whipped up some peanut butter banana oatmeal with wild Maine blueberries and blueberry sauce for breakfast today for me and momma ni. heart healthy and super filling πŸ˜‹ #homemadeisbetter

whipped up some peanut butter banana oatmeal with wild Maine blueberries and blueberry sauce for breakfast today for me and momma ni. heart healthy and super filling πŸ˜‹ #homemadeisbetter

@5 days ago with 1 note
#homemadeisbetter 
prepped a bunch of BBQ chicken to quickly throw on the grill when we get to the waterfall! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ #homemadeisbetter

prepped a bunch of BBQ chicken to quickly throw on the grill when we get to the waterfall! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ #homemadeisbetter

@1 month ago with 2 notes
#homemadeisbetter 
rib eyes with sautéed spinach and my take on “panera” mac and cheese πŸ˜› #homemadeisbetter

EDIT: recipe below!
for the steak
2 small rib eye steaks (i actually did one t bone and one rib eye, about 1lb each)olive oil (good quality)sea saltsoy sauceworcestershire saucemontreal steak seasoning
preheat oven to broil (high around 550 degrees)
i basically splash a generous dash of olive oil on each (about 1tbs) and then about a teaspoon of both the soy sauce and worcestershire, and then rub salt and the montreal steak seasoning over both sides of each steak.
then i put them on a grill pan and broil for 2 minutes on each side. then test for doneness. super easy. don’t overcook! easier to throw them back in the oven than to overcook them and suffer eating a leather steak.
'panera' mac and cheese:
1 box (16oz) of large or medium ‘shells’ pasta1/4 cup butter1/4 cup all-purpose flour2 1/2 cups organic whole milk6 Slices white American cheese (torn apart)8oz extra-sharp white Vermont cheddar (grated) (make sure you use good cheddar cheese, and GRATE IT YOURSELF THE BAGGED STUFF IS NOT AS GOOD I PROMISE)1/4 tablespoon Dijon mustard (you can omit this completely but i think it adds a little tang that really tastes like the panera version)1 teaspoon kosher salt1/4 teaspoon hot sauce (optional)
1.) cook the pasta according to the box instructions, DO NOT OVERCOOK (no one like mush and cheese..) and drain and set aside.
2.) melt the butter over med/low heat. whisk in flour to make a paste. cook for 1 minute.
3.) whisk in milk slowly, combine with roux (butter/flour paste), keep whisking til mixture begins to thicken (about 5-10 minutes) and remove from heat (or turn off stove)
4.) mix in cheeses and mustard and hot sauce until the cheese completely melts and the sauce is smooth and creamy
5.) pour over pasta, stir to combine. put back over medium heat for 1 minute to heat through, serve immediately.

SPINACH:
wash a bunch of organic baby spinach. heat 1 tbs olive oil and one tbs butter together in a pan and when it starts to shimmer, throw spinach in pan. pour 1/4 cup chicken stock in and cover. remove after spinach is fully wilted. serve.
YUM YUM YUM

rib eyes with sautΓ©ed spinach and my take on β€œpanera” mac and cheese πŸ˜› #homemadeisbetter

EDIT: recipe below!

for the steak

2 small rib eye steaks (i actually did one t bone and one rib eye, about 1lb each)
olive oil (good quality)
sea salt
soy sauce
worcestershire sauce
montreal steak seasoning

preheat oven to broil (high around 550 degrees)

i basically splash a generous dash of olive oil on each (about 1tbs) and then about a teaspoon of both the soy sauce and worcestershire, and then rub salt and the montreal steak seasoning over both sides of each steak.

then i put them on a grill pan and broil for 2 minutes on each side. then test for doneness. super easy. don’t overcook! easier to throw them back in the oven than to overcook them and suffer eating a leather steak.

'panera' mac and cheese:

1 box (16oz) of large or medium ‘shells’ pasta
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups organic whole milk
6 Slices white American cheese (torn apart)
8oz extra-sharp white Vermont cheddar (grated) (make sure you use good cheddar cheese, and GRATE IT YOURSELF THE BAGGED STUFF IS NOT AS GOOD I PROMISE)
1/4 tablespoon Dijon mustard (you can omit this completely but i think it adds a little tang that really tastes like the panera version)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce (optional)

1.) cook the pasta according to the box instructions, DO NOT OVERCOOK (no one like mush and cheese..) and drain and set aside.

