Creamy Tomato Lasagna Florentine

Creamy Tomato Lasagna Florentine

Get your face right in there. You're like, wait, though, isn't that too close? PUH-LEEZ. You and I both know that a person can never be too close to those browned lasagna edges that are the perfect amount of chewy, and that's exactly why we like to hang out ... Read More →

30 Minute Ancho Turkey Chili

30 Minute Spicy Ancho Turkey Chili

So here's the deal: I'm obsessed with this chili. It's hearty, zippy, and feel-good with Tex-Mex toppings that make my head spin in the best possible chili-loving way. And I know say this almost all of the time about 99% of the foods that I make and eat, so ... Read More →

Cheesy Chili Dip - this version of the game-day favorite is MADE FROM SCRATCH! No processed cheese or canned chili - just fresh, flavorful ingredients. 250 calories. | pinchofyum.com #chili #dip #gameday #appetizer

Homemade Cheesy Chili Dip

Waell, looks like we're going to have to stuff our faces with favorite game day foods two posts in a row. Hmm. Darn. When it comes to party food game food snack food etc, I have a deep and borderline inappropriate love for cheesy dips bubbling away inside ... Read More →

Cheesy Bacon and Kale Potato Skins

Cheesy Bacon & Kale Potato Skins

Boom! Crispy bacon, vibrant kale, golden-crispy potato skins, and swizzly melted cheese right in your face, as it should be. Me likey mucho. I have this thing and it's called I like to get really up close and personal right from the start with the food ... Read More →

Garlic Butter Mushroom Risotto - super simple! white wine, garlic, mushrooms, butter, spinach, and creamy risotto. 350 calories. | pinchofyum.com #vegetarian #recipe #mushroom #risotto

Garlic Butter Mushroom Risotto

I've got a pile of golden brown sauteed garlic butter mushrooms and delicately wilted spinach heaped over a pan of warm, creamy, Parm-speckled, white wine soaked risotto that are just looking for a good time. Just do a little raise-the-roof action if you ... Read More →

Sweet Chili Garlic Chicken Pizza

Sweet Chili Garlic Chicken Pizza

Ohhhhhkay we need to discuss. This homemade wheat crust topped with homemade sweet chili garlic sauce, spicy jerk chicken, fresh pineapple pico de gallo, and melted white cheese WILL MAKE YOUR MOUTH DANCE. So let's try to talk about pizza even though I'm ... Read More →

Super Simple Jerk Chicken

Super Simple Jerk Chicken

We're keeping it simple today like whoa whoa super super simple. Kick yer feet up. Grab a magazine. Actually, don't, because this is going to be done so fast you won't even have time to say Winner Winner Chicken Dinner. Before I really get into the chicken, ... Read More →

Rainbow Veggie Bowls with Jalapeño Ranch

Rainbow Veggie Bowls with Jalapeño Ranch

Prepare to have your mouth hugged by this creamy, tangy, spicy jalapeño ranch. In addition to guiding the wonder that is homemade jalapeño ranch straight into your arms today, I am also telling you how much you will enjoy pouring jalapeño ranch (❤) over a ... Read More →

The Best 10 Minute Veggie Fried Rice

The Best 10 Minute Veggie Fried Rice

Is fried rice the best or is fried rice the best? Yes to both. Especially this 10 minute veggie fried rice, BECAUSE I ❤ QUICK AND EASY. This weeknight beauty is loaded with your veggies of choice *squeal* and made extra super nummy with a nice drizzle of ... Read More →

Sweet Corn and Zucchini Pie

Sweet Corn and Zucchini Pie

Hooooly pie. This sweet corn and zucchini pie has me wrapped around its cheesy, melty, vegetarian-ness. Like, eighty times wrapped around. We are basically one. It all starts with the obvious: big fat green summer zucchini. NO EXPLANATION NEEDED says the ... Read More →

Hot Ham and Cheese with Bacon and Caramelized Onions

Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches with Bacon and Caramelized Onions

This post is sponsored by King's Hawaiian. Bring me all the bunss. Firstly, HOT HAM AND CHEESE I LOVE YOU. Secondly, the bike ride. I survived! Thirdly, school is starting soon! Like, August and then September. Some of you Southern friends might have ... Read More →

Simple Hoisin Glazed Salmon

Simple Hoisin Glazed Salmon

But you guys. When I say simple, I really mean SIMPLE. This salty sweet glazed salmon is making me look all fancy and it can do the same for you, and then you're all like I'mmm so fan-saay, and I'm all like you already know. We jive. In addition to being ... Read More →

