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...]

Mediterranean Tortellini

Mediterranean Tortellini

You can pull this yummy Mediterranean Tortellini dish together in 15-20 minutes. I swear. And with its mix of cheese tortellini, roasted peppers, salty kalamata olives, fresh basil and sprinkles of feta, this will top your list of easy-peasy dinners. Case in point: I came home from work at 5:45pm. At the time, Hubs was [Read More...]

Slow Cooker Balsamic Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Balsamic Pulled Pork

One of my favorite dishes to make for dinner is pulled pork. It’s the easiest thing to make and it serves a crowd! Or… Hubs and I for an entire week, who then get sick of it and don’t make it again for another 6 months. It’s a never ending circle!  This pulled pork recipe [Read More...]

Tabbouleh Salad

Tabbouleh

There’s something about cold summer salads that just scream of hot pool days, with burgers on the grill and cocktails in hand. I recently made Tabbouleh and it was fabulous!  What’s Tabbouleh, you say? Don’t be scared, I’m not sure I know how to pronounce it either. Tabbouleh is a Middle Eastern vegetarian dish with cucumber, parsley, [Read More...]

Red Cabbage Salad

Red Cabbage Salad

It’s the perfect summer side dish… Red Cabbage Salad! I love, love, love it alongside a hummus platter or going old school and stuffing it into a pita sandwich. I can thank Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill for my little obsession. Just like my yummy summer broccoli slaw, it’s a quick mix of a few ingredients in a large bowl. If [Read More...]

Veggie Egg Muffins

Egg Muffins

If the sun hasn’t been up for more than 4 hours, then quick and easy is my one and only mantra. These fun Egg Muffins are just that… basically a few chops, a scramble, a mix, then baked for 30 minutes. You don’t have to stop at breakfast either. Have one of these alongside a salad [Read More...]

Gnocchi with Roasted Tomato Sauce

Gnocchi with Roasted Tomato Sauce

I think I’m going through a gnocchi obsession phase. Earlier this month I had it for dinner during my vacation with Hubs and since then I’ve been loving these little potato dumpling-macaroni thingies.  I’ve read that making homemade gnocchi is pretty easy, but I decided to take the semi-homemade way out with buying it pre-made and making [Read More...]

Homemade Cranberry & Almond Granola

Homemade Cranberry and Almond Granola

Whether served up as cereal or sprinkled on top of yogurt, homemade granola is absolutely amazing! If you’ve never made it before, you’ll love how granola is so easy and customizable. You can use any nut (or go nut-free for anyone allergic!), any dried fruit and any sweetener that you like. Here’s how: Pick your [Read More...]

Bites of Life: Part 4

BitesofLife4

This spring has been quite the adventure. Lots of time with family and friends, sunshine stretching out the days making way for warmer weather and a complete sense of renewed energy. So far, 2014, you have been a pretty awesome year. Starting this spring off with a few favorite things. Hubs absolutely thrilled to be [Read More...]