• Food & Drinks

    Truffled Rosemary Monkey Bread Muffins

    Upgrade your biscuit game with these incredibly delicious, simple and fun to eat muffins! I like to serve these with soup and they would be great at your holiday table as well! The cool thing is that because they’re cut into smaller pieces and tossed in the coating all the pieces have flavor! 

    Makes 12 large muffins

    • 2- 16 oz packages buttermilk biscuits (you can find these at the local supermarket or my favorite store, Trader Joes!)
    • 1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary finely chopped
    • 3 Tablespoons butter, melted
    • 2 Tablespoons truffle oil
    • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
    • 2 Tablespoons parmesan cheese

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

    Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray, set aside. Open biscuit packages and cut each biscuit into 6 pieces. 

    In a large bowl mix rosemary, butter, truffle oil and salt. Whisk together until combined, add biscuit pieces and toss until completely coated. 

    Sprinkle parmesan in the bottom of each muffin tin and fill with coated biscuit pieces until all pieces are gone. Press each one down slightly so the pieces stick together. 

    Bake for 9 minutes until the tops start to brown, then turn down the oven to 325 degrees, cover with foil and bake for another 9 minutes. 

    Remove from oven, let cool for 5 minutes before removing from muffin tin. 

    Enjoy these taste morsels of goodness! 

    xx, 

    T

  • Food & Drinks

    Baked Broccoli

    This is one of our most favorite sides. Baking the broccoli brings out a somewhat “nutty” flavor and it can be the perfect addition to a salad, pasta dish or just have it as a side dish. This recipe is simple, foolproof and well, downright delish.

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees

    • 3 cups broccoli, trimmed into bite-sized pieces (I usually make them smaller if they’re going into a salad)
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 1/2 tsp salt,
    • 1/2 tsp pepper

    Place Broccoli in a mixing bowl, toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

    Bake 20-25 minutes

    Warning: Once this comes out of the oven a few pieces will inevitably be consumed by passers-by, for this reason, I always add a few more pieces than I think I need just to account for the missing florets.

    Happy cooking!

    xx,

    gracegrl

  • Food & Drinks

    Corned Beef, Cabbage,​ and Sweet Potato Pizza!

    This is a St. Patty’s day tradition in our house, I make it almost every year and we always say “we should make this more often”! It’s a fun twist on a traditional Irish classic! Making the dish in “pizza” form is fun and interactive, you could even do mini pizzas for a party too!

    • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
    • 4 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
      1 (about 3 lbs) corned beef brisket already brined.    
    • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
    • 2 cauliflower pizza crusts (you can use regular too!) 
    • 2 Tablespoons truffle oil. 
    • 6 cups water
    • 1 lb bag shredded cabbage
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • Salt
    • Pepper
    • 1/2 cup chicken broth

    In a slow cooker, place carrots and sweet potatoes.  Remove corned beef from package, and rinse (I like to rinse it to remove some of the saltiness). Place corned beef, fat side up, on top of vegetables add enough water to almost cover meat (about 6 cups). Cover and cook on high until corned beef is tender, about 6 hours on low.

    Melt butter in a saucepan, once it’s heated add cabbage, salt, Pepper and broth, sauté until cabbage is translucent and completely cooked (about 5-10 minutes). Let cool. 

    Once meat is cooked, prepare pizza crust as directed on package. I opted for cauliflower pizza crust but you can use regular pizza crust too,  Once crust is baked sprinkle generously with truffle oil and a light sprinkle of mozzarella cheese, now build your pizza! Start with veggies, shred beef and add that, then top completely with cabbage and the reminder of the mozzarella cheese. 

    Turn oven to broil and broil pizza on high, just until cheese is melted and browned. 

    Now let cool for 5 minutes, serve and enjoy with a cold Guinness. 

    Happy St. Patricks day!

    xx,

    T

  • Food & Drinks

    Summertime Fish Tacos

    These tacos are great for a hot summer evening, they don’t require very much cooking and best of all, most of this recipe can be made ahead of time. All you need is a margarita and some cute summertime cocktail napkins and you’re good to go! 

    Fish:

    • 1 1/2 lbs cod or white fish
    • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
    • 1 lime, juice and zest

    Place fish in a ziplock bag, sprinkle with taco seasoning and add lime zest and juice, let marinate for at least 4 hours or more. 

    Salsa: 

    • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 3 cloves garlic, crushed in a garlic press
    • 1 cup frozen fire-roasted corn or regular frozen corn (but I like the trader joes fire-roasted option)
    • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained 
    • 1 avocado, cut into cubes
    • 1 lime, zest, and juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt or more to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon pepper or more taste

    Extras:

    • 1 package small “street” taco tortillas
    • Fresh cilantro for garnish 

    Mix tomatoes, garlic, corn, black beans, avocado, lime juice and zest, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl, set aside and let it sit so that flavors meld. 

    Cook fish in saucepan for 5-8 minutes or until cooked through, place fish and salsa inside a tortilla and voila, your dinner is served! 

    Garnish with fresh cilantro. 

    xx, 

    T (Peanut Butter & Jelly Chronicles)

  • Food & Drinks,  Wellness

    Turkey Chili

    This chili is a staple in our house. It’s quick to make and bonus, tastes even better the second or third day! We always take it with us when we go skiing and have it ready after a long day on the slopes! This is a make ahead dinner that is sure to please!

    Serves 8 people

    Ingredients

    • 1 lb. lean ground turkey
    • 3 cups ( 1 large) Onion chopped
    • 2 cups (5 large) Carrots chopped
    • 2 cups (1 large) Red Bell Pepper chopped
    • 3 cloves garlic
    • 1 cup chicken broth 
    • 1 can diced tomatoes
    • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
    • 1/3 cup red wine
    • 2 tablespoons chili powder 
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 2 teaspoons cumin
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 pinches cinnamon
    • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
    • 2 cups frozen corn 

    Garnish

    • 1 cup sour cream
    • 1/2 cup lite Mexican cheese

    Begin by cooking the ground turkey in 1 teaspoon olive oil. this should take about 5-7 minutes. The turkey will be pale in color and no longer pink. Remove from pot and set aside.

    In the same pot, add a nice drizzle of olive oil and sauté onions, carrots and bell pepper until onions are translucent and carrots are soft. Next add in the garlic and stir. Next add in the chicken broth, diced tomoatos, tomato paste and red wine, mix togethe runtil the tomato paste is fully incorporated. Next, add the spices, Chili powder, oregano, cumin, salt and cinnamon. Add the turkey back in and let it simmer for about 10 minutes to help the flavors meld! Add the canned black beans and frozen corn and cook 5 minutes longer just to warm the beans and corn.

    Serve with sour cream and lite Mexican cheese!

    Enjoy!

    xx,

    T

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