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I love lists, Friday!

I LOVE LISTS FRIDAY

  1. This is one of my pump songs and she really gets into it!
  2. After working in the advertising world for 5 years, I know all these terms TOO WELL.
  3. Old school emojis. I think my husband is secretly Nick Offerman.
  4. I’ve been massaging my face this week. It’s super relaxing.
  5. What a beautiful pumpkin pie tart – also dairy free!
  6. These doughnuts are EVERYTHING and OMG look at these doughnuts.
  7. Joy the Baker gives her PIE CRUST TIPS.
  8. Food hacks!! (this made me laugh)
  9. Famous women & their insecurities.
  10. Thanksgiving Budgeting. For this I am thankful.
  11. Congrats on your book, Billy! Can’t wait to see it! xo
  12. I’m gonna make some wrapping paper this Christmas.
  13. These pictures from Buffalo are CRAZY.
  14. This is the cutest Holiday Dress ever!
  15. Some Serial podcast charts to mull over & What It’s Like to Be Adnan. (listen to episode 9 first)
  16. I’ve had this banana oat snack cake opened up on my computer for over a week now…
  17. I want my backyard to look like this.
  18. Hello, dream house.
  19. Leftover Stuffing WAFFLES. I MEAN.
  20. We all should have a jar of magical thinking. I’m starting one for my family!

 

 

Pear Goat Cheese Bites

Pear & Goat Cheese Bites // shutterbean

When I started this Thursday Snack (Attack!) series, I didn’t realize how many snacks I like to eat could be served as appetizers. Take this Pear Goat cheese situation for example. A dollop of creamy goat cheese goes on top of a pear slice and gets bejeweled with dried cherries (cranberries are great too!) and roasted/ salted pistachios. This snack could be a great app for your upcoming holiday extravaganza! I also recommend Greek Salad Bites, Caprese Bites, Spicy Salmon Sushi Bites, Avocado Sushi Bites, and how about making your own Savory Snack Mix??  I love how a few simple ingredients can make such an impact.

Roasted Potato Breakfast Nachos

Roasted Potato Breakfast Nachos // shutterbean

I know we’re supposed to be in Thanksgiving Brainstorm Mode right now but let’s talk about the days after when you have company over at your house and you want to feed them something delicious for breakfast. Besides dipping into your leftover stash, you should make them this showstopper Roasted Potato Breakfast Nacho recipe from Joy the Baker’s Homemade Decadence Cookbook. If you haven’t bought yourself that book WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR??! Seriously.  I can imagine it would also be good for one of those Sunday football situations as well. My maj knows what’s up when it comes to potatoes and cheese.  I’ll bring the runny egg yolk to the situation because that’s how I roll. Teamwork!

Roasted Potato Breakfast Nachos // shutterbean

As I type out this recipe, I see that it serves 4-6 people. In my house it served two. That happens whenever meat & potatoes are involved. My husband is in heaven whenever the two things are combined and he eats as if his life depends on it. It secretly makes me happy. As you can imagine it’s hard to lose weight in my household when you have a food pushing wife.

Exhibit A:

Roasted Potato Breakfast Nachos // shutterbean

Can you really blame him? There’s Italian sausage up in that pile of potatoes. And nacho cheese and fried eggs and salsa and ALL THE THINGS.

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The Best Creamed Spinach

The Best Creamed Spinach // shutterbean

I’m not quite sure how I did it, but I was low-carb for the last two years of my college life. I know… I constantly ask myself HOW??! During this time, I had short lived tech support job at the campus computer lab. This was over 13 years ago so the internet was a different beast. At that time, I was obsessed with changing my Winamp skins and downloading TV-show theme songs on Napster.  While I was sitting in the computer lab, I remember having some weird/random craving for creamed spinach and I spent one of my whole shifts looking for a good recipe online.  That was one of the first things I made from the internet.  The image of me following directions that I printed OFF THE COMPUTER in my little college apartment is somehow burned into my brain. And here we are now… I have a food blog and have been making this dish for 13+ years.

If you’ve listened to one of our old podcasts, I think I talked about the period of my life where I ate creamed spinach like it was going out of style.  THIS IS THE CREAMED SPINACH I WAS TALKING ABOUT.  Over the years I’ve made so many versions. I’ve added shrimp and pesto. Sometimes mushrooms make an appearance. I made it with artichoke hearts and that went over well because it was kind of like a warm artichoke spinach dip. I’ve used some as a stuffing for meat dishes and I think there was a time where I mixed in some marinara and served it with chicken parmesan.  I have a tendency to make things repeatedly until I get sick of them.

The Best Creamed Spinach // shutterbean

As a result, this creamed spinach recipe has been a once a year dish for Thanksgiving but after making this batch yesterday and it NOT being Thanksgiving (YET) I’m thinking it might need to be added back into the rotation. There’s something about churning out a huge vat of food and making a whole dinner that has the power to turn you off from making/eating something. You know what I’m saying?

For this recipe, I always use frozen chopped spinach because I love the texture and the ease. The creaminess comes from the marriage of cream cheese and Parmesan. I have to say that during the Thanksgiving crunch, the creamed spinach dish sometimes gets left in the oven too long and there’s a nice crispy Parmesan crust that forms.  I don’t mind. In fact, I’m 100% into it.

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And I Quote:

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My Everyday Life: Week 46

Here’s what this past week looked like:

My baby.

My Everyday Life: Week 46

Ginkgo trees are my favorite.

My Everyday Life: Week 46

Afternoon light.

My Everyday Life: Week 46

Snack time.

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Pouty.

My Everyday Life: Week 46

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I love lists, Friday!

I LOVE LISTS FRIDAY!

  1. It’s important to make time for rest & solitude. 
  2. Things you can organize by color!
  3. I secretly wish I could live in this tiny apartment.
  4. Oscar Wilde was witty!
  5. Facts about Starbucks.
  6. My brain likes looking at this.
  7. This also pleases me greatly.
  8. I’m gonna hafta make this for the holidays.
  9. I love Louis CK.
  10. Any recipe that has the word DRUNKEN is alright with me.
  11. Did you know I’ve never made a Shepherd’s Pie? Time to change that.
  12. What stores should really be called…this is hilarious.
  13. The transformation is incredible.
  14. I love Heidi’s thoughts on Maintaining a Long Term Blog
  15. What a beautiful DIY project for a wedding!
  16. I’d love to make a necklace like this one.
  17. This backsplash situation is gorgeous.
  18. Our Mommy Problem. Oh this is it.
  19. I’ve seen a few of these movies.
  20. I’m totally an INFJ.

 

Chocolate Dipped Clementines

Chocolate Dipped Clementines // shutterbean

Sometimes you just need to put chocolate chips in a bowl….melt them in the microwave… and dip clementines in the melty chocolatey goodness and call it a day. You know what I’m saying??!!