Creamy Vodka Steak Pasta-1

4 Ingredient Creamy Vodka Steak Pasta

Al-right-al-right-al-right, now ladies.¬†YEAH! ūüé∂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 →

Spicy Sausage Rigatoni-11

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 →

5 Ingredient Lemon Chicken-1

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 →

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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 →

Mexican Chicken Quinoa Casserole-3

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 →

Thai Yellow Chicken Curry-1

Thai Yellow Chicken Curry with Potatoes

Why hello, my love.And when I say my love, I most definitely do mean this creamy, savory-sweet, Thai Yellow Curry that is rice's best friend +¬†my idea of food heaven. ‚ô°The thing is that I don't normally post on Thursdays, but sometimes life tells you ... Read More →

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20 Minute Healthy Chicken Parmesan

Greetings from Minnesota in May on a¬†Monday Morning!Eew, I'm annoying.Let's try that again.Hi, friends! It's Monday after a beautiful, brunch-filled weekend celebrating All The Mothers and we're going to start talking about this cheesy, saucy, ... Read More →

5 Ingredient Grilled Chicken-2

The Best 3 Ingredient Grilled Chicken

We need to talk, like, big time.This is the easiest and best way I've ever made chicken EVER. Period. I'm not even going to beat around the bush about it - you need to know the secret to this 3 Ingredient Grilled Chicken right this very second.The ... Read More →

One Pot Lasagna-6

Super Easy One Pot Lasagna

Shout out to our friends at DeLallo for cooking up the incredible sauce and whole wheat oven ready noodles that MAKE this lasagna - and for sponsoring this post!Ohhhk yuhssssss.It's just, like, way too obvious, but my love for this is out of ... Read More →

Chicken Teriyaki-11

30-Minute Sesame Mango Chicken Teriyaki

Hi friends! And happy¬†weekend.I am coming to you live on a Saturday morning because this 30-Minute Sesame Mango Chicken Teriyaki is too good to wait any longer. It's¬†a special day when I can find a chicken recipe that I actually like - and that kind of ... Read More →

Crockpot Quinoa Chicken Primavera-7

Crockpot Quinoa Chicken Primavera

Happy happy green green!How wonderful is spring produce? Tender-crisp asparagus, peas, and pesto are making an appearance in this super easy recipe that resembles a quinoa chicken casserole but can be made with minimal prep in a cozy little crockpot. ... Read More →

20 Minute Ancho Chicken Tacos

20-Minute Ancho Chicken Tacos

It's Monday!We're back from vacation!And Minnesota is experiencing some awesomely WARM WEATHER.Those three things + these 20-minute ancho chicken tacos are a force to be reckoned with in my life right now.Let's just get this out of the way ... Read More →

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Roasted Tomatillo Chicken and Rice Bowls

Roasted Tomatillo Chicken and Rice Bowls! I've been waiting for uuuuuu.Let's just cut right to it --> the main idea here is that you eat a big bowl of savory, spicy, tangy¬†AND creamy¬†chicken with tomatillo sauce piled on rice and topped with colorful ... Read More →

Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Garlic Ginger Sauce

Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Ginger Garlic Sauce

It's Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps Day!Which is obviously¬†my best kind of day. Even if it is a Monday which, in my previous life as a teacher, would have been¬†a holiday, which, in my current life as a blogger, I now don't have as a holiday because I have ... Read More →

Skillet Chicken with Bacon and White Wine Sauce

Skillet Chicken with Bacon and White Wine Sauce

Hello crispy, saucy, delicious skillet¬†chickaennn!You guys, I've got to be honest with you. I've had some ups and downs with chicken over the last decade - okay okay okay fine, maybe it's been mostly downs. But the good news today is that things are ... Read More →

Thai Yellow Curry with Beef and Potatoes

Thai Yellow Curry with Beef and Potatoes

I am 120% sure that this is what my food dreams are made of. -->Like most recipes in my life, this one starts and ends with the sauce.¬†That velvety rich, fragrant,¬†warming Thai yellow¬†curry sauce with hints of coconut sweetness, flecks of green ... Read More →

Chopped Chicken Sesame Noodles

Chopped Chicken Sesame Noodle Bowls

I'm kind of having a moment with noodles.Or, like, five million¬†moments over the course of January 2015. The only reason I was compelled to make this in the first place was because it was time to move on from the Vietnamese Chicken Salad with Rice ... Read More →

