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“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 […]

Buggie’s Fire Crackers

Buggie’s Fire Crackers

No, my Aunt Buggie didn’t make these up, but every time she brings them anywhere they get DEVOURED. YOU WILL NEED:1/2 cup canola oil1 (1-oz) package Ranch dressing mix3-5 tsp red pepper flakes1 (13.7oz) box Cheez-Its TO MAKE:Preheat oven to 250 In a large bowl, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Summertime Corn (and so many other things) Salad – Peach Edition!

Summertime Corn (and so many other things) Salad – Peach Edition!

Confession: the hardest part about the last 20 minutes of church for me is that I start to dream about what I am going to whip up for lunch. I even write it down in my notes. I whipped up a new rendition of the Black […]

The Daily Green

The Daily Green

Hello all! Here is by far one of the most popular, repeated, and delicious recipes on Naptime Kitchen. This smoothie was 100% inspired by my mom. She gave me the original recipe and method! Really, I think it’s more the METHOD than anything that makes […]

Spiced Honey Mustard (aka 3-ingredient dipping sauce)

Spiced Honey Mustard (aka 3-ingredient dipping sauce)

This is the perfect sauce for the One Pan Meal! dijon mustard (approx 3 tbs) honey (approx 1/4 c) paprika (1 tsp) Whisk it together. That’s it! If you like it sweet, use more honey. More tangy, use more dijon.    

Back Bean and Corn Salsa

Back Bean and Corn Salsa

After serving dinner Friday night, we had 3 ears of corn leftover. This is delicious SC corn and I didn’t want to let it go to waste. The timing could not have been more perfect, because my mother in law was in town and I […]

Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds

Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds

Over the weekend we roasted a lot of veggies, and will be reaping the benefits of simply reheating them for days to come. I wanted to share how I ROAST SWEET POTATOES. Mind you, there are so many ways to roast them. This is just […]

Super Simple Quinoa Salad

Super Simple Quinoa Salad

Made this super easy Mediterranean-ish quinoa and it did not disappoint. We will have variations of this in the fridge all summer long. I think the secret is the dressing: 1/3 c EVOO + 1/3 c red wine vinegar. So simple! YOU WILL NEED: 1 […]