I am a HUGE pesto fan. Like huge!! It literally is great on E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G. And lets not even start with all the different ways you can make pesto. Practically limitless!! But I’m pretty sure that this pesto trumps all other pesto’s!! I’ve used artichokes in past sauces (like my Artichoke Chimichurri) because it gives a little extra flavor and makes everything so creamy!
We are in the thick of strawberry season (one of my favorites) and I have been buying California Strawberries like they are going outta style. I have to say, I’m pretty lucky to live where I do because nearly every strawberry enjoyed in the United Stated is grown in California; with some of the farms being only 45 minutes away from my house!
Who is ready for a recipe that SCREAMS summer?! These Mexican stuffed zucchini boats are a real crowd pleaser! If you grow summer squash in your garden, this is the perfect dish to use up ALL THE SQUASH! We usually have squash coming out our ears and lets be honest, zoodling all of them for meals can get a bit boring. So instead make those suckers into “boats!”
There is a restaurant in the Santa Cruz area that has the BEST brussels sprouts I have ever put into my mouth. We go about twice a year and seriously guys….I think about it for like 3 weeks straight after eating them! Last time we were there I asked them what made their brussels so DREAMY and they said that they fry the parsley that goes on top. My mind was blown! Fried parsley; that is GENIUS!
Raise you hand if breakfast sausage is your “jam.” I love breakfast sausage, but a good, homemade breakfast sausage is hard to come by. The grocery store ones usually have a bascrillion ingredients (dude, why?!) and sugar. Lotsa suga!!!
I don’t know about you, but sometimes our “staple” chicken recipes just get boring. So when Kettle & Fire sent me their new chicken bone broth I was determined to find a new scrumptious and easy recipe that would become a new staple for us and this Chicken and Mushroom stew does just that!
I have a weakness…. and it’s for French Onion Soup. I will order it at any restaurant if it is on the menu. GUARANTEED. I usually order it minus the bread because something about wet, soggy bread makes me gag. #saynotothesog
Raise your hand if you love beef stew! Your hand should most definitely be raised, come on….get it up!! I hadn’t had (or made) beef stew in a really long time, but have been thinking about it lately. Then the other weekend, my in-laws had it up at their house. Then my friend Kristen (you can find her over at http://www.livinglovingpaleo.com) made some on her instagram and it sealed the deal for me. I went out that next morning and bought a big batch of beef stew pieces. Sidenote: I love how grocery stores already have the pieces all cut up for you. Makes my life WAY easier! I seriously love beef stew. It’s hearty and just plain delightful on a cold winter evening. It also freezes really well, so triple the batch!
Do you have leftover pumpkins from Halloween that you or your kids never carved?!? Well, we did, and they have been eyeing me everyday to get cooked. There are a couple things that make pumpkins so great. One….they last friggin’ forever. And two….once roasted, they freeze like a boss. If you have little babies just starting to eat, pureed pumpkin is a great 1st food for them! Just freeze in little ice cube trays and pop one out for them. Easy peasy.
Anyway, this post isn’t about the things you can do with pumpkin, it’s about the delicious, easy recipe that will make your heart go pitter patter. Like so good, my kids had 3rds! THIRDS!! (Anything squashy or pumpkiny they aren’t big fans of, so this is definitely a winner)
I’m sure you have all had some sort of “buffalo” style something at least once. If you haven’t, you really need to hitch a ride on the buffalo train. There is a reason why there is a Wing Stop on practically every corner. It’s really delicious. In all honesty, I had actually forgotten about buffalo style anything. When you have little kids, spicy anything just doesn’t really come to mind when meal planning. But the other week, I received an awesome care package from my friends over at OBERTO and inside was their “spicy buffalo style chicken jerky.” If you haven’t already noticed, I love adding jerky to my recipes (if you have never done it before, you really should. I would never steer you in the wrong direction folks, never)