What To Eat This Week: 1/23/22.

This week’s menu is SO delicious!! Truly some of our family’s favorite meals ever are stacked this week. I can’t wait! What’s on your menu this week?! What To Eat This Week Kick things off with a batch of my lentil veggie bolognese! You can freeze half of this too. Make my one pot salsa […]

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This week’s menu is SO delicious!!

what to eat this week

Truly some of our family’s favorite meals ever are stacked this week. I can’t wait!

What’s on your menu this week?!

What To Eat This Week

Kick things off with a batch of my lentil veggie bolognese! You can freeze half of this too.

Make my one pot salsa chicken quinoa for taco tuesday!

This 20 minute basil chickpea curry is a huge favorite of ours. Don’t forget to make the naan.

Blackened shrimp kale caesar salad for the win! It’s deeeelish.

This brussels fontina pistachio puff pastry is incredible. Serve it with my citrus crunch salad for extra veggies and texture!

Everyone LOVES these french onion meatballs. The best best best.

Make a batch of this cauliflower farro salad for lunches. It’s so delicious the longer it sits.

Finally, I’m getting in the pumpkin as much as I can. These pumpkin oats are one of my favorites of all time.

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Currently Crushing On.

Happy Saturday! This week on the blog, I shared this delicious rainbow crunch salad! I also shared this easy baked ravioli with spinach and the most delicious cacio e pepe roasted cauliflower. YUM. I also shared my January favorites! You can find them here. And here’s a new weekly menu along with a new week […]

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Happy Saturday!

This week on the blog, I shared this delicious rainbow crunch salad! I also shared this easy baked ravioli with spinach and the most delicious cacio e pepe roasted cauliflower. YUM.

I also shared my January favorites! You can find them here.

And here’s a new weekly menu along with a new week in our life post.

Also! You can order your copy of Everyday Dinners now! It is on still on MAJOR sale at the moment. Go ahead and grab a few books for gifts, because I have no clue how long that price will last! Once you have your book, be sure to join the Everyday Dinners Cookbook Club too. It’s been going strong since The Pretty Dish came out in 2018 and it’s super fun! I am LOVING seeing all of your creations on instagram and in our cookbook club. Join now so you can enjoy the challenges and giveaways! New challenge just started a few weeks ago.

Have a lovely weekend! xo

What I’m Loving This Week

Mexican roasted vegetables look amazing.

Dying for this ricotta white bean dip.

Copycat trader joe’s chocolate mint stars. Love this.

These sweet potato grits are calling my name.

Spicy chicken tortilla soup looks incredible.

Love the idea of this veggie pizza dip.

Creamy vanilla chip smoothie?! Yum.

Craving bean and cheese taquitos.

Baked goat cheese pasta looks divine.

How good do these chicken nacho peppers sound?!

Raspberry curd! Delicious and pretty.

How to make the perfect round egg.

Roasted tomato and shallot quiche!

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Cacio e Pepe Roasted Cauliflower.

This roasted cacio e pepe cauliflower is your new go-to side dish! It’s golden and crisp and cheesy and so flavorful with a hint of spice. More importantly, it goes with just about anything! I’ve got the best side dish coming right at you! This cacio e pepe can go right alongside all of your […]

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This roasted cacio e pepe cauliflower is your new go-to side dish! It’s golden and crisp and cheesy and so flavorful with a hint of spice. More importantly, it goes with just about anything!

I’ve got the best side dish coming right at you!

cacio e pepe roasted cauliflower

This cacio e pepe can go right alongside all of your favorite winter dishes. It’s crispy and roasted and cheesy and fabulous. 

cauliflower ready for the oven

I’ve made this cauliflower approximately a million times. It’s one of our favorite ways to eat cauliflower and everyone loves it!

The thing is, I never really measure the ingredients out. Cacio e pepe means cheese and pepper, so that’s what I go with.

Lots of cheese and lots of pepper! 

cacio e pepe roasted cauliflower

I like to use melted butter to roast the cauliflower as opposed to olive oil. I do this with my cacio e pepe roasted brussels sprouts and those are a dream too.

