All posts by whitneybond

Vegan Avocado Smoothie Bowls

Fresh avocados, bananas and spinach are blended up with almond milk yogurt and coconut water in this delicious, vegan avocado smoothie bowl recipe!

Fresh avocados, bananas and spinach are blended up with almond milk yogurt and coconut water in this delicious, vegan avocado smoothie bowl recipe!

As we head into Spring in just a few short weeks, I’m excited to share lots of simple, healthy and fresh recipes featuring some of my favorite pantry and refrigerator staples.

One of those refrigerator staples is Silk Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative. I’ve partnered up with Silk to share this awesome avocado smoothie bowl with Silk Vanilla Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative. This delicious vegan product is great for adding to smoothies or smoothie bowls or simply topping with fruit and granola for breakfast or an afternoon snack!

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Instant Pot Beef Ragu

Create the delicious taste and texture of a slow cooked beef ragu sauce in under an hour with this Instant Pot Beef Ragu recipe!

Create the delicious taste and texture of a slow cooked beef ragu sauce in under an hour with this Instant Pot Beef Ragu recipe!

Ever since I introduced Instant Pot Recipes on the blog earlier this year, I’ve had several requests to make an Instant Pot version of my most popular slow cooker recipe, beef ragu!

Ask and ye shall receive! I’m so excited to share this new version of one of my favorite recipes. Instant Pot Beef Ragu has all of the delicious flavor of my slow cooker version, but in a fraction of the time! Home from work after a long day and need some beef ragu in your life? No problem! Just bust out an Instant Pot (← Amazon affiliate link to grab one for yourself on Amazon, if you’re not in the Instant Pot club yet!) and in under an hour the deliciousness of beef ragu is yours!

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Buffalo Cheddar Cornbread Chili Pie

Traditional cornbread chili pie is kicked up a notch in this downright delicious version of the dish made with buffalo sauce and cheddar cheese!

Traditional cornbread chili pie is kicked up a notch in this downright delicious version made with buffalo sauce and cheddar cheese!

Say hello to the ultimate comfort food recipe! Warm flavorful chili with buffalo sauce paired with light fluffy cornbread with cheddar cheese, what in the world could be better than that? Nothing, I tell you, nothing!

This was one of the last recipes I made in our apartment before moving into the new house and I was so excited to come home after working on the house all day to leftovers of this dish. Who gets excited about leftovers?! Someone that has this Buffalo Cheddar Cornbread Chili Pie as leftovers, that’s who!

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Sparkling Pomegranate Cosmopolitan

Sparkling pomegranate soda replaces cranberry juice in this bubbly twist on a traditional cosmopolitan cocktail, topped with champagne, perfect for parties or happy hour any day!

Sparkling pomegranate soda replaces cranberry juice in this bubbly twist on a traditional cosmopolitan cocktail, topped with champagne, perfect for parties or happy hour any day!

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Vons!  All opinions are my own.

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with your significant other or Galentine’s Day with your girlfriends, this Sparkling Pomegranate Cosmopolitan recipe is perfect for the occasion!

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One Pot German Meatballs & Potatoes

In one pot, create a delicious meal of German meatballs and potatoes in a creamy white caper sauce, incredibly flavorful and an easy dinner recipe!

In one pot, create a delicious meal of German meatballs and potatoes in a creamy white caper sauce, incredibly flavorful and an easy dinner recipe!

This week, I’ve partnered up with some of my favorite fellow food bloggers to promote the “Food Blogger Winter Games”, a series of recipe posts from each blogger highlighting different countries cuisines ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

The country I selected to cook from was Germany and yesterday I shared a delicious recipe for Pork & Sauerkraut Cabbage Rolls. Today, I’m sharing a new one pot recipe for German meatballs and potatoes. This is a great dinner recipe for all those fellow “meat and potato” lovers out there! And that creamy lemon caper sauce, O-M-G, I dare you not to drink it straight from the pan, it’s seriously so good!

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Pork & Sauerkraut Cabbage Rolls

These German inspired Cabbage Rolls are filled with ground pork and sauerkraut, then simmered in a garlic onion broth for an amazingly flavorful recipe!

These German inspired Cabbage Rolls are filled with ground pork and sauerkraut, then simmered in a garlic onion broth for an amazingly flavorful recipe!

This recipe is very special for several reasons, it’s the first recipe photographed in my new house (yay!), it was inspired by my boyfriends love of cabbage rolls and it’s part of the “Food Blogger Olympics”, an initiative started by my friend Amy to celebrate the upcoming Winter Olympic Games!

For the “Food Blogger Olympics”, each blogger picked a country and created recipes inspired by that countries cuisine. I picked Germany because that’s where my boyfriend Kurt’s family is from and he loves German food. In the 3 years we’ve been together, I’ve learned a lot about German cuisine and decided it was time to spread my knowledge on the blog!

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Red Velvet Cookie Cups

Red velvet cookie cups filled with cream cheese frosting are a delicious and adorable dessert recipe that’s also easy to make! Perfect for Valentine’s Day, birthdays or any day you’re craving a sweet treat!

Red velvet cookie cups filled with cream cheese frosting are a delicious and adorable dessert recipe that's also easy to make! Perfect for Valentine's Day, birthdays or any day you're craving a sweet treat!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and no matter how you’re celebrating the occasion, these Red Velvet Cookie Cups should definitely be involved!

Having a “Galentines Day” dinner party with your girlfriends? They will love these! Celebrating with your significant other, yup, they’ll be a fan! Taking treats to a work or school party? These red velvet cookie cups will be the hit of the party!

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Buffalo Chicken Dip Bread Bowl

Everyone’s favorite buffalo chicken dip is baked right into a bread bowl for the perfect party, game day or weekend appetizer!

Everyone's favorite buffalo chicken dip is baked right into a bread bowl for the perfect party, game day or weekend appetizer!

Super Bowl Sunday is just a few days away and I’m gearing up for my annual Super Bowl party in my brand new house!

While the house isn’t quite complete, I’m in a “make it work” mode right now, so that I can host my annual party and serve all of my favorite “Buffalo Style” recipes to my friends!

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Whitney’s Pepper Fiesta Vegetarian Chili

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Fajita veggies, chili beans and fire roasted tomatoes create the most delicious vegetarian chili recipe, made in under 30 minutes!

Fajita veggies, chili beans and fire roasted tomatoes create the most delicious vegetarian chili recipe, made in under 30 minutes!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BUSH’S slow-simmered chili beans and Hunt’s vine ripened tomatoes.

To make a great tasting chili, you need to start with the best chili beans and tomatoes, that’s why I partnered up with my friends at BUSH’S and Hunt’s to create this scrumptious vegetarian chili recipe! BUSH’S slow-simmered chili beans and Hunt’s vine ripened tomatoes are the perfect addition to the fajita veggies in this chili recipe, that’s both gluten free and vegetarian!

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Buffalo Turkey Meatball Subs

Grilled Buffalo Turkey Meatballs, blue cheese dressing & buffalo sauce make the ultimate meatball sub, perfect for an easy weeknight dinner or game day!

Buffalo Turkey Meatball Sub Recipe

This sub sandwich is the sandwich that every other sandwich wishes it was! Whether it’s an easy weeknight dinner, Superbowl Sunday or an outdoor BBQ, your friends and family are going to love these scrumptious grilled turkey meatballs covered in blue cheese and buffalo sauciness!

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Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala with Lentils

Chicken tikka masala and lentils are cooked together in an Instant Pot for an easy, gluten free weeknight meal made in under an hour!

Chicken tikka masala and lentils are cooked together in an Instant Pot for an easy, gluten free weeknight meal made in under an hour!

Todays post is sponsored by my friends at USA Pulses & Pulse Canada!

It’s official, I am totally obsessed with the Instant Pot! It makes the most delicious meals in no time at all, like this Lentil Chicken Tikka Masala. All of the scrumptious flavors of a slow cooked tikka masala sauce, made in under an hour.

To make this recipe, you begin by using the sauté function on the Instant Pot to cook the onions, garlic, chicken and spices, then switch over to the pressure cooking function to cook the lentils and chicken in the tikka masala sauce. In no time at all, dinner is ready and it only took one pot to cook it all!

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Spicy Vegetable Pad Thai

Spicy Vegetable Pad Thai is gluten free, vegetarian & given a spicy kick from the red curry paste, Sriracha & sliced jalapeños! This recipe is totally delicious & made in just 15 minutes!

Spicy Vegetable Pad Thai is gluten free, vegetarian & given a spicy kick from the red curry paste, Sriracha & sliced jalapeños! This recipe is totally delicious & made in just 15 minutes!

I’m a huge fan of Thai food, I could seriously eat take-out Thai 5 nights a week! I’m lucky, because we have some amazing Thai restaurants in San Diego, Koon Thai, Bahn Thai and Kanda Thai are some of my favorites, but sometimes it’s nice to be able to make your favorite take-out food at home for fraction of the price and made in less time than it would take to drive and pick up your take-out.

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Mediterranean Chicken Skewers

Fresh spinach, spices, lemon and olive oil are combined in an amazing marinade for these grilled Mediterranean Chicken Skewers! 

Fresh spinach, spices, lemon and olive oil are combined in an amazing marinade for these grilled Mediterranean Chicken Skewers! 

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Vons!  All opinions are my own.

It’s the beginning of a new year and healthy eating is on the minds of many. If you’re looking for a new healthy recipe that’s also amazingly flavorful, then you have to try these Mediterranean Chicken Skewers!

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Gluten Free Pasta Fagioli Soup

This recipe for Pasta Fagioli soup is a delicious, gluten free copycat of the Olive Garden favorite, easily made in a slow cooker or Instant Pot!

This recipe for Pasta Fagioli soup is a delicious, gluten free copycat of the Olive Garden favorite, easily made in a slow cooker or Instant Pot!

This post contains affiliate links to products I used to make this delicious recipe!

Growing up in Oklahoma, we’d drive into “the city” AKA Oklahoma City, to go to Olive Garden on special occasions (because we fancy like that! 😉 ) and my favorite thing was their pasta fagioli soup and breadsticks.

The soup name translates to  “pasta and beans”, which means it’s usually not gluten free, but if you switch out traditional pasta for gluten free corn & quinoa pasta, you’ve got a delicious gluten free spin on a classic Italian soup!

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Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken

Easily make shredded buffalo chicken for tacos, dips or pasta recipes with this simple Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken recipe!

Easily make shredded buffalo chicken for tacos, dips or pasta recipes with this simple Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken recipe!

This post contains affiliate links to products I used to make this delicious recipe!

It’s officially y’all, I’m part of the Instant Pot tribe!!

After many requests from readers for Instant Pot recipes, I joined the club and will be sharing new pressure cooker recipes made in the Instant Pot every month!

I decided to start out with something simple, but useful, and one of my personal favorites, buffalo chicken.

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Slow Cooker Ham & Cheese Jalapeno Popper Dip

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The ultimate game day party dip, this Ham and Cheese Jalapeno Popper Dip is so easy to make in the slow cooker and will be a hit with all of your friends!

The ultimate game day party dip, this Ham and Cheese Jalapeno Popper Dip is so easy to make in the slow cooker and will be a hit with all of your friends!