Big Cluster Peanut Butter Granola

Big Cluster Peanut Butter Granola

O-la! Friends? Get yoselves ready because here come the Big Clusters marching down bloggy avenue. Your snacking, breakfasting, and crunchy-sprinkled-topping will never be the same. These are happy granola hailstones of epic peanut-buttery-delicious ... Read More →

Five Ingredient Green Pasta Salad

Five Ingredient Simple Green Pasta Salad

Today’s green pasta party and $300 giveaway - woot woot! - is sponsored by Oliviers and Co., makers of olive oil, vinegar, and most importantly, that heavenly basil spread. Sometimes I need, want, just completely love green foods. This is one of those major ... Read More →

Sausage Zucchini Sweet Potato Lasagna

Sausage and Sweet Potato Zucchini Lasagna

So that settles it. This vegetable-loaded, sweet, creamy, spicy Sausage Zucchini Sweet Potato Lasagna is the only dinner I'm making for the rest of 2014. It's simple, seriously yummy (who knew sweet potato sauce could make a certain food blogger lick the ... Read More →

Beef Biryani - slivered almonds, golden raisins, saucy beef, warm spices, and fragrant basmati rice. ❤ le sigh. | pinchofyum.com

Beef Biryani

You guys. Cabin life is taking me overrrr. All the sleeping, reading, snacking, walking, swimming, baking, iced coffee-ing, chatting, and picture-taking of my chubbiest cheeks sweet baby nephew Charlie... eek!  It's almost like I could just live here and ... Read More →

Spaghetti Pie

Spaghetti Pie

Spaghetti Pie. The End. I'm definitely resisting the urge to add 27 more descriptors to the name of this recipe. Perfect Baked Spaghetti Pie // Sticky Spaghetti Pie with Marinara // Garlic Marinara Spaghetti Pie with Pan Sauteed Vegetables and Fresh Herbs. ... Read More →

Chopped Watermelon Chicken Salad - blue cheese, watermelon, almonds, spinach, chicken, and a balsamic reduction. Like summer on a plate! 300 calories. | pinchofyum.com

Balsamic Watermelon Chicken Salad

Watermelon on a salad like what is going on. I've had this idea written up on my nice little kitchen chalkboard for at least three weeks now. The name "Watermelon Chicken Salad" sat there happily on the board right next to all my other random ideas, most of ... Read More →

Smoked Gouda Mushroom Quesadilla - quick, easy, and colorful! Hits the spot every. single. time. | pinchofyum.com

Smoked Gouda Mushroom Quesadillas

It's like this: I ❤ Tex-Mex. I've always loved Mexican food (read: an excuse to douse food in salsa) and my food senses will always steer me in the direction of a Mexican restaurant when it's that glorious time to do my favorite thing of all time which is ... Read More →

Black Pepper Stir Fried Noodles - this simple 30 minute stir fry is packed with AMAZING flavor! | pinchofyum.com

Black Pepper Stir Fried Noodles

I mean, why not greet you with a big plate of this right in your face? WHY. NOT. You guys, I know I say this a lot, but I really love this one. Noodles just speak to me. Something about all the twirling of the forks and the soakage of the sauces... it's ... Read More →

Chicken Shahi Korma - so simple and RIDICULOUSLY good. Chicken, paneer, cashews, and golden raisins all in a creamy, spicy sauce. 400 calories. | pinchofyum.com

Chicken Shahi Korma

If you like spicy, comforting, wonderful Indian food, first of all, you are my best friend and let's go to the lunch buffet. NOW. Secondly, you know that sometimes the most humble looking recipes are the most delicious. And when I say humble, I do mean ... Read More →

Poached Egg and Avocado Toast - this creamy, filling, real food breakfast just takes less than 10 minutes to prep! | pinchofyum.com

Simple Poached Egg and Avocado Toast

Good morning, egg lovers! Guess what though. I'm not actually an egg lover! HA-HA. Joke's on me. And that's why I love this creamy anytime egg and avocado toast combo instead. Let me just explain. Lately I've been trying to eat less refined sugar, and my ... Read More →

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Healthy Grilled Sweet Potato Nachos

So much I love about this right now. So, so much. Starting first and foremost on the list of loves is the lightened up cheese sauce that has just a tiny touch of garlic butter yumminess and any cheese you want in the whole wide world. And now you can add ... Read More →

