Creamy Lemon Risotto with Spring Peas

A simple, delicious dish! Creamy Lemon Risotto with Spring Peas is fresh and full of flavor, studded with tender green peas and a hint of Asiago cheese.
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 When I was a kid, peas were at the top of the list of things I WOULD NOT eat. I mean, right up there with lima beans and the dreaded canned creamed corn. I’m not sure if it was the mushiness of canned peas or the missing flavor that happens when you boil frozen peas, drain the water, and serve them without seasoning or salt, but I WAS NOT having any part of that. Ewwww.

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Kindle Fire HDX Giveaway!

Packing with Cats on

So listen.

I was going to tie this giveaway into a recipe post or a real life update or something, but honestly you guys? I am drowning. Not in a bad way… I mean, I guess it sounds weird to say that there is a good kind of drowning, but if there is, this is IT. I am juggling about 40455654 things right now, not that that is really different than any other day, but it feels different because life is very limbo-ey.

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Taco Supreme Grilled Cheese

Taco seasoned ground beef, Cabot’s Chipotle Cheddar Cheese, guacamole, and fresh pico de gallo grilled between thick slices of sourdough bread.
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This sandwich is a game-changer.

Especially in the House of Hungry Boys on Spring Break.

Yesterday I was taking a minute to catch up with a friend, and after I rattled off the list of things I am currently juggling I realized how totally scattered I am. I also realized that margaritas are in order.

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Meal Plans Made Simple #14

Somehow we got to Easter weekend already. I have no idea how that happened. I snagged you seven really fun recipes this week – a nice change from all your Easter food fare, plus a way to use up leftover ham. Oh! And dessert? Scroll down to see the dessert. In fact, I’ll probably make that first.

Remember you can easily save all these recipes to your free recipe box, make shopping lists (this is my new way not to forget my grocery list when I leave the house you guys — try it), and plan meals. You can grab recipes from here (obviously that makes me happy), but also anywhere around the web!


Jalapeno Popper Corn Chowder via Chocolate Moosey; Meal Plans Made Simple

Jalapeno Popper Corn Chowder via Chocolate Moosey - Soooooo… I went looking for a corn chowder recipe because they usually call for a ham bone and the day after Easter lots of people have those, right? But this is the recipe I found. It does not use a ham bone but it has BACON. And jalapenos. So give the ham bone to your dog and make this soup.

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112 Awesome Brunch Recipes

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So I guess I’ve been working up to this for about a month now. My brunch obsession has finally peaked. Easter brunch is amazing, but Mother’s Day is right around the corner too, so I have compiled 112+ (‘+’ because I found more and added them; I stopped counting at 112… it’s a sickness) Awesome Brunch Recipes from here, there, and everywhere. There are casseroles and muffins, steak, cake, french toast, boozy fruit drinks, tarts, quiche… I mean really. There is some of everything.

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Cadbury Candy Egg Brownies

Thick fudgey brownies with a perfect crackley wisp of brownie crust on top, stuffed with pretty pastel Cadbury Candy Eggs. A perfect Easter treat!
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 I get on these kicks and it’s like my brain can’t shift gears. Brunch, for example. I have been cooking and photographing an endless string of brunch recipes lately. And while brunch is, in my opinion, basically a perfect meal, I decided to take a minute to interrupt my regularly scheduled programming with BROWNIES.

P.S. You can totally have brownies at brunch, too.

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Easy Satay Chicken

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Tender chicken in a delicious sauce with creamy garlic, peanut, soy, and ginger. This Easy Satay Chicken is a fast and fresh complete meal idea that will satisfy the whole family.

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Things have gotten a little bit bananas around here lately.

School activities and family plans are popping up all over the place. Our weekends have been filled with too many trips to the old home improvement store, with a few sprinkles of appliance shopping, and a trip or two to the local plant nursery.

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Coffee Rubbed Steak and Eggs

A simple flank steak rubbed with coffee, a little sweet, and a little spice. Served over a poached egg, warm herbed potatoes, and fresh greens, these coffee rubbed steak and eggs are the perfect hearty brunch dish.
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Could there BE a meal any better than brunch? (<<– bonus points if you got my 90′s sitcom reference)

I am usually the biggest champion of breakfast, but brunch is actually where it’s at. You can have all the good foods, PLUS it is completely acceptable to order a drink. And espresso. You can have an omelet followed by coffee cake for dessert. It’s basically a mid-morning excuse for total gluttony.

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