To make the ultimate party dip, I partnered up with my friends at Eckrich Deli, and combined my love of jalapeno poppers with their Eckrich Deli Ham Off the Bone Deli Meat!

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Spinach Artichoke Spaghetti Squash

Baked spaghetti squash is tossed with a simple spinach artichoke sauce in this healthy, gluten free and vegetarian recipe, made in under an hour!

Baked spaghetti squash is tossed with a simple spinach artichoke sauce in this healthy, gluten free and vegetarian recipe, made in under an hour!

Well hello everyone and happy 2018! I’m so excited to welcome the first recipe of the new year to the blog today. It’s a healthy recipe that combines my favorite dip with my favorite squash!

I know what you’re thinking, healthy spinach artichoke dip, yeah right! Well, this version actually is! I subbed in greek yogurt for mayonnaise and added some serious flavor with lemon zest, goat cheese and red pepper flakes.

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Herb Butter Roasted Rack of Lamb with Mint Chimichurri

Rack of lamb is rubbed with herb butter, then roasted and topped with a mint chimichurri sauce in this elegant dinner recipe!

Rack of lamb is rubbed with herb butter, then roasted and topped with a mint chimichurri sauce in this elegant dinner recipe!

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Vons!  All opinions are my own.

There’s no better way to impress your guests this holiday season than with this Herb Butter Rack of Lamb with Mint Chimichurri, and I’m here to tell you a secret that your guests never have to know, it’s so easy to make!

That’s right, who knew something so elegant and scrumptious could be so easy to make!

Even with several different delicious components, the entire meal came together in just over 30 minutes!

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Cajun Turkey Cheese Dip

Shredded cajun turkey is placed on a layer of cajun ranch cream cheese and topped with cheddar cheese in this ultimate Cajun Turkey Cheese Dip recipe!

Shredded cajun turkey is placed on a layer of cajun ranch cream cheese and topped with cheddar cheese in this ultimate Cajun Turkey Cheese Dip recipe!

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Jennie-O!

It’s the holiday season and with all of the hustle and bustle going on, wouldn’t you like something that makes your life easier? If you said “yes, please!” then follow me, as I introduce you to the easiest turkey you’ll ever roast, the Jennie-O Oven Ready Turkey. Whether you’re looking for a whole turkey, a bone-in turkey breast or a boneless turkey breast, Jennie-O has it in an oven-ready bag. Just pop it right from the freezer to the oven and it will roast up perfectly seasoned, juicy and tender!

In addition to a traditionally seasoned turkey, you can also get a whole turkey or bone-in turkey breast with cajun seasonings and let me tell you, it is DELISH!

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Top 17 New Recipes of 2017

Let’s take a stroll down memory lane and check out the Top 17 delicious new recipes of 2017 on the blog, featuring everything from buddha bowls to cinnamon rolls and tacos to pasta!

Top 17 delicious new recipes of 2017 on the food blog WhitneyBond.com, featuring buddha bowls, cinnamon rolls, tacos and pasta!

This is my favorite time of the year, it’s the holiday season and the end of the year, a time to reflect back on the past year and look forward to the year ahead!

I started the tradition a few years ago of counting down the top new recipes from the year on my Instagram page and this year I decided to turn it into it’s very own blog post!

I love looking back each year and seeing which new recipes of the year really took off and grabbed the attention of my readers. I definitely take into consideration these popular recipes from the past year when planning for the new year ahead.

There were a few themes this year, bowls were big, from buddha bowls to zoodle bowls, everyone is loving the new bowl recipes (and the old bowl recipes as well, my Bruschetta Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowls video has been viewed over 4.1 MILLION times on Facebook!)

Other popular trends this year included sweet treats, recipes with buffalo sauce and easy pasta recipes, all things I love as well!

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Nutella Buddies

Chocolate is melted over rice chex cereal with Nutella hazelnut spread, then tossed with powdered sugar for delicious, gluten free Nutella Buddies!

Chocolate is melted over rice chex cereal with Nutella hazelnut spread, then tossed with powdered sugar for delicious, gluten free Nutella Buddies!

After almost 5 years on the blog, today I’m updating this popular recipe for Nutella Buddies with some slight changes to the recipe and some lovely new pictures!

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Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

An oven roasted herb crusted beef tenderloin is a show stopping dinner recipe, served with a mouth-watering creamy horseradish gorgonzola sauce.

An oven roasted herb crusted beef tenderloin is a show stopping dinner recipe, served with a mouth-watering creamy horseradish gorgonzola sauce.

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at the California Beef Council!

It’s the holiday season and whether you’re hosting a dinner party for friends or a Christmas dinner with family, a beef tenderloin is an impressive main course for your dinner!

For this recipe, I rubbed the beef tenderloin with a peppery, balsamic herb rub then finished the tenderloin with a horseradish herb butter and an amazing horseradish gorgonzola cream sauce (seriously, I could eat that sauce with a spoon!)

You can serve the cream sauce right over the tenderloin or on the side.

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One Pot Turkey Taco Soup

Ground turkey and three kinds of beans are added to one pot to make this protein packed, easy and healthy turkey taco soup recipe, made in only 29 minutes!

Ground turkey and three kinds of beans are added to one pot to make this protein packed, easy and healthy turkey taco soup recipe, made in only 29 minutes!

Todays post is sponsored by my friends at USA Pulses & Pulse Canada!

I don’t know about y’all, but this time of year, I’m always looking for healthy weeknight meals to throw in amongst the weekend holiday parties filled with cheese plates, cookies and cocktails!

Since this is also the busiest time of the year, I’m also looking for meals that are quick and easy! This One Pot Turkey Taco Soup happens to fit the bill for both a healthy meal, that’s also quick and easy!

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Watermelon Mint Champagne Punch

Watermelon and mint add delicious and refreshing flavor to this easy champagne punch recipe, perfect for celebrating birthdays, holidays or impromptu celebrations anytime of year!

Watermelon and mint add delicious and refreshing flavor to this easy champagne punch recipe, perfect for celebrating birthdays, holidays or Fridays!

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Tropicana!

If you’ve caught my Instagram story anytime over the last 4 months, chances are you’ve seen some before and after images of our “fixer upper” pop up on my story.

On August 8, we closed on the house, then immediately began demo. Since then, we’ve had no walls in most of the house, but today that changed, today, drywall began and we’ve got walls people!

Now it might seem weird to some people to celebrate walls, but when you haven’t had walls for 4 months and you see walls start going up, you definitely celebrate!

Last night I invited a few friends over to celebrate this milestone in our “fixer upper” life and I whipped up this delicious champagne punch to cheers my friends with!

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups with Nutella® Hazelnut Spread

A simple chocolate chip cookie recipe is transformed into delicious chocolate chip cookie cups with Nutella®  Hazelnut Spread!

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Nutella®, but all opinions are my own.

A simple chocolate chip cookie recipe is transformed into delicious chocolate chip cookie cups filled with Nutella Hazelnut Spread!

There’s nothing better than a classic chocolate chip cookie, that is, until you make it into a cookie cup with Nutella® hazelnut spread! This chocolate chip cookie twist will have your friends and family raving over the fun presentation and delicious flavor combination of chocolate chip cookies and Nutella®.

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Port Coffee Martini

This easy coffee martini recipe combines Port wine, cold brew coffee & Irish cream for a simple 3 ingredient drink, perfect as an after dinner cocktail!

This easy coffee martini recipe combines port wine, cold brew coffee & Irish cream for a simple 3 ingredient drink, perfect as an after dinner cocktail!

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Croft Reserve Tawny Port.

The holiday season is upon us and that means hosting friends, cocktail parties and lots of celebrations! When searching for the perfect Port cocktail to make for your next party, or as an after dinner drink, this coffee martini with Croft Reserve Tawny Port is an easy drink that will impress all of your guests!

Cold brew coffee, Croft Reserve Tawny Port and Irish cream liqueur are combined for a fun, festive and delicious drink!

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Cranberry Turkey Mozzarella Pull Apart Bread

Leftover Thanksgiving turkey & cranberry sauce is made into a delicious pull apart bread recipe filled with mozzarella cheese & topped with rosemary butter!

Leftover Thanksgiving turkey & cranberry sauce is made into a delicious pull apart bread recipe filled with mozzarella cheese & topped with rosemary butter!

Thanksgiving weekend has officially come to an end and if you’re like me, you probably have a refrigerator full of leftover turkey. Now it’s time to take that leftover turkey and re-purpose it into this delicious pull apart bread recipe filled with turkey, cranberry sauce and mozzarella cheese!

It’s so easy to make, it only takes 10 minutes to prep and it’s definitely a crowd-pleaser! The melted rosemary butter poured over the bread really sets this recipe over the top!

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Stuffing Biscuits

Satisfy your stuffing cravings anytime of the year with this quick & easy stuffing biscuit recipe, perfect for breakfast or making turkey sliders with Thanksgiving leftovers!

Satisfy your stuffing cravings anytime of the year with this quick & easy stuffing biscuit recipe, perfect for breakfast or making turkey sliders with Thanksgiving leftovers!

It’s the week of Thanksgiving and I have so much to be thankful for! I’m building my dream home with the most wonderful man in the world (I might be slightly biased ;-)), I have an amazing family, the best friends a girl could ask for and my job is sharing delicious recipes with the world, which in my opinion, is the best job in the world!

In fact, as of today, this easy stuffing biscuit recipe is my 1,000 post!!

That’s 1,000 times I’ve sat down with my laptop and shared my words, pictures, recipes and inspiration on this blog.

It’s crazy that what started with this 3 sentence first post, and this first recipe post for Creamy Orzo with Roasted Vegetables, has turned into a full time career, writing for the Today Show, appearances on TV stations across the country, a cookbook deal and so much more!

I thought it would be fun on this 1,000 blog post to look back on 10 fun facts about my blogging journey, from my most popular recipes to the many different opportunities that have come my way through blogging!

  1. The blog was originally called Little Leopard Book, named after a leopard print notebook I used to carry around and write ideas in. I rebranded in August 2015 to WhitneyBond.com.
  2. The 5 recipes that I make regularly at home for dinner are One Pot Buffalo Taco Spaghetti, Indian Butter Chicken, Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs, One Pot Mediterranean Beef & Macaroni and Italian Polenta Turkey Casserole
  3. My Dad and Grandma Meme taught me how to cook growing up.
  4. I published my first cookbook “Buffalo Style: Ditch the Wings, Keep the Sauce” in September 2013.
  5. The two most popular recipes of all time on the blog are Slow Cooker Beef Ragu & Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Penne.
  6. My first TV appearance was on The CW San Diego on April 25, 2013.
  7. This pin for Veggie Fajita Rice Bowls is my most popular pin on Pinterest.
  8. I have my own app in the Alexa app store, “Whitney Bond’s Recipe Search” which will verbally walk you through any recipe on the blog!
  9. These Slow Cooker Buffalo Cheesy Sausage Balls are the most requested recipe that I take to parties.
  10. My most viral video on Facebook is this Bruschetta Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowls video, which has been viewed over 4 MILLION times!

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Sweet Potato Pierogies

In this easy pierogies recipe, wonton wrappers are filled with leftover mashed potatoes, then pan seared with caramelized onions for a delicious meal!

