Cherry beef carnitas sandwiches

These cherry beef carnitas sandwiches are cooked in cherry juice resulting in a sweet pulled beef sandwich.
Beef carnitas sandwiches made with sweet cherry juice

Do you guys remember the game ‘pick up sticks’? Omg…they were my fave.

But let’s rewind a sec, I mean, someone put a bunch of colored sticks in a canister, made up directions that basically said “drop them onto a surface and then try and pick one up at a time without disturbing any of the others around it”…and that was considered (good) entertainment. Can you imagine giving that game to a kid today? They’d be like “yo, where my iPad at?” Because kids speak gangsta. Obvi.

But let’s not even discuss that because after the realization that Easter is now like Christmas for 95% of the kids of the people in my facebook feed last weekend, I’m seriously disturbed by today’s “give me more, more, more” society and what these spoiled brats are going to turn out like in 20 years when they’re running the world.

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Chocolate berry chia coffee parfaits

Chocolate berry chia coffee parfaits

These chocolate berry chia coffee parfaits are made with creamy Oikos greek yogurt and crumbled chocolate belVita biscuits for a quick, healthy and delicious breakfast. I have partnered with belVita & Dannon to help promote the Dannon & belVita partnership. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program, which includes writing about…

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3 ways to use leftover ham

3 ways to use leftover ham

3 ways to use leftover ham from Easter (or any occasion) including a breakfast, lunch and dinner recipe. When you think of holidays that produce massive amounts of leftovers, I’m guessing everyone’s mind immediately goes to Thanksgiving. Am I right? Maybe it’s just my family, but Easter gives T-day a run for it’s money in…

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Fudgy paleo skillet brownie

Fudgy paleo skillet brownie

This fudgy paleo skillet brownie is completely decadent and chocolatey and with no added sugar! I’ve been wanting to make skillet brownies for quite awhile now so talking about gluten free families and kids as part of my ongoing work with Udi’s seemed like the perfect time. What kid doesn’t like a brownie?! When I…

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Buckwheat risotto with mushrooms and leeks

Buckwheat risotto with mushrooms and leeks

This buckwheat risotto is a hearty dish packed with flavorful mushrooms and leeks. I don’t know what I want to tell you guys about today. So many things… We could talk about how I had the meal of a lifetime last Thursday at Blue Hill Stone Barns and tried things like plankton (too fishy and ocean…

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Brown rice penne with lamb and mint pesto

Brown rice penne with lamb and mint pesto

This brown rice penne with lamb and mint pesto is a hearty dish loaded with spring flavor. Italians don’t do ham for Easter, they do lamb. Unless, you’re my grandfather, who, although is about as much Italian American as they come, for some reason loves ham. Growing up, Easter Sunday was an egg hunt between…

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