Sorbet 12 Ways

Ice cream may be considered summer’s sweetheart, but on a sweltering day hand me a dish of sorbet please. Dairy is the last thing I want to eat during the dog days of deep summer when I could be digging into a light and flavorful scoop of the aforementioned instead. I’ve never made my own, but these 12 sorbet recipes are calling my name!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chia Pudding 12 Ways

It took me awhile to get on the chia pudding train because the hype seemed like too much. I only just hopped on last month, and well, I was wrong and it’s delicious. Just make sure you’re near a mirror and some dental floss, you know, just in case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Salad Dressing 10 Ways

Summer is unofficially here, and to me that means cramming as many veggies into this here bod as possible while they’re in season. My go-to is usually a kitchen sink style salad that uses up whatever’s languishing, and tying it all together with a delicious dressing that’s like a bow on top. I’m looking forward to trying out these ten recipes in the months to come!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sliders 15 Ways

It’s universally known that big things made smaller are just better. Case in point: sliders. Little four bite sandwiches filled with all of the most delicious things that also happen to be perfect for get togethers. With warm weather and outdoor entertaining just around the bend, sliders just might be the perfect potluck  or picnic dish. Check out these 15 mouthwatering recipes below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Carrot Cake 15 Ways

To me carrot cake is irrevocably tied to spring as the perfect transitional sweet – am I alone here? It’s like the hope of warm weather that’s to come all tied up with a bow and (in most cases) a layer of cream cheese icing. The classic flavors involved can be incorporated into more than just cake too, delicious dishes like scones, oatmeal, and a gin fizz to name a few. Check out all fifteen takes on carrot cake below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spring Inspiration

Mandi Nelson // Roasted Mixed Potatoes with Spring Herbs and Burrata // Our Food Stories // Dinara Mirtalipova // Valencia Glass Set // Magnolia Tree Print

 

Tall Hunter Boots // Orange Almond Cake with Orange Blossom Buttercream // Cavallo Linen Duvet Cover // Beehive Birdhouse // Meadows // Moscato Strawberries

 

Ira Heuvelman // Peach Hibiscus Rose Iced Tea with Fresh Mint // Robin’s Egg Carrot Cake Donuts // Moxi Suede Roller Skates // Shilashon // Yulia Longo

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Meatballs 15 Ways

When it comes to comfort food – which is just what I’ve been craving lately – meatballs are highly underrated. They’re easy to pull together for a meal, so versatile, and can be jam packed with vibrant flavors. If you’re still a doubter just have a look at the 15 recipes below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vegetable Beef Soup

 

For weeks now it seems like if it hasn’t been snowing, it’s been raining. (It’s happening even now as I type.) My usual meals of chicken and Brussels sprouts or kitchen sink salads just haven’t been comforting enough, so there’s been plenty of warming soups and stews on the menu. This Vegetable Beef Soup is easy to pull together on either the stovetop or in a slow cooker, with plenty of tender vegetables to fill up your belly.

 

 

Vegetable Beef Soup

• 2 Tbsp olive oil
• 1.5 lb sirloin steak (or stew meat)
• 1 large onion, chopped
• 3 cloves garlic, minced
• 1 C carrots, diced
• 1 C celery, diced
• 1 lb Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and diced
• 1 bag frozen mixed vegetables (optional)
• 8 C beef stock
• 2 bay leaves
• 1 – 15 oz can diced tomatoes with juice
• 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
• 1 tsp salt
• 1/2 tsp black pepper

In a large stockpot heat 1 Tbsp olive oil on medium-high heat. Add half of the steak, stirring frequently until well browned. Remove and transfer to another plate. Repeat with remaining steak. Reduce heat to medium-low and add the remaining olive oil along with the onion, cook while stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, carrots, celery, and potatoes and continue to cook for another 3 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients, as well as the steak, to the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cover the pot, simmer for 20 to 30 minutes or until steak and vegetables are tender. Remove bay leaves and serve.

(This recipe can also be made in a slow cooker. Follow the above directions through the browning of the steak, then combine all ingredients in a slow cooker. Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or low for 6 to 8 hours, until vegetables are tender.)

 

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Nachos 15 Ways

Last week we shared a bunch of basic vs fancy foods for the Super Bowl, and today we’re narrowing it down even further with some of the most amazing nacho recipes I’ve ever seen. Lots of borrowing from other statement dishes and turning them into the most brilliant of snack foods! Out of these fifteen surely there’s at least one to peak your interest…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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