I’m not the hugest fan of black peppercorns in general, but when it comes to cacio e pepe I am always up for it. I love the pasta dish and I love anything else with pecorino romano, as expected. Cheese should be my middle name!

cacio e pepe roasted cauliflower

This is what makes the cacio e pepe cauliflower exceptional:

  • I drizzle melted butter and black pepper all over the cauliflower florets. I don’t even use salt here. The cheese is so super salty that it takes care of it! 
  • Then I also add a sprinkle of the cheese BEFORE roasting. Not much of this cheese stays on the cauliflower – most of it tends to fall off onto the pan, which creates a delicious golden, cheesy crust.
  • Once the cauliflower is roasted, I like to cover it with another shower of cheese. Since the cauliflower is hot, the cheese melts almost instantly on top. 
  • I let the pan sit for a minute. Cool just for a few minutes, allowing the cheese on the pan and on the cauliflower set. Then I scoop it all up onto a serving platter. Or, um, right into my mouth! 

cacio e pepe roasted cauliflower

This is one of those roasted vegetable dishes that you want to eat straight off the pan. Like standing-over-the-oven mode, fork in hand, just taking bite after bite because it’s so delicious! (more…)

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January Favorites.

Here’s a peek at everything I loved in January 2022! xo HOME Smeg Citrus Juicer. Every year at this time I sing the praises of our smeg juicer. It is SO worth it. The fresh juicer is absolutely incredibly. And this could not be easier to clean! iPad Air Smart Keyboard Folio. I can’t believe […]

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january favorites

Here’s a peek at everything I loved in January 2022! xo

HOME

Smeg Citrus Juicer. Every year at this time I sing the praises of our smeg juicer. It is SO worth it. The fresh juicer is absolutely incredibly. And this could not be easier to clean!

iPad Air Smart Keyboard Folio. I can’t believe how much I love this. I use an iPad air in my car for work every weekday. I spend a lot of time in the car for school pickups and yes, which I love the iPad, the keyboard folio is what I love the most! It’s so structured and sturdy and I just love typing on it. We also use this at home to prop up the iPad and it’s great.

Portable charger. I love love love how tiny this is! It works great – it doesn’t last super long, but definitely lasts long enough. It will give you a full charge in a few hours for sure.

Laptop desk. Got one of these for christmas and it has been life changing. Whyyyy did I wait so long?

FOOD

Well Seasoned Box!! We are loving the well seasoned meats this month! They have honestly made dinner so easy for me right now, haha. That’s always a win. The buffalo chicken sausage and sous vide carne asada are our faves. Also, if you use the code HSE25 you can get 25% off a box right now!

Peppermint Spoons. I had these on our hot cocoa bar and they are a big hit. Right now is major hot cocoa season here, and these little peppermint stirrers are so lovely! They would also be great in coffee if you like that.

Trader Joe’s Peanuts for Chocolate Ice Cream. Oh my gosh. This is like my favorite chocolate peanut butter ice cream from Kilwins. It is SO good. I wish it came in a huge tub, haha.

Grillo’s Pickle Chips. I have always been a huge pickle freak. These might be the best I’ve ever had. I can find a huge tub of the spears at Costco but also the smaller ones at my local grocery store. They are to die for!

My emerald kale salad. This has been on rotation this month!! Especially on the weekends with some crispy chicken. I mean… yum.

FASHION

Lululemon Back in Action Shirt. These are the best and I know they’re a repeat here but I just must say how much I love them again! So flattering and comfy.

Ugg Ultra Minis. Can I call these fashion? Um I LOVE THEM. I always wear the short black uggs in the winter to run quick errands or even in my house. They are such a cozy staple. But I am loving these in black too. I actually think they are cuter than the taller ones. And ridiculously comfortable of course.

Loeffler Randall Gold Sparkle Pouch. This might be my favorite purchase in all of 2021. It’s SO sparkly (pics don’t do it justice) and it reminds me of my grandma’s old purses (in a good way). I love the cross body, it’s sturdy and it fits a good amount. It’s obviously not for everyday or casual wear, but I can’t help how much I adore it.

BEAUTY

By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder. I’ve used this powder for years but I just bought a new one and can’t stress how much I adore it. I use it to set my under eye concealer and it works SO super well. This powder is very light and hydrating and lasts forever.

Westman Atelier Super Loaded Tinted Highlight in Peau de Peche. I’ve mentioned this before and I LOVE it, especially in the winter months. It gives your skin the best glow ever – perfect color, a little shimmer – it’s gorgeous!

Revision Lip Replenisher. I must sing the praises of this again. If you are struggling with dry lips, OMG. Get this. You will be blown away.

MEDIA

The Charm Offensive. Oh my gosh – this book is SO cute. I highly highly suggest if you want a light and fun read this month. More coming in my January book reviews.

Dexter. My TV favorite could have easily gone to Yellowstone, but that’s a given. Dexter was a surprise to me, I can’t even BELIEVE how much I loved this bonus season. I am sad it’s over!

