Honey Granola Sautéed Peaches

As you’ll hear me mention in many posts, I love to work with in season produce. It’s often a major factor in deciding what recipes to develop for the week! This summer, I have been ALL about peaches. Last week I made a peach & brie grilled cheese and honestly I’m still drooling every time I think about it. SO GOOD. This recipe has been one of my quick go-tos this summer. It tastes similar to peach cobbler but has so much less added sugar, and takes like 10 minutes max to make. It’s perfect to serve over vanilla ice cream – hello perfect summer dessert! – and the leftovers will remain in the fridge for a couple days if you want to spice up your morning yogurt, cereal, etc. 

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BBQ Chicken Mini Tortilla Flatbreads

A few years back I made a bbq chicken “skinny” pizza using flatout wraps as a base, which were SO easy and delicious ~ they have remained on of my top pinned and saved recipes to date. While I know flatouts are still for sale, I haven’t seen them nearly as often at my local grocery stores, so wanted to come up with an easy and more universal alternative. (If you linked here from the flatout recipe I am archiving that post, this is the same with a new base — if you find and want to use flatouts, go for it)! I used tortillas as a base for these which is so fun because you can slice and eat like mini flatbreads OR fold up and eat like a taco. 

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Pesto & Hot Honey Crispy Chicken Sandwich

This might be one of my favorite things I’ve ever made ~ no exaggeration. It’s the creative child of three of my favorite chicken sandwiches ~ (1) chick fil-a’s classic, (2) Whataburger’s HBCB (honey butter chicken biscuit) breakfast sandwich, which I can no longer get living in California, and (3) IKE’s deli fried chicken that has both pesto and honey incorporated. This will beat any fast food chicken sandwich you can get and takes only 15 minutes start to finish — does not get much better! 

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Pistachio Pesto

Pesto is one of my very favorite things to make, maybe partly because it is something I learned to make young and was something more elevated I felt like I’d mastered (even though it couldn’t be more simple). I loved to make pesto dishes for people through college which were really the years I experiment more with cooking, but pesto I knew I could do and everyone liked. It is so easy, so fresh, and so yummy! I love that it involves lots of good ingredients (not necessarily low cal) but full of good fats and nutrients. 

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Crispy Prosciutto, Peach & Burrata Summer Salad

I can’t stop, won’t stop with both peaches and burrata this summer. Best part about this salad though? Pan fried prosciutto! So easy and delicious if you haven’t tried before — cooks similar to bacon but quicker since it is so thin. The salty crispiness of the prosciutto mixed with the sweetness of the peaches and creaminess of burrata makes for the most mouth watering summer salad. Dressing is an easy and creamy homemade balsamic vinaigrette which pairs perfect with all ingredients and is extremely easy to make ~ although is of course unnecessary if you already have a dressing you want to use.  

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Naan Margherita Pizza

If you have never tried making pizzas on naan bread I am so glad you are here because it is so good and needs to immediately become a staple recipe ~ super easy and always fun to create your own individual pizzas for nights with friends or family and naan typically makes the perfect size for individual pizza! It’s pillowy but not super heavy tasting like a thick crust pizza. Gets a perfect golden brown without tasting too crunchy. It’ really just crust perfection that you can buy already made. 


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Crab & Cream Cheese Jalapeno Poppers

Crab rangoon (puff) meets jalapeno popper — OMG. So good y’all. I’ve been a long time fan of jalapeno poppers (I know i’m not alone here), typically stuffed with a blend of cream cheese and cheddar, and always wrapped in bacon. I had some leftover crab meat I was trying to decide how to use up, Jason had brought home a bunch of jalapeños and here we are. I don’t know if I’ll ever plan to make these poppers without crab again you guys. Creamy cheese, crispy bacon, spicy jalapeno and real crab meat — 4 ingredient appetizer that is guaranteed to be a hit, if you’re even willing to share. 

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Sautéed Salmon with Avocado & Cucumber Salad

I’ll just start off by saying this recipe is already one of my favorites I’ve developed. The flavors and ingredients are inspired by one of my all time favorite sushi rolls. Give me simple fresh salmon, avocado, cucumber with some lemon, dill and a spicy mayo and I am in heaven…. but just to be clear we’re not calling this at home sushi. This may be an unpopular opinion but as someone who appreciates a good roll so much, when I hear “sushi bake” I cringe a little. The flavors all work great with sautéed salmon, which has in some variation or another become an at least once a week staple in our house. 

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Creamy Parmesan Basil Noodles with Pistachio Crusted Salmon

Creamy pesto noodles are one of my favorites, and typically I prefer to use pistachios to pine nuts. You can find my pistachio pesto recipe here. I decided to try go get in all those flavors here in a different way. Pistachios and olive oil coming in on the crusted salmon, and parmigiano reggiano and basil in the noodles. I notably did not use a lot of basil here, as I used what I had fresh from the garden, but you could certainly add a lot more! Garlic cooks into the roux we use as our sauce base along with salt & pepper to bring it all home. We get all the pesto ingredients deconstructed into this dish and let me tell ya, it. is. delicious.

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Parmesan Lemon Butter Noodles with Roasted Pesto Shrimp & Vine Tomatoes

I would eat pasta every. single. day. if it didn’t mean an extra trip to the gym each time. Pasta is simply the best. These parmesan and lemon butter noodles are as simple as it gets, topped with even easier roasted shrimp coated in pesto sauce and finished off with roasted cherry tomatoes that burst in your mouth and add oh so much flavor. We’ll start this dish by roasting the tomatoes & shrimp, then boil noodles which will get tossed with reserve pasta water, fresh lemon juice, butter and some parmesan. Creamy without being too heavy. Flavorful but not overpowering the shrimp and tomatoes. The three together make for the tastiest combo! 


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