2.) melt the butter over med/low heat. whisk in flour to make a paste. cook for 1 minute.

3.) whisk in milk slowly, combine with roux (butter/flour paste), keep whisking til mixture begins to thicken (about 5-10 minutes) and remove from heat (or turn off stove)

4.) mix in cheeses and mustard and hot sauce until the cheese completely melts and the sauce is smooth and creamy

5.) pour over pasta, stir to combine. put back over medium heat for 1 minute to heat through, serve immediately.

SPINACH:

wash a bunch of organic baby spinach. heat 1 tbs olive oil and one tbs butter together in a pan and when it starts to shimmer, throw spinach in pan. pour 1/4 cup chicken stock in and cover. remove after spinach is fully wilted. serve.

YUM YUM YUM

@3 months ago with 8 notes
#homemadeisbetter #homemade #recipe #steak #mac and cheese #panera mac and cheese #spinach 
okay this coconut chia pudding may not be the most photogenic, but it is incredibly delicious. coconut chia pudding πŸ˜‹ #homemadeisbetter

One can coconut milk
1/3 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup honey or agave nectar
Dash of cinnamon
Shredded coconut (optional)

Mix the coconut milk with the chia seeds and combine with the honey. sprinkle dash of cinnamon (and some shredded unsweetened coconut if you’re down for fun n exciting things) and combine. Cover and put in the fridge for a couple of hours (or if you’re like me, put it in the fridge for 27 minutes and decide to try a spoonful and end up pouring yourself a bowl because it’s so good regardless of the soupy texture cuz the chia isn’t finished expanding and getting gelatinous) anyway let it sit and let the chia expand for a few hours and then serve. garnish with fresh berries or shredded coconut or slices of ripe fruit.

I can already tell that this is going to be my new favorite treat

okay this coconut chia pudding may not be the most photogenic, but it is incredibly delicious. coconut chia pudding πŸ˜‹ #homemadeisbetter


One can coconut milk
1/3 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup honey or agave nectar
Dash of cinnamon
Shredded coconut (optional)

Mix the coconut milk with the chia seeds and combine with the honey. sprinkle dash of cinnamon (and some shredded unsweetened coconut if you’re down for fun n exciting things) and combine. Cover and put in the fridge for a couple of hours (or if you’re like me, put it in the fridge for 27 minutes and decide to try a spoonful and end up pouring yourself a bowl because it’s so good regardless of the soupy texture cuz the chia isn’t finished expanding and getting gelatinous) anyway let it sit and let the chia expand for a few hours and then serve. garnish with fresh berries or shredded coconut or slices of ripe fruit.

I can already tell that this is going to be my new favorite treat
@5 months ago with 11 notes
#homemadeisbetter #vegan #gluten free #chia pudding 
h asked for more baked foods (and it’s still 20 degrees outside), so here it is… baked ziti with italian sausage and baby spinach  #homemadeisbetter

h asked for more baked foods (and it’s still 20 degrees outside), so here it is… baked ziti with italian sausage and baby spinach #homemadeisbetter

@5 months ago with 1 note
#homemadeisbetter 
@harlettress and I cooked dinner for the guys: mozzarella stuffed meatballs in homemade marinara w/ linguine, cheesy garlic bread, and truffled kale #homemadeisbetter

@harlettress and I cooked dinner for the guys: mozzarella stuffed meatballs in homemade marinara w/ linguine, cheesy garlic bread, and truffled kale #homemadeisbetter

@6 months ago
#homemadeisbetter 
not a huge football fan but Super Bowl Sunday is universal for wings (at least in my world!) so: honey barbecue wings, fiery buffalo wings, baked Mac and cheese with smoked cheddar, gruyere, sharp cheddar and Monterey jack, homemade blue cheese dip, and a cheese & pate plate #homemadeisbetter

not a huge football fan but Super Bowl Sunday is universal for wings (at least in my world!) so: honey barbecue wings, fiery buffalo wings, baked Mac and cheese with smoked cheddar, gruyere, sharp cheddar and Monterey jack, homemade blue cheese dip, and a cheese & pate plate #homemadeisbetter

@7 months ago
#homemadeisbetter 
shrimp scampi with angel hair pasta, arugula and lemon salad, and toasted balthazar baguette with fresh butter 🍴 #homemadeisbetter

shrimp scampi with angel hair pasta, arugula and lemon salad, and toasted balthazar baguette with fresh butter 🍴 #homemadeisbetter

@1 month ago with 1 note
#homemadeisbetter 
Buffalo wings, bbq wings, baked Mac and cheese, green salad with fresh corn, corn pudding, green beans, and unphotoed rib eyes for family dinner last night.

