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 →

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 →

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 →

Orange Brown Butter Shrimp - a 15 minute, 6 ingredient meal that's nice enough for company! | pinchofyum.com

Spicy Shrimp with Orange Brown Butter Sauce + Vacation Pics

First things first: IT'S FRIDAY. Do you love Fridays or what?! Gee whiz gosh golly gee, I can't get enough of them. I still work all weekend (bloggity blogga), but Friday nights are always my most favorite time of the whole week. I have always loved the ... Read More →

20 Minute Lemon Pesto Penne - baby broccoli, oven roasted tomatoes, pesto, fresh lemon, feta, and basil. My husband says it's his new favorite. | pinchofyum.com

20-Minute Lemon Pesto Penne

Sometimes my favorite blog recipes are the ones that I don't make for the blog. This is one of those times. The tang of the tomatoes, the chewy whole wheat pasta, the tender-crisp baby broccoli, the creamy melted feta + the firm crumbly feta, plus the ... Read More →

Simple Garlic Butter Mushroom & Provolone Melts | pinchofyum.com

Simple Garlic Butter Mushroom & Provolone Melts

Hiya team. Team MUSHROOM. You're on that team, right? If you're not, let me attempt to hypnotize you in three two one zero ... Read More →

Super Easy Skinny Veggie Crockpot Lasagna - a handful of simple ingredients for a healthy family dinner. | http://pinchofyum.com

Super Easy Skinny Veggie Crockpot Lasagna

Yesterday I saw the movie Frozen. This is going to really date this post for future readers, but worth it. Because I have to talk about how cute it was. If you're not familiar, Frozen is a Disney movie, um excuse me, musical. A Disney musical. All about ... Read More →

Garlic Tostones: Puerto Rican Fried Plantains perfect with rice and beans. Simple and so addicting. | pinchofyum.com

Garlic Tostones: Puerto Rican Fried Plantains with Rice and Beans

Today I'm answering your Top Five Burning Questions about Garlic Tostones aka Puerto Rican Fried Plantains. Cause you wake up wondering about things like fried plantains, right? Yeah, that's why we go together. 1. What are they? And why are you making Puerto ... Read More →

Quick and Easy Pizza Bread - perfect for making ahead and freezing so you can make individual servings later. Lots of veggies, kid-friendly, total comfort food, 375 calories. | pinchofyum.com

Quick and Easy Pizza Bread

Today I'm bringing one of my favorite Grandma recipes to the blog. I mean that literally this a real recipe, from my very real and wonderful Grandma, adapted a weensy bit and now being formally presented to you, blog friends. We got together with my ... Read More →

Pumpkin Hummus

Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus

Today I'm talking about a deliciously crayzie hummus combo that I made in my Blendtec and then GIVING AWAY A BLENDTEC! Because I wuv my Blendtec. Let's get real here. When I first made this Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus like a ridiculous ... Read More →

Chicken Pizzaiola - Pinch of Yum + America's Test Kitchen

Chicken Pizzaiola {only six ingredients!}

This. Is. So. Good. Oh-this-is-so-good. HEY! {ahem} Starting with a chant today is totally necessary because this is a recipe so yummy that it is going to change the course of my 2013/2014 school year dinners, whiiiich is a pretty big deal. ... Read More →

Caramelized Salmond

Caramelized Salmon

Caramelized. Do I need to go on? Because the word caramelized pretty much speaks itself straight into my soul. There’s just something about food – any food, including but not limited to meat and vegetables - that becomes sweet and salty and textured and ... Read More →

Blender Lemonade

Blender Lemonade

Making lemonade in a blender has truly revolutionized my summer. Eh, I'm not much of a lemonade drinker, said the old me. But the concept of making lemonade, fresh, fast, sweet and almost creamy-like (thank you sweetened condensed milk) has made me into ... Read More →

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls

Bam. Just like that, we're eating healthy peanut butter cookie dough. Balls. Truffles. Pre-cookies that aren't actually cookies and won't be baked but rival the addictiveness of real cookie dough. Whatev. I've made these little guys before, but they were ... Read More →

Chicken Blueberry Poppyseed Salad

Chicken and Nectarine Poppy Seed Salad

I'm going salad crazy. Oh, wait, I said that already yesterday. A chicken and nectarine poppy seed salad is basically this: sweet juicy nectarines, bursts of blueberry, delicate baby spinach, lightly spiced grilled chicken, nutty chopped almonds, and ... Read More →

Parmesan Pesto Tilapia

Parmesan Pesto Tilapia

Five ingredient recipes. I ♥ them. One of my first and still favorite cookbooks is the Fresh Food Fast cookbook by Cooking Light. It features page after page after page of healthy, easy recipes with small ingredient lists and hardly any prep time. I used to ... Read More →

Chocolate Cake Bars

Fudgy Chocolate Cake Bars

Roald Dahl wrote a book called Matilda and now I’m eating chocolate cake for breakfast. Welcome to my life. By the way, this is not just any chocolate cake. Try more like a perfectly dense and moist flourless (almost) chocolate cake that only requires 5 ... Read More →

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Easy Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

First and foremost, I don't have a rolling pin. Secondly, this pizza that I keep talking about? It needs a crust. And a sauce, but we already talked about that. I found this crust recipe in a magazine. One of the things I ask our visitors to bring is ... Read More →

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How I Make Hummus

This is how I make hummus. Authentic hummus: love it, but that's not exactly what I'm talking about here. This is the Lindsay-making-hummus-at-home-in-less-than-30-minutes hummus variety. Which actually is my favorite variety, because spending 30 ... Read More →

