Give new life to leftover mashed potatoes with Ricotta Mashed Potato Gnocchi! A fun and easy way to instantly transform sad, neglected leftover mashed potatoes into a delicious entree or side dish you’ll actually want to eat!
The countdown to Thanksgiving is officially on (T-minus one week!!) and I could not be more excited. Bring on the food, family time, and much needed R&R.
If your family is anything like mine, then chances are Thanksgiving day marks the beginning of what can only be described as a week-long marathon of leftovers, leftovers, and more leftovers. But, I don’t mind one bit. In fact, I often look forward to the leftovers even more than the actual dinner itself!
The one exception to the above statement? Mashed potatoes.
I want to like leftover mashed potatoes. Really, I do. But something about the texture and consistency makes it real tough (no pun intended). I’ve tried reheating them in the microwave, reheating them on the stove, reheating them in the oven, reheating them with milk, and reheating them with butter.. but alas, nothing seems to do the trick. Until now.
As it turns out, those sad leftover spuds make the perfect base for tender, pillowy mashed potato gnocchi.. who knew?! (more…)
Life’s too short to waste your time with bland, tasteless veggies.. especially when this Roasted Garlic Parmesan Zucchini requires only 4 ingredients and 20 minutes to make! Simply top fresh zucchini with a sprinkle of garlic powder and freshly shredded Parmesan cheese and bake to tender, golden perfection. A quick, easy and delicious side dish that just might end up becoming the main event!
You just got home after a long day at work and your stomach is rumbling. Tired and hangry, you immediately head to the kitchen to start cooking dinner. But, just as you’re about to sit down and eat, you take a glance at the lonely chicken breast sitting on your plate and suddenly realize that you don’t have anything to eat with it. You dig through your freezer and come up with a bag of frostbitten veggies buried underneath a carton of ice cream you forgot that you bought a few weeks ago. When are these from? Who cares. You toss them into the microwave and continue to inhale your chicken breast. A few minutes later, you check back in on the veggies, only to find that they’ve magically transformed into a soggy pile of mush. You take one bite, toss the rest, and grab the carton of ice cream out of the freezer instead.
Take a break from traditional salads with this refreshing Cauliflower Chickpea Tabbouleh. A quick and easy no-cook dish that’s perfect for feeding a crowd!
Over the past few years, I’ve sat back and watched as cauliflower went from being the last item left on the veggie platter to the star of the produce section. As a dietitian, witnessing this dramatic transformation has been like watching a child struggle through the awkward teenage years and finally come out on the other side as a beautiful, confident young adult. I couldn’t be prouder of how far my little cruciferous veggie has come! (more…)
Cherry Caprese Pasta Salad is the perfect addition to your next summer BBQ! The whole recipe takes just 15 minutes from start to finish and is a great way to highlight summer’s sweet, juicy cherries. This dish also holds up well in the refrigerator, making it perfect for meal prep. Make a batch over the weekend and enjoy gourmet tasting lunches all week long!
Hi, my name’s Kara and I enjoy long, romantic walks along the
beach Farmer’s Market.
Okay, so I’ve never had a dating profile (and never will), but if I did.. I’m pretty sure that’s what my intro would say. (Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about the beach too.. but living in Ohio means that the farmer’s market makes for a weeee more feasible of a date night – or date morning)
I’ll be honest – I didn’t discover the beauty of farmer’s markets until about 5 years ago (which is a real shame seeing as I grew up about 15 minutes from one of the best public markets in the country), but you better believe I’m making up for it now!
Kyle and I have recently made it a habit to start every Saturday morning with a visit to the local farmers market. And let me tell you, I couldn’t think of a more perfect way to start the weekend. Something about slowly strolling along the sidewalks, talking with the vendors, and sampling local goodies just makes my heart happy. (more…)
Brighten up any meal with Rosemary Roasted Winter Squash, Beets and Apples! This sweet and savory side dish is the perfect way to get back on track after the holidays.
Happy Cyber Monday, cyber friends! I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving weekend that left your hearts and your bellies full.
There was certainly no shortage of delicious food to be had around here (and no shortage of delicious leftovers, either!) If you happen to follow me on Instagram, then you probably know that I’ve been enjoying leftovers for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
And it’s. been. glorious. (more…)