Sweet n’ Salty Bourbon Plums with Vanilla Ice Cream

Are you ever in the mood for pie at 9pm on a weeknight but have zero means to make or buy pie? ………No? Just me? The inspiration for this luscious summer dessert came to me just like that. I wanted a big piece of fruit pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and nothingContinue reading “Sweet n’ Salty Bourbon Plums with Vanilla Ice Cream”

Honey-Sriracha Grilled Broccoli

Hi everyone! What a week we’ve had. I was muted on Instagram last week as part of the #amplifymelanatedvoices campaign and therefore did not share any recipes or original content. I spent that time listening, learning, criticizing, judging, forgiving, and everything in-between as I took a long, hard look at myself and my privilege asContinue reading “Honey-Sriracha Grilled Broccoli”

Birthday Cake Cookies

Happy Memorial Day! I am completely exhausted after moving, but enjoying the nice weather. While I miss the gathering aspect that this holiday usually brings, I’m actually quite happy we can’t go anywhere because boy do I need a night to relax at home. Because I’m too wiped to even think, I’m keeping this blogContinue reading “Birthday Cake Cookies”

The Ardent Prep: Buffalo Stuffed Zucchini Boats

This is the final recipe in the The Ardent Prep series “Ground Turkey, Quinoa, and Zucchini.” To view the original blog post, click here. To view the other two recipes in this series, click the links at the bottom of the page. I hope you enjoy this prep series! Ingredients Par-baked, halved zucchini (6 halvesContinue reading “The Ardent Prep: Buffalo Stuffed Zucchini Boats”

The Ardent Prep: Barbecue Turkey Quinoa Burgers with Zucchini and Burst Tomatoes

This is the second recipe in the The Ardent Prep series “Ground Turkey, Quinoa, and Zucchini.” To view the original blog post, click here. To view the other two recipes in this series, click the links at the bottom of the page. I hope you enjoy this prep series! Ingredients 1/2 cup prepared quinoa 1lbContinue reading “The Ardent Prep: Barbecue Turkey Quinoa Burgers with Zucchini and Burst Tomatoes”

The Ardent Prep: Herby Vegetarian Quinoa Salad

This is the first recipe in the The Ardent Prep series “Ground Turkey, Quinoa, and Zucchini.” To view the original blog post, click here. To view the other two recipes in this series, click the links at the bottom of the page. I hope you enjoy this prep series! Ingredients Prepared quinoa (use all exceptContinue reading “The Ardent Prep: Herby Vegetarian Quinoa Salad”

The Ardent Prep: Ground Turkey, Quinoa, and Zucchini

Happy Mother’s Day to everyone celebrating the moms and guardians in their life. If you’re like me, I’ve always used cooking as a form of gift-giving. Why not impress mom with a week’s worth of easy dinners, starting right now! If you’re new to the concept of this meal prep series, I recommend taking aContinue reading “The Ardent Prep: Ground Turkey, Quinoa, and Zucchini”

Creamy Everything Scalloped Potatoes with Lemony Pesto

You. Guys. I literally tested this recipe THIS MORNING and had to share it same day because it’s that good. I grew up eating traditional scalloped potatoes, sometimes with ham, and of course they were delicious. What could be better than potatoes and cheese? Um, I think I found my answer. The monotonous, traditional scallopedContinue reading “Creamy Everything Scalloped Potatoes with Lemony Pesto”

Easy Fridge Pickles, Three Ways

I love pickled anything- cucumbers, carrots, red onions, beets, beans, etc. You name it and I will eat it pickled. I’ve spent years of my life buying and trying new pickle brands, and have my favorite store-bought varieties like any other pickle fan. A few years ago, though, I set out to find a recipeContinue reading “Easy Fridge Pickles, Three Ways”

Gluten-Free Strawberry & Pineapple Crumble Bars

The more I do this, the more I notice that some of my better recipes are born out of complete chance. Take these bars for example, which were created out of a lack of almond flour. I set out to develop these bars as a gluten-free dessert option, which I have gotten a lot ofContinue reading “Gluten-Free Strawberry & Pineapple Crumble Bars”