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5 Ingredient Coconut Curry

Moped or no moped? {Dear confused reader, that is mo-ped, like motorcycle, like fun on wheels. Wheeeeeeee!} Filipino cultural assimilation is in full force as we ask ourselves the biggest question yet: are we going to purchase, drive, and care for our ... Read More →

Stuffed Tomatoes

Roasted Corn and Basil Stuffed Tomatoes

I love tomatoes. Stuffed with roasted corn, basil, and cheese?  I ate all 6 of them. So I was really sad to find out that the tomatoes that I've been buying in the grocery store are not fairly harvested.  In fact, tomato fields in the US have been called ... Read More →

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Baked Spicy Fries with Garlic Cheese Sauce

Hot, fresh, baked spicy fries are going to come out of your oven tonight. They just are. And I’m putting you under citizen’s arrest if you don’t cover your face in garlic cheese sauce. Did I say face? I meant fries. Fries, face, maybe both. As you can ... Read More →

Tilapia

Almond Crusted Tilapia

Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to work from home. This week I've been on Spring Break, and since I have a book to finish writing (almostdone almostdone almostdone), I get to try out this whole working from home gig. If you can call it that. ... Read More →

{Lazy} Chocolate Cherry Fudge Cake

{Lazy} Chocolate Cherry Fudge Cake

A chocolate cherry fudge cake bombed my house today. That's why I'm covered in the world's most luscious chocolate frosting. I swear it's not because I stuck my whole body in the pan. I swear. ... Read More →

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Parmesan Baked Eggs

If there's one thing that can make me like eggs, it's herbs soaked in melted butter. If there's one thing that can make me want to bake these five (5!) times in one weekend, it's herbs soaked in melted butter plus a pile of freshly grated Parmesan ... Read More →

Chili Cheese Black Bean Dip

Chili Cheese Black Bean Dip

Wait, Christmas is over already? Hmmph. So, like, is it New Year's yet? And can we still hang out and have parties all week? And where's the Chili Cheese Black Bean Dip? ... Read More →

Creamy Baked Corn

Creamy Baked Corn

This Creamy Baked Corn is tagged as "Vegetarian" and "Salad", which makes me a complete liar. Don't tell Santa. Vegetarian? Possibly. Salad? Oh my word. Not even close. And I mean that in the most delicious way possible. ... Read More →

Bacon, Pear, and Raspberry Grilled Cheese

Bacon, Pear, and Raspberry Grilled Cheese

Bjork just officially declared this the best sandwich I've ever made. And we officially have a cute - ? -Charlie Brown Christmas tree. Let's talk about bacon and cheeeeeese. And fresh, crispy soft pear slices.  And sweet raspberry preserves.  With ... Read More →

Spicy Sausage Posole

Spicy Sausage Posole

Hi, my name is Lindsay. ... Read More →

Chicken Zucchini Pasta

Chicken Zucchini Pasta

Once upon a time, I went to my parent's house to be "helpful" while they were out of town. Then the story took a turn. It became me trying to survive and keep everyone fed and alive. ... Read More →

Mozzarella, Basil and Corn Quesadilla

Mozzarella, Basil and Corn Quesadilla

This yummy snack? Yes, snack. Some people might call it a meal, but I'm not one of those people. Whatever it is, it's healthy and filling and yummy. And cheeeesy. ... Read More →

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Farmer’s Market Flatbread Pizza

Seems like I’ve developed a little trick. Have you noticed? Not the one where I stuff five of the fudgy oreo brownies into my mouth in 60 seconds. Or the baby-powder-to-degrease-hair trick. Ok, I’ll just tell you. My trick is when I don’t know what to ... Read More →

wild rice flatbread

Wild Rice Flatbread

Today is just another day. Just another day when I will get myself out the door to teach subtraction with double zeros and how to read the word “stared”. I bet you even read that wrong. You almost read “started”, didn’t you? Along with 95% of the fourth ... Read More →

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Parmesan Pesto Veggie Sandwich

Being out of school isn’t as easy as it seems. On my first day of summer break, I ran into a former student. Former as of a few days ago. Too soon, people, too soon! Not only was it too soon, but I was sporting that previously mentioned bedhead look (yes - ... Read More →

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Baked Zucchini Fries

We can probably all agree that hard work pays off. But let’s make it more personal. Have you ever had a baby? Because I certainly have not, but I have suddenly become aware of all that is new motherhood thanks to my friend and her adorable new little one. ... Read More →

spinach artichoke pasta

Spinach Artichoke Pasta

I have way too many memories of eating apps (that’s appetizers) at Applebees in the last 5+ years. My favorite was - and still is - the Spinach and Artichoke Dip. It’s so bad and so good all at the same time. ... Read More →

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Roasted Bell Pepper Tostadas

Every day on our honeymoon in Mexico, I ate the same thing for breakfast.  Which was pretty much everything on the breakfast buffet. What is it about the power of an all-inclusive resort?  It only took one meal before my thoughts became irrational: I need ... Read More →

Chili Corn Casserole with Polenta

Chili-Corn Casserole with Polenta

What bonds people better than experiencing a bank robbery together? Many things, actually. Such as (annual) trips to the Wisconsin Dells. Late night movies and Papa Murphy’s pizza. Long walks. A mechanical bull. And, yes, a bank robbery experience. But ... Read More →

Tomato Ricotta Pasta with Broccoli

Tomato Ricotta Pasta with Broccoli

Ricotta cheese is my new best friend. I have always made this combination of whole wheat pasta, tomato sauce, and broccoli as a fast and healthy dinner…But for some reason, I never really pursued a creamy tomato sauce. Lazy much? Tonight I was feeling ... Read More →