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Shortbread Strawberry Crumble

No time to make a full on crumble? Don't worry, just roast some strawberries and add butter shortbread crumbs on top! Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com !

I am still riding a high from Memorial Day Weekend. Can we prolong the weekend? Please?

Shortbread Strawberry Crumble // shutterbean

Casey and I went to one of our favorite places for the weekend and we ate like it was our last weekend on Earth. One of the highlights was the  special dessert we ordered from Glen Ellen Star. And to think Casey wasn't sure if he wanted dessert!  I knew it would be the first recipe I'd recreate when I got home and here it is!

Shortbread Strawberry Crumble // shutterbean

For this recipe, we take juicy strawberries and roast them.  If you've never roasted strawberries, you should definitely DO IT NOW. Then we top them with crumbled shortbread cookies when they're hot from the oven. It's the simplest/most rewarding dessert. It takes no effort at all! When it comes to Summertime eats, simple is always best. Let the strawberries SHINE.

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Mushroom & Spinach Baked Rice Bowls

Curious what you can do with leftover rice? Add mushroom & spinach to it with cheese and bake it!  Find the recipe for Mushroom Spinach Baked Rice Bowls on Shutterbean.com

I almost always make rice for my weekly meal prep because both Casey and Cooper can never get enough rice. When we have leftovers, it's easier to make great dishes Bacon Fried Rice and these Cheesy Mushroom and Spinach Baked Rice Bowls. Potato leftovers make, great breakfast hash. Remember?  Leftovers breed creativity!

Mushroom & Spinach Baked Rice Bowls // shutterbean

Crispy baked rice with parmesan, mushrooms and spinach. IN RAMEKINS!!!

Mushroom & Spinach Baked Rice Bowls // shutterbean

Serve with a squeeze of lemon and all is right in the world. Look at you, rocking dinner.

Proud of you!

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Ginger Mango Lime Sorbet

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Ginger Mango Lime Sorbet made INSTANTLY with @vitamix blender. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

I recently made this sorbet in my Vitamix  and it made me feel like a total wizard.

Ginger Mango Lime Sorbet // shutterbean

Frozen mangoes go into the Vitamix blender with a bit of spicy ginger beer, honey and fresh lime zest.

Ginger Mango Lime Sorbet // shutterbean

Minutes later you have an incredible frozen treat. No need to freeze (unless you're making it ahead of time!). Just scoop out the sorbet from your  Vitamix and serve. I can't wait to play around with more flavors this summer! I'm thinking blueberry with a little bit of booze needs to happen soon.

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Pea & Bacon Potato Hash

Let potato hash become your new obsession with this Bacon Pesto Pea Hash on Shutterbean.com !

Last year I was on a pizza kick. This year, I'm all about making really quick hashes.

I think it started when I had leftover roasted potatoes in one of my weekly Meal Preps. 

Bacon Pesto Potato Hash // shutterbean

What I like about hashes is that they're a great way to clean out your fridge. I had a cup of fresh peas and 4 strips of bacon to use up, so I threw this hash together before I left for my trip. I also added some pesto and crumbled goat cheese for good measure.

Bacon Pesto Potato Hash // shutterbean

Oh yeah and red pepper flakes because I love spice. Talk about Easy Gourmet! Hopefully this makes you consider having cooked potatoes in your fridge every week. You're seriously a few minutes away from an incredible dinner...breakfast or lunch.

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Mushroom & Caramelized Onion Quesadillas

Mushroom & Caramelized Onion Quesadillas with pepperjack cheese & arugula. A perfect, hearty vegetarian dinner. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com!

Sweet dreams are made of these. Who am I to disagree?

Mushroom & Caramelized Onion  Quesadillas // shutterbean

That song is currently playing while Casey's upstairs getting Cooper ready for his bath. Oh wait. Now the Red Sox game is on. Dang. I was just getting into the groove here. It's nighttime while I type this. I'm eating what's left of these quesadillas. They're actually cold because I made them earlier. Still delicious and I'd say it's a few steps up from eating popcorn for dinner.  No judgement on that. Seriously.  You can taste the sweetness of the caramelized onions, the pepperiness from the arugula, and the meatiness of the portobello mushrooms in this cold quesadilla I'm eating.  My only regret is that I skimped on the pepperjack in this particular quesadilla. Dang it. Oh well.