KIDS

Zip Gloves. If you live in a cold climate with kids, you NEED these!! They are incredible – they open completely to zip so they are very easy to get on and off. Trying to get gloves on my kids since they were babies has been a nightmare. Both kids love these and we have two pairs. Max keeps one in his backpack too!

Mia Penguin Teether. Jordan loves this. It has a handle inside so it acts like a glove over the baby’s hand (kind of like the munch mitt, but better!) and he loves to chew on it.

Water Color Brush Pens. My kids are obsessed with painting. Actually, anything with art, but especially painting. These water color pens are so fun! Fill them with water and dip!

Kyte Baby Bibs. I love Kyte baby clothes and blankets, but especially their bibs. Jordan is SO drooly right now and we easily go through three of these a day. They are my favorite ones, so soft and silky. P.S. it’s suggested that you don’t put kyte baby products in the dryer, but I don’t have time for that. So I do put these in the dryer and they are absolutely fine!

[none of this is sponsored, i just love to tell you what i love every month! there are a few general affiliate links above! xo]

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Burrata Baked Ravioli with Spinach.

This baked ravioli is so easy and delicious! Made with frozen ravioli, marinara, ground turkey, spinach and burrata cheese, it’s a huge crowd pleaser and perfect comfort food. My new favorite way to eat ravioli is baked in a blanket of burrata. Just wait! This baked ravioli is so extra cozy and a wonderful pasta […]

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This baked ravioli is so easy and delicious! Made with frozen ravioli, marinara, ground turkey, spinach and burrata cheese, it’s a huge crowd pleaser and perfect comfort food.

My new favorite way to eat ravioli is baked in a blanket of burrata. Just wait!

baked ravioli with spinach

This baked ravioli is so extra cozy and a wonderful pasta dish that you can throw together for dinner tonight. 

I love when a baked pasta dish can be the entire meal. This baked ravioli is made with ground turkey, marinara, burrata cheese and frozen ravioli and is super satisfying. If you want something on the side, I highly suggest the howsweeteats house salad which is basically the best salad ever. It goes with everything!

baking dish with marinara and ravioli

I have a Burrata Baked Ziti recipe in Everyday Dinners and we LOVE it. When I created that recipe, I wanted to do a baked pasta loaded with vegetables. I think the working title was “pasta with extra veg” or something of the sort. I wanted it to be a dish that you could load up with fresh vegetables or even leftover roasted vegetables. 

And I loved baked pasta practically for that reason alone! I don’t add the vegetables to hide them, but I find that it’s a great way to get an assortment of vegetables. And a delicious way too! No one is complaining about that.

ground turkey and spinach in marinara

Because our family loves baked pasta dishes so much, I’ve been dying to try a version with ravioli. I love this recipe because you can use ANY ravioli. Cheese ravioli, meat ravioli, spinach ravioli, etc. Whatever you can find or whatever your favorite is. And the best part? Um, the ravioli can be frozen. Like, straight from the freezer! It works. 

baked ravioli with spinach

And yes, I like to toss in a ton of spinach. I do this with the ground turkey mixture so it cooks down nicely. The layers are perfect. The cheese is melty. It bakes together so wonderfully. Like my burrata baked ziti in the book, you could add whatever other vegetables you have or love. 

baked ravioli with spinach out of the oven

How I make the ravioli come together:

I use a jar of my favorite marinara (I love Raos!) and reserve about ¾ of a cup from the jar. I use the reserved marinara for the bottom base layer and the top. 

Brown some ground turkey or even ground beef if you wish. I use lots of garlic too. I pour the rest of the marinara jar into the meat. Once that is simmering, I add in all the spinach and stir until it wilts.

Time to layer! I like to use cheese ravioli because I am a cheese freak. Any kind works. Frozen or thawed works. I do a base layer of marinara, a layer of ravioli, a layer of ground turkey then a sprinkle of cheese.

Once the layers are finished, I top it with the reserved marinara and some burrata cheese that I pull apart. Then bake!

baked ravioli with spinach

I mean, just look at how melty and cheesy and saucy this is! (more…)

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Tuesday Things.

1. Are you guys playing Wordle?! I am obsessed. I’ve managed to almost all since I started playing but there are many that I barely got on the last try, attempting to unscramble the words on paper, haha! I love it. 2. Um this smoked spicy pomegranate margarita? I need one. 3. Yesterday we had […]

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1. Are you guys playing Wordle?! I am obsessed. I’ve managed to almost all since I started playing but there are many that I barely got on the last try, attempting to unscramble the words on paper, haha! I love it.

