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Baked Oatmeal Cups

Baked Oatmeal Cups

I’ve been all about meal prepping lately. Things at work have been a little busy and I’ve been in a rush to get out the door every morning. And whenever that happens, I end up leaving without breakfast or lunch because it seems faster to just buy it. Or with later days at the lab, I find myself needing a little snack in the afternoons.

Now I can take my oatmeal on-the-go with these Baked Oatmeal Cups! I love these for breakfast, sure, but they also make a great snack! They are packed with fiber and protein, antioxidants from the blueberries, and some healthy fats from the nuts and coconut oil. I stuffed my oatmeal cups with fresh blueberries and chopped walnuts, but you can really customize these however you want with different fruits (fresh or dried), nuts, add ins like chia seeds and flax, it’s totally up to you!

Baked Oatmeal Cups

Herb Skillet Chicken

Herb Skillet Chicken

You know what I love? Happy accidents. I love when happy accidents occur in my kitchen. A couple of weeks ago, I got home from work and did NOT feel like cooking. At all. It was a long day at work and after getting the baby to bed, I just wanted to sit on the couch and do nothing. Alas, my husband reminded me that we had decided that we were going to try really hard to cook at home during the weekdays and not spend money on takeout. Argh. Him and his stupid reminders.

Herb Skillet Chicken

So, I took a look around the kitchen and fridge and came up with this Herb Skillet Chicken and was pleasantly surprised because I really had no plan when making it, but it’s so flavorful! Chicken is cooked up in a skillet with some balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, and a splash of white wine. Then, I then threw on some finely chopped rosemary and thyme on top and then sprinkled some shredded Swiss and Gruyere cheese I had in the fridge and dinner was done! Yay for happy accidents because this recipe is going into my regular dinner rotation!

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

I tried. I tried to make it through January without any cookies, but I just. couldn’t. do. it. I had a hankering, but alas, there were no more eggs! What’s a girl to do?

Make no-bake cookies, obviously.

So I made these No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies. Let’s face it, chocolate and peanut butter were meant to be together in life! They are seriously so good. And you know what else? They actually aren’t too bad for you! I used all-natural peanut butter, coconut oil instead of butter, and instead of flour, oats! For the sweetener, you can use agave nectar or maple syrup and can play around with the measurements to reach your desired level of sweetness.

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip

The end of football season is upon us and it’s almost time for the Super Bowl! And always, for me, it’s all about the eats! Buffalo Chicken anything is always a good way to go.

This dip is ridiculously easy to make with just about 10-15 minutes of prep. I recommend using rotisserie chicken from the grocery store to save even more time! I know a lot of people love to pair blue cheese with buffalo chicken, but I have to admit that I am not a fan of blue cheese. So you can add it to the dip or leave it out! This dip is perfectly cheesy with a kick of heat from the buffalo sauce.

Oh! And I am super excited to announce that we are now going to start making fun recipe tutorial videos for you guys! You will be able to see them on the Eat. Drink. Love. Facebook Page or on YouTube! I’ve posted our first video below so please check it out!

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

With less than a month to go, I’m already thinking about Valentine’s Day. Mostly because it gives me the perfect excuse to make red velvet desserts!

A few months ago, the blogging community was rocked by the sudden and unexpected death of our dear friend, Joan. Today I am so honored to be guest posting on Joan’s incredible and popular dessert blog, Chocolate, Chocolate and More. Though I never got to meet Joan in person, she was always so kind and helpful in our community. Once the word of her passing had gotten around, bloggers all banded together to come up with a plan to keep Joan’s blog alive. You see, for many bloggers, we depend on our blogs to support our families. Joan left behind three beautiful children. Our goal is to continue to post delicious recipes on Joan’s blog so that it may continue to support her family for as long as possible!

Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Garlic and Basil Tomato Sauce

This post is sponsored by STAR Fine Foods

Garlic and Basil Tomato Sauce

While I love making homemade tomato sauce that just simmers away for hours on end, let’s be real, there is not always enough time for that! Sometimes I decide what’s for dinner at the last minute and it’s always nice to have a quick and easy sauce recipe on hand. This Garlic and Basil Tomato Sauce is ready in just about 20 minutes and can be served with any pasta!

Garlic and Basil Tomato Sauce

For this sauce, I also added in some of my favorite olives, the Garlic and Basil Marinated Olives from STAR Fine Foods. The olives are so flavorful and work perfectly in this sauce for extra flavor and texture!

And speaking of olives, my friends at STAR are running their How Do you O-live Sweepstakes where you all have the chance to win up to $5000 and other great prizes! STAR wants to know how you enjoy olives whether it’s just for snacking, appetizers, or dinners so click the graphic below to enter the contest!

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Ok, so back to this sauce really quick. While the olives themselves have lots of great basil and garlic flavors, I also added fresh basil and garlic to the sauce. This is a simple and versatile sauce that you can throw together for any dinner!