CRUNCHY ZUCCHINI PARMESAN CRISPS

Easy to make and super crunchy, zucchini parmesan crisps are just like the ones served in pizzerias! Serve them with marinara or buttermilk ranch. Perfect for snacking or an appetizer!

Crunchy Zucchini Parmesan Crisps Hello crispy, crunchy, golden-delicious perfection. I think i’m in love with you.

I think i’ve eaten about 3 zucchinis this week and all in the fashion of these zucchini parmesan crisps. These little guys have a tricky way of making me eat my veggies. Not that I have a problem with veggies. In fact, i’m slightly obsessed with them. But this has to be the best way to consume them. It just has to be.



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SMOKED SALMON GOAT CHEESE BRUSCHETTA

Easy smoked salmon goat cheese bruschetta. 20 minute appetizers that look fancy like something you’d find in a high-end restaurant. Nobody needs to know that they’re totally effortless to make!

Smoked Salmon Whipped Goat Cheese Bruschetta Salmon. Salllllll mon. Smoked salmon is the star today in my smoked salmon goat cheese bruschetta recipe.

Give this girl some cheese and a baguette and she’s (i’m) all set. And here i’ve fulfilled both requirements. That’s why this smoked salmon goat cheese bruschetta is a new favorite snack/appetizers/breakfast/meal of mine.

The hubby and I absolutely love the combination of bagels with cream cheese and lox. That’s where the idea for this appetizer stems from. Only it’s fancy sh-mancy enough for a weekend get together with friends and family. And did I mention easy enough to whip up for a date night on a weeknight too?



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BACON AVOCADO PASTA SALAD

An easy, 20 minute recipe for bacon avocado pasta salad. Fusilli pasta, Roma tomatoes, red onions, parmesan cheese, bacon, and avocados tossed in a lemon and olive oil vinaigrette. Totally weeknight perfect!

Bacon Avocado Pasta Salad I’m sneaking bites of bacon avocado pasta salad from the refrigerator as I type this. That’s because I didn’t get enough when I had it for lunch yesterday. Then again, for dinner.

And I even contemplated having it for breakfast. I decided against it, obvi. Because that’s absurd.

Then, I gave in. Pictures of this bacon avocado salad tortured me as I edited them. I’ve got 10 forks in my sink now. Because I kept telling myself that once I put it in the sink I wouldn’t come back for more.



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STRAWBERRY CREAM CHEESE STUFFED FRENCH TOAST

A delicious stuffed french toast with fresh strawberries and cream cheese. This Strawberry cream cheese stuffed french toast is going to be the star of a summer brunch! Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or just a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast 8 Hello summery brunch goodness!

Let’s rephrase that – hello summery brunch goodness that will have your guests raising their pinkies while drinking their morning coffee because this stuffed french toast is that luxurious.

We’re making swanky swanky food that’s ridiculously easy to pull together. This strawberry cream cheese stuffed french toast is going to be a hit with 3 year olds and 63 year olds alike.



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APPLE PIE BARS

Apple pie bars are a twist on the old favorite! Two layers of delicious, buttery crust stuffed  with aromatic and flavorfully baked apple pieces. Top these apple pie bars with my delicious icing or serve them with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Apple Pie Bars Oh, haiyyy! I’m gonna need a minute to lick the yummay icing on these apple pie bars off my face. Did I say lick? I mean wipe. Wipe the icing off my face.

Or maybe that was just a decoy so that I could grab another piece.

I’m in my happy place, can you tell? Millions of endorphins are running amuck in my brain. Who doesn’t love a good sugar high?



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RESTAURANT-STYLE FIRE ROASTED SALSA

Enjoy fire roasted salsa with tortilla chips at home that are even better than your favorite restaurants with this restaurant-style salsa recipe. It’s fresh, delicious, SUPER easy to make, and takes just 5 minutes!

Restaurant Style Fire Roasted Salsa How do you choose to unwind at the end of a long day?

