotton fabric makes…

  • These sweet and slightly tangy blueberry lemon pancakes will become a fast favorite in your house!

    Blueberry Lemon Pancakes

    These sweet and slightly tangy blueberry lemon pancakes will become a fast favorite in your house! Pancakes are such an easy breakfast staple. Plain ones only take a few ingredients … probably items you already have in your fridge and pantry. Then you can easily mix things up with fun add-ins based upon in-season fruit, produce deals from the farmers’ market or grocery store, and even spices from your cupboard. Some of our favorites pancakes over the years include peach cobbler pancakes, cinnamon sugar pancakes and, of course, traditional homemade blueberry pancakes. But, with regards to a traditional favorite, I’ve found that sometimes even the slightest of additions can take that classic flavor…