2. Um this smoked spicy pomegranate margarita? I need one.

3. Yesterday we had a legit snow day and it was so fun. What’s your go-to snow day meal? There were SO many things I wanted to make that it was hard to choose. I ended up going with my vodka pasta and parmesan chicken.

4. Our friendships evolve because we do. This is amazing.

5. Last week I went an entire day without realizing I was wearing my shirt inside out. WHYYYY.

6. TV things!! Totally forgot to mention Euphoria last week. It’s still wild to me but I actually got into this season quickly since we know the characters. It’s just so dark! We’re also watching 1883 and I like it a lot more than I thought I would. It’s just very depressing and I’m not in a mental state for that. Ha! Still can’t get over last week’s Dexter finale.

7. Please tell me that the Encanto soundtrack is also running your life. We don’t talk about Bruno.

8. How to make the most of your 24 hours.

9. I am able to tell the year just by looking at certain food photos of mine. The style dictates the year. Isn’t that funny?

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Rainbow Citrus Crunch Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette.

This rainbow citrus salad is so crunchy, full of delicious texture and flavor! Blood oranges, red cabbage, spinach, avocado and a sesame vinaigrette bring this all together to create the most vibrant, beautiful bowl. Nothing can beat the winter blues like this vibrant crunchy salad. This beauty is so loaded with flavor that you won’t […]

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This rainbow citrus salad is so crunchy, full of delicious texture and flavor! Blood oranges, red cabbage, spinach, avocado and a sesame vinaigrette bring this all together to create the most vibrant, beautiful bowl.

Nothing can beat the winter blues like this vibrant crunchy salad.

rainbow citrus crunch salad

This beauty is so loaded with flavor that you won’t believe it. Serve it as a main dish or your side – heck, serve it at a party! It’s pretty to look at and delicious to eat so it checks allll the boxes. Top it with your favorite protein if you wish. It’s amazing! 

blood oranges, cucumber, jalapenos, tomatoes

I mean, just look at these stunning ingredients?! They are incredible on their own but when topped with the sesame vinaigrette… wowza. You won’t believe it. It will be in the rotation stat!

red cabbage and salad mix ins

This salad is a copycat of the Miami salad from Kaya. They have the BEST salads – so vibrant and plentiful with lots of fruit and vegetables. And crunch! You may remember a few years ago when I recreated their spicy rainbow salad. Oh my gosh – that one is just so, so good.

And this is no different! Their Miami salad has a base of red cabbage, sliced into super thin strips. While this is never something I would even consider starting a salad with, it works. I promise. 

red cabbage and salad greens

The red cabbage strips are SO crunchy. They have super crisp and crunchy texture, but when marinated in the sesame vinaigrette for a few minutes, the coarseness breaks down and they become perfect for salad. Kind of like how kale does. It’s great! 

Kaya uses regular oranges for their salad but since we’re in the height of citrus season, I had to go with blood oranges. They are so beautiful and wonderfully sweet. 

rainbow citrus crunch salad

This is everything that’s going into our rainbow citrus salad for extra crunch and flavor:

  • Thinly sliced red cabbage
  • A few handfuls of baby spinach and/or arugula 
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Chopped cucumber
  • Blood oranges
  • Avocado
  • Sliced jalapeno peppers
  • Goat cheese
  • Roasted, salted pepitas
  • Sesame seeds
  • And a sesame vinaigrette! 

rainbow citrus crunch salad

The spinach and arugula bulks up the salad nicely. It really adds some satiety to it as well as a little more crunch.

The tomatoes, cucumber and oranges are a given. Chop them however you wish and toss them in! Same with the avocado. Slices or chunks, you can’t go wrong.

Bloood orange are my favorite, but navel oranges, cara cara or even pre segmented mandarin slices would also work in a pinch. 

The jalapeno peppers are optional. I am someone who doesn’t love heat but I like to keep these in there. I suggest going with the round slices because then you can really see them and they are easy to avoid!  (more…)

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A Week In The Life, Vol 3.

We had a big week! Starting with this little babe who turned 7 months. HOW?! He and Max are obsessed with each other. He’s such a little fluffball! And these two and pretty darn sweet too. This week we finally moved Jordan into his own room. UGH!! It killed me. Can’t he just sleep in […]

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We had a big week!

Starting with this little babe who turned 7 months. HOW?!

