Roasted Sweet Potato Kale Salad

Happy Earth Day!! 

Roasted Sweet Potato Kale Salad

I love Earth Day. I kind of wanted to make chocolate pudding “dirt” with gummy worms as a celebration, but I don’t have any kids, so a salad seemed more age appropriate.

But before we get into the fabulous, healthiness that is this Roasted Sweet Potato Kale Salad let me tell you a little story about Earth Day.

Roasted Sweet Potato Kale Salad

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Lazy Sunday Buttermilk Waffles

These are not your Grandma’s buttermilk waffles!

Lazy Sunday Buttermilk Waffles

Well, I actually think my Nana would like these waffles a lot! They have just a hint of cinnamon and fresh ground nutmeg and a splash of brandy to start the morning off right! And they are ridiculously easy.

Lazy Sunday Buttermilk Waffles

People claim that to get the lightest, fluffiest waffles you need to fold in egg whites beaten to stiff peaks and blah, blah, blah. No offense but I did none of that and these waffles were superb! No whipping, no beating. No unwanted early morning exercise.

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Foolproof Grilled Rosemary Chicken

Foolproof Grilled Rosemary Chicken

I’ll be the first to admit that there is nothing sexy about these Grilled Rosemary Chicken Breasts. They are exactly what they sound like, BUT they are fast, easy, and consistently juicy.

And don’t we all need a fail-safe, go-to chicken breast recipe?

Foolproof Grilled Rosemary Chicken

I abhor dry chicken, so over the years I have developed some easy cooking methods that consistently deliver moist, juicy chicken with minimal risk of over-cooking. Hooray!

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Quadruple Chocolate Pudding Cookies

Quadruple Chocolate Pudding Cookies

It’s my favorite day of the year: the day when I get to stand in line for hours, and hours, and hours just to mail away my hard-earned money!

{That would all be in a sarcasm font, if my Mac were so advanced.}

Quadruple Chocolate Pudding Cookie

There is only one thing that can make Tax Day more bearable and that is chocolate. Copious amounts of soft, fudgy chocolate. Enter Quadruple Chocolate Pudding Cookies! These are officially my new favorite chocolate cookies.

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Double Salted Caramel Cupcakes {and thoughts on Happiness}

Easter Double Salted Caramel Cupcakes

For me Easter conjures up happy memories: Easter egg hunts, dark chocolate bunnies (the bigger, the better), purple sashes on giant crosses, Whopper’s Robin’s Eggs, and fancy hats. Yes, fancy hats (thanks, Mom!)!

This year I can add these Double Salted Caramel Cupcakes to that list because they are fabulous! And salted caramel in cupcakes makes me happy.

Actually, come to think of it, ALL salted caramel makes me happy!

Easter Double Salted Caramel Cupcakes  Recalling my happy Easter memories lead me to think about other things that make me happy.

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Broccoli, Shallot, Feta & Sun Dried Tomato Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Vegetarian Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

While I am more than ready to say goodbye to Winter, I’m not quite ready to let go of the Winter staple, the sweet potato!

Vegetarian Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

I have been making some variation of these Stuffed Sweet Potatoes for over a decade! Since the sweet potatoes are cooked in the microwave, it’s the perfect last-minute, weeknight meal!

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Caramel Chocolate Chip Blondies

Caramel Chocolate Chip Blondies

My Salted Caramel Obsession continues with Caramel Chocolate Chip Blondies! They are positively extraordinary! I know it’s not very Grace Kelly of me, but I would do whatever was necessary to secure the last of these blondies!

Caramel Chocolate Chip Blondie

It’s my favorite brown butter blondie batter with a generous quantity of mini Ghriardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips and a swirl of salted caramel baked right in the blondie. And then more salted caramel drizzled all over the top.

  Caramel Chocolate Chip Blondies

It’s not the tidiest of desserts. In fact, it’s four napkins messy maybe five if you got a leetle carried away with the caramel sauce.

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Peanut Butter M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today I introduce you to the best Peanut Butter M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies! They’re thick and chewy with little bursts of creamy peanut butter!

Easter Peanut Butter M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

So perfectly soft.

Easter Peanut Butter M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

I took a casual stroll down the candy aisle the other day and I saw the most adorable Easter Egg Peanut Butter M&Ms! Into my cart they went.

Easter Peanut Butter M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Spaghetti Squash Kale Lasagna

Spaghetti Squash Kale Lasagna with Cilantro and Asiago

Spaghetti Squash Kale Lasagna.

WAIT!

Before you run away, I just want you to know two things: it was delicious AND it has my Husband’s Stamp of Approval, which is harder to get than a meeting with The President.

Spaghetti Squash Kale Lasagna with Cilantro and Asiago

It’s not the most photogenic dish and it sounds kinda odd (and possibly gross), but I’m telling you it was yummy and I wouldn’t lie to you.

 I’ve had a recent obsession with spaghetti squash after my twice-baked spaghetti squash several weeks ago. I started wondering how else I could use this filling, yet low calorie, vegetable. What about lasagna?

Spaghetti Squash Kale Lasagna with Cilantro and Asiago

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Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles are like sugar cookies’ sexier, better-dressed cousin.

Yet somehow they don’t get nearly enough attention!

Snickerdoodles

The perfect Snickerdoodle with it’s crisp, slightly sweetened exterior and soft, chewy interior is something worth talking about. And these Snickerdoodles are perfection!

Snickerdoodle

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