Autumn Glow Salad with Lemon Dressing

Dear diary, I'm in love with a salad. A non-green salad. That's right - it has no greens and I'm finding that refreshing. But, like, the opposite of refreshing. Comforting? Like a big warm hug that radiates deliciously roasty glow-power straight into me. ... Read More →

Addicting Caramel Apple Crisp Bars

Today's post is sponsored by Wholesome! and we are using their Organic Brown Sugar in this here caramel-apple madness. Question 👇 A thick, soft brown sugar crust sandwiching a heaping apple layer that is drizzled with homemade caramel: you down ... Read More →

5 Minute Blender Enchilada Sauce

Quick and easy sauce, quick and easy post. I use this sauce or similar variations of it in so many recipes - it's definitely time for this little life hack to get its own space as a real recipe on this here blog. I better start with the disclaimer that ... Read More →

Spicy Lentil Nachos with Three Cheese Sauce

Hello thare Monday! Today's nacho platter brought to you by homemade enchilada sauce simmered up with a lentil and grain mixture + easy, real food, homemade three cheese sauce that will give our long-standing frenemy Velveeta a run for its ... Read More →

Creamy Miso Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Today’s yummy lettuce wrap post is sponsored by Grapes from California! 🍇 Okay, first things first. Miso + crunchy peanut butter + chili spiced chicken + grapes. It doesn't even make sense, you say. Oh, but friend, it most definitely DOES. It's a ... Read More →

Crockpot Chicken Gnocchi Soup

In honor of this recipe, and the first day of fall, I'm putting the brakes on. 🍁🍁🍁 Which means a short post today. (I just looked at this block of text 👇 and realized that my perception of short is way off. Thank you for not judging.) This recipe ... Read More →

Garlic Basil Chicken with Tomato Butter Sauce

Today’s post is sponsored by Land O’Lakes! I’m super excited to be using their new European Style Super Premium Butter in this recipe because, um, Tomato Butter Sauce? Yeah. Welcome, welcome, friends! And may I introduce you to what may be my new ... Read More →

Mushroom Gnocchi with Arugula and Walnut Pesto

This post is sponsored by DeLallo and we are using their (drumroll) luscious potato GNOCCHI in this recipe! Warning: it's extremely delicious. The mushrooms are baaa-aaack! With walnut pesto. If you haven't noticed 😁 I'm stuck in the most ... Read More →

Anything-You-Have Coconut Curry Soup

Well, well, well. Soak it all up, friends --> the glory that is this rainbow veg bowl which is turning my face into a permanent heart eyes emoji. 😍😍😍😍😍 Yesterday, when it was Sunday and I couldn't think more than Weekend Thoughts, I drafted this ... Read More →

Pumpkin Bites with Maple Glaze

Pumpkin bites! Nibbles of pumpkin love! Little sweets of morning joy! I wish I could say I wasn't this shallow, but the prospect of eating about 50 of these little guys is singlehandedly what got me out of bed this morning. That, and the fact that I would ... Read More →

Simple Mushroom Penne with Walnut Pesto

Today's post is sponsored by LAND O LAKES®! I'm super excited to be using their new European Style Super Premium Butter in this recipe because --> 👅👅👅. Some of you good people who are on this website right now are looking at this picture and just ... Read More →

Pitcher Style Margaritas for a Crowd

Give me a second, I'm just reflecting on the fact that this is going to be the last weekend of summer. 😭 Minnesota in the fall might be the most divine places on earth, but, ugh. Summer. WHY. The struggle is real. Regrouping in 3... 2... Today we've ... Read More →

Easy Homemade Flatbread Crackers

Today's post is sponsored by Alouette! Their cheese with these crackers - 👌🏼! Just stop for a second and think about this: you, sitting outside, with a crispy, golden brown assortment of Homemade Flatbread Crackers, soft cheese, a glass of wine, ... Read More →

Rockin’ 5 Ingredient Sweet Potato Turkey Chili

OH CHILI BEANIE! What can I even say? We ♡ this healthy, spicy, extremely basic and wonderful turkey chili loaded with everything sweet potato and yummy. Fun fact: if I were still a teacher, I'd be going back to school today. But instead, I'm sitting at ... Read More →

Cinnamon Streusel French Toast Cups

Today's drool-worthy French Toast Cups are sponsored by Wholesome! - we used their organic pancake syrup and organic  coconut palm syrup with this recipe and they were both ON POINT. Oh my goodness oh my goodness oh my goodness. It's been way too ... Read More →