In this easy pierogies recipe, wonton wrappers are filled with leftover mashed potatoes, then pan seared with caramelized onions for a delicious meal!

Thanksgiving is just a few days away, but I’m already planning for what to do with all of the leftovers!

Since there’s only so many turkey sandwiches I can eat, over the years I’ve come up with several different recipes perfect for repurposing your Thanksgiving leftovers!

From Turkey Tostadas with Pomegranate Guacamole to Mashed Potato and Bacon Pizza to Mushroom Spinach Turkey Quiche with Stuffing Crust, I’ve gotten creative over the last few years with how I transform my Thanksgiving leftovers into new & delicious meals.

This year, I’m sharing three new recipes that are perfect for Thanksgiving leftovers including Stuffing Biscuit Cranberry Turkey Sliders, Thanksgiving Leftover Pull Apart Bread and this pierogies recipe, filled with leftover mashed potatoes!

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Everything Bagel Stuffing

Everything Bagel Stuffing is a fun twist on traditional stuffing that’s easy to make for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving or as a side dish anytime of the year!

Everything Bagel Stuffing is a fun twist on traditional stuffing that's easy to make for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving or as a side dish anytime of the year!

Today is the last day of Thanksgiving Week 2 on the blog. Over the last 2 weeks I’ve had so much fun sharing 8 delicious new recipes, perfect for your upcoming Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving celebration!

Just in case you missed any of the last two weeks of deliciousness, you can find all of the recipes at the following links:

  1. Warm Brussels Sprout Salad with Dijon Dressing
  2. Chipotle Cranberry Mango Sauce
  3. Rosemary Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes
  4. Slow Cooker Maple Apple Turkey Breast
  5. Apple Strudel with Brie
  6. Cranberry Pomegranate Waffles
  7. Sous Vide Turkey Breast
  8. Everything Bagel Stuffing

Which dish(s) are you going to try this year? Comment below and let me know!

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Sous Vide Turkey Breast

This Sous Vide Turkey Breast recipe is absolutely the easiest way to make the juiciest, most flavorful turkey breast ever!

This Sous Vide Turkey Breast recipe is absolutely the easiest way to make the juiciest, most flavorful turkey breast ever!

It’s Thanksgiving Week 2 on the blog and I’m so excited to share my first Thanksgiving recipe made in the sous vide!

Over the last year I’ve become completely obsessed with my sous vide (←affiliate link to the one I use)! I make dinner in the sous vide at least once a week and I’ve shared several sous vide recipes on the blog, including these melt-in-your-mouth Korean BBQ Short Ribs, the best Italian Flank Steak you’ll ever have and this life-changing Chipotle Apple Pork Loin recipe!

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Cranberry Pomegranate Waffles

Fresh cranberries & pomegranates add a delicious burst of tartness & sweetness to this easy waffles recipe, perfect for fall breakfast or holiday brunch!

Fresh cranberries & pomegranates add a delicious burst of tartness & sweetness to this easy waffles recipe, perfect for fall breakfast or holiday brunch!

Oh how I love thee, Cranberry Pomegranate Waffles, let me count the ways!

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Apple Strudel with Brie

Warm caramelized apples & creamy brie cheese are wrapped up in a puff pastry for an easy & delicious apple strudel recipe, great for breakfast, an appetizer or dessert!

Warm caramelized apples & creamy brie cheese are wrapped up in a puff pastry for an easy & delicious apple strudel recipe, great for breakfast, an appetizer or dessert!

While last week was the official “Thanksgiving Week” on the blog, I just had too many delicious ideas this year to fit them all into one week! This week I will continue the Thanksgiving party with recipes for Sous Vide Turkey Breast, Everything Bagel Stuffing, Cranberry Pomegranate Waffles and this Apple Strudel with Brie!

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Maple Apple Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

This simple slow cooker turkey breast recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving, or an easy weeknight dinner anytime! The maple apple glaze is delicious & only requires 4 ingredients & 5 minutes to prep!

This simple slow cooker turkey breast recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving, or an easy weeknight dinner anytime! The maple apple glaze is delicious & only takes requires 4 ingredients & 5 minutes to prep!

Thank you to my friends at Jennie-O for sponsoring this post!

It’s day 4 of Thanksgiving Week on the blog and so far this week, we’ve gotten saucy with this Chipotle Mango Cranberry Sauce, we’ve mashed with these Twice Baked Rosemary Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes & we’ve tossed together an amazing Brussels Sprout Salad with Dijon Dressing, now it’s time for the main course of Thanksgiving dinner, the turkey!

Whether you’re roasting a whole turkey or just a turkey breast for the holiday, I’m totally obsessed with the Oven Ready Turkey’s from Jennie-O, they make the main course the easiest part of the meal!

For this recipe, I’m helping you free up some oven space by cooking the turkey breast in a slow cooker. This recipe couldn’t be easier! In just 5 minutes, prep it in the slow cooker, then set it aside and forget about it while you make the rest of your Thanksgiving meal!

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Rosemary Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Warm rosemary herb butter is added to these blue cheese mashed potatoes for the best potato side dish you’ll ever have in your life!

Warm rosemary herb infused butter is added to these blue cheese mashed potatoes for the best potato side dish you'll ever have in your life!

It’s day 3 of Thanksgiving Week on the blog and I’m so excited to share this side dish that first appeared on the blog in 2013, now with delicious new images to match this incredibly delicious potato dish!

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Chipotle Mango Cranberry Sauce

Chipotle peppers & fresh mango add smoky, sweet & tropical flavors to a traditional cranberry sauce, delicious as a ham glaze or perfect served with turkey!

Chipotle peppers & fresh mango add smokey, sweet & tropical flavors to a traditional cranberry sauce, delicious as a ham glaze or perfect served with turkey!

Thank you to the National Mango Board for sponsoring this post!

It’s Thanksgiving Week on the blog, one of my favorite weeks every year where I share new twists on holiday classics, like Everything Bagel Stuffing and Maple Apple Brussels Sprouts & Apples!

Today, I’m putting a seriously delicious spin on cranberry sauce with the addition of smoky chipotle peppers and sweet, fresh mangos!

This cranberry sauce is easy to make and is the perfect glaze on a slow cooked ham, or served as a side with roasted turkey.

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Brussels Sprout Salad with Dijon Dressing

Serve this brussels sprout salad warm or cold as the perfect fall side dish! It’s easy enough for weeknight dinners, but elegant enough for Thanksgiving dinner.

Serve this brussels sprout salad warm or cold as the perfect fall side dish! It's easy enough for weeknight dinners, but elegant enough for Thanksgiving dinner. This salad is tossed with a homemade dijon dressing, pomegranate seeds & pecans for a salad that's both colorful and flavorful!

It’s officially Thanksgiving Week on the blog! One of my favorite weeks of the year because I get to share several new recipes to add to your Thanksgiving feast, while reminiscing about some of my all-time favorite Thanksgiving week recipes!

I can’t believe that I’ve celebrated 7 years of Thanksgivings on the blog! Throughout the years, I’ve posted dozens of recipes perfect for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving celebration, but last year I rounded up my Top 15 Thanksgiving Recipes into one blog post to make planning your Thanksgiving dinner super easy!

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Philly Cheesesteak Mac & Cheese

This insanely delicious Mac and Cheese recipe is a seriously scrumptious twist on the Philly Cheesesteak and it’s easily made in only 29 minutes!

This insanely delicious Mac and Cheese recipe is a seriously scrumptious twist on the Philly Cheesesteak and it's easily made in only 29 minutes!

Allow me to introduce you to the BEST MAC & CHEESE EVER! What started as an experiment almost 2 months ago, lead me to the most amazing twist on a Philly Cheesesteak ever!

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Thai Green Avocado Curry

 Avocado adds an extra rich, creamy flavor and texture to this Thai Green Curry Sauce, perfect for simmering with veggies in this Vegan Avocado Curry Recipe!

Avocado adds an extra rich, creamy flavor and texture to this Thai Green Curry Sauce, perfect for simmering with veggies in this Vegan Avocado Curry Recipe!

This post contains Amazon affiliate links to some of my favorite products that I used to make this recipe!

We’re on the brink of moving into our new house (OMG SO EXCITED!) and if you want to catch a behind-the-scenes look at our fixer upper, check out my Instagram story, I’m always updating it with the latest changes on the house!

One of the things that excites me so much about the new neighborhood we’ll be living in is that there’s a brand new Asian market just about 2 miles away and it’s huge! I decided to stop by a couple of weeks ago before heading over to the new house for a meeting with our contractor and pick up some red and green curry paste.

I used the red curry paste in this recipe for Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken Noodles (seriously, so good!) and the green curry paste in this recipe for Avocado Curry!

Don’t worry though, if you don’t have an Asian market near you, you can still find red and green curry paste in the Asian section of your local grocery store, or you can order the same Green Currry Paste that I found at my local Asian market on Amazon.

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Pumpkin Enchiladas

Pumpkin enchiladas put a great fall spin on the traditional Mexican dish, made with a simple red pumpkin sauce & filled with your choice of soyrizo, chorizo, cheese or veggies!

Pumpkin enchiladas put a great fall spin on the traditional Mexican dish, made with a simple red pumpkin sauce & filled with chorizo, cheese or veggies!

One of my favorite recipes to make in the fall is Pumpkin Chili, it’s always a hit when I serve it at my annual “Pumpkin Carving Party” and it inspired me to make these delicious Pumpkin Enchiladas!

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Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken Noodles

Thai Peanut Chicken Noodles are a must-try dish in the slow cooker, they’re easy to make, full of flavor and are sure to become your new favorite recipe!

Thai Peanut Chicken Noodles are a must-try dish in the slow cooker, they're easy to make, full of flavor and are sure to become your new favorite recipe!

I’m a huge fan of Thai peanut sauce! One of the first recipes I ever posted on the blog was for PB&J Chicken Skewers, featuring my now famous, Thai Peanut Sauce recipe!

Since then, I’ve used the peanut sauce to make Thai Peanut Chicken Naan Pizzas, Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Turkey Meatballs, Thai Peanut Sweet Potato Buddha Bowls & over half a dozen others!

Today, I’m introducing a new favorite to the line-up, Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken Noodles!

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Maple Cranberry Walnut Monkey Bread

Maple syrup, dried cranberries and walnuts top this decadent monkey bread recipe that’s perfect for fall brunches and holiday breakfasts!

Maple syrup, dried cranberries and walnuts top this decadent monkey bread recipe that's perfect for fall brunches and holiday breakfasts!

There’s nothing better than waking up on a cool morning and cuddling up by the fireplace with a warm mug of apple cider and the sweet smell of maple and cinnamon baking in the kitchen! I’ll let you know when I go back to Oklahoma for Christmas how that feels, but in the meantime, this monkey bread recipe tasted just as delicious on a warm fall day in sunny San Diego wearing shorts and sipping cold brew 😉

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Gluten Free Sweet Potato Brownies

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Brownies are a rich and creamy treat, perfect for fall, topped with vanilla bean ice cream and drizzled with caramel syrup!

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Brownies are a rich and creamy treat, perfect for fall, topped with vanilla bean ice cream and drizzled with caramel syrup!

