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Pizza: a guide to leftovers

Pizza: a guide to leftovers

Hello! If you have followed for any length of time, you know that we are pizza people. We LOVE it. So much so that we make a point to enjoy it every single Friday. This is for a few reasons:   First, it’s delicious.  Second, […]

Creamy Tomato-Basil Pasta Sauce (in the Vitamix)

Creamy Tomato-Basil Pasta Sauce (in the Vitamix)

Yesterday I defrosted a bag mom gave me that she believed to be spaghetti sauce. We got home from some afternoon fun, threw it in a pot, and discovered it was actually chili. Ha! I truly couldn’t stop laughing and called mom so we could […]

Homemade Sesame Ginger Dressing

Homemade Sesame Ginger Dressing

This dressing came about because I have been LOVING the Costco bagged salads. However, I am weird about what I call “gooky dressings”…aka “gloopy dressings.” The texture isn’t right. There is some sort of foreign weird chemical that I think it meant to bind the […]

two tips for perfect quesadillas

two tips for perfect quesadillas

TWO CHEESE QUESADILLA TIPS  TIP 1: Microwave it for about 15-30 seconds so the cheese gets a little melty and the sides stick together. That way, you don’t have tons of little cheese shreds falling all over your stove when you try and go for […]

How I make the Trader Joe’s Harvest Grain Blend

How I make the Trader Joe’s Harvest Grain Blend

I thought I would do a quick how-to for what I believe is the yummiest way to enjoy the Trader Joe’s Harvest grain blend. Mind you, there are a million things you could add in: parm, carmelized onion, goat cheese, feta, mushrooms, pine nuts, the […]

“Use what you’ve got” Orzo

“Use what you’ve got” Orzo

I am declaring it the SUMMER OF ORZO! Seriously, I love this little pasta so much. And you can add just about anything you have to it! In the spirit go using what we had **(see note below): 1/2 bag of whole-wheat orzo one head […]

ROASTING VEGGIES 101

ROASTING VEGGIES 101

Going to get right to it! Here are some of my top tips and tricks for getting perfectly crispy roasted vegetables: My go-to is EVOO and pink sea salt. Thats it! Just toss the veggies and stick them in the oven at 400. Sometimes 425. […]

Meredith’s Tortellini Salad

Meredith’s Tortellini Salad

Happy happy weekend, friends! I wanted to get you the recipe for that tortellini salad my sister-in-law @meredithfreeman1 made for me in case you need some inspiration for the week ahead. It’s delicious room temperature or cold and I feel like you could make endless substitutions to […]

Simple Butternut Squash Soup

Simple Butternut Squash Soup

Happy Monday, friends. Soup season is upon us. Well, honestly, it’s a few months away here in Charleston because it’s hot as blue blazes but it is storm season. And storms call for soup too! I made this recently and it was so delicious I […]

GINGER-TURMERIC QUINOA

GINGER-TURMERIC QUINOA

Adding turmeric to quinoa is a wonderful way to give a little color to an otherwise bland looking grain. Even if you don’t love the taste, you could add 1/8 tsp and still get some pretty color. Also, you could absolutely bump the ginger and […]