Chicken Verde Soup with Salted Yogurt.

Chicken verde soup is about to warm up your Monday! Welcome to your new favorite dinner! Yes. I realize if I had a quarter for every time I opened a blog post like that, I would be a billionaire and probably spend all my money on shoes. But I just can’t everrrrr pick a favorite. […]

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Chicken verde soup is about to warm up your Monday!

This chicken verde soup is easy to make and comes together quickly. It's served with salted yogurt dolloped on top and it's delish!

Welcome to your new favorite dinner!

Yes. I realize if I had a quarter for every time I opened a blog post like that, I would be a billionaire and probably spend all my money on shoes.

But I just can’t everrrrr pick a favorite. I’ve never been able to – like my entire life, I’ve never been able to pick JUST ONE FAVORITE – so multiple things end up as favorites. 

It’s like a collection. I have a collection of favorites.

That includes everything.

Sorry?

This chicken verde soup is easy to make and comes together quickly. It's served with salted yogurt dolloped on top and it's delish!

This soup is really a cheater’s chicken verde soup. Instead of actual tomatillos we’re going to use salsa verde. Majorly cheating, I know. 

But see, tomatillos aren’t always available to me, so I had to figure something out. Plus, this ended up being delicious! 

salted yogurt

It’s one of those soups that comes together in a little over 30 minutes and still tastes fantastic! It doesn’t have to simmer all day (though, sure, it does taste incredible the next day too), you can use a rotisserie (or leftover!) chicken and it’s the perfect weeknight meal.

Cozy, comforting, not too heavy, very delicious.

This chicken verde soup is easy to make and comes together quickly. It's served with salted yogurt dolloped on top and it's delish!

Now let’s talk about the toppings! Yes, my soups and chilis are all about the toppings but this one is a game changer. Of course, I want my classic toppings like chips and cheese and cilantro and maybe radishes (too bad I ruined the alliteration there) and stuff like that. 

But here, we’re also going to make a salted yogurt. YES. Say it with me. Salted yogurt!

It sounds weird, but it’s incredible dolloped on top of soup.

To make it, you whisk together buttermilk, greek yogurt and… salt. It’s very easy!

This chicken verde soup is easy to make and comes together quickly. It's served with salted yogurt dolloped on top and it's delish!

I’ve tried it on a few different soups now, but topping this one is by far my favorite. Maybe it’s because it’s kinda of like adding sour cream (but not really) or because it takes away some of the brothy-ness of the soup and makes it feel more comforting. 

Either way, it’s GOOD.

Oh oh oh and what’s really good is dipping an entire chip in your soup and scooping up the chicken verde mess AND the salted yogurt. Heck yes. Give me all of it. 

ENJOY.

This chicken verde soup is easy to make and comes together quickly. It's served with salted yogurt dolloped on top and it's delish!

Chicken Verde Soup

Chicken Verde Soup with Salted Yogurt

This chicken verde soup is easy to make and comes together quickly. It’s served with salted yogurt dolloped on top and it’s delish!

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 poblano peppers, (seeded and diced)
  • 1 sweet onion, (diced)
  • 4 garlic clove, (minced)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups shredded chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ cup your favorite beer
  • 1 14 ounce can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 to 4 cups chicken stock
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ⅔ cup salsa verde

for topping:

  • tortilla chips
  • cilantro
  • radish slices
  • lime wedges

salted yogurt

  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt, (I like whole milk or 2%)
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  1. Heat a large pot over medium-low heat and add olive oil. Add in the peppers, onions and garlic cloves with the salt and pepper. Stir to coat. Cook, stirring often, until softened, about 5 to 6 minutes.
  2. Stir in the shredded chicken breasts, along with the cumin, paprika and chili powder. Stir and mix until everything is coated, then cook for another 5 minutes. Use the beer to deglaze the pan – pour it in and stir to remove all the brown bits from the bottom.
  3. Add in the beans, chicken stock, lime juice and salsa verde. Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce it to a simmer. Cover and cook for 15 minutes, just so everything can come together.
  4. Serve with a dollop of the yogurt, tortilla chips, fresh cilantro, radish slices

salted yogurt

  1. Whisk together the ingredients until combined. This stays good in the fridge for a day or two!

salted yogurt from bon appetit

This chicken verde soup is easy to make and comes together quickly. It's served with salted yogurt dolloped on top and it's delish!

Very much here for all of it.

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Salted Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate.