Imagine the softest, most chewy and decadent brownie you’ve ever had…. then make these sweet potato brownies and have your mind BLOWN!!

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Sloppy Joe Nachos

Ditch the bun for these Sloppy Joe Nachos! An easy recipe that’s great for game day or a fun and simple weeknight dinner!

Ditch the bun for these Sloppy Joe Nachos! An easy recipe that's great for game day or a fun and simple weeknight dinner!

With football season in full swing, I thought it was about time that I “nacho-fy” one of my favorite childhood recipes, sloppy joes!

Nachos, good, sloppy joes, good, Sloppy Joe Nachos, SO GOOD!

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Creamy Mushroom Chicken Parmesan

A decadently creamy mushroom sauce covers chicken parmesan in this quick and easy Mushroom Chicken recipe that you’ll want to make over and over!

A decadently creamy mushroom sauce covers chicken parmesan in this quick and easy Mushroom Chicken recipe that you'll want to make over and over!

I originally planned to share this recipe two weeks from now, but I could not wait any longer to share the Creamy Mushroom Chicken amazingness!

People regularly ask me what my favorite recipe on the blog is and there’s no way I could pick just ONE favorite out of over 900 recipes, but I can tell you that this one is now in the top 10!

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Green Chili Chicken Spaghetti Squash

Green chili chicken is stuffed in roasted spaghetti squash and topped with gooey, melted pepper jack cheese for a delicious gluten free fall meal!

Green chili chicken is stuffed in roasted spaghetti squash and topped with gooey, melted pepper jack cheese for a delicious gluten free fall meal!

There are a lot of things that I love about fall and squash is definitely up there on the list! Whether it’s butternut, acorn or spaghetti, I can’t get enough squash while it’s in season!

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Pumpkin Filled Pastries

It only takes 6 ingredients & 20 minutes to make these delicious pumpkin pastries! They are so easy to make & perfect for breakfast, brunch or dessert!

It only takes 6 ingredients & 20 minutes to make these delicious pumpkin pastries! They are so easy to make & perfect for breakfast, brunch or dessert!

I was originally inspired to create this delicious breakfast treat when my bestie Amy (fabulous fashion blogger!) said “You have to try the pumpkin filled croissants at Starbucks!” I was immediately on board with this, but when I arrived at my beloved  Starbucks, there were no pumpkin filled croissants, only pumpkin muffins, scones and bread.

I then remembered one of my favorite breakfast treats of all time…. Blueberry Pastry Delights and thought, I could basically do the same thing, but with pumpkin instead of blueberries.  Two weeks later, here we are… sitting in the middle of Pumpkin Pastry heaven!

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Pork Chops with Cherry Balsamic Sauce

Tender, juicy, flavorful pork chops are roasted in the oven, or cooked in a sous vide, then finished off with a simple and delicious cherry balsamic sauce!

Tender, juicy, flavorful pork chops are roasted in the oven, or cooked in a sous vide, then finished off with a simple and delicious cherry balsamic glaze!

Since the almighty sous vide (←affiliate link to the one we have at home!) came into our life a year ago, one of our favorite things to do is grab various meats at the grocery store, then toss them in the sous vide with a combination of herbs and spices. Four to eight hours later, dinner is ready!

There’s no recipe involved, no real measuring, just a super easy way to get dinner on the table and try something new!

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Chai Spiced Butternut Squash Soup

Chai Spiced Butternut Squash Soup is a delicious vegan & gluten free recipe made in under 45 minutes that’s perfect for staying healthy during cold & flu season!

Chai Spiced Butternut Squash Soup is a delicious vegan & gluten free recipe made in under 45 minutes, that's perfect for staying healthy during cold & flu season!

Today’s post is sponsored by Vons. All opinions are my own.

It’s September y’all, which means fall and winter are right around the corner. With the change of season, also comes cold and flu season, but don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with the most perfectly delicious keep-you-healthy-warm-you-up soup you’ve ever tried!

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Vegetarian Stuffed Squash

This Mexican Stuffed Squash recipe combines roasted spaghetti squash with black bean corn relish & creamy avocado dressing for a simple vegan & gluten free meal!

This Mexican Stuffed Squash recipe combines roasted spaghetti squash with black bean corn relish & avocado dressing for a simple vegan & gluten free meal!

I created this recipe in October 2013 for a supper club dinner I threw featuring Mexican fall inspired recipes. This Mexican Stuffed Squash was the appetizer and my deliciously unique and amazing Pumpkin Enchiladas were the main course!

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Balsamic Chicken & Butternut Squash Noodle Bowls

Grilled balsamic chicken & roasted butternut squash noodles are topped with a pomegranate apple arugula salad in this healthy, gluten free bowl recipe!

Grilled balsamic chicken & roasted butternut sqaush noodles are topped with a pomegranate apple arugula salad in this healthy, gluten free bowl recipe!

Today’s post is sponsored by Litehouse & features affiliate links to some of my favorite kitchen products that helped me make this delicious recipe! 

The leaves are changing colors, the temperatures are dropping and I’m trading in zucchini noodles for butternut squash noodles, yes, it’s true, fall has officially arrived!

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Sous Vide Sliders

 Sous vide burger sliders are easy to make, with very little prep, and will result in the most flavorful, juicy burgers you’ve ever had!

Sous vide burger sliders are easy to make, with very little prep, and will result in the most flavorful, juicy burgers you've ever had!

Last week I joined my friends at Cox Communications in Baton Rouge for another “Cox Smart Home” event. I spent the day in the kitchen sharing tips and tricks for how to make your kitchen “smart” by incorporating WiFi enabled devices and appliances into your cooking.

One of the WiFi enabled devices in the smart home kitchen was the Anova WiFi enabled sous vide. I used this device at past events to make Steak Crostini‘s to share with guests of the event, but this time I decided to switch things up!

Since it is football season in Baton Rouge, I decided to serve some of my favorite game day recipes, like Slow Cooker Green Chili Queso Dip and Football Shaped Nutella Rice Krispie Treats. I then decided to make sliders in the sous vide, because they’re perfect for tailgating! Prep the sliders and toss them in the sous vide, remove them from the sous vide, take them to the tailgate, then give them a quick sear on the grill and you’ve got the most delicious and juicy sliders you’ve ever had in your life!

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Football Shaped Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This grilled cheese sandwich recipe is filled with all of the ingredients that make a delicious jalapeño popper, cut into football shapes for game day!

This grilled cheese sandwich recipe is filled with all of the ingredients that make a delicious jalapeño popper, cut into football shapes for game day!

This recipe hits a trifecta of awesomeness…

  1. It’s a grilled cheese sandwich filled with all of the delicious ingredients that make a jalapeño popper!
  2. It’s easy to make in just a few minutes!
  3. It’s a grilled cheese sandwich in the shape of a football… come on people, it really doesn’t get any more awesome than that!

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Spiked Cranberry Lemonade

Spiked Cranberry Lemonade is an easy 3 ingredient cocktail that’s perfect for sipping on anytime of the year, it’s light, refreshing and flavorful!

Spiked Cranberry Lemonade is an easy 3 ingredient cocktail that's perfect for sipping on anytime of the year, it's light, refreshing and flavorful!

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Tropicana!

For those of you that follow me on social media, you’ve probably seen an Instagram story, or caught a Facebook Live recently, where I’ve been sharing all about the “Fixer Upper” I purchased with my boyfriend Kurt!

We did all of the demo ourselves and then spent the last month sitting around waiting for permits to be approved by the city of San Diego. Magically this week, it happened! The permits were approved and that means the remodel can begin. This definitely called for an impromptu celebration!

I grabbed a bottle of Tropicana Lemonade and made a super simple cocktail. Simple, but so delicious and definitely going in my happy hour regular rotation!

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Dr Pepper Pulled Pork Sliders

In this scrumptious recipe for Dr Pepper Pulled Pork Sliders, lean pork tenderloin is covered in a delicious spice rub, slow cooked in a Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce, then shredded & served on Hawaiian rolls.

In this tasty slider recipe, pork tenderloin is covered in a delicious spice rub, slow cooked in a Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce, shredded & served on Hawaiian rolls.

In my world, there’s nothing better than simple slow cooker recipes. I’ve shared over 200 of them on the blog over the last 6 years and I’m always testing out new slow cooker recipes to share!

This Dr Pepper Pulled Pork recipe originally appeared alongside these Slow Cooker Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork Tacos in a blog post back in 2013, but with the popularity of both recipes, I decided they each deserved their own posts!

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Pumpkin Toast

Pumpkin Toast is the fall version of Avocado Toast, it’s easy to make with a variety of toppings, from sweet to savory, perfect for breakfast or a snack!

Pumpkin Toast is the fall version of Avocado Toast, it's easy to make with a variety of toppings, from sweet to savory, perfect for breakfast or a snack!

With the first day of fall coming up on Friday, I decided it was time to find as many new ways to eat pumpkin as possible!

As the worlds biggest fan of avocado, I could not love avocado toast anymore, but during the fall and winter months when avocados are harder to find, I felt like avocado toast needed a suitable substitute and pumpkin toast is where it’s at!

Loaded with fiber, potassium and vitamin C, pumpkin is great for heart health and boosting your immune system! I topped my pumpkin toast 7 ways, some sweet, some savory, some perfect for breakfast, others great as a sweet snack and all of them perfect for serving friends and family at all of your fall and winter parties!

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Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken Sliders

Hawaiian Chicken Sliders are easily made by tossing chicken, pineapple & Hawaiian BBQ sauce in a slow cooker for a few hours, then serving on Hawaiian rolls!

Hawaiian Chicken Sliders are easily made by tossing chicken, pineapple & Hawaiian BBQ sauce in a slow cooker for a few hours, then serving on Hawaiian rolls!

Today’s post is sponsored by my awesome friends at King’s Hawaiian, makers of the most delicious little rolls on the planet 😉

Hawaiian Chicken Sliders are easily made by tossing chicken, pineapple & Hawaiian BBQ sauce in a slow cooker for a few hours, then serving on Hawaiian rolls!

Over the last couple of months, I’ve been sharing some scrumptious new recipes featuring King’s Hawaiian’s new line of BBQ sauces, from Coffee Rubbed BBQ Steak Sandwiches with their Kona Coffee BBQ Sauce, to BBQ Chicken Salad Sliders with their Smoked Bacon BBQ Sauce, to a Spicy Chicken Panini with their Big Island Lava Sauce, there’s been a lot of BBQ deliciousness happening around here!

Now what I haven’t done yet is introduce you all to a recipe featuring their Original Sweet Pineapple BBQ Sauce, which just so happens to make the most delicious Hawaiian Chicken ever!

Seriously, all you need is a bottle of this awesome sauce, some fresh diced pineapple, chicken and a slow cooker and you’ve got one seriously easy and scrumptious Hawaiian Chicken recipe!

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Buffalo Cheesy Garlic Knots

Mouth watering garlic knots are filled with cheese and smothered in buffalo sauce in this delicious recipe for cheesy garlic knots, perfect as an appetizer or party snack!

Mouth watering garlic knots are filled with cheese and smothered in buffalo sauce in this delicious recipe for cheesy garlic knots, perfect as an appetizer or party snack!

Garlic knots, the delicious creation that twists up pizza dough and smothers it in garlic butter, creating one of the most delicious snacks ever!

