Farro with Mushrooms & Asparagus

Have you tried farro? It is one of my favorite grains. I love using it in salads, soups, and more! I especially love it in this flavorful dish, Farro with Mushrooms & Asparagus. It has all of my favorite ingredients in one simple recipe. The dish s…

Have you tried farro? It is one of my favorite grains. I love using it in salads, soups, and more! I especially love it in this flavorful dish, Farro with Mushrooms & Asparagus. It has all of my favorite ingredients in one simple recipe. The dish starts with farro, the star, and then I add…

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The BEST Crispy Hash Browns (Restaurant-Style!)

After extensive testing and days of eating more than our fair share of potatoes, we’ve come up with a recipe for the BEST crispy hash browns! We tested russet and Yukon gold potatoes, various seasonings, steaming vs. boiling vs. raw, and too many metho…

The BEST Crispy Hash Browns (Restaurant-Style!)

After extensive testing and days of eating more than our fair share of potatoes, we’ve come up with a recipe for the BEST crispy hash browns! We tested russet and Yukon gold potatoes, various seasonings, steaming vs. boiling vs. raw, and too many methods to count. The result is homemade hash browns that taste just like diner-style potatoes, but healthier and less greasy!

They’re perfect for weekend brunch or making ahead and freezing for quick and easy breakfasts.

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Oatmeal Berry Smoothie Bowl

When you want oatmeal AND a smoothie bowl, try this delicious Oatmeal Berry Smoothie Bowl made with oats, frozen berries and bananas. Oatmeal Berry Smoothie Bowl This mixed berry smoothie bowl with oats is the perfect combination for a sweet and hearty breakfast. The cooked oatmeal makes it extra creamy and adds extra fiber. I […]

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When you want oatmeal AND a smoothie bowl, try this delicious Oatmeal Berry Smoothie Bowl made with oats, frozen berries and bananas.

Oatmeal Berry Smoothie Bowl
Oatmeal Berry Smoothie Bowl

This mixed berry smoothie bowl with oats is the perfect combination for a sweet and hearty breakfast. The cooked oatmeal makes it extra creamy and adds extra fiber. I used frozen strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, but you can use any combination of berries that you like. If you want to try some more breakfast smoothie bowl recipes, check out this Protein PB & J Smoothie Bowl and Strawberry Peanut Butter Swirl Smoothie Bowls.

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Lemon Butter Sauce

Earlier this spring, I started making this lemon butter sauce to serve with steamed artichokes. Since then, I’ve started serving it with so much more – pasta, roasted veggies, couscous. It’s deliciously buttery and rich, with a bright…


Earlier this spring, I started making this lemon butter sauce to serve with steamed artichokes. Since then, I’ve started serving it with so much more – pasta, roasted veggies, couscous. It’s deliciously buttery and rich, with a bright, savory flavor from lemon juice and garlic. You only need 5 ingredients to make it, and it comes together in less than 5 minutes. I mean, why not drizzle it over everything? Lemon Butter Sauce Recipe Ingredients You only need 5 ingredients to make this recipe: Butter, of course! I recommend using unsalted butter here. That way, you have complete control over the […]

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

It’s no secret that I am a cookie monster. I have created hundreds of cookie recipes over the years. I love them all, but this Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie (aka pizookie) is the ultimate cookie dessert! This giant chocolate chip cookie is made i…

It’s no secret that I am a cookie monster. I have created hundreds of cookie recipes over the years. I love them all, but this Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie (aka pizookie) is the ultimate cookie dessert! This giant chocolate chip cookie is made in a cast iron skillet so you don’t have to scoop the…

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Broccoli Pesto Pasta with Green Olives

Broccoli, pesto, and green olives—believe it! This pasta recipe tastes so fresh. It’s perfectly suited for springtime dinners, though I think you’ll want to keep it in…

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broccoli pesto pasta recipe

Broccoli, pesto, and green olives—believe it! This pasta recipe tastes so fresh. It’s perfectly suited for springtime dinners, though I think you’ll want to keep it in your repertoire for the rest of the year.

I wouldn’t have come up with this pasta combination myself, so I’m glad I found the recipe in my friend Kelly Senyei’s new cookbook, The Secret Ingredient Cookbook. You might know Kelly from her blog, Just a Taste. Kelly is a delightful person, a professionally trained chef and a hard-working mom to three boys, all under the age of five.

broccoli pesto pasta ingredients

Kelly’s new cookbook offers 125 family-friendly recipes with fun secret ingredient twists. I don’t want to spoil all the surprises, but I’m looking forward to trying the Caesar pasta salad (with avocado), Greek chopped salad (with halloumi cheese), 30-minute mac and cheese (with pumpkin) and mushroom ravioli with brown butter sauce (with goat cheese, and made entirely from scratch). And good gracious, wait until you see the desserts.