True story: I will never turn down a mug of peanut butter hot chocolate. Especially with peanut butter whipped cream! It’s only the best combination in the world, you know? Sure there are others that I frequently mention, like bread and butter, or cheese and olives, almond butter and strawberry jam. But I don’t think […]

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True story: I will never turn down a mug of peanut butter hot chocolate.

This salted peanut butter hot chocolate is a hug in a mug! It's super decadent, indulgent and cozy. Everyone's favorite flavors in one drink!

Especially with peanut butter whipped cream!

It’s only the best combination in the world, you know?

Sure there are others that I frequently mention, like bread and butter, or cheese and olives, almond butter and strawberry jam.

But I don’t think many people will argue that peanut butter + chocolate is THEEEE flavor combo. 

hot chocolate ready to make

Last week I was devastated to learn that City Bakery in NYC closed. They have the most indulgent, rich hot chocolate – one that you have maybe once a year because it’s so decadent. It’s a hot chocolate that I think about all the time.

This isn’t exactly that, but it’s definitely hot CHOCOLATE. High-quality chocolate swirled into hot milk until melted and thick. OMG. I want a mug of it right now.

hot chocolate with marshmallows

I obviously didn’t know the difference between hot cocoa and hot chocolate when I was a kid. (Or, frankly, in 2009 when I made a recipe called salted hot chocolate and used cocoa powder! Whomp whomp. I hate myself.)

At our house, we were a hot cocoa family – my mom would buy the boxes with single serving packets and we loved them. 

But I distinctly remember sled riding with a friend at her grandma’s house, and her grandma making us hot chocolate on the stovetop. !!!!!

It.was.insane.

So chocolatey! So delicious! It was like dessert in a glass. 

peanut butter whipped cream

That’s what we have here. Chocolate melted into milk with creamy peanut butter and flaked sea salt. This recipe has both chocolate AND cocoa powder, so it’s doing double duty and it makes a mug extra flavorful. 

This salted peanut butter hot chocolate is a hug in a mug! It's super decadent, indulgent and cozy. Everyone's favorite flavors in one drink!

And it’s topped with a peanut butter whipped cream, which is unsweetened so it cuts the richness of the hot chocolate perfectly.

Oh and a shower of flaked sea salt rains down on top too!

This salted peanut butter hot chocolate is a hug in a mug! It's super decadent, indulgent and cozy. Everyone's favorite flavors in one drink!

This kind of reminds me of my favorite slow cooker coconut hot chocolate, which is so decadent that you can freeze it and make a pudding-like dessert out of the leftovers. It’s like bonus hot chocolate.

And everything I want to drink on a chilly night!

This salted peanut butter hot chocolate is a hug in a mug! It's super decadent, indulgent and cozy. Everyone's favorite flavors in one drink!

Salted Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

Salted Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

This salted peanut butter hot chocolate is a hug in a mug! It’s super decadent, indulgent and cozy. Everyone’s favorite flavors in one drink!

  • ½ cup water
  • 2 cups milk ((whole or coconut milk makes it the creamiest!))
  • 1 cup half and half or heavy cream or coconut milk/cream ((for dairy free))
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 8 ounces high-quality dark chocolate, (chopped)
  • ⅓ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ teaspoon flaked sea salt, (plus more for topping)
  • mini marshmallows, (for serving)

peanut butter whipped cream

  • 1 cup cold heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  1. Place the water, milk and cream in a saucepan over low heat. Heat until the mixture is just warm and bubbles appear around the edges. Whisk in the sugar and cocoa until they dissolve. Stir in the chocolate and peanut butter with a wooden spoon, stirring often and cooking until both are fully melted. Stir in the sea salt.
  2. Once melted, divide the hot chocolate between mugs. Top with the whipped cream and mini marshmallows. Sprinkle on more flaked sea salt.

peanut butter whipped cream

  1. Place the cold cream in a bowl of your electric mixer. Add the peanut butter and beat the mixture on medium to high speed, until peaks form. Scoop the whipped cream into the hot chocolate!
  2. Note: I do not add any extra sugar to this whipped cream. The hot chocolate is already very sweet, so this cuts it nicely.

This salted peanut butter hot chocolate is a hug in a mug! It's super decadent, indulgent and cozy. Everyone's favorite flavors in one drink!

Might just curl up and nap on that whipped cream pile.

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Salted Pretzel S’mores Crunch Bars.

