With our kitchen currently a dusty mess, we’ve been using our Instant Pot almost every day lately. We’ve done veggies, pasta, soups and lots of other hearty dishes but that’s just it… it’s all feeling very H E A V Y. Send me some Instant Pot or Slow Cooker faves my way, please! The lighter, the better. My waistband thanks you.
Source :: Instant Pot
October is here, folks. I’m not sure how I feel about that but it showed up regardless. Time is going way too fast! Despite my complicated feelings, I did my best to start the month off right with a batch of these last night. The kitchen smelled wonderful, I snagged a few hot out of the oven and I think I’m coming around to the changing of the months. To fully cement my commitment to Fall it seems I should go for these pancakes next, right? Local gal, Fit Foodie, just gets it right every time.
Source :: Fit Foodie Finds
A birthday weekend seems like a good excuse for some funfetti cake batter dip, no? Definitely a healthier choice than my go-to birthday popcorn!
Source :: Fit Foodie Finds
Last Friday was spent alongside a dear friend of mine meal prepping the night away! It. Was. Awesome. And one of the many goodies I was sent home with was a big bag of pre-made cookie dough scooped into perfect cookie portions (I may have eaten a couple raw on the way home…oops!). After yesterday’s funk I think tonight calls for busting a few of those out for a proper baking and glass of milk.
Source :: -sara-
Between the pumpkin muffins I made last week, the sudden cold temperatures and leaves that have magically appeared on the ground I think I’m finally ready for Autumn. Or maybe I just want some of this apple and pear pie? It’s hard to tell.
Source :: A Cozy Kitchen
On a scale from one to obsessed, my feelings for a really good dip are definitely on the obsessed level. I’m usually pretty classy and use onion soup mix and sour cream for my onion dip but this looks too good not to try. Just in time for football season, no less!
Source :: Pinch of Yum
A Peach Moscow Mule?! Nothing sounds better right about now.
Source :: Heather Christo
How good does that look right about now?
Source :: remain simple
Last week, between a conference, long walks and some serious rain there were a TON of good eats to be had. Seriously, A TON. It was so gluttonous, so good and now I need to go work out. But, before I do, let’s relive some of the tastes of New Orleans.
Top left :: Mother’s Restaurant
This place runs like a well-oiled machine. A go-to spot for their famous baked ham, but I opted for the Ferdi Special.
Top center and right, middle right, bottom left :: Coquette
We stopped in on Tuesday and were surprised by ‘no menu Tuesday’ so our dinner became a five-course tasting menu feast, complete with wine pairing! The butternut squash gnocchi was my favorite but so much goodness course after course.
Middle left :: Peche Seafood Grill
Get the Louisiana Shrimp Roll and the Brussels Sprouts. Now!
Middle center :: The Royal House
Go with the ‘Taste of New Orleans’ for lunch. A sampling of jambalaya, gumbo and crawfish etouffee. The crawfish was easily my favorite!
Bottom center :: Oceana Grill
A hearty meal was needed after a hearty Hurricane cocktail from Pat O’Brien’s and this place did the trick.
Bottom right :: Cafe Du Monde
Beignets. All day. Every day.
Source :: my own