Monthly Archives: March 2015

Cheesy Mushroom Spinach Puff Pastry

This vegetarian spinach puff pastry recipe is filled with sautéed mushrooms, spinach, and cheddar cheese. Perfect as an appetizer or Meatless Monday dinner!

This vegetarian spinach puff pastry recipe is filled with sauteed mushrooms, spinach, and cheddar cheese. Perfect as an appetizer or meatless Monday dinner!

You would never know from the abundance of recipes on the blog containing mushrooms, that I’m a recently converted mushroom fan.

That’s right, mushrooms were not my favorite vegetable just a couple of years ago. As I tried different varieties of mushrooms in a variety of dishes, I realized that I absolutely love them!

From Portobello Stuffed Mushrooms to Brussels Sprout Mushroom Casseroles to Creamy Mushroom Chicken Parmesan, I seriously can’t get enough of this Vitamin B packed veggie!

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Crispy Thai Cashew Chicken

Gluten free cashew chicken is marinated in a delicious Thai chili sauce, then coated in crushed cashews & baked into sweet, spicy, crunchy chicken bites!

Crispy Thai Cashew Chicken Recipe

While visiting my brother in Washington D.C. about a month ago, he put in a request for a couple of new recipes.

One of those requests was for a new recipe using Trader Joe’s Cashew Meal. He and his girlfriend Liz love using the cashew meal in another recipe they found online and wanted a new recipe that incorporated the ingredient.

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Pulled Pork Tamale Casserole

Layers of corn masa, chipotle honey pulled pork, roasted poblano peppers & spicy cheddar cheese make up this delicious gluten free tamale casserole recipe.

Pulled Pork Tamale Casserole Recipe

Let me start this post by stating two facts:

  1. Tamales are really delicious.
  2. Tamales take a long time to make.

Given these two facts, I decided to combine my love of tamales with my love of simplifying recipes and make this totally scrumptious Pulled Pork Tamale Casserole!

All the deliciousness of a tamale without having to wrap up each individual tamale!

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Creamy Sriracha Beef Enchiladas

This beef enchiladas recipe combines spicy ground beef with creamy Sriracha sauce & lots of cheese for a delicious recipe that’s quick and easy to make!

Creamy Sriracha Beef Enchilada Recipe

It’s been an entire week since my last new recipe post on the blog! Why the long wait for a delicious new recipe you ask?! Because I took my first trip to New Orleans last week with two of my best friends!

If you follow me on Instagram you got to see all of the alligator holding (yup, that happened!) beignet eating, St Patricks Day glitter throwing, tutu wearing fun! I even created a Food Bloggers Guide to New Orleans with some of my favorite spots to eat, drink and shop in the city!

I loved the city and the food, and was so inspired to come home and create my own spins on beignets, shrimp and grits and jambalaya!

While this enchilada recipe was not inspired by my trip to New Orleans, it is a recipe I’ve been planning for a while now and I couldn’t wait to get home from my trip to whip it up!

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Healthy Mexican Breakfast Casserole

This gluten free & healthy Mexican Breakfast Casserole combines layers of turkey sausage and eggs with sweet potato hash, spinach, cheese and salsa!

Healthy Mexican Breakfast Casserole Recipe

I love breakfast! Breakfast in the morning, breakfast in the evening, breakfast on a Monday, breakfast on a Sunday. Pretty much anytime I can get my hands on delicious breakfast food, I’m in!

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Buffalo Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Buffalo sauce & blue cheese make these mashed potatoes super creamy & flavorful. This delicious recipe is made in under 45 minutes for a quick & easy side dish!

Buffalo Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Last week as I was preparing this Blue Cheese Buffalo Chicken & Pork Meatloaf for dinner, I thought, what goes better with meatloaf than mashed potatoes?

Then I thought, I must make a Buffalo Cheesy Mashed Potato Recipe to go with the meatloaf, and here we are!

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Blue Cheese Buffalo Chicken & Pork Meatloaf

This chicken & pork meatloaf recipe combines the delicious flavors of blue cheese, buffalo chicken and lean pork into the perfect dinner dish.

Blue Cheese Buffalo Chicken & Pork Meatloaf Recipe

When it comes to meatloaf, I’m totally a convert! I was never really a fan of it growing up, but now that I’ve put my own twists on the dish, I absolutely love it!

From Mexican Meatloaf, to Italian Meatloaf, to this delicious Buffalo Style Chicken & Pork Meatloaf, I’m now all about the simple, meaty dish!

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Irish Cream & Guinness Brookies

Irish Cream Guinness Brookies are made up of a layer of Guinness Brownies, topped with a layer of Irish Cream Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, perfect for St Patricks Day!

Guinness and Irish Cream Brookies Recipe

Hi my name is Whitney and I’m addicted to Brookies! It’s a brownie + a cookie, come on people!

Ever since I created the first brookie recipe on the blog for Gluten Free Nutella Brookies, then Red Velvet Brookies for Valentine’s Day, I’ve pretty much made it my mission in life to create every brookie combination possible!

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Mushroom Bacon Cheesy Pasta

Sauteed mushrooms and crispy bacon add flavor and texture to this scrumptious cheesy pasta recipe, made in just 29 minutes!

Mushroom Bacon Cheesy Pasta Recipe

When it comes to pasta, I’m a fan! Whether it’s Mediterranean Stuffed Shells, Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Penne, Taco Baked Ziti or Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese, if it includes pasta, I’m in!

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Stacked Beet Salad

This stacked beet salad is simple but elegant, a delicious gluten free and vegetarian appetizer or side dish for any meal.

Stacked Ricotta Beet Salad Recipe

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of trying one of San Diego’s newest restaurants, Stella Public House (updated 2019: Stella has since closed).

From the food and drinks, to the hospitality and decor, I immediately fell in love with this place!

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