This broccoli pesto pasta recipe includes green olives as the secret ingredient. They offer a delicious briny olive flavor and cover up the flavor of the broccoli. She says her boys absolutely love this dish, so this dish is designed for the whole family. I found some ricotta in my fridge and really enjoyed a few dollops over my bowl. Serve it as you please!

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Bisteces a la Mexicana (Mexican Style Beef Stew)

Bisteces a la Mexicana is a flavorful Mexican-style beef stew that cooks on low heat with tomatoes, jalapenos, onion, herbs and spices. Bisteces a la Mexicana (Mexican Style Beef Stew) I make Colombian beef stew all the time (Carne Guisada) but wanted to try a Mexican version. Mexican beef has similar ingredients but uses jalapenos, […]

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Bisteces a la Mexicana is a flavorful Mexican-style beef stew that cooks on low heat with tomatoes, jalapenos, onion, herbs and spices.

Mexican Beef Stew

Bisteces a la Mexicana (Mexican Style Beef Stew)

I make Colombian beef stew all the time (Carne Guisada) but wanted to try a Mexican version. Mexican beef has similar ingredients but uses jalapenos, which Colombian beef stew never uses. In Colombia, this dish is usually served with rice and potato or yucca. In Mexico, they serve it with rice and tortillas, plus pickled jalapeno on the side.

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Savory Chickpea Pancakes with Leek and Mushrooms

When you need a quick snack, lunch, or easy (but deceptively fancy) dinner, these chickpea pancakes are just the thing! This recipe is a new favorite on our team because of its quick preparation and incredible flavor and texture.
After several rounds …

Savory Chickpea Pancakes with Leek and Mushrooms

When you need a quick snack, lunch, or easy (but deceptively fancy) dinner, these chickpea pancakes are just the thing! This recipe is a new favorite on our team because of its quick preparation and incredible flavor and texture.

After several rounds of testing, we perfected the ultimate tender pancake (that’s thin like a crepe) with crispy edges for maximum flavor. It can be enjoyed on its own, as a wrap, or filled with delicious veggies or spreads.

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Cheeseburger Crunch Wrap

This Cheeseburger Crunch Wrap is so easy, stuffed with classic burger ingredients and wrapped in a crunchy tortilla. Use any burger meat you wish here! Cheeseburger Crunch Wrap Recently I shared this Cheeseburger Crunch Wrap on my Instagram and Pinterest feed and it pretty much went viral! So many of you asked for the recipe […]

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This Cheeseburger Crunch Wrap is so easy, stuffed with classic burger ingredients and wrapped in a crunchy tortilla. Use any burger meat you wish here!

Turkey Cheeseburger Crunch Wrap
Cheeseburger Crunch Wrap

Recently I shared this Cheeseburger Crunch Wrap on my Instagram and Pinterest feed and it pretty much went viral! So many of you asked for the recipe so here it is. Inspired by Taco Bell’s popular Crunch Wrap Supreme, only with hamburger ingredients on a low-carb wrap for a fun twist on the classic. For more unique cheeseburger recipes, try my Inside Out Turkey Cheeseburgers, Cheeseburger Soup, and Cheeseburger Salad.

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Foolproof French Toast

Let’s hear it for French toast! The best French toast is seared golden on the outside, tender in the middle, lightly sweet and deliciously custard-y. This French…

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best French toast recipe

Let’s hear it for French toast! The best French toast is seared golden on the outside, tender in the middle, lightly sweet and deliciously custard-y. This French toast recipe meets all of those qualifications with flying colors.

This recipe bypasses all of the common French toast downfalls. Perhaps your previous attempts have yielded soggy, falling apart, eggy toast—never again! I’ve studied French toast techniques and this recipe will not let you down.

French toast ingredients

French toast, known as pain perdu in France, is one of many brilliant uses for stale bread. It’s true that French toast turns out best when made with stale bread. However, you can absolutely make French toast if your bread is still fresh. The trick is to quickly dehydrate sliced bread in the oven so your French bread doesn’t turn out too soggy—I’ll walk you through this step below.

This French toast is perfect for a special brunch at home. Make some for Mom tomorrow? (Here are more Mother’s Day recipes.) The recipe is simple enough to make on a regular weekend as well. Let’s make some!

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