When I lived downtown San Diego, I used to frequent a little pizza shop that sold garlic knots in a bag by the half dozen. My friends would order pizza slices at said pizza shop, I would order a dozen garlic knots and literally just eat them out of the bag, like the civilized food blogger I am 😉

Needless to say, I’ve had a long standing love affair with garlic knots and today I made them even better by filling them with cheese and smothering them in buffalo sauce, creating Buffalo Cheesy Garlic Knots, also know as THE MOST DELICIOUS SNACK EVER!

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Slow Cooker Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork Tacos

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tenderloin Chipotle Honey Tacos are a delicious and easy meal, perfect for weeknight dinners, game day or Taco Tuesday!

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tenderloin Chipotle Honey Tacos are a delicious and easy meal, perfect for weeknight dinners, game day or Taco Tuesday!

I first shared this recipe on the blog 4 years ago and it’s been one of the most popular recipes ever since, so I decided it deserved some fancy new pictures!

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Teriyaki Chicken Zoodle Bowls

Grilled chicken teriyaki is served over zucchini noodles and topped with pineapple salsa in these healthy, gluten free and delicious zoodle bowls!

Grilled teriyaki chicken is served over zucchini noodles and topped with pineapple salsa in these healthy, gluten free and delicious zoodle bowls!

Hello September! It’s football season, but it’s still warm outside, Labor Day has passed but it’s technically still summer for another 3 weeks, it’s that interesting time of the year where I’m half pumpkin everything and half “give me the last of the cherries, watermelon & strawberries!

Today I’m still feeling the summer vibes with these Chicken Teriyaki Zoodle Bowls, that you may or may not want to serve in an actual pineapple, because, how fun is that!

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Buffalo Pickle Chips

Pickle Chips are dipped in buffalo sauce, then rolled in a spicy Rice Chex mixture and baked golden brown for the perfect gluten-free & vegetarian snack!

Pickle Chips are dipped in buffalo sauce, then rolled in a spicy Rice Chex mixture and baked golden brown for the perfect gluten-free & vegetarian snack!

Today I’m taking traditional pickle chips and making them even more delicious by adding buffalo sauce, making them gluten free with a rice chex batter and making them healthier by baking instead of frying!

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Shishito Shrimp Stir Fry

In only 15 minutes, with just 8 ingredients, you can make this super simple and delicious Shrimp Stir Fry recipe with Shishito Peppers!

In only 15 minutes, with just 8 ingredients, you can make this super simple and delicious Shrimp Stir Fry recipe with Shishito Peppers!

Raise your hand if you’re a huge fan of shishito peppers, now, raise your hand if you have no idea what the heck a shishito pepper is!

Shishitos are Asian peppers that are generally sweet with a spicy one every once in a while. They’re usually sautéed and served as an appetizer at Japanese restaurants. I introduced a recipe for Soy Ginger Shishito Peppers on the blog in 2013 and they’ve been a huge hit ever since!

Lately, I’ve been seeing shishito peppers popping up in major grocery stores, whereas I used to only be able to find them at Asian markets. With the popularity and the convenience of picking up these delicious peppers at my local grocery store, I decided it was time to introduce another shishito recipe on the blog and it just so happens that shishito peppers pair perfectly with shrimp stir fry!

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Cornflake Crusted French Toast

Cornflake crusted french toast is a delicious and easy breakfast recipe that takes traditional french toast and gives it a crispy twist!

Cornflake crusted french toast is a delicious and easy breakfast recipe that takes traditional french toast and gives it a crispy twist!

I’m so excited to share this Cornflake Crusted French Toast recipe for 3 reasons:

  1. I love brunch!
  2. I love french toast!
  3. This recipe was inspired by my favorite brunch spot in LA, Blu Jam Cafe!

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PB&J Chicken Skewers

Skewers of marinated chicken & grapes are served with creamy peanut sauce in this Peanut Butter and Jelly Chicken Skewer recipe that’s both fun & delicious!

Skewers of marinated chicken & grapes are served with creamy peanut sauce in this Peanut Butter and Jelly Chicken Skewer recipe that's both fun & delicious!

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are the classic childhood favorite that everyone loves! Even as adults, I know we all like to sneak one in from time to time!

These peanut butter and jelly chicken skewers give you that childhood flavor with a new twist!

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Turkey Taco Rice Skillet

This One Pot Taco Rice Skillet recipe combines ground turkey, rice, veggies, spices & pepper jack cheese for a quick and easy weeknight dinner that is so delicious!

This One Pot Taco Rice Skillet recipe combines ground turkey, rice, veggies, spices & cheese for a quick and easy weeknight dinner that is so delicious!

Today is my 6 year blogiversary and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than by sharing a new recipe twist on a classic blog favorite!

I introduced this One Pot Mexican Rice recipe in September 2014 and it’s been a favorite side dish every since! In our house, we love to eat it with Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Skewers and Deconstructed Mexican Street Corn!

Since this side dish is one of the most popular recipes on the blog, I wanted to recreate it as a main dish, which gave me the inspiration for this Turkey Taco Rice Skillet!

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Pizza Baked Spaghetti

Toss your favorite pizza toppings, like sausage & peppers, with spaghetti & pasta sauce, then top with cheese for an easy pizza baked spaghetti recipe!

Toss your favorite pizza toppings, like sausage & peppers, with spaghetti & pasta sauce, then top with cheese for an easy pizza baked spaghetti recipe!

For a lot of families across the country, this week is back-to-school week, which means after school activities, busy schedules and the need for easy weeknight meals!

If you’re looking for new recipes to add to your weeknight menu repertoire, look no further than this pizza baked spaghetti recipe! I tossed my favorite pizza toppings, sausage and peppers with extra saucy spaghetti and topped the whole thing with lots of parmesan and mozzarella cheese for a meal that the entire family will love! The best part is, the recipe only takes 14 minutes to prep and 15 minutes to bake, which makes it an easy 29 Minute Meal for busy schedules!

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Spicy Chicken Panini

 Hot sauce sautéed chicken, pepper jack cheese and a spicy, creamy sauce make up this deliciously saucy and cheesy Spicy Chicken Panini recipe!

Hot sauce sautéed chicken, pepper jack cheese and a spicy, creamy sauce make up this deliciously saucy and cheesy Spicy Chicken Panini recipe!

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at King’s Hawaiian and their delicious new Big Island Lava Sauce!

Just one taste of the Big Island Lava Sauce and I was quickly reminded of my good friend, buffalo sauce. The Big Island Lava Sauce is vinegar based with a nice kick of spice and just a hint of sweetness, it’s perfect tossed with chicken in this spicy chicken panini recipe!

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Jalapeno Popper Egg Rolls

Crispy, cheesy, delicious jalapeno popper egg rolls are the perfect appetizer for parties or game day! They’re also so easy to make in under 30 minutes!

Crispy, cheesy, delicious jalapeno popper egg rolls are the perfect appetizer for parties or game day! They're also so easy to make in under 30 minutes!

This post contains affiliate links to my favorite products I used to make this recipe!

Epic news alert people, there’s only 18 days until college football kicks off and pre-season NFL games have already started! That’s right, football season is upon us and I could not be more excited!

What goes best with epic football games, epic football food, of course!

Today I combined two of my favorite party appetizers, the almighty jalapeno popper and the delicious egg roll, into one delicious dish worthy of an epic football party!

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Chicken Fajita Grilled Burritos

If you love fresh California-style burritos, then you’re really going to love these grilled burritos, filled with fajita grilled chicken, veggies & cilantro lime rice!

If you love Chipotle burritos, then you're really going to love these grilled burritos, filled with fajita grilled chicken, veggies & cilantro lime rice!

Today’s post is sponsored by Vons. All opinions are my own.

I have a confession to make, I’m a bit obsessed with grilled burritos!

It’s a burrito, so that already has my attention, then you toss it on the grill to create a deliciously crispy tortilla wrapped around all of the burrito goodness, and bam, you’ve got an awesome grilled burrito!

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Jalapeno Steak Kabobs

These Steak Kabobs are marinated in a delicious honey lime jalapeno marinade then skewered with fresh jalapenos & tossed on the grill for a delicious meal!

These Steak Kabobs are marinated in a delicious honey lime jalapeno marinade then skewered with fresh jalapenos & tossed on the grill for a delicious meal!

I can’t believe it’s the last day of July and that summer is almost coming to an end!

Even though the summer may only last another month, that doesn’t mean grilling season has to come to an end!

Right behind summer comes my favorite season of the year FOOTBALL SEASON and I can tell you that I’ll definitely be grilling up these Jalapeno Steak Kabobs at a tailgate this football season!

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Vegan Parfait with Grilled Peaches

Cinnamon sugar grilled peaches are layered with peach almond milk yogurt and granola in this delicious vegan parfait recipe, great for breakfast or dessert!

 Cinnamon sugar grilled peaches are layered with peach almond milk yogurt and granola in this delicious vegan parfait recipe, great for breakfast or dessert!

Today’s post is sponsored by Silk & their new Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative! 

Peaches are one of my favorite things to grill in the summer (hello Grilled Fruit Sangria & Grilled Peach BBQ Sauce!) and after trying Silk’s new Peach Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative, I knew that it would be amazing on top of grilled peaches!

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Buffalo Potato Salad

Traditional potato salad is given a spicy twist with the addition of buffalo sauce in this vegetarian and gluten free buffalo potato salad recipe!

Traditional potato salad is given a spicy twist with the addition of buffalo sauce in this vegetarian and gluten free buffalo potato salad recipe!

Whether you’re packing up a potato salad for a picnic or serving it as a side dish at your next BBQ, this Buffalo Potato Salad is sure to get people talking!

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Coffee Rubbed BBQ Steak Sandwich

Thin slices of coffee rubbed, grilled steak are piled up with herbed goat cheese, BBQ sauce & grilled onions in this mouth-watering steak sandwich recipe!

Thin slices of coffee rubbed, grilled steak are piled up with herbed goat cheese, BBQ sauce & grilled onions in this mouth-watering steak sandwich recipe!

BBQ sauce, coffee and steak, these are a few of my favorite things, combine them together in an epic steak sandwich and BOOM, mind blown!

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Steak Crostini

Top sirloin is seasoned & sous vide, then sliced & served atop a crispy baguette with horseradish goat cheese, in this delicious steak crostini recipe!

Top sirloin is seasoned & sous vide, then sliced & served atop a crispy baguette with horseradish goat cheese in this delicious steak crostini recipe!

Today’s post is sponsored by Cox Communications & features affiliate links to some of my favorite kitchen products that helped me make this scrumptious steak crostini recipe! 

Well hello there appetizer deliciousness!

What says “welcome to the party” more than mouth-watering steak on top of creamy horseradish goat cheese with a drizzle of balsamic reduction, all on a crispy sliced baguette!

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Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon salsa is refreshing, flavorful and will be the hit of the summer! Serve it with tortilla chips for a vegan and gluten free snack or serve it over chicken, fish or tacos for a delicious meal!

Watermelon salsa is refreshing, flavorful and will be the hit of the summer! Serve it with tortilla chips for a vegan and gluten free snack or serve it over chicken, fish or tacos for a delicious meal!

