Pumpkin & Chicken Baked Gnocchi

Pumpkin Chicken Baked Gnocchi

Question for you. What is better than a pasta bake? How about a gnocchi bake? Add pumpkin and tomato sauce, loads of cheese, and my goodness, eat a bowl of this and you’ll be curled up taking a nap in no time! I gave this post some extra love. And by extra love, I mean extra photos. I [Read More...]

Rosemary Black Pepper Bacon

Rosemary Black Pepper Bacon

Every Saturday morning I peer through tangled blankets and ask Hubs what he wants for breakfast and I always get the same pleading question: “Whatever you want, but can we have bacon?” If you want a fast pass to a man’s heart, make him bacon. And not just any kind of bacon, dress it up. And, [Read More...]

Chipotle Pork Loin

Chipotle Pork Loin

It’s like a switch. Once the temperatures start to dip, enough for a sweater or scarf, my kitchen turns into a factory for homestyle cooking and baking. In this case, it’s Chipotle Pork Loin with warm-your-bones heat and spice. Overall, it’s searing and sauce making. Pretty straight forward, and easy enough for a weekday dinner [Read More...]

Swedish Pancakes with Blueberry Compote

Swedish Pancakes

These delicate Swedish pancakes are such a treat for breakfast! Making them from scratch is super easy (who doesn’t have flour, eggs, butter and a little sugar laying around?) and they’re much lighter than buttermilk pancakes. I instantly knew that I wanted to top these pancakes with fruit, but I didn’t have any fresh berries [Read More...]

Bites of Life: Part 5

Bites of Life Part 5 - Summer

Just where did the summer go? It’s like yesterday I dusted off my shorts and bikinis, ready to enjoy long afternoons at the pool praying, just praying, that this year my Swedish skin would accept a tan. Now it’s pumpkin this, pumpkin that – which, don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love. I just want to [Read More...]

Halloween Cookie Bark

Halloween Cookie Bark

A sweet treat for Halloween’s little ghouls and witches, this cookie bark is sure to please anyone from 1 to 111. Layered pretzels, candy corn, festive sprinkles, Oreos and candied eyeballs are all fused together by creamy white chocolate.  You’ll love how cookie bark can be seasonally adapted (oh, hey, Bunny Bark!); plus, it’s probably the easiest [Read More...]

Savory Breakfast Biscuits

Savory Breakfast Biscuits

It’s nice to dress breakfast up every now and then, no? These savory breakfast biscuits are perfect for a lazy Saturday or Sunday morning, where you let the coffee drip at a leisurely pace as you slow into your day.  Just like a pinwheel, you will ultimately spread all of the ingredients onto a crescent [Read More...]

Blueberry Banana Smoothie

Blueberry Banana Smoothie

Ever realize that the best smoothies are the ones with the least amount of ingredients possible? That’s exactly what you’ll get with this Blueberry Banana Smoothie — one frozen banana, a handful of frozen blueberries, some healthy wheat germ, scoops of Greek yogurt, dash of milk and a drizzle of honey later, you’ll be looking [Read More...]

Mallomar Brownies

Mallomar Brownies

It’s that time of year again: Mallomar season! In honor of this delicious marshmallow cookie, I bring you decadent Mallomar Brownies. All you need is a box of your favorite brownie mix and a box of Mallomars.  For easy eating, these brownies are made in a cupcake pan. You begin by baking the brownie batter, [Read More...]

Loaded BBQ Chicken Nachos

Loaded BBQ Chicken Nachos

It wouldn’t be the start of football season without a big honking tray of nachos. So, to honor the weeks of lazy football Sundays ahead of us, I bring you Loaded BBQ Chicken Nachos. Piled high with cheddar, scallions, red onion, tomato, black olives, jalapeno and shredded BBQ chicken, this game day snack is a touchdown (har, har!).  You’ll [Read More...]

Rustic Spinach & Shrimp Salad

Rustic Spinach & Shrimp Salad

A salad that doesn’t feel like you’re eating a salad. Does that make sense? That’s what this recipe is all about – fresh spinach topped with chopped walnuts, sweet cranberries, shaved pecorino romano and lightly charred shrimp. It’s a simple salad disguised as restaurant quality. It will have you wiping your entire bowl clean. This incredible salad comes [Read More...]

Bagel Quiches

Bagel Quiches

You always hear people say to enjoy the simple things in life. For Hubs and I, that’s a bagel quiche and a piping hot coffee curled up on the couch on a Sunday morning. Cool morning air, warm blankets pooling around our legs and a delicious slice on heaven in a bagel for breakfast. It doesn’t [Read More...]

Roasted Pork with Savory Pan Sauce

Pork Loin with Potatoes

With autumn right around the corner, you can just smell all the wonderful goodness that will be baking in the oven… including roast pork!  This pork tenderloin recipe incudes a savory pan sauce and roasted potatoes. Convenience and deliciousness all in one. Love it.  Because Hubs doesn’t like sweet potatoes (I know, I KNOW…), I [Read More...]

Quick Turkey Chili

Quick Turkey Chili

A chili that’s ready to eat within an hour, with no slow cooker or hours of simmering needed? Sold! I picked this recipe up from Food Network Magazine (Sept. 2014)… and with a little tweeks of my own (which I think you’ll love!), this recipe was born. Seriously, this is an awesome weeknight recipe. And makes [Read More...]

Nutella White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nutella White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oh, Nutella… whether straight out of the jar or turned into fudge, you are amazing. And after stumbling on Averie’s amazing recipe, I just had to turn you into cookies!  A chocolatey Nutella base with white and semi-sweet chocolate chips in each bite, these cookies will leave you going back for more and more… and more. [Read More...]

Chilled Kale & Potato Soup

Chilled Kale & Potato Soup

When out for dinner, I always feel really trendy when I order chilled soup (or gazpacho) as an appetizer. You can imagine how I felt when I made it at home: swanky and ready to host a dinner party! In all seriousness, making this chilled kale soup was super easy and ended up being fabulous [Read More...]

DIY Tiered Herb Garden

DIY Tiered Herb Garden

A DIY herb garden, for apartment dwellers and cooking lovers alike! With one stop to a big box store (the Home Depot’s of the world) or your local nursery, you’ll have everything you need to put together your very own garden. I’ve been wanting to make a DIY tiered herb garden for MONTHS, and I’m [Read More...]

Skinny Turkey Enchiladas

Skinny Turkey Enchiladas

There are few things I love more than Taco Tuesday… or in this case, Enchilada Friday! Any night that calls for Mexican is a favorite in the Kinder household. Minimal dirty dishes? Fresh ingredients with spicy sauces? Don’t have to ask Hubs and I twice.  The idea for these skinny turkey enchiladas sparked after reading a [Read More...]