Mushroom & Caramelized Onion Quesadillas // shutterbean

I did eat my fair share this afternoon, and they were hot then.  This recipe comes from the new cookbook What Katie Ate on the Weekend. Boy, is this book one heck of a cookbook. The paper quality is supreme and so are the photos. If you want to daydream and have serious wanderlust, then get yourself a copy. The recipes are just as wonderful as the pictures! Bravo, Katie! Now excuse me, I have a Red Sox game to lower the volume on and a few last bites of quesadilla to eat.

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Cheddar Chive Cornmeal Pancakes

Cheddar Chive Cornmeal Pancakes made with yogurt!  A perfect weekday dinner or fancy weekend breakfast. Just add an egg! Recipe on Shutterbean.com

I've never had breakfast in bed. I've also never had a surprise birthday party thrown for me.

Parts of me feel slighted by this....

Cheddar Chive Cornmeal Pancakes // shutterbean

And then I feel cool about it. Because having crumbs in my bed...and spilling coffee all over my sheets (which HELLO! that's a given for a klutz like me) while trying to read the paper that I don't normally read is not my idea of a good time. Also, if I'm not wearing the cutest outfit or have good makeup during this hypothetical surprise birthday party situation, you best believe my attitude is going to ruin the night. Not in a diva way, it's just that you might not get the satisfaction you desire from throwing a surprise birthday party from me.

Cheddar Chive Cornmeal Pancakes // shutterbean

I made these cornmeal pancakes on Saturday for my blog and we had leftovers for Mother's Day breakfast. No, I'm definitely not bitter that I didn't get breakfast in bed. But maybe I am a little bitter I had to make my own coffee ;)  However, my boys did spoil me with plants + planters and that's all this crazy plant lady needs. These savory cornmeal pancakes were one of the best things about Mother's Day (besides spending the day with my Mama!). Waking up to cheesy, chivey, crispy and DELICIOUS cornmeal pancakes with bacon, Greek yogurt (I used full fat!) and smashed avocado & egg was sheer perfection. And! I didn't even have to worry about getting food on/in/between my sheets.

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls // shutterbean

Raise your hands if you hand peanut butter oatmeal balls when you were growing up!  I did and so did my husband...but I can tell you this, and salt and chia seeds were NOT in the mix. I think we had a combination that included milk powder. Hmm!  These peanut butter oatmeal balls have chocolate chips in them (which is absolutely thrilling to Cooper) and are made sweet/savory with a heavy pinch of kosher salt. It's been awhile since I've made them but I'm putting them back into the rotation because two of them give me a tremendous amount of energy and keep my candy bar cravings at bay. Plus it gives me a good reason to say the word balls.

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Brown Sugar Meringues w/ Strawberries + Cream

Meringues made with Brown Sugar! They're crispy and chewy and taste like caramel. Pair them with whipped cream and Pimm's infused strawberries. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

I saw this recipe for Brown Sugar Meringues in the new cookbook A Modern Way to Eat (which I looooove BTW!) and was immediately intrigued because they looked like chocolate.... but they're made with brown sugar. Have you ever had a Violet Crumble? These kinda taste like that. They're chewy, crispy and have a hint of burnt caramel to them. I'm obsessed.

Brown Sugar Meringues with Strawberries & Cream // shutterbean

I whipped cream....

Brown Sugar Meringues with Strawberries & Cream // shutterbean

And tossed strawberries in honey, lime zest and Pimm's and the rest is history. I immediately ate three...and this is coming a person who isn't really a meringue lover. THEY ARE BONKERS. Fluffy, puffy, crunchy, chewy, carmel-like meringues! Did I mention that I put Pimm's in the strawberries?!?!

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