I just love cooking for people I care about.

If anyone wants recipes for anything here send me a message!

xox

Buffalo wings, bbq wings, baked Mac and cheese, green salad with fresh corn, corn pudding, green beans, and unphotoed rib eyes for family dinner last night.

I just love cooking for people I care about.

If anyone wants recipes for anything here send me a message!

xox

@2 months ago with 4 notes
#homemadeisbetter #homemade #all me 
starting this hump day off right with some homemade granola and greek yogurt, ripe georgia peaches, and my @yourtea #tinytea πŸ‘Œ#homemadeisbetter
Recipe for granola as follows!
basically you just take whatever you want to put in it, I used:
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats 1cup shredded coconut 1 cup almonds 
And mix it together, then in a separate bowl mix your liquids, I used:
1/3 cup good quality honey Three tbs coconut oil (or canola oil) Dash of vanilla extract
Pour liquids over dry ingredients until fully coated
Pour onto (wax paper lined makes it easy to clean!) cookie sheet and bake at 300 for 40 min stirring every now and then to make sure it doesn’t burn. Remove it and let it cook, stirring occasionally.
Then add your dry fruits (I used dried raisins, goji berries this time, but have used dried mango, dried pineapple, dried apricots, cherries, chocolate, whatever tickles your fancy or you have in the kitchen)
Store in airtight jar or Tupperware
Xo

starting this hump day off right with some homemade granola and greek yogurt, ripe georgia peaches, and my @yourtea #tinytea πŸ‘Œ#homemadeisbetter

Recipe for granola as follows!

basically you just take whatever you want to put in it, I used:

2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1cup shredded coconut
1 cup almonds

And mix it together, then in a separate bowl mix your liquids, I used:

1/3 cup good quality honey
Three tbs coconut oil (or canola oil)
Dash of vanilla extract

Pour liquids over dry ingredients until fully coated

Pour onto (wax paper lined makes it easy to clean!) cookie sheet and bake at 300 for 40 min stirring every now and then to make sure it doesn’t burn. Remove it and let it cook, stirring occasionally.

Then add your dry fruits (I used dried raisins, goji berries this time, but have used dried mango, dried pineapple, dried apricots, cherries, chocolate, whatever tickles your fancy or you have in the kitchen)

Store in airtight jar or Tupperware

Xo

@3 months ago with 4 notes
#homemadeisbetter #tinytea 
ground turkey and quinoa ‘enchilada’ stuffed peppers #homemadeisbetter

ground turkey and quinoa ‘enchilada’ stuffed peppers #homemadeisbetter

@5 months ago with 2 notes
#homemadeisbetter 
rib eye, garlicky kale, and quinoa for dinner!  #homemadeisbetter

rib eye, garlicky kale, and quinoa for dinner! #homemadeisbetter

@5 months ago with 5 notes
#homemadeisbetter 
baked a bunch of pumpkin muffins with cream cheese filling, a chicken pot pie, and made some chicken stock for noodle soup cuz that’s what everyone does when they have the flu right? #homemadeisbetter

baked a bunch of pumpkin muffins with cream cheese filling, a chicken pot pie, and made some chicken stock for noodle soup cuz that’s what everyone does when they have the flu right? #homemadeisbetter

@6 months ago with 5 notes
#homemadeisbetter 
whipped up some peanut butter banana oatmeal with wild Maine blueberries and blueberry sauce for breakfast today for me and momma ni. heart healthy and super filling πŸ˜‹ #homemadeisbetter
5 days ago
#homemadeisbetter 
shrimp scampi with angel hair pasta, arugula and lemon salad, and toasted balthazar baguette with fresh butter 🍴 #homemadeisbetter
1 month ago
#homemadeisbetter 
prepped a bunch of BBQ chicken to quickly throw on the grill when we get to the waterfall! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ #homemadeisbetter
1 month ago
#homemadeisbetter 
Buffalo wings, bbq wings, baked Mac and cheese, green salad with fresh corn, corn pudding, green beans, and unphotoed rib eyes for family dinner last night.

