Peaches Roasted in Amaretto

Roasted Peaches in Amaretto // shutterbean

I often fantasize about writing a post that’s just photos. No words. Photos only.

Why?

Roasted Peaches in Amaretto // shutterbean

Because sometimes a recipe is sooooo dang good, it needs none.

But, here I am writing…so I guess it didn’t happen.

One day. Just wait.

Roasted Peaches in Amaretto // shutterbean

I haven’t been this excited about roasted fruit since my ROASTED STRAWBERRY obsession. Amaretto and peaches??? I mean…

My Everyday Life: Week 24

Here’s what this past week looked like:

Hey bee.

My Everyday Life: Week 24

I love lists, Friday!

I LOVE LISTS FRIDAY!

  1. Birds with Human Arms. Just take a look…
  2. Things You Didn’t Know About Bill Murray
  3. These job titles will make you giggle.
  4. Tot Dog. I’m not mad at it.
  5. Who doesn’t want a Power Salad?!
  6. Pickled Grapes! (I freaking love them)
  7. I really want to make these.
  8. Dumbest things that have ever happened….oh boy.
  9. Kale in a Taco Salad?! YES.
  10. This has to be true!
  11. Any recipe that has OMG in the title will catch my attention.
  12. What it’s like to be a younger sibling…  (I survived having two older brothers)
  13. You got served! I really love this series.
  14. Working out sucks. Yes. I agree.
  15. Graham Cracker Crust is my favorite.
  16. I can’t wait to add peaches to my summer rotation
  17. Swimsuits used to be so glamorous!
  18. I’m sure Cooper can relate to this. Also hahaha.
  19. This Coconut Pistachio Ice Cream looks dreamy
  20. I want a yoga body. Seriously.
  21. Let’s analyze your emoji usage!

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The Baking Yogi made my Strawberry Coconut Ice Cream

Sarcastic Cooking was inspired by my Banana Nut Waffles

Watermelon + Lime

Watermelon + Lime // shutterbean

CONFESSION TIME!! I didn’t really like watermelon until a couple of years ago. I mean…I loooooved watermelon Jolly Ranchers but that’s about it. Crazy, right?  All it took was this salad to change my mind about watermelon and then this one sold me for life. So…how do YOU like your watermelon? I love squeezing mine a little bit of fresh lime juice on top.  Some people love putting salt or chili powder on theirs (both good calls!). But for me, watermelon and lime is absolute perfection. I like the tang the lime brings to the party. It’s especially delicious when the watermelon is super cold on a hot summer day. Picture perfect emoji + watermelon emoji + lime emoji + twinkling star emoji + heart emoji.

HS: The Organized Pantry

ORGANIZED PANTRY // shutterbean

I’ve organized my pantry before and part of me was like… Do people really need to see my pantry again? It’s a chore that I (sadly) do once a year and I keep it up for the most part and then I FREAK OUT and want to bomb it when it gets out of control. You may be in the same boat too.  Let’s discuss that!  Things that race through my mind: Why didn’t I keep it clean?  What part is the hardest to keep organized? What makes me drop the ball?  I have noticed that the trigger for me to clean it out is always finding that I have repeats of pantry staples….and it’s because I’m not organized enough to know that I already have a jar of salsa in my pantry. I COULDN’T FREAKING SEE IT behind the chaos. The good news, is that every time I clean out my pantry, I come up with a new organizing scheme. I find that it’s best regroup and change your organizing habits to make way for new/better ideas. Let me show you!

Spicy Corn Tomato Avocado Salad

Spicy Corn Tomato Avocado Salad // shutterbean

A few years ago I realized that I have a few weird issues when it comes to tomatoes. I also have feelings about eggs. Like…I will not eat a hard-boiled egg unless I make it myself and I will not eat a cherry tomato if it’s in a pre-packaged salad or at a salad bar. No. Just. NO.  I don’t always trust how fresh the tomato or egg is going to be…and I get scared (I know I’m being dumb) when I bite into an egg that’s overcooked and a tomato that’s tasteless, under ripe or rotten. All it takes is one bad experience and you can easily be done for…

No wonder my kid has picky eater issues.

Spicy Corn Tomato Avocado Salad // shutterbean

This salad, however has ALL THE THINGS I LOVE in it. And yes… the tomatoes were a divine mix of ripe mini heirlooms that I chose myself! They didn’t come in a package. Nope. After I mixed them with corn and  I stirred in the spicy/smoky lime dressing, I thought “Hey! Wait. This is practically salsa!”  But then I realized it’s so much more.

Spicy Corn Tomato Avocado Salad // shutterbean

It’s essentially summer in a salad. The sweet tomatoes and crunchy corn are balanced by the spicy lime dressing. The creamy avocados break up the texture party with the corn creates. If you wanna stretch it out, add the salad on top of crostini or mix in a bunch of arugula. Feta would be a welcomed addition!  You could always throw some tortilla chips up in and call it a taco salad…

My Everyday Life: Week 23

Here’s what this past week looked like:

I was in Los Angeles again this weekend. But this time for a project with Better Homes & Gardens Magazine. I got some quality MAJ time!

My Everyday Life: Week 23

I love lists, Friday!

I love lists FRIDAY!

    1. Anthony Bourdain’s tips on travel. Love that guy so much.
    2. I love Kristen and how she keeps it REAL.
    3. Roasted Strawberry Lemonade. Let’s kick off the summer with this!
    4. I get these emails all the time…and sometimes they’re really bad….
    5. Let’s have some epiphanies! 
    6. Peach & Blueberry Ricotta Slice (my dad would be ALL over this)
    7. Raw Vegan Tiramisu looks FAB!
    8. I just had Nancy’s Chopped salad in LA. I want to drink the dressing.
    9. This book dedication made me laugh.
    10. I want my summer to look like this.
    11. FOUR DOLLAR TOAST. Let’s keep talking about it til we can’t talk about it anymore.
    12. If I made this, I probably wouldn’t share it with anyone. #realtalk
    13. This is what marriage is. Congrats on your first of MANY years Lisa & Clay
    14. Normandy Beaches… 70 Years later. (WHOA)
    15. Welcome to the world, Curran!  Your parents are awesome people.
    16. Splurge alert! I bought this Stripe Maxi Dress at anthro. It’s so flattering & comfy.
    17. The Day I Left My Son in the Car- thought provoking for real.
    18. What happens when you mix a po’ boy and tacos! (AMAZING)
    19. Sam Smith AND Mary J. Blige. My life is complete!
    20. More Louis C.K. goodness for you.

but wait theres more

There’s a new Joy the Baker Podcast!  Check out episode #121.  We’re scheming on how to podcast with one of our favorite Instagram body building dude. Also- office romances. Yay or nay??!

THE WINNER OF MY FAVORITE THINGS GIVEAWAY IS:

SHUTTERBEAN WINNER

Congrats, NIKKI!! I’m going to send you an email today. Stay tuned.

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Taste of Divine put Whipped Coconut Cream on her Fruit Pizza!

Liz Takes the World made my Brussels Sprouts & Bacon Pizza

Tastefully Gluten Free made my Spicy Zucchini Frittata

In this Kitchen made my Mexican Popcorn