Have you ever had a Whatchamacallit candy bar?? They are my favorite but are usually overshadowed by the more popular Reese’s, Kit Kats and Twix. That’s a shame. These bars totally taste like a Whatchamacallit bar, but better (and they’re gluten-free). With their peanut butter rice crispy base, and layers of caramel and chocolate, these are one of the best desserts I have ever eaten.
It’s summer, I don’t want to go near my oven, and I love going outside and smelling dinner on the grill. That means lots of grilled chicken for weeknight meals. It also means lots of easy it’s-too-hot-to-cook salads. This might be my favorite salad ever. It has grilled chicken, grilled sliced red onions, juicy tomatoes, kalamata olives, feta, cucumbers, and a super easy homemade tzatziki sauce.
These crispy treats are a little bit of a twist on the traditional buttery marshmallow treats. Don’t worry, these still have plenty of butter and marshmallows, but they also have lots of chocolate! They aren’t too sweet and they stay soft and chewy for days.
Crockpot (I know crockpot is a brand, but ‘slow cooker’ chicken just doesn’t have the same ring to it!) meals usually are not the prettiest. But if you need an easy, healthy, flavorful weeknight meal, this chicken fits the bill. It’s also likely you already have all of the ingredients needed for this recipe already in your kitchen. Balsamic vinegar, lots of herbs, sliced onions, and juicy diced tomatoes cook together for hours to infuse this shredded chicken with lots of flavor–you can eat it on its own, spoon it over rice or pasta or a salad, or make it into wraps.
I know, I know, gone for a month and my first recipe back is VEGETABLES? How dare I? These are so delightful, though, that you won’t even mind that they are good for you. Tangy balsamic vinegar with a hint of garlic accompanies soft, juicy, roasted vegetables as a perfect spring and summer side dish. Read more
Ok, none of this happened in my California kitchen (except the PB&Js I made for hiking), but I love to travel so I thought I would share with you some tips and recommendations for two of Utah’s beautiful national parks.
Ok, I missed Pi day last week but it’s not too late to make pie, right? This pie is a life-changer. The salty-sweet crunchy pretzel crust is the base of a chocolate pudding pie topped with homemade light and fluffy peanut butter whipped cream. The idea for this pie came to me in a dream (I know…ridiculous..) and I have a feeling I’ll be dreaming about it a lot more now that I’ve actually made and eaten it!
This chicken is heavenly. It’s somehow both rich and light and full of flavor. My husband said that this chicken made him “reevaluate his life”. I’m not entirely sure what he meant, but I’m 99% sure it was a good thing. Crispy brown skin, tons of lemony juice, and tenderly moist meat make this one of my favorite (and super easy) weeknight meals.
These muffins are packed full of berries—a berry in every bite! The flour used for these is comprised entirely of gluten-free oats. You would think they would be dense, but they come out of the oven nice and fluffy. The sweet and tart lemon sugar topping pairs perfectly with the sweet and tart berries inside. These are a great weekend morning welcome into spring!
I’m sorry for this post. This butter is about to become your new favorite addiction (it’s definitely mine!) We can all blame my friend Olivia, who evilly introduced me to this at the party we threw for our friend’s birthday last month. I’m pretty sure I saw some people eating it straight out of their spoons. She found it at Costco, but I had all of the ingredients in my kitchen, so I figured “why not?”