Herbed Quinoa Garden Veggie Salad

Herbed Quinoa Garden Veggie Salad

Happy Fourth of July Week! Because I'm a big believer in making holidays last all week whenever possible. PS. Hot, steamy, summery wonderful July coming at us in T-1 day. How. This morning I'm writing on-location in a little porch with arched doors and ... Read More →

Healthy Pesto Baked Rigatoni

Healthy Baked Pesto Rigatoni

I have this thing called green foodsession and it's not going away. Last month when Bjork was putting together the income report, I accused him of choosing all green photos for the cover image. People don't want to see all that green on there, babe. This is ... Read More →

Crispy Fish Tacos with Jalapeño Sauce - beer-battered with a cornmeal crust for an extra yummy texture, plus the spicy-cool combo of that creamy jalapeño sauce. Summer food! | pinchofyum.com

Crispy Fish Tacos with Jalapeño Sauce

Hey summer! and hey hey heyyy beautifully delicious summer food eaten on a patio in the sunny sun. Welcome. Stay in our lives forever. We ❤ u. Especially us lonely winterers here in Minnesota who have not seen the out of doors for billions of days. ... Read More →

Chopped Thai Salad with Sesame Garlic Dressing - a rainbow of power veggies tossed with a simple made-from-scratch Thai dressing. 390 calories. | pinchofyum.com

Chopped Thai Salad with Sesame Garlic Dressing

This salad. I could just cry. Today is The Day of New Things for me, and an overwhelmingly yummy Chopped Thai Salad with Sesame Garlic Dressing is only appropriate to match the occasion. Remember when we talked about how I was going to leave my teaching job ... Read More →

Grilled Pineapple Pork Sandwiches

Grilled Pineapple Pork Sandwiches

This post is sponsored by King’s Hawaiian, maker of pillowy soft sweet sandwich buns that are the vessel of choice for this grilled pineapple pork sandwich business. Check out their first ever commercial here to see people go pupule (crayyyzee!) for this ... Read More →

Spicy Chipotle Shredded Chicken

Spicy Chipotle Shredded Chicken

A lot of people ask me where I learned to cook. Food blogs generate these types of Q's, ya know? I never really have a good answer to that questions because it's not like I grew up around gourmet food with the exception of mom's amazing reuben casserole ... Read More →

Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

And now I give you: Peanut Butter Banana "Ice Cream." Yes, unbelievable trickery. This ice cream is defined as ice cream by me even though it's actually kind of secretly NOT ice cream. But I mean that in the best possible way, if there even is such a ... Read More →

Honey Ginger Tofu and Veggie Stir Fry - veg-friendly, gluten free, 400 cals, YUMMY. | pinchofyum.com

Honey Ginger Tofu and Veggie Stir Fry

Just ate this. Five minutes ago. Can't stop. So good. It's Monday and it's back to blog go-time! Today I'm being a vegetarian with this Honey Ginger Tofu and Veggie Stir Fry and HELLO WORLD it tastes really superyummy. All last week I was vacationing on the ... Read More →

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12 Fresh Recipes for your Summer Vacation

Greetings from beach-land! I've been on family vacation this week, and this experience, first of all, has been amazing. North Carolina has just blown my mind with its Nicholas-Sparks-esque beachy beauty and I'm all wahhhh about going home tomorrow. I love ... Read More →

Chicken Bacon Avocado Salad - my new favorite! takes 15 minutes to prep + full of flavor and crunch. | pinchofyum.com

Chicken Bacon Avocado Salad with Roasted Asparagus

Reporting live from vacay! And breaking news: as of our arrival yesterday, the beaches of North Carolina have re-invented my ideal vacation. Right now I'm gazing out the wrap-around bank of picture windows in this big ol' beach house, taking in the long ... Read More →

Creamy Potato Kale Soup

Creamy Potato Kale Soup

This soup be like yummaayyyy. You can expect to see many-a-more bowl o' Creamy Potato Kale Soup around our house in the next 10 or so years. Bjork (moderate liker of vegetables) and I (major liker of vegetables) both declared this a new favorite. For him, ... Read More →

5 Ingredient Lemon Chicken and Asparagus | pinchofyum.com

5 Ingredient Lemon Chicken with Asparagus

Easiest meal of all time, right here, right now. It's no secret that I love really simple recipes *cheers and applause* and one of my favorite things is making a recipe that doesn't require a massive trip to the grocery store for 80 million ... Read More →

