A rich ice cream that tastes like pie!!
Have you heard about brown butter? I’ve been seeing it all over the place: in cookies, cakes, pastas, egg dishes, tarts – it’s everywhere! Apparently it has been used in recipes for a long time, but I have been seeing it lately a ton! Brown butter is simply butter that has been melted down and cooked until browned. The obsession over this quick trick has to do with the increased, rich flavor and the nutty aroma brown butter produces. After trying it out myself, I gotta say, the obsession is justified. It’s just butter (which is, well, one of my favorite ingredients) made 10 times better!
A step-by-step tutorial to the best garnish: chocolate curls!
GUYS. This is my favorite post because this is the easiest recipe with the most impressive result! Those are always the best, right? I love, LOVE making chocolate curls because it makes your cake/parfait/cupcake/plate look amazing with so little effort! Before first trying these, I thought these little guys would be tough to make, but they’re actually so simple! You first saw these featured on my Flourless Quinoa Chocolate Cake and now you’ll see the whole process.
There are many different methods to making chocolate curls. I’ve tried several and this way is by far the easiest and the most reliable. Here’s what you’re going to do:
A recipe inspired by the soft and delicious Clif Bars
I LOVE granola bars! I see granola bar recipes on Pinterest all the time and I try a new one every once in awhile. So many delicious variations out there and I thought I’d throw my own version into the mix!
Granola bars make the perfect grab-and-go breakfast and they’re also a great snack. My husband and I enjoy hiking (we even got engaged on a hike!) and I always pack granola bars. I’m one of those people who need to be feed every two hours and there is no way I can start up a mountain without a backpack of goodies. So, in a granola bar, I’m looking for something that provides energy and fills me up. This recipe is stuffed with so many healthy, substantial ingredients that it will keep you fully satisfied! Continue reading!
Hi all! Today I’m kicking off a new series of monthly highlights. In these posts, I’ll share a little about my month, the dishes I posted about, the recipes I’m trying, and more!
This month has been crazy, y’all! I expected a quiet month before summer kicked off. There wasn’t much on the calendar and I was focused on finishing my last four weeks of college (eeek!!!) strong. Instead, I found myself racing between writing final papers, working my on-campus marketing job, and starting my new post-grad job – yay for employment!! But, wow, nearly 30 hours a week of work plus full-time school is no joke! Now I just have three finals between me and graduation and I am ready to do this!!
A perfect, simple, and quick picnic dessert
Isn’t springtime the best? The weather is warm; the sky is beautiful, and the sun, OH THE SUN, is around all the time!! I wake up at 6am everyday and there is just nothing like waking up to see sun peeking through the blinds. I usually just about hop out of bed, but with that gorgeous sunshine – I’m practically dancing out of bed! And the sun hangs out so much later at night too. In the winter I’m falling asleep around 7pm because it’s so darn dark and depressing. Now the sun sticks around so much later and I feel so productive and energized! So crazy how much light affects us.
Last weekend my husband and I attended a fun church potluck at a nearby park. And, well, it wasn’t exactly the warmest day. It was windy and chilly, but nothing a few attempts on the monkey bars and the climbing wall couldn’t fix. We were assigned to bring a dessert and I searched for an easy dessert I could throw together. It was such a busy week and I needed something I could prepare ahead. And I hoped for a dessert that would take less than 30 minutes to make and suited a picnic. Of course my kitchen at that point was still overflowing with my multiple batches of meringues, but that just didn’t seem like picnic food, or is that just me?
A hearty one-skillet whole wheat pasta dish with a punch of lemon!
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