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Zucchini Noodle Salad with Tomatoes

Apr 19, 18 Zucchini Noodle Salad with Tomatoes

Zucchini Noodle Salad with Tomatoes. A soon to be summer staple that requires NO cooking!

zucchini noodle salad on brown plate with silver fork, jar of vinaigrette on side with a board of bread slicesSponsored post by Mirum. All opinions are my own.

It’s spring-ish y’all! I’m excited to plant my summer garden soon. I’m actually a little behind my normal planting schedule because of this crazy weather that can’t seem to make up it’s mind. I plant a decent amount of herbs and vegetables but I always seem to have an over abundance of zucchini and crooked neck squash from my garden bounty. I’m ALWAYS looking for ways to use them because it pains me to let anything go to waste. I can already tell, this zucchini noodle salad with tomatoes is going to be making an appearance and often.

This quick and easy zucchini noodle salad is perfect for a light lunch, dinner or even as a side dish to take to pot-lucks and picnics. Did I mention that there’s NO cooking required?

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Orecchiette Pasta with Peas and Parmesan

Mar 27, 18 Orecchiette Pasta with Peas and Parmesan

Orecchiette Pasta with Peas and Parmesan. This is a simple vegetarian pasta that’s perfect for spring. It’s made using orecchiette pasta (little ears) and combines peas and parmesan with an olive oil drizzle. Simple yet satisfying.

brown plate with silver spoon filled with orecchiette pasta with peas and parmesan.

This post was sponsored by Le Sueur Peas as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own 

I honestly haven’t met a pasta shape that I wouldn’t devour, but if you asked me to narrow it down, one of my all time favorites would be orecchiette. Orecchiette is Italian for little ears. Which makes sense once you look at them. They’re perfect little scoops of pasta that are begging to be filled with ingredients like PEAS.

Not just any peas, Le Sueur® Very Young Small Sweet Peas. I have been eating these peas, you know the ones in the iconic silver labeled can, my entire life. It’s a brand that has been around for more than 100 years and are known for their premium breed of petite, sweet peas. They’re so delicate that the only way to maintain their exquisite tenderness from farm to table is in a Le Sueur can.

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I Love Ice Cream Cakes are an Easy Dessert Treat

Mar 21, 18 I Love Ice Cream Cakes are an Easy Dessert Treat

Thank you I Love Ice Cream Cakes for sponsoring this post. Make I Love Ice Cream Cakes the centerpiece at your gathering and find an ice cream cake in a grocery store near you!

I Love Ice Cream Cakes are an Easy Dessert Treat for any festive gathering. They’re not only convenient, they’re delicious.

oreo ice cream cake on stand with happy easter sign and tassel decorations

 

Easter is right around the corner. I can hardly believe that we’re just a few short weeks away. This year is flying by. I have to admit, I’m just in the beginning stages of planning what my menu will be. Face palm. Every year I say I’m going to be better about menu planning and every year here I am.

What I do know for sure is that I’ll be focusing the majority of my time cooking the meal itself so having a delicious and convenient treat already prepared for dessert is such a weight off my butcher block so to speak.

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Peet’s Coffee – Big Bang Iced Coffee

Mar 17, 18 Peet’s Coffee – Big Bang Iced Coffee

Peet’s Coffee – Big Bang Iced Coffee. Whether you like your coffee hot or iced, Peet’s Coffee makes a bold and flavorful cup.

cream pouring into coffee over ice on dark plate with berries and pastry

This post is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Peet’s Coffee.  The opinions and text are all mine.

I’m a coffee girl through and through. No talking before my first cup of coffee is my mantra. It’s a necessity in my life and probably best for everyone I come in contact with that I have said coffee prior to interaction. I’m just looking out for y’all. I’m a giver like that.

That being said, I can be kind of a coffee snob. It’s okay, I called myself that. I need my morning coffee to be flavorful and fresh.  I was happy to find that just like me, Peet’s Coffee is obsessed with freshness. It’s true, fresher coffee makes a more flavorful cup.  Makes perfect sense if you think about it right? Peet’s Coffee roasts to order and deliver directly to grocery shelves – ensuring it gets to you faster and fresher than other brand on the shelf. My kind of coffee company, right?

If you’re not familiar with Peet’s Coffee, it all started in Berkeley, CA where Alfred Peet opened his first shop in 1966 with one goal: to make coffee unlike anything America had tasted before.  Today, they abide by his original standards to deliver the richest, most flavorful cup – using only the world’s finest beans, hand roasting in small batches, and never compromising on freshness.

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Skillet Garlic Herb Dinner Rolls

Skillet Garlic Herb Dinner Rolls. Light and fluffy pull apart dinner rolls that are baked in a skillet and basted with a garlicky herb butter straight out of the oven. They’re the perfect accompaniment to most any meal.

pull apart dinner rolls in lavender skillet
There’s just something about fresh homemade bread that I can NOT resist no matter how much I try. Especially light and fluffy yeast pull apart rolls. They’re not as hard as you might imagine to make. Don’t let the yeast scare you away. There is a time commitment but most of that is spent waiting on it the dough to rise to the occasion. What is the occasion? Dinner of course.

Skillet garlic herb dinner rolls go with just about any meal. From easy weeknight meals to elegant holiday meals. Especially sauce meals, and if you’re lucky enough to have any leftover. I have never been so lucky. They make a mean slider roll. You’re welcome.

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Banana Bread with Mascarpone Cheese Swirl

Mar 13, 18 Banana Bread with Mascarpone Cheese Swirl

Put those overripe bananas to good use and make this flavorful banana bread with cream cheese swirl. Your house will smell amazing, and your tummy will thank you. Well unless you don’t like bananas and then well,

Banana Bread with Mascarpone Cheese Swirl

I have a confession, sometimes I buy bananas just to let them go brown so I can make banana bread. It’s just so dang delicious. You can even peel the bananas and freeze them so you can make banana bread (or smoothies) later. You definitely need to peel them first. I know from experience, I chucked some bananas into the freezer once, peels on.

Bad idea y’all. Besides having them at the ready for banana bread, they’re also great in pancakes, muffins, smoothies and more.

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