Pumpkin muffins are my go-to for October and November – I love them and so do my kids. And this wonderful recipe from Pamela Salzman incorporates great ingredients that make them far less guilt inducing. I love to make them with currants and sometimes sneak in some chocolate chips for the kids.
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Almonds are one of my favorite healthy go-to snacks, but this simple yet insanely delicious recipe from Barrett at Valleybrink Road takes it to another level. I am thinking that even the healthiest snack can become not-so, if you can’t stop eating it.
I love finding recipes that are as versatile as they are delicious, and Valleybrink Road’s Heirloom Tomato Salsa is just that. Packed with some of my favorite flavors, it pairs just as easily with chips and quesadillas as it would grilled chicken or fish.
My new favorite restaurant, despite having just celebrated its ten-year anniversary, A.O.C. moved to its new location on 3rd Street at the beginning of this year, and brought with it an incredible new menu and craft cocktail selection.
One of my favorites, Pamela Salzman’s delicious Kale, Mushroom and Brown Rice Bake is a hit with the whole family, and the perfect recipe for the transition from summer to fall. For Richard, we skip the cheese and use hemp milk and it’s almost as yummy.
It’s rare that you’ll come across someone who doesn’t like guacamole – I, for one, can’t even imagine such a thing. But for the few who do not, Barrett from Valleybrink Road’s insanely delicious recipe might be just the thing to change their mind. Simple, bright, and with just the right amount of kick, it is absolute avocado perfection.
I love finding dishes that, though light, are completely satisfying. Barrett from Valleybrink Road shared this winner with me and I was instantly hooked. Full of bright, beautiful flavors, and the presentation to match, it’s as gorgeous as it is delicious.
I am always on the hunt for light, delicious dishes, and Valleybrink Road’s Heirloom Tomato and Corn Salad definitely fits the bill. Super quick and easy, it’s the perfect go-to this time of year when corn is in season.
By now, you are quite familiar with my obsession with all things Valleybrink Road, and this recipe for Summer Squash with Pecorino and Lemon Vinaigrette is no exception. It is a beautiful combination of flavors and the perfect light summer dish. Enjoy!
Having already tried one of Barrett’s inspired tartines with ricotta, apricot, and mint, I just had to try her Ricotta Crostini with Tomato Vinaigrette. We have the most delicious cherry tomatoes growing in our garden, and Ripley loves to help me pick them – in the summer months, we tend to have an overabundance of them in our kitchen! I think we may have just solved that problem.
Pamela taught me how to make these healthy granola bars in class several years ago, and they are just delicious. Not only are they the perfect light dessert for summer, but my kids also love making them with me, which is always a plus!
As you all know by now, I love trying out recipes from Barrett of Valleybrink Road, and this Kale Salad with Serrano, Mint, and Breadcrumbs is no exception – it has become a spring staple in our house, and I absolutely can’t get enough!
Looking for the perfect summer salad? Pamela Salzman’s Watermelon and Tomato Salad with Feta and Mint is an absolute must. Light and refreshing, it is such delicious combinaton of flavors, and just the thing for the warm days and nights ahead.
I’m a fan of all things Gwyneth Paltrow so when her cookbook came out, I was really excited to try out her recipes. Her Spaghetti Limone Parmeggiano is a family favorite in our house! XXJKE
I’ve always been a big fan of Heidi Swanson and her recipe blog 101 Cookbooks. Below is one of her recipes that have been on heavy rotation in our kitchen lately.