I first made this watermelon salsa in the summer of 2015 to serve on top of chorizo tostadas, but after making it too many times to count this summer as a party and picnic snack, I had to give the recipe it’s own post on the blog!

I made this recipe three times 4th of July weekend and by the third time, I learned my lesson and doubled the recipe!

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Italian Sub Pizza

All of the ingredients in a traditional Italian Sub, like salami, pepperoni & provolone, top this delicious Italian Sub Pizza Recipe, easily made in under 30 minutes in the oven or on the grill!

All of the ingredients in a traditional Italian Sub, like salami, pepperoni & provolone, top this delicious Italian Sub Pizza Recipe, easily made in under 30 minutes in the oven or on the grill!

Thanks to Dietz & Watson for sponsoring this post!

There’s nothing like pizza to gather friends and family around the table! It’s a classic Italian dish that’s easily shared and everyone loves.

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No Churn Salted Caramel Ice Cream

This No Churn Salted Caramel Ice Cream Recipe is made without an ice cream maker, making it an easy homemade ice cream recipe that is totally delicious!

This No Churn Salted Caramel Ice Cream Recipe is made without an ice cream maker, making it an easy homemade ice cream recipe that is totally delicious!

After I made No Churn Chocolate Ice Cream earlier this summer and found out the deliciously dangerous secret of just how easy it is to make homemade ice cream without an ice cream maker, I couldn’t be stopped for weeks!

I wanted to make every flavor under the sun, including my Mom’s favorite and mine, Salted Caramel Ice Cream!

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Deconstructed Mexican Street Corn

Deconstructed Mexican Street Corn combines grilled corn “off the cob”, cilantro, sour cream, lime juice & parmesan cheese for an amazingly flavorful side dish recipe!

Deconstructed Mexican Street Corn combines grilled corn "off the cob", cilantro, sour cream, lime juice & parmesan cheese for an amazingly flavorful side dish recipe!

If you haven’t experienced Mexican Street Corn, you must not live in Southern California or New York City!  This delectable dish is typically served by a street vendor and combines sweet grilled corn with spicy cayenne pepper, creamy sour cream and rich parmesan cheese.

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White Peach Sangria

This white peach sangria is the perfect summer cocktail recipe combining refreshing white wine with fresh peaches, nectarines and lime juice!

This white peach sangria is the perfect summer cocktail recipe combining refreshing white wine with fresh peaches, nectarines and lime juice!

After taking just one sip of the most perfect “tastes-like-you-stuck-a-straw-in-a-peach” Sangria at Hugo’s Mexican Restaurant in Houston, I knew I had to attempt a recreation of my own!

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Red Velvet Cookies with White Chocolate Chips & Blueberries

Red Velvet Cookies are filled with white chocolate chips and blueberries in this colorful and patriotic dessert recipe, perfect for summer and 4th of July!

Red Velvet Cookies are filled with white chocolate chips and blueberries in this colorful and patriotic dessert recipe, perfect for summer and 4th of July!

It’s almost time for 4th of July festivities and what’s more fun and patriotic than red, white and blue cookies!

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Blackened Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos with Cilantro Jalapeno Slaw

Blackened mahi mahi is pan seared & served in warm corn tortillas topped with crisp, fresh cilantro jalapeno coleslaw in this recipe for Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos!

Blackened mahi mahi is pan seared & served in warm tortillas topped with crisp, fresh cilantro jalapeno coleslaw in this Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos recipe!

Thanks to my friends at Litehouse for sponsoring today’s post! 

I have a confession to make, I’m a recently converted coleslaw fan! That’s right, I used to pass on the coleslaw at summer BBQ’s, that is until I started using Litehouse Coleslaw dressing. It’s sweet, tangy, creamy and so flavorful, helping to create the perfect coleslaw every time!

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Mexican Street Corn Turkey Burgers

Mexican turkey burgers are covered in cotija cheese, guacamole and grilled Mexican street corn for a flavorful summer burger recipe!

Mexican turkey burgers are covered in cotija cheese, guacamole and grilled Mexican street corn for a flavorful summer burger recipe!

Thanks to my friends at Jennie-O for sponsoring this post!

Mexican Street Corn is hard to beat, it’s creamy, spicy and so flavorful!

So, what happens when you top Mexican Turkey Burgers with Mexican Street Corn?! You get one seriously delicious burger recipe!

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No Churn Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream

Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream is so easy to make without an ice cream maker! This no churn recipe only requires a couple of steps & a couple of ingredients!

Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream is so easy to make without an ice cream maker! This no churn recipe only requires a couple of steps & a couple of ingredients!

Summer is here folks! Ok, well technically the first day of summer is in 2 days, but I’m getting a jump start on things because it’s warm outside, I’m rocking flip flops every day and the beach is basically my second home these days!

Oh and let’s not forget all of the delicious summer foods like Bruschetta Turkey Burgers, Spicy Macaroni Salad and Grilled Tomato Basil Chicken Skewers! And obviously summer desserts are a must! I can’t get enough of these Frozen Strawberry Cheesecake Bars, Pink Lemonade Pies and Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream lately!

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One Pot Greek Pasta

In just one pot and under 45 minutes, make a delicious Greek Pasta recipe filled with sun dried tomatoes, ground turkey, capers and feta cheese!

In just one pot and under 45 minutes, make a delicious Greek Pasta recipe filled with sun dried tomatoes, ground turkey, capers and feta cheese!

I’m so excited to wrap up a great week by sharing this delicious One Pot Greek Pasta Recipe today!

This week has been super busy, but also super fun! I flew up to Sacramento on Monday to make an appearance on Good Day Sacramento and share some of my favorite Summer Cooking Hacks, then flew home just in time to meet my Mom at the airport in San Diego. She flew in from Oklahoma to visit me for the week.

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Meme’s Pink Lemonade Pie

Nothing beats my Grandma Meme’s Pink Lemonade Pie Recipe on a warm day! It’s the perfect Summer dessert and so easy to make!

Nothing beats my Grandma Meme's Pink Lemonade Pie Recipe on a warm day! It's the perfect Summer dessert and so easy to make!

This post appeared first on the blog in April 2012 and was my 100th blog post dedicated to my Grandma Meme, a woman who inspired my life and my passion for cooking!

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BBQ Chicken Salad Sliders

These scrumptious BBQ Chicken Salad Sliders are made with BBQ chicken tossed with cheddar cheese, bacon, corn & onions, served on sweet Hawaiian rolls!

These scrumptious BBQ Chicken Salad Sliders are made with BBQ chicken tossed with cheddar cheese, bacon, corn & onions, served on sweet Hawaiian rolls!

This post was sponsored & inspired by my friends at King’s Hawaiian & their scrumptious new Smoked Bacon BBQ Sauce!

These scrumptious BBQ Chicken Salad Sliders are made with BBQ chicken tossed with cheddar cheese, bacon, corn & onions, served on sweet Hawaiian rolls!

One taste of King’s Hawaiian Smoked Bacon BBQ Sauce, and you’ll be wanting to put that sauce on everything!

It’s sweet, smokey, bacon-y goodness and I can’t wait to grill with it all summer long!

While this sauce is perfect for tossing on chicken, pork or beef and throwing it on the grill, today I’ve decided to use the sauce in my own little spin on chicken salad sandwiches. Instead of tossing shredded chicken with mayonnaise, I used BBQ sauce for the chicken salad, and instead of sandwiches, I made sliders, perfect for sharing at summer BBQ’s, parties or afternoons by the pool!

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Tomato Basil Bruschetta

This tomato basil bruschetta recipe is a recreation of BJ’s Restaurant favorite, it’s healthy and easy to make in only 10 minutes!

This Italian tomato basil bruschetta recipe is a recreation of BJ's Restaurant appetizer favorite, it's healthy and easy to make in only 10 minutes!

I’ve been making this tomato basil bruschetta recipe for years! I can’t say enough good things about how easy and flavorful it is!

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Tomato Basil Chicken Skewers

The easiest & most delicious Tomato Basil Chicken Skewers are made with marinated chicken, cherry tomatoes & fresh basil for a healthy, gluten free meal, made on the grill!

The easiest & most delicious Tomato Basil Chicken Skewers are made with marinated chicken, cherry tomatoes & fresh basil for a healthy, gluten free meal!

Skewers are one of my favorite things to grill in the summer. They’re easy to prep ahead of time and perfect for everything from easy weeknight dinners to entertaining friends around the BBQ.

These Tomato Basil Chicken Skewers are so flavorful and so easy to make! In just 29 minutes you can give the chicken a quick marinade, skewer these babies up and toss them on the grill for a delicious meal!

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Mediterranean Grilled Vegetable & Hummus Plate

Mediterranean grilled vegetables, pita bread & feta cheese are served with an assortment of hummus varieties on a delicious veggie & hummus plate!

For today’s post, I partnered up with my friends at Sabra Hummus to share this tasty Mediterranean platter filled with grilled vegetables and several varieties of Sabra Hummus! 

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Mediterranean grilled vegetables, pita bread & feta cheese are served with an assortment of flavored hummus on this delicious veggie & hummus plate!

One of my favorite things about grilling is the camaraderie around it. You get your friends and family together, fire up the grill and spend all day outside soaking up the sun with wonderful conversation and great food.

Between the burgers and brats, it’s time for the “unofficial meal” of the day, and that’s where Sabra Hummus, and this Mediterranean Grilled Vegetable Platter comes into play!

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Baked Spaghetti with BBQ Chicken & Bacon

This creamy, dreamy Baked Spaghetti recipe is tossed in a cheesy, BBQ sauce with shredded chicken & crispy bacon for a delicious meal made in under an hour!

This creamy, dreamy Baked Spaghetti recipe is tossed in a cheesy, bbq sauce with shredded chicken & crispy bacon for a delicious meal made in under an hour!

Thank you to Vons for sponsoring this post!

On a day to day basis, there’s a good chance you’ll find me in one of two places, in the kitchen or at the grocery store. Fitting, since I’m a food blogger and all! 😉

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Lasagna Bolognese: Two Ways

Whether you’re looking for everyday delicious or elevated gourmet, in these two recipes for lasagna bolognese, one is made in 30 minutes for weeknight dinners, while the other is a slow cooked traditional lasagna bolognese, perfect for weekend celebrations!

 

 Learn how to make a slow cooked lasagna bolognese, great for weekend celebrations, or a 30 minute lasagna bolognese, perfect for weeknight dinners!

 

For this post, I partnered up with my friends at Anolon to create delicious recipes for both easy weeknight meals and elevated weekend dinners, all using their Umber collection of cookware, including the 7.5 quart stockpot and 11 piece set of pots, pans and lids.

 

To start off, I created an easy weeknight one pot lasagna bolognese that’s made in only 30 minutes!

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Berry Cream Fillo Baskets

Berry Cream Fillo Baskets are a deliciously simple dessert, made in only 10 minutes, they’re perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July or Summer BBQ’s! 

Berry Cream Fillo Baskets are a deliciously simple dessert, made in only 10 minutes, they're perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July or Summer BBQ's!

These berry cream fillo baskets are the perfect bite-sized patriotic dessert for a summer cook-out! I’m a fan of the popular “flag cake”, but after a huge plate of BBQ I thought something small and light would be better!

