Caramelized Pineapple Grilled Cheese with Honeyed Walnuts

Caramelized Pineapple Grilled Cheese with Honeyed Walnuts

What’s up with the pineapples on houses everywhere?, either Mike asked me or I asked him when we first moved to Virginia. Because they literally are everywhere…we noticed them carved or engraved on mailboxes, porches, doorways, doorknobs, door knockers, and welcome mats, and that’s before you even get inside. Once inside a traditional Southern house, you may notice a pineapple design integrated right into the house (for example, carved into fireplace mantels), as well as throughout the décor (like in paintings and carpets)....

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Pizza Stuffed Peppers

Pizza Stuffed Peppers

I’ve been on a real pizza kick lately. (I don’t want to spoil any surprises, but there will be another pizza-inspired-but-not-really-pizza recipe coming soon!)...

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A Juicer’s Glorious Morning Muffin

Morning Glory Muffins with Juice Pulp

Since I started juicing about a year ago, I’ve frequently wondered what other uses I can come up with for the pulp. Even composting it seems like such a waste since it’s still full of nutrition…just in an altered form. What am I working with? Kale, apple, pineapple, and carrot go into my usual juice, but sometimes beets, parsley, celery, spinach, lemon, grapefruit, and/or ginger get added in....

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Sweet and Savory Teriyaki Nut Squares {Paleo}

Sweet and Savory Teriyaki Nut Squares {Paleo}

So, here’s how this oddball recipe came to be… I was recently thinking about my Stovetop Maple Nut Brittle when the idea for a savory version came to mind. That spun off into a savory granola idea, then a savory granola bar, and then nut bars. Teriyaki nut bars, to be exact, because Mike and I had just come home from lunch at our favorite Japanese restaurant and I had Japanese food on the brain. Welcome to the inner workings of the mind of a food blogger, lol....

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Blue Cheese, Chicken, and Cauliflower Skillet with Bacon, Walnut, and Date Topping

Blue Cheese, Chicken, and Cauliflower Skillet with Bacon, Walnut, and Date Topping

I go through phases when I just don’t feel like cooking. At all. Sometimes, if I’m really burned out, the better part of a week will go by before I feel inspired to cook. That’s when Mike gets to do one of his favorite things: live off the food from the Pakistani restaurant a block from where we live. It’s a windfall for him and a win for me too since I get a much-needed break and time to recharge....

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Za’atar and Mint Butter Bean Salad {Vegan}

Za’atar and Mint Butter Bean Salad {Vegan}

We all need a few super easy recipes up our sleeve. For nights when you’re throwing chicken or steak on the grill and need an easy side dish, or for days when you want something a little different for lunch that doesn’t require cooking, my Za’atar and Mint Butter Bean Salad is perfect....

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Carrot Cake with Maple Buttercream for Two

Carrot Cake with Maple Buttercream for Two

When I shared my Valentine’s recipe for Fudgy Dark Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches with Raspberry Buttercream for Two, a friend asked (no, challenged was the word she used ;) ) me to come up with a healthy, yet indulgent carrot cake recipe that serves one or two....

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