Maple-Rosemary Spiced Nuts

⅓ c real maple syrup 2 Tbsp grapeseed oil or extra virgin olive oil2 Tbsp fresh rosemary, minced (or 2 drops DoTerra oil)2 tsp aleppo pepper (or crushed red pepper if you don’t have it)1 tsp smoked paprika1 tsp (rounded) kosher salt1 heaping c almonds 1 heaping c pecans1 heaping c walnuts Preheat oven to…

No Bake Cookies

1 stick butter1/2 c milk3 Tbsp (heaping) cocoa powder1 c sugar in the raw1 c creamy peanut butter1 tsp vanilla extract1/4 tsp salt3 oz dark chocolate chips3 c old fashioned oats (quick-cooking) 1 stick of butter in a medium saucepan set over medium heat. Melt the butter and add ½ cup whole milk, 3 heaping…

Shakshuka

Need an easy dinner based on things you already have on hand? If your pantry and fridge are stocked like mine, then this is your dish. These basics are always on hand – you could just as easily skip the feta if you didn’t have it, and it will be just as good. Promise. 3 Tbsp…

Instant Pot Curried Chicken Thighs

Yes, I jumped on the Instant Pot bandwagon. No, I don’t regret it. How else can I get impossibly tender and juicy meat in a short period of time. (Even when you consider the time it takes for it to come up to pressure, which no one talks about.) Here’s my easy chicken curry. 5-6…

Healthier Instant Oatmeal

I need more options for a quick breakfast. This mix is easy to make on the weekend, far cheaper and healthier than the store-bought varieties, and even easier to mix up in the morning. I keep some at work, and just add the hot water from the cooler – stir, and enjoy! Oatmeal Base 5 c…

Stuffed Green Pepper Casserole

Our neighbor made this for us about a year ago (I can’t remember why), and we were hooked. I was so hooked that I asked her for the recipe while I was pregnant, but she said that she had just made it up. And then she brought me some the next day! So we’ve recreated…

Hummus

There are a million hummus recipes out there. Here’s the one I prefer. Basic Hummus 2 cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1/2 c. tahini paste (mix well before measuring) 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic 1 lemon, juiced 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper water (if necessary) Add all of the ingredients (except…

Beans & Greens

This dish doesn’t sound like much, but the combination makes it perfect: savory, substantial, and flavorful. It’s so versatile that you can substitute whatever green or bean you have on hand. On top of that, it’s so easy that it’s a no-brainer on a weeknight – we make it at least once a week as a…

Herb Spiced Nuts

Once September hits, I start craving beets. How does that have anything to do with herb spiced nuts? My salad needed something crunchy, and it was about time I made some fancy nuts. After not finding what I wanted online, I combined about three recipes to get this. It’s great. 2 egg whites 1 Tbsp…

Winter Vegetable Chili

This chili has morphed over the years from a Food & Wine recipe to an undeniable tradition at our house. The original had less spice, less veg, and less oomph. This recipe stands on its own, in your face with more of everything. It’s a great option when you want chili, but not the heavy…

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