He and Max are obsessed with each other.

He’s such a little fluffball!

And these two and pretty darn sweet too.

This week we finally moved Jordan into his own room. UGH!! It killed me. Can’t he just sleep in the crib next to me forever? It was so hard and breaks my heart, especially as the last baby.

He still needs a quick little 4th cat nap in the evening so if I can, I let him snuggle me so he doesn’t sleep too much before bed. I want to hold him to sleep every minute of the day.

Emilia is obsessed with making french toast. Except she calls it “cinnamon french toast crunch.”

Then he turned 7 months!

I don’t know how it’s possible.

Avocado toast made it into the favorites.

Apologies. I think messy kid eating pictures are really gross (when it’s not your kid) but I had to document because he loved it so much.

This was our favorite of the week!! It’s buffalo chicken sausage and it’s AMAZING. It’s from Well Seasoned which is where Lacy’s husband works. They have these incredible custom boxes of seasoned meats at really good prices and we’re obsessed. This buffalo chicken sausage is wonderful, we love the sous vide steaks (they just need seared and are really high quality), the wings, pork tenderloin and cilantro lime chicken. It’s all really good.

He gave me a code for you to use – code HSE25 at checkout will get you 25% off any custom box!! Let me know if you try it!

Emilia and I made muffins Thursday morning for Max and Eddie to take to a hockey tournament over the weekend.

If you haven’t made the pumpkin muffins yet, YOU MUST!

My little drool baby.

He loves a bubble bath.

She still loves to dress up!

Made another batch of banana bread too. Also the best. I am biased.

Emilia pulls up a chair and sits and plays with Jordan in this jumper. It is so cute.

Max’s hockey bag is bigger than him!! Him being away at this tournament has gutted me this weekend. It’s been so hard. I have left him before but he has never left me! I wish we could have gone but it would have been so hard with Jordan. I miss him so much. I know it’s good for him and he and Eddie are having a blast but oh my gosh… MY HEART.

Made my white pizza again! Apparently this was a week of making many of my recent recipes.

Emilia and I made fresh juice for a playdate. I can’t live without this smeg juicer in the winter, and we aren’t even big juice people. It’s just so incredible.

We also made blueberry muffins since the boy took the pumpkin on their trip!

And then it started snowing! We’re currently sitting with 6ish inches or so… and it’s fun!

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What To Eat This Week: 1/16/22.

Love a good winter meal plan! This week we have a perfect seasonal salad, chicken pitas and cozy soup! What’s on your menu this week?! What To Eat This Week Roasted carrot coconut soup! Make some toasted sourdough and this is comforting and satisfying. Make these crispy baked shiitake quesadillas for taco tuesday! Next up: […]

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Love a good winter meal plan!

This week we have a perfect seasonal salad, chicken pitas and cozy soup!

What’s on your menu this week?!

What To Eat This Week

Roasted carrot coconut soup! Make some toasted sourdough and this is comforting and satisfying.

Make these crispy baked shiitake quesadillas for taco tuesday!

Next up: pork milanese! Oh my gosh it is SO good. The arugula salad is crave-worthy.

The best citrus salmon avocado salad for the season! Everything is so fresh.

Chicken meatball pitas are everyone’s favorite!

Finally, a winter brussels bowl with toasted farro. This is SO satisfying and good.

For breakfasts, I’m going with my salted maple granola. YUM.

And for lunches – my smashed chickpea salad! Love it.

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Currently Crushing On.

Happy saturday! This week on the blog I shared this winter brussels sprouts bowl that is so wonderful. I also shared this easy parmesan chickpea soup, a bunch of my favorite blood orange recipes and easy weeknight white pizza. You can find a new weekly menu here along with a week in our life! Also! You […]

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Happy saturday!

This week on the blog I shared this winter brussels sprouts bowl that is so wonderful. I also shared this easy parmesan chickpea soup, a bunch of my favorite blood orange recipes and easy weeknight white pizza.

You can find a new weekly menu here along with a week in our life!

Also! You can order your copy of Everyday Dinners now! It is on MAJOR sale at the moment. Go ahead and grab a few books for gifts, because I have no clue how long that price will last! Once you have your book, be sure to join the Everyday Dinners Cookbook Club too. It’s been going strong since The Pretty Dish came out in 2018 and it’s super fun! I am LOVING seeing all of your creations on instagram and in our cookbook club. Join now so you can enjoy the challenges and giveaways! New challenge just started last week.

Have a lovely weekend! xo

What I’m Loving This Week

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