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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Crockpot Creole Chicken and Sausage - 10 minute prep for this hearty dinner, made healthier with beans and peppers. 300 calories. | pinchofyum.com

Slow Cooker Creole Chicken and Sausage

I don't really know how to explain it, but it's a like whoa yummy combo we have going on upinhere. This idea originated as a simple shredded Creole chicken kind of thing made in the slow cooker so my cooking life could be awesomely easy and full of mouth ... Read More →

Sticky Bourbon Chicken with Rice - simple ingredients, extremely easy prep, WOWZA good. | pinchofyum.com

Sticky Bourbon Chicken with Rice

Hiiii. That? That's my life right there. That sticky bourbon chicken with rice on a blue plate/bowl basically sums it all up. No further comment. See it and believe it. Mardi Gras? Um, didn't even know it was, like, now. Or yesterday. When was it again? ... Read More →

Creamy Chicken Quinoa and Broccoli Casserole

Creamy Chicken Quinoa and Broccoli Casserole

Well don't cha know. This is soo tummy-rumbly-I'm-goonna-eat-the-whoole-thing good, ya shure you betcha. Being from Minnesota, I feel the need to represent my Midwestern culture here on the blog with things like casseroles. Or more accurately: express my ... Read More →

Super Easy Crockpot Shredded Pork - and a trick for getting those deliciously golden crispy bits! | pinchofyum.com

Super Easy Slow Cooker Pork

This post is a part of a Marzetti® ambassador program. It is sponsored by Marzetti and product (specifically the yummy balsamic dressing) has been provided by them. Pork in the crockpot is a totally foolproof win. Exhibit A: I am not much a meat-maker, ... Read More →

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Rainbow Chicken Salad with Almond Honey Mustard Dressing

One thing I love: this dressing, which I am still licking off my fingers as I type this. TMI? One thing I Do Not Like: when I have to stay home alone. Example --> when Bjork goes on work trips. He got invited to go to an affiliate conference with a ... Read More →

Jalapeño Lime Chicken Soup - so many bright, fresh flavors in this quick and easy recipe. | pinchofyum.com

Jalapeño Lime Chicken Soup

Aaand we're back in business. I did a ton of cooking over this nice little holiday break, you know, the one where your kids and I get to stay home and never change out of their pajamas for two weeks because there's no school? I'm only half sorry that I ... Read More →

Crockpot Queso Chicken Chili with Roasted Corn and Jalapeño - loaded with veggies, super flavorful, perfect for chip dippin'. | pinchofyum.com

Queso Crockpot Chicken Chili with Roasted Corn and Jalapeño

Howdy hey! It's Monday and I have a load of Queso Crockpot Chicken Chili with Roasted Corn and Jalapeño leftovers waiting for me in the fridge, brought to my by a weekend of relaxing. I think we've already talked about this (Crockpot Chicken Wild Rice ... Read More →

Crockpot Chicken Wild Rice Soup - cozy homemade soup with hardly any prep. | pinchofyum.com

Crockpot Chicken Wild Rice Soup

I adore this soup. It's not really a secret because a) I'm from Minnesota, the homeland of things like creamy delicious Wild Rice Soup, b) I've only posted it at least seventeen other times on the blog, and c) WILD RICE. So this time the thing that makes ... Read More →

Simple San Marzano Pasta e Fagioli - this comforting dish is easy to prepare and FULL of flavor. Healthy, too! | pinchofyum.com

Simple San Marzano Pasta e Fagioli

This is the story of how I bought 5 ingredients from Trader Joe's and made one of my favorite dinners of all time. The story begins with Lunch Envy as I watched my friend and coworker eat her saucy baby pasta with all those tiny chopped veggies in that ... Read More →

Creamy Chicken Caesar Lasagna - my husband's new favorite! | pinchofyum.com

Creamy Chicken Caesar Lasagna

This post is sponsored by Marzetti® and Sway. My husband has a new favorite meal. It starts with Chicken Caesar and it ends with Lasagna, with layers of creamy spinach, sun dried tomatoes, and Mozzarella in between, and it is deeelish. When we were in ... 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 →

Skinny Spaghetti and Meatballs | pinchofyum.com

Skinny Spaghetti and Meatballs

This is my love language. Everything good (in this case: lean turkey veggie meatballs and smooth, tangy tomato sauce with fresh green herbs) tangled up in hot pasta and just exploding with color and texture. *closes eyes and purrs* I seriously love it. I ... Read More →

Honey Glazed Crockpot Chicken Adobo - simple pantry ingredients, hardly any hands-on time, 200 calories. | http://pinchofyum.com

Honey Glazed Crockpot Chicken Adobo

I'm asking myself if the current time of 6:12 am is too early to think about Honey Glazed Crockpot Chicken Adobo. Nope. NO way. I mean, it was not that long ago that I was literally WIDE AWAKE at 6am - miracle - not just writing about Honey Glazed ... Read More →

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Filipino Humba

Ok, so humba. I feel pretty comfortable calling this my favorite Filipino food, although it's a close tie between this and Pancit. It is officially my favorite favorite when it is made in that hot little kitchen half way up a bumpy mountain road by the CSC ... Read More →