I think my answer changes with every season. If you ask me in winter, my answer would most definitely be an extra hot cup of the best homemade latte. If you ask me in summer, you bet it’s gonna be this fire roasted salsa. And regardless of what season it may be, this salsa is the snack of choice for when i’m binge watching Harry Potter movies for the umteenth time.



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MOROCCAN CARROT CHICKPEA SALAD

Moroccan carrot chickpea salad is loaded with delicious good-for-you ingredients. This recipe calls for carrots, chickpeas, walnuts, parsley, and dates. The honey-lemon dressing ties this delicious salad together in minutes!

Moroccan Carrot-Chickpea Salad 8 A freshy fresh, almost exotic, salad that doesn’t call for any exotic ingredients. Don’t you just love that? It’s like taking a mini vacay without having to take your tuchus off the couch. I am ab-sol-ute-ly in LOVE with this Moroccan carrot chickpea salad.

So about a week and a half ago, my world changed. And no, it’s not a big, life altering change that most people expect when they hear ‘my world changed’. It’s a change in the most tastiest of ways. My friend Fariha (pronounced Far-ee-ha) sent me a batch of her addictive Moroccan carrot chickpea salad, that had me instantly falling in love before I had even swallowed my first bite. Boy, I fell hard!



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LEBANESE MEAT PIES (SFEEHAS)

Lebanese meat pies or sfeehas are savory pastries that are traditionally served like pizzas or as little triangles of doughy bread stuffed with a flavorful ground lamb or beef filling. Lebanese meat pies can be made in large sizes to be eaten for a main meal or smaller for appetizers!

Lebanese Meat Pies (Sfeehas) Hello lil’ triangles of deliciousness, we ‘meat’ again. Okay, that was bad horrible. Or we could just call them what normal people call them – Lebanese meat pies. That’s totally not as fun to say though.

Lebanese meat pies or sfeehas bring back a lot of childhood memories for me. They’re the epitome of ethnic comfort food. When my brother and I were little my parents use to buy these from a small little Lebanese bakery for us. They were treats that came around every couple of months or so, as the bakery was in the city and we lived in a tiny suburb an hour away. I have distinct memories of cold, blizzardous (not a word, I know) winters, wearing ugly sweaters, corduroy pants, and eating warm sfeehas (or sfihas, however you spell it) by the fireplace. Okay, so the ugly sweaters and corduroy aren’t as fond to remember, obvi. But I just HAD to paint the whole picture for you there.



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TERIYAKI SALMON WITH SRIRACHA SAUCE

An Asian inspired sweet teriyaki salmon that’s drizzled with creamy sriracha sauce and sprinkled with crispy, toasted panko breadcrumbs. Teriyaki salmon is a classic, and this is going to be your new favorite recipe to make it!

Teriyaki Salmon with Sriracha Sauce Teriyaki salmon. Salll-minnn. No, I know it’s not pronounced that way. But, boy is it fun to say.

Need I go on? Because the word ‘teriyaki’ pretty much sums it all up and speaks for itself on how ridiculously delicious this is going to be.

There’s just something about food – pretty much any kind of veggie or meat – that becomes amazeballs after it’s taken a hot bath in teriyaki sauce. That lightly sweet, soy saucy, garlic flavor that bursts saliva from every corner of your mouth just at the thought of teriyaki sauce.  It’s an explosion of flavor that takes you to the moon and back and still has you wanting more!



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SPICY BAKED CAPRESE PASTA

An easy to make spicy baked caprese pasta that’s packed with lots of nutrition! Mini heirloom tomatoes gives this pasta a unique bistro flavor. Topped with parmesan and fresh mozzarella to please the pickiest eater! 

Spicy Baked Caprese Pasta 13 Easy. Breezy. Capresie. That’s how I describe this spicy baked caprese pasta. Sometimes the best recipes I make are the ones I don’t make for the blog at all.

This is definitely one of those times. The tang of the tomatoes, the chewy pasta, the creaminess of fresh mozzarella cheese, the fresh sweetness of basil, plus garlic. I mean, this is the nutrition packed package. But… wait for it. I haven’t told you the best part. It takes just 30 minutes. Read it and weep. Er, um… happy weeping? Yes?



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