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Spiked Ginger Lemonade

This easy ginger lemonade recipe can be served as a mocktail, or with vodka as a cocktail, it’s so refreshing and perfect for warm summer days!

I partnered up with Bundaberg to create this delicious cocktail with their tasty ginger beer!

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This easy ginger lemonade recipe can be served as a mocktail, or with vodka as a cocktail, it's so refreshing and perfect for warm summer days!

It’s summer time, and the living’s easy! Time to pour up a glass of this refreshing ginger lemonade recipe and relax!

Memorial Day is on the horizon (like it starts tomorrow, woo hoo!) and I came up with the perfect cocktail to celebrate the occasion, Spiked Ginger Lemonade.

It’s essentially a combination of homemade lemonade and a Moscow Mule and it’s incredible!

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup No Bake Cheesecake Bars

No bake cheesecake bars are a deliciously easy dessert, made with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, they’re filled with chocolate, peanut butter goodness!

No bake cheesecake bars are a deliciously easy dessert, made with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, they're filled with chocolate, peanut butter goodness!

No bake cheesecake bars, yes, please, all summer long!!!

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Spicy Buffalo Macaroni Salad

This spicy macaroni salad recipe gives a flavorful kick to a traditional pasta salad with the addition of jalapenos, cayenne pepper & buffalo sauce!

This spicy macaroni salad recipe gives a flavorful kick to a traditional pasta salad with the addition of jalapenos, cayenne pepper & buffalo sauce!

This spicy macaroni salad recipe was originally posted on the blog in May 2012 when the Bond family threw a BBQ for Memorial Day Weekend. It was the first time I cooked original recipes from the blog for my friends and family in Oklahoma!

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Cajun Turkey Cobb Salad

This gluten free Cobb Salad recipe is colorful, flavorful & so easy to make! It’s topped with Cajun turkey, avocado, tomatoes & creamy Cajun ranch dressing!

This gluten free Cobb Salad recipe is colorful, flavorful & so easy to make! It's topped with Cajun turkey, avocado, tomatoes & creamy Cajun ranch dressing!

Yes, I said CREAMY CAJUN RANCH DRESSING, and yes, it’s the greatest thing ever!

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Chipotle Honey Glazed Salmon Tacos

Chipotle honey glazed salmon is placed in warm corn tortillas & topped with fresh mango salsa in this mouth-watering recipe for healthy salmon tacos!

Chipotle honey glazed salmon is placed in warm corn tortillas & topped with fresh mango salsa in this mouth-watering recipe for healthy salmon tacos!

Yesterday was “Taco Tuesday” so I decided to combine two of the most trendy ingredients of the summer, salmon and chipotle, in a new dish!

Salmon is the superfood fish that is packed with Omega 3’s which help lower cholesterol and blood pressure, while keeping your mind sharp and skin glowing! This colorful and vitamin-rich fish has been one of the most searched foods of the summer and I just so happen to think that I’ve created the perfect salmon recipe!

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Grilled Fruit Sangria

Red Wine Sangria is given a delicious twist in this refreshing cocktail recipe that features cinnamon sugar grilled peaches, apples, oranges and lemons!

Red Wine Sangria is given a delicious twist in this refreshing cocktail recipe that features cinnamon sugar grilled peaches, apples, oranges and lemons!

Memorial Day is right around the corner, and what better time to bust out the grill and grill up a juicy, delicious cocktail! Wait, what, grilling a cocktail, are you crazy?!

Why, yes, yes I am kind of crazy, but we’re not actually grilling the sangria here, we’re grilling the fruit that goes in the sangria!

Two years ago, I created this Grilled Strawberry Lemonade and it was such a hit on the “Grill Your Whole Meal” segment I hosted on San Diego 6 News, that I couldn’t wait to find more drinks to grill up!

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Jerk Chicken Kabobs

Jerk chicken kabobs with pineapple and bell peppers, the perfect gluten free recipe to toss on the grill and serve with honey lime sauce!

Jerk chicken kabobs with pineapple and bell peppers, the perfect 5-ingredient, gluten free recipe to toss on the grill and serve with honey lime sauce!

There’s nothing I love more than firing up the grill for dinner on warm summer nights and weekend BBQ’s!

This weekend we put our first offer in on a house (eeeeek!) It’s so exciting and terrifying at the same time. This house needs A LOT of work, so I’ve been putting some serious spreadsheet skills to use creating a list of all the work that needs to be done, a timeline for the renovation and budgeting.

Even though it seems totally unnecessary, one of the things at the top of my list is an outdoor patio addition. I love entertaining, especially outdoors in San Diego, so this is really important to me! After living in an apartment for almost a year without having a space to entertain outside (or really inside for that matter!) I can’t wait to get in the new house (fingers crossed!) and fire up the grill for that first outdoor BBQ!

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Salted Caramel Cinnamon Rolls

Salted Caramel Cinnamon Rolls are sweet, decadent and delicious, they’re made with canned crescent roll dough for an easy breakfast or brunch recipe!

Salted Caramel Cinnamon Rolls are sweet, decadent and delicious, they're made with canned crescent roll dough for an easy breakfast or brunch recipe!

Mother’s Day is coming up in just 3 days! Have y’all been shopping yet? Go get your Momma something nice, you know, because she brought you into this world and all! 😉

I’m so excited because my Mom will be flying into San Diego tomorrow from Oklahoma for a quick one night stop on her way to Hawaii (lucky duck!) so while I won’t see her on Mother’s Day, at least we’ll get to have an early Mother’s Day celebration while she’s in town! And you better believe I’m making her these Salted Caramel Cinnamon Rolls!

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One Pot Shrimp Piccata Pasta

In just one pot and 20 minutes, whip up this delicious shrimp piccata pasta cooked in a scrumptious lemony, garlic, white wine sauce!

In just one pot and 20 minutes, whip up this delicious shrimp piccata pasta cooked in a scrumptious lemony, garlic, white wine sauce!

Lemon, butter, wine, garlic and capers, oh my!

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Fajita Meatball Sliders

You’re going to love these fajita meatball sliders on Hawaiian rolls with pepper jack cheese & creamy guacamole! They’re easy to make in under an hour!

You're going to love these fajita meatball sliders on hawaiian rolls with pepper jack cheese & creamy guacamole! They're easy to make in under 30 minutes!

Today’s post is sponsored by King’s Hawaiian! Thanks for sponsoring today’s post and for providing the world with super yummy Hawaiian rolls! 

I’m here to let you in on a little secret, King’s Hawaiian makes Jalapeno Rolls that are now sold in grocery stores nationwide!

That’s right, those deliciously sweet little rolls that we’ve all come to know and love are now available with a little kick, and let me know tell you, the combination of sweet and spicy makes me SO happy!

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Onion Fried Burger

The Onion Fried Burger is a popular Oklahoma recipe combining half ground beef and half grilled onions for a deliciously flavorful burger recipe!

The Onion Fried Burger is a popular Oklahoma recipe combining half ground beef and half grilled onions for a delicious, flavorful burger recipe!

If you’ve never been to Oklahoma, you probably haven’t had an Onion Fried Burger. This delicious burger came about during the Great Depression when ground beef was expensive and onions were cheap. A burger joint in El Reno, Oklahoma created this burger, originally called “The Depression Burger”.

What was originally created as a means to survive the great depression, turned into one of my favorite burgers of all time!

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Breakfast Taquitos

Breakfast Taquitos are the perfect easy breakfast recipe, made with chorizo, or soyrizo for vegetarians, scrambled eggs & pepper jack cheese!

Breakfast Taquitos are the perfect easy breakfast recipe, made with chorizo, or soyrizo for vegetarians, scrambled eggs & pepper jack cheese!

Cinco De Mayo is just a few days away and what better way to start the celebration than with your first meal of the day!

Breakfast Taquitos are so easy to make! You can even prepare them the night before, then bake them up in the morning, making the start to your day so simple!

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One Pot Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Tortellini

Buffalo chicken and cheese tortellini are cooked in one pot in a cheesy buffalo sauce for a seriously delicious meal made in only 20 minutes!

Buffalo chicken and cheese tortellini are cooked in one pot in a cheesy buffalo sauce for a seriously delicious meal made in only 20 minutes!

I’ve been on a real buffalo sauce kick lately! From Buffalo Frito Chili Pie to Buffalo Shrimp Tacos to this scrumptious Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Tortellini, I just can’t get enough of my favorite sauce lately!

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Grilled Veggie Vegan Buddha Bowl

 The Green Vegan Buddha Bowl is filled with grilled veggies, green tahini sauce, avocado & quinoa for a healthy, filling meal that’s also gluten free!

The Green Vegan Buddha Bowl is filled with grilled veggies, green tahini sauce, avocado & quinoa for a healthy, filling meal that's also gluten free!

Spring has arrived and grilling season is here!

I’m not going to lie, I own 4 grills. An indoor grill,  a tabletop outdoor grill, a rolling “tailgate” grill and a fancy new Char-Broil infrared grill. To say I enjoy grilling would be an understatement!

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Buffalo Shrimp Tacos

Buffalo Shrimp Tacos are an easy weeknight meal, made in just 15 minutes! They’re also perfect for celebrating Taco Tuesday or Cinco De Mayo!

Buffalo Shrimp Tacos are an easy weeknight meal, made in just 15 minutes! They're also perfect for celebrating Taco Tuesday or Cinco De Mayo!

I’m always down for tacos, shrimp and anything with buffalo sauce, so needless to say, these buffalo shrimp tacos are my jam!

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Green Tahini Sauce

This healthy, vegan and gluten free Green Tahini Sauce Recipe is perfect for topping buddha bowls, chicken and fish, or serve it as a dip with veggies!

This healthy, vegan and gluten free Green Tahini Sauce Recipe is perfect for topping buddha bowls, chicken and fish, or serve it as a dip with veggies!

Trader Joe’s Green Tahini Sauce and dip, a delicious and healthy staple on my Trader Joe’s shopping list that has magically disappeared from my local store. Say what?! I know, the travesty is real y’all!

I went to pick up a tub of this delicious sauce last week to top my Grilled Veggie Green Buddha Bowls (recipe coming on Thursday!) and there was none to be found. It’s slot in the refrigerator section wasn’t even there anymore. Could this be another delicious Trader Joe’s product gone into retirement?! I don’t know, but just in case, I’m now prepared to make my own at home!

Luckily, this green tahini sauce is so easy to make at home!

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Buffalo Frito Chili Pie

Frito Chili Pie is given a spicy kick with the addition of buffalo sauce, green chilies and spices in this delicious twist on a classic recipe, easy to make in only 20 minutes!

Frito Chili Pie is given a spicy kick with the addition of buffalo sauce, green chilies and spices in this delicious twist on a classic recipe, easy to make in only 20 minutes!

Frito Chili Pie has been a favorite meal of mine since I was a kid. It’s quick and easy to toss together, making it the perfect weeknight meal!

This week has been a little crazy since returning from Arizona. I was hanging out in Phoenix most of last week with my friends at Cox Communications in the “Cox Smart Home” kitchen.

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Top 3 Grilling Menu Ideas for Summer Parties

Whether it’s a Southern Style BBQ, Mexican Fiesta or Vegetarian Cookout, these Grilling Menu Ideas will help you throw a delicious summer party!