Your weekend called! They asked for s’mores bars. It’s Friday eve and if you know me, you know that I love a Thursday. The anticipation of the weekend is so real. And we get to experience it weekly! Make a treat because it’s time to celebrate. S’mores are not just a summer thing for me. […]

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Your weekend called! They asked for s’mores bars.

These indulgent s'mores bars are crispy and crunchy and studded with salted pretzels! Toasted marshmallow and dark chocolate make these the best treat ever!

It’s Friday eve and if you know me, you know that I love a Thursday. The anticipation of the weekend is so real. And we get to experience it weekly!

Make a treat because it’s time to celebrate.

chocolate and marshmallow

S’mores are not just a summer thing for me. Heck, I will make one over the grill in January! I love how they carry into fall (hello bonfires) and the chillier months too. However! They tend to get so much more love in summer… and we should put an end to that.

salted rice krispie chocolate bars

So here we are with one month of summer left and I need all things s’mores. These bars are a cross between rice krispie treats and fudge. They sort of remind me of the rice krispie topping on the most popular brownies EVER or these nutella crunch brownies. They are chewy and gooey like rice krispie treats because the chocolate holds everything together. But they are crunchy and dense and super rich and delicious. 

And filled with SALTED PRETZELS!!

These indulgent s'mores bars are crispy and crunchy and studded with salted pretzels! Toasted marshmallow and dark chocolate make these the best treat ever!

I couldn’t care less about pretzels. At least, most of the time. My kids are both obsessed with pretzels. Like, beg for pretzels every single day obsessed. It’s crazy to me! 

Sure, I like pretzels on or in certain things, but just plain pretzels? They don’t do it for me.

That means that I have tons of pretzels around all the time and that I’m not tempted by my kids’ snacks. However, it also means I can steal said pretzels intended for their snacks and throw them in s’mores bars to make a crazy delicious dessert.

These indulgent s'mores bars are crispy and crunchy and studded with salted pretzels! Toasted marshmallow and dark chocolate make these the best treat ever!

These are dangerous. Oooooh!

These indulgent s'mores bars are crispy and crunchy and studded with salted pretzels! Toasted marshmallow and dark chocolate make these the best treat ever!

These bars are crunchy, chocolatey and marshmallowy. I LIVE for them.

Oh oh and they are basically no-bake bars!

Here’s how I did the marshmallow layer to toast the top: refrigerate the bars for a hot minute and then once they are cold, top with alllll the mini marshmallows. Set the pan under the broiler for 1 to 2 more (hot?) minutes and allow the marshmallows to get all bubbly and brown. This toasts and slightly melts the marshmallows without melting the chocolate from the bars. It’s awesome.

These indulgent s'mores bars are crispy and crunchy and studded with salted pretzels! Toasted marshmallow and dark chocolate make these the best treat ever!

Seriously just LOOK at that crunchy center!

These indulgent s'mores bars are crispy and crunchy and studded with salted pretzels! Toasted marshmallow and dark chocolate make these the best treat ever!

S’mores Bars

Salted Pretzel S’mores Bars

These indulgent s’mores bars are crispy and crunchy and studded with salted pretzels! Toasted marshmallow and dark chocolate make these the best treat ever!

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 10 ounces mini marshmallows
  • 6 ounces dark chocolate, (finely chopped)
  • 4 ounces milk chocolate, (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups crisped rice cereal
  • 1 ½ cups salted mini pretzel twists, (some crushed, some not)
  • 6 ounces mini marshmallows
  1. Line an 8×8 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Place the butter and marshmallows in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring after each, until the butter and marshmallows are melted and smooth. Stir in the chocolate until smooth. If necessary, you can microwave one more time, but you don’t want the chocolate to seize, so try to stir for a few minutes until it melts. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  3. Fold the cereal and pretzels in with a large spatula. This will take a few minutes because it’s super sticky and you don’t want to totally crush all the cereal. Make sure it’s all coated evenly. Press the mixture in the lined baking dish and even out the top with a spatula. Refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours.
  4. Remove the bars from the fridge and immediately cover the top with mini marshmallows. Heat the broiler in your over to high. Set the bars under the broiler for 1 to 2 minutes, watching the entire time, until they are golden and bubbly. Remove the dish from the oven. Use a sharp knife to cut the bars into squares. Some of the marshmallow might be gooey but slowly and gently slice through it. Serve the bars immediately!

slightly adapted from good housekeeping autumn magazine

These indulgent s'mores bars are crispy and crunchy and studded with salted pretzels! Toasted marshmallow and dark chocolate make these the best treat ever!

These bars are my life coach.

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