Spaghetti Marinara with Poached Eggs - this is my new thing. SO good! | pinchofyum.com

Spaghetti Marinara with Poached Eggs

Mmk, so here's the thing. Poached eggs on spaghetti with homemade tomato sauce issss basically the best thing ever. And I've been eating it all week. Just try to stop that dinner train, I dare you. Either move outta the way or jump on this one because here ... Read More →

Green Mexican Rice with Corn - the perfect simple summer side! 240 calories. | pinchofyum.com

Green Mexican Rice with Corn

It's green magic! This week I found a treasure in my school mailbox --> a collection of recipes clipped out from a magazine with a little stickie note from a friend next to one of the recipes that said: green rice? Thank you, food blog, for letting every ... Read More →

Spring Quinoa Salad with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette - peas, bacon, fresh herbs, almonds. Serve on spinach for fresh take-to-work lunches! | pinchofyum.com

Spring Quinoa Salad with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette

Freshy fresh in my mouth! Sometimes salads can be so so good. This week it was my birthday! Wait, did I already say that? I think I might have also already mentioned that special love that I have for pressies and gifts and pretty things with bows on them. I ... Read More →

Creamy Poblano Mushrooms with Polenta - a simple, unique vegetarian dish with spicy, warm, spoon-licking flavors. 350 calories. | pinchofyum.com

Creamy Poblano Mushrooms with Polenta

Just go ahead and just laugh. I can take it. This is SUCH a weird looking recipe. I almost didn't share it because I was too, um, shy. I mean, shy about how it looks. As I blissfully ate every last bite from the big bowl sitting on my lap on the couch in ... Read More →

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Lasagna Bake - a quick layered casserole-style recipe with simple ingredients and YUMMY garlic parm flavor. 300 calories. | pinchofyum.com

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Lasagna Bake

This. I've made it twice in the last two days, once for bringing life to the original recipe concept and taking some photos, and once for "recipe testing". Aka licking the sauce. Again. More. Spoonfuls. In my mouth. Garlic Parmesan creaminess. I like this ... Read More →

Spicy Peanut Chicken Soba Noodle Salad - colorful bell peppers with chewy soba noodles, shredded chicken, and a life changingly simple Spicy Peanut Sauce. Hot or cold, yumyumyum. 320 calories. | pinchofyum.com

Spicy Peanut Chicken Soba Noodle Salad

Remember when I used to have a dishwasher? I don't. Five months of washing dishes by hand means I've completely forgotten what life was like back when I had a appliance friend to help me out with my least favorite domestic chore of all the chores, ever. ... Read More →

30 Minute Healthy Broccoli Cheese Rice - just like broccoli cheese soup, but more filling and nutritious! 320 calories. | pinchofyum.com

30 Minute Healthy Broccoli Cheese Rice

  For my food self, this is a yummy yummy good good week. Mostly because I have a little collection of leftover containers holding what's left of this delicious homemade Rice-A-Roni-esque meal. Two options right now: 1) judge the fact that I just likened this ... Read More →

Ham and Sausage Hashbrown Egg Bake

Ham and Sausage Hash Brown Egg Bake

This post is sponsored by Smithfield Ham: provider of deliciously sweet glazed hams for all your springy Easter ham needs. Oh, yes. More on that in just a minute.Follow my blog with Bloglovin Raise your hand if you love egg bakes! Wait, though, are egg ... Read More →

Sweet Potato, Kale, and Sausage Bake with White Cheese Sauce

Sweet Potato, Kale, and Sausage Bake with White Cheese Sauce

I look at this picture and my mind goes yumyumyumyumyumyum. I'm frozen. Stuck. Can't stop the yum track in my head. IT'S SO LOUD. And my eyes are starting to glaze over. It's like what the blue screen of death does to computers but it's just, like, in my ... Read More →

10 Meals You Should Make For Your Friends With New Babies - easy for you to prepare, yummy and convenient for them to enjoy! | pinchofyum.com

10 Meals You Should Make for Your Friends with New Babies

Babies, Babies, Everywhere! I'm seeing babies in my newsfeed and on blogs and in real life like it's crazy baby town right now, because it IS crazy baby town. And I LOVE IT. ♥ Now here comes the part where I talk about how much I like kids and you go, ... Read More →