HEALTHY JALAPEÑO SWEET POTATO CHICKEN CHILI

Healthy Jalapeño Sweet Potato Chicken Chili

You know those times where stuff just works? This is one of those times. I did not really know where I was headed when I started making this chili other than that I had a vision of something semi-spicy that could compliment that bag of blue corn + flax ... 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 →

Filipino Fried Chicken - Pinch of Yum

Filipino Fried Chicken

One thing I was not expecting to eat so much of during our year in the Philippines = FRIED CHICKEN. Seriously, Filipinos know and love their fried chicken and I took full advantage of that while living there. The chicken I ordered at Jollibee (kind of like ... Read More →

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Filipino Chicken Barbecue

When I think about the sights and smells of our street in the Philippines, this is what I'll think of - little homemade grills with hot, smoking coals, where people stand around in a cloudy haze of smoky-smoke leisurely fanning the grill area with little ... Read More →

Brussels Sprouts Salad

Chopped Brussels Sprout Salad with Chicken and Walnuts

We're house hunting and I need help. But first, I'll tell you about this salad. House lovers, scroll down. This salad = yumyumyum. I have always loved thinly sliced Brussels sprouts in salads (I slice mine on a mandoline - works like a veggie cutting ... Read More →

Filipino Spaghetti

Filipino Spaghetti

Filipino Spaghetti. It's a thing. It's a sweet, sticky, saucy, even-sold-at-McDonald's thing. Much like the pancit from last week, this meal was served at almost every birthday party at the orphanage where I worked this last year, usually mushed together ... Read More →

Filipino Pancit

Filipino Pancit Recipe

This is the start of a ten week series of that is superspecial to me. It's ten Filipino recipes from the orphanage where I worked for the last year of my life. This is the food that the kids ate at their birthday parties; it's what I ate for dinner with them ... Read More →

Coconut Lime Chicken

Coconut Lime Chicken

Will you think weird things about me if I spend most of the next 3 paragraphs writing about chicken skin? It's a love-hate, although right now I'm more on the love side. I guess the only thing I really hate is the name: chicken skin. But if you feed me ... Read More →

Baked Mozzarella Chicken Rolls

Baked Mozzarella Chicken Rolls

So, my sister. Remember her? Think scones and fruit pizza. She gets all the credit for this recipe. Well, no. The lovely Gina from Skinny Taste gets first and foremost credit, with honorable mention going to Pinterest for putting the recipe in front of my ... 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 →

Light Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Light Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps, you sneaky things you. You make me want to wrap vegetables in the leaves of more vegetables and top it all with more vegetables. Just kidding - meant to say PEANUT SAUCE but we'll get there later. First things first: the vegetables wrapped ... Read More →

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Crockpot Pork Adobo with Black Beans

I'm seriously salivating as I get ready to write about the soy sauce + vinegar + garlic + brown sugar flavors in this thing. Welcome to Pork Adobo. For the Filipino newbies, Pork Adobo is a traditional Filipino dish with pork marinated and cooked in a soy ... Read More →

Chopped Thai Chicken Salad | pinchofyum.com

Chopped Thai Chicken Salad

A salad. Say what? Yes, a salad. This is like the 2nd salad I've made in the last year. The Philippines is out to get me in the salad department. Conventional wisdom says: it's hot, make a salad. But reality says, where are the bags of pre-washed baby ... Read More →

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Favorite Mexican Crockpot Recipes

This is one of those posts where I reflect on all the crockpot Mexican recipes I've made in the history of Pinch of Yum and realize that they are all extremely similar. And then I reflect on the fact that I'm very okay with that. There's a reason I love these ... Read More →

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Crockpot Mexican Chicken

This? Ohhhhh, this. Yeah. This is possibly the easiest homemade Mexican food. Ever. Also known as soul-warming, snuggle-up-and-get-cozy sweatshirt and blankie comfort food. Also known as my life, minus the sweatshirt and blankie. And never again will I ... Read More →

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Healthy Chicken Alfredo Pizza

Hiya. If it weren't for this whole wheat crust, creamy cauliflower sauce, and chicken cheese combo topping, this would be the longest Friday ever. It's a regular school day, but just to be dramatic for a moment, there is no air conditioning at ... Read More →

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Healthier General Tso’s Chicken

Ummm what is even happening? This is seriously the best day. This is the day I get to eat General Tso's chicken for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and midnight snack. This is also the day that I get to share with you the recipe for this sweet and saucy and sorta ... Read More →

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Mexican Polenta Pie

So I didn't even know it was the Superbowl yesterday. These things happen when you live... far away. Do you think Beyonce likes Mexican Polenta Pie? ... Read More →

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Hoisin Pork with Rice Noodles

Throw it all together and call it dinner? Alrighty then, I will. You know this kinda thing, I know you do. Is it even a recipe? Meh. Who cares. It's classic craving food that's easily adaptable depending on whatever you have on hand. Which, if you're ... Read More →

Baked Rigatoni

Baked Rigatoni with Spinach, Provolone, and Turkey

Getting back into the kitchen is rough, except not really. Cause look at that cheese. Somehow I moseyed my way through making this over the course of three days. I mean, three.days. 72 hours. FOR REAL. Don't run away - it's not going to take you three ... Read More →

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Crockpot Chalupas

Well, you could certainly do one thing right now, and that would be shove your face in this. The second thing would be leave your front door open as a symbol of neighborly friendliness, watch the neighborhood car show, and find out how much you can ... Read More →