Roasted Berry and Ricotta Crostini

Recipe for roasted berry and ricotta crostini. A simple, yet impressive dish perfect for brunch or even dessert!

Crostini. The ultimate fancy pants appetizer, dessert, brunch dish, whatever. I don’t know what it is about them, but every single time I make some sort of crostini for a party or gathering, I constantly get “you so fancy!” or “whoa look at this!” But here’s the thing. In most cases, they take very little…

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Breakfast Calzones | Simple calzones filled with scrambled eggs, pico de gallo, peppers and cheese! Perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch!

Breakfast Calzones

Cute, adorable, individual breakfast calzones. Now that’s the way to kick off a Monday morning. Along with a big cup of coffee. With some half and half please ♥ Now if only that was the way I was ACTUALLY starting this Monday morning. Now that would be pretty sweet. But, in reality, pretty much all…

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30 Brunch Recipes to Make This Spring | A collection of various recipes perfect for any Spring gathering!

30 Brunch Recipes To Make This Spring

With Easter right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to gather together a collection of Spring brunch recipes that would be perfect for the big day. Or really for any other type of brunch or potluck gathering you have coming up in the next few months! Like Mother’s Day! Which will also…

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Carrot Cake Muffins with Mascarpone Glaze | Soft, tender muffins filled with carrots and finished with a creamy mascarpone topping! Perfect for Spring!

Carrot Cake Muffins with Mascarpone Glaze

These muffins. These easter-y, brunch-y, spring-y, dessert-y, yet totally acceptable for breakfast-y (that’s not a word but go with me here) carrot cake muffins are the things of my dreams. And trust me, once you’ve had one, you’ll be right there with me. I tested these a few times for you over the course of…

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Arugula, Prosciutto & Goat Cheese Open-Faced Sandwich | A quick and easy dinner or fantastic brunch option for entertaining! With a homemade arugula pesto!

Arugula, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Open-Faced Sandwich

While the weather seems to be totally fickle lately, I feel like it’s okay for me to start sharing lots of spring-like recipes with you. Because even if Mother Nature isn’t cooperating with my foodie plans, well, at least we can start eating like it’s spring! Bundled up in a sweatshirt. Hmmm. And I’ve been…

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How To Stock A Mostly Healthy Pantry | A list of pantry staples for healthy cooking and baking!

How To Stock A {Mostly} Healthy Pantry

We’re taking a quick break from the recipes today for another installment of my Meal Planning 101 series! You seem to really love meal planning *almost* as much as I do (makes me happy!) so I thought it would be fun to occasionally pop in with more posts on the topic – because we have…

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Skillet Spring Vegetable Brown Rice Casserole | An easy, one-pan veggie packed dish!

Skillet Spring Vegetable Brown Rice Casserole

Springgggggg! I can feel it. It’s coming. It’s so close. We’ve had some super nice days here in North Carolina but then also some not so nice ones. The heat in the house has been on and off, on and off. I’m hot and complaining and then cold and freezing (and complaining). It’s so confusing!…

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Thai Chicken Pita Pizzas | cookiemonstercooking.com

Thai Chicken Pita Pizzas

I know, more pizza. But wait! This time it’s like half pizza. Kinda sorta pizza. Lazy man pizza. We have pizza toppings but on a pita bread base! It’s a pizza mash-up if you will. Thai chicken pita pizza mash-up. Say that three times fast. It’s quite difficult. So, Friday calls for a really easy…

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Lemon Blueberry Quinoa Granola | cookiemonstercooking.com

Lemon Blueberry Quinoa Granola

I currently have three large (we’re talking gallon-sized) ziploc bags filled with this lemon blueberry quinoa granola. Well, correction. I have three bags of various versions of this granola sitting on my counter. We’ve been at war. It hasn’t been pretty. I yelled at my oven a bunch of times (the husband has been staying…

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Orange Broccoli Noodle Bowls | cookiemonstercooking.com

Orange Broccoli Noodle Bowls

What is it about noodles like this? They just make me exceedingly happy. You can swirl em’ all around your fork and slurp them right on up. And in fact, with these orange broccoli noodle bowls, I may have been guilty of slurping them right out of the skillet. It started as me “testing” them…

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Herbed Whole Grain Pizza Dough | cookiemonstercooking.com

Herbed Whole Grain Pizza Dough

Pizza night. It’s the best night of the week. Well, correction. It’s the second best night of the week – right after taco night. Taco night always wins. But really, just in case it isn’t blatantly obviously, I have a thing for homemade pizza. It’s an easy meal and well, this is pizza we are…

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Mango Chipotle Hummus | cookiemonstercooking.com

Mango Chipotle Hummus

This mango chipotle hummus looks all unassuming, am I right? It’s pretending like it’s just regular ol’ hummus without any bells or whistles. But it’s sneaky like that. Because when you take a bite? Oh yes, you will be certain that it is absolutely not regular hummus! And is in fact a little somethin’ special….

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Our Favorite Vegetable Fried Rice | cookiemonstercooking.com

Our Favorite Vegetable Fried Rice

There are so many times when I think a recipe is too simple or not interesting enough and you’ll just be bored to tears with it. And so instead I just make it at home for the husband and I and we love it and eat it all the time. Over and over and over….

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