Green Goddess Quinoa Summer Salad

It's Fresh Start Monday! At the risk of sounding annoyingly excited about a Monday morning, I have to say - I love a good fresh start. Especially after weekend eating that includes sushi takeout with an emphasis on the shrimp tempura rolls, BBQ eatings from ... Read More →

Skillet Chicken with Grapes and Caramelized Onions

Today's grape-y goodness is sponsored by Grapes from California! Doesn't get much better than those sweet, bursty California-grown grapes. Just please take note of what you're seeing in the picture above. Golden brown skillet chicken ✔️ with a red ... Read More →

5 Minute Avocado Cilantro Dressing

Hey all you sauce lovers of the internet! 👯 I am just popping in quickly today to share this avocado cilantro dressing / sauce / lover of my soul before heading out into the busy work day to do all those bloggery things that are so secretive and ... Read More →

Caramelized Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Ha-looooo! And welcome to today's episode of Tacos Are The Best Food Ever. I don't mean to be super obvious here, but we have some really delicious things going on in the food department right now that you need to know about. Starting with thin strips of ... Read More →

Five Minute Cashew Sauce

Oh glory be. 👼🏼 That right there is a big bowl of wonderful that is going to change your vegan life. Wait, not vegan? Me neither. CARRY ON EVERYONE. This is a luscious vegan cashew sauce that can sub for just about anything thick and creamy and ... Read More →

Roasted Tomatoes with Goat Cheese Polenta

This this this this this! 👆 Do you even need me to say anything else? Can I be excused? I have a ton of things to do today, like mostly make more goat cheese polenta. Also high on the list today - get back to my real life! which includes writing this ... Read More →

8 Life-Changing Ways to Use a Spiralizer

Ooh la la! Is that not the prettiest rainbow of spiralized vegetables? 💕 I have been talking a lot in my recent posts about this new fangled contraption that I've recently added to my kitchen collection. You've been talking about it, too, in the ... Read More →

Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Florentine Pasta

Today's post is sponsored by DeLallo! They make the most delicious sun dried tomatoes which you'll see pictured here 👆🏽 swimming in a luscious cream sauce. Don't mind if they do. GAH! Lover. This stuff is yummy. 💋😍 I have some truths to tell you ... Read More →

Creamy Cauliflower Sauce: Video

It's a video day! 👆🏽👇🏽 Is it even a secret that this old recipe for Creamy Cauliflower Sauce is one of my favorite recipes of all blogging time? And I think it's safe to say it's a reader favorite as well. Right now that little old post has something ... Read More →

5 Minute Honey Mustard Sauce

This post is sponsored by Wholesome! - we used their organic honey in this recipe! Sweet, sweet creamy honey mustard sauce, I love you so! Honey mustard sauce means a lot of different things to me, but mostly what it means is that when I make it, I ... Read More →

Spanish Shrimp with Garlic Bread Sauce

Shrimp in garlic bread sauce! No, but GARLIC BREAD SAUCE. 🎯🎯🎯 What the WHAT. This blog has reached new levels of delicious insanity. I'm going to start this post by convincing you that, in fact, garlic bread sauce is not as weird as it sounds. More like ... Read More →

Arugula Salad with Grapes and Black Pepper Vinaigrette

This post is sponsored by juicy, crisp, beautiful California Grapes! Is that not the most fun thing ever?!  Look look look look look. 👆🏽 I'm gonna just tell you: That Tastes Really Good. It's extra exciting to be sharing today's arugula salad with ... Read More →

Creamy Spinach Sweet Potato Noodles with Cashew Sauce

Stop right there. Ummm what is this? Sweet potato noodles? CASHEW SAUCE? 😳 First of all, y-u-m. Secondly, it's true. I'm going fake-vegan-rogue on you today. In terms of actual real life serious commitments, I'm not a vegan or a vegetarian. But I ... Read More →

Bangkok Coconut Curry Noodle Bowls

This this this this thisssss. 😍😍😍 I am eating this Bangkok Coconut Curry Noodle Bowl for L & D every day right now and I guess you could say it's going alright. Alright as in --> creamy coconut curry sauce clinging to brown rice noodles (these are ... Read More →

Fresh Blueberry Peach Cake

Today's post is sponsored by our *sweet* friends at Wholesome! --> see what I did there? We love their coconut palm sugar in this recipe! Like, a lottttt. If I were to tell you the truth about this fresh blueberry peach cake, I'd tell you that I've ... Read More →

Spicy Southwestern Salad with Avocado Dressing

Avvvvvocado! Calling all the avocado lovers. *whole world raises hand* Today's southwestern salad is so super simple and classic - just spicy golden roasted sweet potatoes tossed with sweet corn, black beans, chopped romaine lettuce, and a cool n' creamy ... Read More →

