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Rosemary & Thyme Roasted Carrots

Rosemary & Thyme Roasted Carrots

Trader Joe’s Herb Pots Trader Joe’s has the cutest little herb plants by their front doors, miniature pots of thyme, rosemary, basil, and sage for $2. A few weeks ago I bought some Sweet Basil and  Thyme (because, why not?!) for our kitchen. They were […]

Balsamic Brussel Sprouts

Balsamic Brussel Sprouts

Most people I know either love or hate brussel sprouts, there isn’t much in between. I obviously love them, my mom loves to tell this story: When Amanda was really young, we were in the check out line at Trader Joe’s. The cashier asked Amanda […]

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Toast

Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Toast

Sweet Potato Toast is the new Avocado Toast. Every blogger is making it and sharing it on social media and it all looks so great! I love sweet potatoes, I eat them at least 3 times a week in my breakfast (shredded into pancakes- one […]

Mom’s Cranberry Sauce

Mom’s Cranberry Sauce

When you think of cranberry sauce, what do you think of? Some people think of magazine covers with beautiful cranberry sauce spreads, some people think of it spread on pastries with cheese, and some people despise it thinking that it only comes in a can […]

Two Buck Chuck Mulled Wine

Two Buck Chuck Mulled Wine

Raise your hand if you are a Trader Joe’s fan! Me too. Even if I have to contemplate murdering someone in the parking lot every time I go. Don’t know what I mean? You must be one of the very few people that has a […]

Easy Stuffed Acorn Squash

Easy Stuffed Acorn Squash

Thanksgiving meals are almost here! It’s almost Thanksgiving! Pinterest and the rest of the internet is exploding with Thanksgiving recipes of all niches: healthy, not healthy, vegan, lots of meat, easy, hard, and of course leftovers. So here I am, throwing my hat into the […]

Easy Mexican Polenta Casserole

Easy Mexican Polenta Casserole

While mulling around on Pinterest the other day I came across a Mexican Polenta dish that looked delicious. But it needed 5 different kinds of peppers (including one you had to order via the mail!) and a few other ingredients that I didn’t have or […]

Brussel Sprout & Sweet Potato Fall Salad

Brussel Sprout & Sweet Potato Fall Salad

A few weeks ago we went to one of my favorite Mexican restaurants for lunch and I ordered the “Roasted Brussel Sprouts” off their seasonal menu. They were seasoned and roasted in olive oil to perfection! I had them for an appetizer. but the serving […]

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Spice Lattes are the official drink of fall, even though they start rolling them out at Starbucks in early August. And people love them! Since being first introduced in 2003, pumpkin spice lattes have netted over 500 million dollars in sales. As a female […]

Orange Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding

Orange Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding

I was doing a little bit of recipe of testing yesterday when I came up with this creation! To be fair, it’s not brain science. It’s just my basic chia seed pudding recipe with a few added flavors! But it was so dang delicious I […]