Whether it's a Mexican Fiesta, Southern Style BBQ or Vegetarian Cookout, these Grilling Menu Ideas will help you throw a delicious summer party!

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Char-Broil; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

With spring in the air and summer right around the corner, I couldn’t wait to put my new Char-Broil Commercial Series TRU-Infrared 4-Burner Gas Grill to work!

This grill is packed with awesome features that make grilling so easy, including even distribution of heat, technology that prevents flare-ups and a one-touch surefire electronic ignition. With these features, I feel totally comfortable loading up the grill with several recipes knowing that they’ll each cook perfectly even, and my food will come out extra juicy!

To give you some ideas for how to use this awesome Char-Broil Grill at home, I’ve created my Top 3 Grilling Menu Ideas, starting with the Southern Style BBQ, filled with everything from lemonade (yup, grilled lemonade is a thing!) to bbq chicken, skewers, sides and dessert!

Southern Style BBQ Grilling Menu Ideas

  1. Grilled Strawberry Lemonade
  2. Grilled Peach Balsamic BBQ Chicken
  3. Garlic Lemon Grilled Asparagus
  4. Grilled Rosemary Steak & Potato Skewers
  5. Grilled Berry S’Mores

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Prosciutto Provolone Fig Grilled Cheese

This Provolone Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe is filled with prosciutto, blue cheese, arugula & fig jam for a flavorful, delicious & filling sandwich!

This Fig Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe is filled with prosciutto, provolone, blue cheese, arugula & fig jam for a flavorful, delicious & filling sandwich!

If you missed “National Grilled Cheese Day” last Wednesday, don’t worry, all of April is “National Grilled Cheese Month”! (Yes, thats a real thing!)

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Meatloaf Hash

Leftover Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf is transformed into one seriously delicious one pot breakfast in this Meatloaf Hash Recipe with potatoes, peppers, onions & eggs!

Leftover Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf is transformed into one seriously delicious one pot breakfast in this Meatloaf Hash Recipe with potatoes, onions & eggs!

How do you make the best dang Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf ever even better?! Turn the leftovers into the best breakfast meatloaf hash ever!

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Crispy Goat Cheese Avocado & Strawberry Salad

Crispy goat cheese, creamy avocado & juicy strawberries top spinach & arugula, tossed with avocado vinaigrette, for the perfect vegetarian Spring salad!

Crispy goat cheese, creamy avocado & juicy strawberries top spinach & arugula, tossed with avocado vinaigrette, for the perfect vegetarian Spring salad!

Oh Spring, how I love you! You provide warmer, longer days, and a new season of fresh produce to play with!

With the arrival of juicy strawberries and ripe avocados at my local farmers market, I couldn’t help but put them in a delicious new salad for Spring, that’s also perfect as an Easter side dish!

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Fig & Jalapeno Grilled Cheese

Roasted jalapeños, dried figs and spicy cheddar cheese are combined in this delicious, sweet and spicy, vegetarian jalapeno grilled cheese sandwich recipe!

Roasted jalapeños, dried figs and spicy cheddar cheese are combined in this delicious, sweet and spicy, vegetarian jalapeno grilled cheese sandwich recipe!

This coming Wednesday, April 12 is National Grilled Cheese Day! What a time we live in where cheesy deliciousness sandwiched between buttery bread gets its own day of celebration! 😉

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Jalapeno Bacon Waffle & Meatball Sliders

Jalapeño Honey Chicken & Pork Meatballs are sandwiched between Jalapeño Bacon Cornbread Waffles in this delicious recipe for meatball sliders, putting a new, fun twist on chicken & waffles!

Jalapeño Honey Chicken & Pork Meatballs are sandwiched between Jalapeño Bacon Cornbread Waffles in this delicious recipe for Meatball Sliders, putting a new, fun twist on chicken & waffles!

Thank you to Hamilton Beach for sponsoring this post!

In my opinion, you can never go wrong with chicken and waffles, it’s two delicious foods combined into one dish that can be served as breakfast, lunch or dinner, what could be better?!

Well, what if you added crispy bacon, fresh jalapeños and sweet honey to this already delicious dish and turned it into meatball sliders?! You would get one seriously kicked up, flavorful twist on chicken and waffles, and that’s what I’m here to share with you today!

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Macadamia Nut Crispy French Toast Sticks

Macadamia Nut Crispy French Toast Sticks are a fun & delicious breakfast recipe, that’s also so easy to make!

Macadamia Nut Crispy French Toast Sticks are a fun & delicious breakfast recipe, that's also so easy to make!

Thank you to King’s Hawaiian for sponsoring this post!

Easter is right around the corner, and I don’t know about y’all, but Easter Brunch is one of my favorite times of the year to get together with friends and family and enjoy delicious food! It’s kind of like the “Thanksgiving of Spring”, but instead of turkey, we have ham and instead of mashed potatoes, we have crispy french toast sticks! 😉

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Frozen Mango Margarita

Mango, fresh squeezed orange and lime juice, tequila and triple sec are combined in this deliciously light & refreshing Frozen Mango Margarita Recipe!

Mango, fresh squeezed orange and lime juice, tequila and triple sec are combined in this deliciously light & refreshing Frozen Mango Margarita Recipe!

On Friday, I hosted my last segment on CW6 San Diego. Unfortunately the station closed after over 60 years on the air. For the last four years, I’ve hosted dozens and dozens of segments on CW6 and loved every one of them!

Hosting a segment on their last day on air meant the world to me and I couldn’t think of a better way to send them off than with a deliciously refreshing Mango Margarita!

Over the years, we’ve drank mimosas, Moscow mules and martinis together on the show, so I only found it fitting that our last segment together would include a cocktail!

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Healthy Asian Chicken Rice Bowls

Sesame ginger marinated & grilled chicken tops these Healthy Asian Chicken Rice Bowls filled with oranges, almonds, veggies & tons of flavor!

Sesame ginger marinated & grilled chicken tops these Healthy Asian Chicken Rice Bowls filled with oranges, almonds, veggies & tons of flavor!

I simply can’t get enough of the current “bowl trend”, for me it’s a fun and delicious way to eat healthier without just eating a salad every day!

But of course, I do have to admit that this recipe was inspired by A SALAD (ironic, I know!) at one of my favorite San Diego restaurants, Coffee Cup. Their Chino Citrus Salad is a combination of mixed greens topped with orange slices, carrots, bean sprouts, cilantro, grilled chicken and their delicious homemade dressing.

After eating it for lunch last week, I decided to come home and recreate the salad as a bowl!

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One Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta

In one pot and only 29 minutes, prepare a delicious chicken fajita pasta dish that will easily become a weeknight family favorite! 

In one pot and only 29 minutes, prepare a delicious chicken fajita pasta dish that will easily become a weeknight family favorite!

I feel like this pasta recipe is my Mona Lisa, the dish that took me three months to perfect, but now it’s a masterpiece!

I tried spaghetti noodles, penne pasta and pasta shells, I used various amounts of hot sauce, chicken broth and spices, I used diced chicken, sliced chicken and ground chicken, but I did not give up until the perfect One Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta was created, and now here it is, in all it’s glory!

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Beet Bruschetta with Goat Cheese

A toasted baguette is topped with goat cheese, balsamic roasted beets, fresh basil & balsamic reduction in this vegetarian Beet Bruschetta recipe that’s perfect for Spring!

A toasted baguette is topped with goat cheese, balsamic roasted beets, fresh basil & balsamic reduction in this vegetarian Beet Bruschetta recipe that's perfect for Spring!

Easter is just a couple of weeks away and as I thought about new recipes for the holiday, all I kept thinking about was making a spring version of my very popular Butternut Squash Bruschetta Recipe!

That bruschetta appetizer is a HUGE HIT around the fall holidays, so I knew I had to make a spring version for Easer. I decided to roast up beets instead of butternut squash, and toss in fresh basil instead of sage, instead of ricotta, I used goat cheese (because I love the way it pairs with beets!) but I kept the most important piece of the bruschetta in tact, the almighty balsamic reduction drizzle at the end that adds a touch of sweetness and a beautiful final presentation!

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Salt & Vinegar Potato Wedges

Roasted salt and vinegar potatoes are a super simple side dish that’s gluten free and vegan, and takes only about 5 minutes to prep!

Roasted salt and vinegar potatoes are a super simple side dish that's gluten free and vegan, and takes only about 5 minutes to prep!

Earlier this week on the blog, I introduced a recipe for Reuben Stuffed Chicken. To pair with that delicious chicken, I made these Salt and Vinegar Potato Wedges.

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Reuben Stuffed Chicken

Reuben chicken is tossed with thousand island dressing, stuffed with sauerkraut & corned beef & topped with swiss cheese for a tasty, easy dinner recipe!

Reuben chicken is tossed with thousand island dressing, stuffed with sauerkraut & corned beef & topped with swiss cheese for a tasty, easy dinner recipe!

Last week was St Patrick’s Day, and if you’ve got some corned beef leftover from the holiday, this is the perfect time to put it to good use with this Stuffed Reuben Chicken recipe! And even if you don’t have any leftover, head to your deli counter at the grocery store and pick some up, because you’re going to want to make this recipe ASAP!

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Vegetarian Cheesy Avocado & Corn Enchiladas

The best vegetarian enchiladas ever combine two cheeses, corn & deliciously creamy avocado sauce for a mouth watering meatless Mexican recipe!

The best vegetarian enchiladas ever combine two cheeses, corn & deliciously creamy avocado sauce for a mouth watering meatless Mexican recipe!

Happy First Day of Spring and Meatless Monday! I am SO excited to share this recipe today!

What started as an experiment to make Mexican Street Corn Enchiladas a couple of weeks ago, ended up as the best vegetarian enchiladas ever!

Seriously y’all, the combination of this deliciously creamy avocado sauce with corn, pepper jack cheese and cotija cheese is seriously scrumptious!

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Sheet Pan Salmon with Thai Sweet Chili Sauce

This Sheet Pan Salmon recipe with Thai Sweet Chili Sauce is easy to make in 29 minutes, it’s gluten free, healthy & baked with veggies for a complete meal!

This Sheet Pan Salmon recipe with Thai Sweet Chili Sauce is easy to make in 29 minutes, it's gluten free, healthy & baked with veggies for a complete meal!

Oh sheet pan meals, you’re my favorite! You dirty very few dishes, you’re quick and easy and you’re so trendy right now! 😉

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Sheet Pan Chicken Stuffed with Goat Cheese & Pesto

Sheet pan chicken is an easy, gluten free, one pan dish that takes under an hour to make. This recipe is stuffed with pesto and cheese, and served with zucchini and tomatoes!

Sheet pan chicken is an easy, gluten free, one pan dish that takes under an hour to make. This recipe is stuffed with pesto and cheese, and served with zucchini and tomatoes!

Alright y’all, so yesterday I introduced you to this delicious Pistachio Kale Pesto, and in that recipe post, I promised you all a sheet pan chicken recipe utilizing said pesto, and I’m here to deliver on my promise!

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Kale Pistachio Pesto

Fresh kale, pistachios and coconut oil are combined in this vegan, gluten free, healthy pistachio pesto recipe. It’s perfect with pasta, chicken or on pizza!