Skillet Chicken Tortilla Pie

Skillet Chicken Tortilla Pie

Monday! Bam. You sneaky thing.Skillet Chicken Tortilla Pie is my every Monday's dream dinner. For whatever reason, Monday is almost always the one day of the week where I'm tempted to go out for dinner, have Bjork pick up sushi on the way home (‚ô°), or have ... Read More →

Braised Beef Ragu with Polenta

Crockpot Braised Beef Ragu with Polenta

You guys, I'm totally in love.With this yummy tomato-saucy braised BEEF. As in beautifully browned and slow cooked meat.Like, what is even going on in the best possible way.As evidenced by recipes like these overwhelmingly Veggie Lentil Curry Bowls ... Read More →

Vietnamese Chicken Salad with Rice Noodles

Vietnamese Chicken Salad with Rice Noodles

2015, I love you already.This salad is the flavor bomb of my life. I am trying to really put into words how much my mouth loves this combination of fresh and unexpected flavors, crunchy-filling textures, and nutritious food power. But mostly all I can do ... Read More →

Chicken Marsala

Drunken Chicken Marsala with Tomatoes

You guys.This dish. It's my favorite of the favorites. Pan-fried chicken breasts (hi ‚ô°) and buttery wine-soaked mushrooms and blistered, bursting cherry tomatoes get all covered in a luscious - there is no other word for it - marsala wine sauce (!!) and ... Read More →

chicken wild rice casserole-3

Chicken Wild Rice Casserole

This game is called How Can I Get You To Like A Sloppy Delicious Wild Rice Thing All Baked Up In A Pan.To which I say GAME ON.First things first: Minnesota. You should probably come. If you're ever going to appreciate a cold snowy winter wonderland and ... Read More →

Slow Cooker Pear and Sausage Stuffing

Slow Cooker Pear and Sausage Stuffing

This delicious post is all about the STUFFING STUFFING STUFFING and it's sponsored by Jones Dairy Farm!I really mean business with this Thanksgiving stuff now.Beyond any shadow of a doubt, stuffing is my absolute all time favorite of the Thanksgiving ... Read More →

Artificial Lighting for Food Photography

Healthy Quinoa Chicken Curry Bowls

And so it begins!This recipe was lovingly cooked, photographed, and snarfed down in .3 seconds from the very new, very bright, and very extra delicious Pinch of Yum kitchen! WELCOME FRIENDS. ‚ô°In honor of the awesomeness of bright colors popping out of ... Read More →

Chicken Bacon Pumpkin Pasta Bake

Chicken Bacon Pumpkin Pasta Bake

Hiiii friends!It's pumpkin loving me, still here, still going strong, even though it's November tomorrow. Lots of shock and denial about that going on up in the brain, because November equals the start of the holiday season which equals the start of Big ... Read More →

One Pot Spanish Chicken and Potatoes with a simple, fragrant tomato and garlic sauce. 360 calories.

One Pot Spanish Chicken and Potatoes

Humble, rustic, vibrantly fresh One Pot Spanish Chicken and Potatoes, you say?Yes okay CAN DO. I'm very much down widdat.One Pot Spanish Chicken and Potatoes is one of those recipe names where you read it and say, mmm! yumm! sounds so good! .... ... Read More →

Roasted Tomatillo Chicken Enchilada Casserole - with a homemade spicy sauce and lots of cheese. 400 calories. | pinchofyum.com #chicken #enchilada #casserole

Roasted Tomatillo Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Two words: roasted tomatillos.Okay, fine, eight words: roasted tomatillos, garlic, and jalape√Īos made into sauce.It's YAHHHMMMMY.Roasted tomatillo chicken enchilada casserole is where it's at. I've always loved a) casseroles - yahh shoore yoobetcha ... Read More →

Sticky Garlic Chicken with Broccoli

Sticky Garlic Chicken and Broccoli

You guysss. Today is a Totally Absolutely Completely Spicy Garlic Chicken and Broccoli Monday.These tender, juicy, flavor-pumpin' chicken pieces are first baked to a golden crispy perfection, then dipped in sauce, then re-baked to get that sauce all soaked ... 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 →

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 →

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‚Äôs 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 →

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¬ģ 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 →