Homemade Brown Sugar Baked Beans

Well, lookee here! This pot o glory is the new-to-me wonder known as HOMEMADE BAKED BEANS. They are saucy, semi-creamy, brown sugar sweet + smoky bacon salty, and deliciously comforting. Just five basic ingredients at work here: bacon, onions, navy beans, ... Read More →

Coconut Pecan Cabin Granola

It's July 3rd! Almost July 4th! 🇺🇸 WHAT IN THE WORLD. I have no idea when or where that happened or, um, better question - what I was doing while it was happening? - but psh. No time for that on this Friday before the 4th. Here I am! Granola in hand, cabin ... Read More →

Spicy Brazilian Burrito Bowls

💯💯💯💯💯 The end. And thanks for coming mmkkay baiyyyy! Kidding. I should - WILL - stop obsessively eating this beautiful bowl of fried plantains, black beans, seasoned rice, and garlic cilantro lime slaw for at least two seconds so I can share the spicy, ... Read More →

Triple Berry Refrigerator Jam

This post is sponsored by our friends at Bai5! We absolutely love their naturally sweetened, antioxidant-infused, yummy, fun drinks. Carry on and drink Bai! Voila! And just like that, there is homemade jam in my refrigerator. Happy times, happy ... Read More →

Naturally Sweet Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites

Hey my sweet, sweet friends! I'm talking to the coconut bites, actually. These are my sweetest, most wonderful friends, especially when trying to cut back on the refined sugar sweets and still trying to LOVE LIFE. ♡ But I'm also talking to you, because ... Read More →

Rainbow Vegetarian Pad Thai with Peanuts and Basil

Once again, NOODLES. Here we are again, just me and my big bowl-o-noodles... and a few veggies, and a lot of sauce, and a handful of fresh basil and cilantro....  a fork, a hungry mouth, a heart-eyes emoji... ugh. This reunion with me and cooking could not ... Read More →

4 Ingredient Creamy Vodka Steak Pasta

Al-right-al-right-al-right, now ladies. YEAH! 🎶 Let's make some steak. This recipe goes out to all the guys who like steak, to all the ladies who like 4 ingredient recipes (PS. why am I even using the word "ladies" right now? dislike), and to my girl Sage, ... Read More →

Chocolate Banana Naturally Sweet Ice Cream

Today's post is sponsored by a new favorite: ALOHA! This company makes delicious, wholesome, and beautifully designed products that are straight up inspiring for a healthy lifestyle. Can't wait to share. Okay, so this is ice cream. Bjork and I ... Read More →

Spicy Sausage Rigatoni

You guysss. We are super-excited to have today's post sponsored by our wine brand of choice: Barefoot Wine! Whoa-ho-hoaaa. This Spicy Sausage Rigatoni + a smooth glass of Barefoot Rich Red Blend is my newest, bestest friend. Barefoot is and always ... Read More →

10 Minute White Bean Artichoke Basil Toasts

So I'm kind of having a moment with artichokes. Just even writing that out makes me almost be able to taste their tangy-deliciousness in my mouth, even though I just ate a nice big breakfast of peanut butter pancakes and coffee and somehow it seems like a ... Read More →

Lemon Herb Salmon Burgers

Today's post is sponsored by DeLallo! And, um, just in case you hadn't noticed, Pinch of Yum ♡'s DeLallo. Salmon burgers! WHO AM I! This is totally not something I would normally think to make, because 1) 90% of what I eat right now is Magic Green Sauce, ... Read More →

5 Ingredient Lemon Chicken with Asparagus

5 Ingredient Lemon Chicken and Asparagus! Friends. today is a throwback Monday. Last week I stumbled across an old recipe (well, it's only about a year old, but things get old fast in the inter web world - okay, fine, especially in my hungry food world) ... Read More →

Steak and Cheddar Mac and Cheese

Today's post is sponsored by our friends at Barefoot Wine! How much do I love Mac and Cheese? It's like, well, just, I don't even really know how to talk about it, which, if you've been reading this blog for a while, is saying something. LOUD AND ... Read More →

Easy Mexican Chicken Quinoa Casserole

Hi there Wednesday! Can I interest you in a mid-week pick me up of Mexican Chicken Quinoa Casserole involving a pan piled high with blistered peppers, salsa-ified quinoa, black beans, spicy chicken, and Pepperjack cheese? Suhhhweeeeet, that's what I ... Read More →