I just love cooking for people I care about.

If anyone wants recipes for anything here send me a message!

xox
2 months ago
#homemadeisbetter #homemade #all me 
rib eyes with sautéed spinach and my take on “panera” mac and cheese πŸ˜› #homemadeisbetter

EDIT: recipe below!
for the steak
2 small rib eye steaks (i actually did one t bone and one rib eye, about 1lb each)olive oil (good quality)sea saltsoy sauceworcestershire saucemontreal steak seasoning
preheat oven to broil (high around 550 degrees)
i basically splash a generous dash of olive oil on each (about 1tbs) and then about a teaspoon of both the soy sauce and worcestershire, and then rub salt and the montreal steak seasoning over both sides of each steak.
then i put them on a grill pan and broil for 2 minutes on each side. then test for doneness. super easy. don’t overcook! easier to throw them back in the oven than to overcook them and suffer eating a leather steak.
'panera' mac and cheese:
1 box (16oz) of large or medium ‘shells’ pasta1/4 cup butter1/4 cup all-purpose flour2 1/2 cups organic whole milk6 Slices white American cheese (torn apart)8oz extra-sharp white Vermont cheddar (grated) (make sure you use good cheddar cheese, and GRATE IT YOURSELF THE BAGGED STUFF IS NOT AS GOOD I PROMISE)1/4 tablespoon Dijon mustard (you can omit this completely but i think it adds a little tang that really tastes like the panera version)1 teaspoon kosher salt1/4 teaspoon hot sauce (optional)
1.) cook the pasta according to the box instructions, DO NOT OVERCOOK (no one like mush and cheese..) and drain and set aside.
2.) melt the butter over med/low heat. whisk in flour to make a paste. cook for 1 minute.
3.) whisk in milk slowly, combine with roux (butter/flour paste), keep whisking til mixture begins to thicken (about 5-10 minutes) and remove from heat (or turn off stove)
4.) mix in cheeses and mustard and hot sauce until the cheese completely melts and the sauce is smooth and creamy
5.) pour over pasta, stir to combine. put back over medium heat for 1 minute to heat through, serve immediately.

SPINACH:
wash a bunch of organic baby spinach. heat 1 tbs olive oil and one tbs butter together in a pan and when it starts to shimmer, throw spinach in pan. pour 1/4 cup chicken stock in and cover. remove after spinach is fully wilted. serve.
YUM YUM YUM
3 months ago
#homemadeisbetter #homemade #recipe #steak #mac and cheese #panera mac and cheese #spinach 
starting this hump day off right with some homemade granola and greek yogurt, ripe georgia peaches, and my @yourtea #tinytea πŸ‘Œ#homemadeisbetter
Recipe for granola as follows!
basically you just take whatever you want to put in it, I used:
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats 1cup shredded coconut 1 cup almonds 
And mix it together, then in a separate bowl mix your liquids, I used:
1/3 cup good quality honey Three tbs coconut oil (or canola oil) Dash of vanilla extract
Pour liquids over dry ingredients until fully coated
Pour onto (wax paper lined makes it easy to clean!) cookie sheet and bake at 300 for 40 min stirring every now and then to make sure it doesn’t burn. Remove it and let it cook, stirring occasionally.
Then add your dry fruits (I used dried raisins, goji berries this time, but have used dried mango, dried pineapple, dried apricots, cherries, chocolate, whatever tickles your fancy or you have in the kitchen)
Store in airtight jar or Tupperware
Xo
3 months ago
#homemadeisbetter #tinytea 
okay this coconut chia pudding may not be the most photogenic, but it is incredibly delicious. coconut chia pudding πŸ˜‹ #homemadeisbetter

One can coconut milk
1/3 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup honey or agave nectar
Dash of cinnamon
Shredded coconut (optional)

Mix the coconut milk with the chia seeds and combine with the honey. sprinkle dash of cinnamon (and some shredded unsweetened coconut if you’re down for fun n exciting things) and combine. Cover and put in the fridge for a couple of hours (or if you’re like me, put it in the fridge for 27 minutes and decide to try a spoonful and end up pouring yourself a bowl because it’s so good regardless of the soupy texture cuz the chia isn’t finished expanding and getting gelatinous) anyway let it sit and let the chia expand for a few hours and then serve. garnish with fresh berries or shredded coconut or slices of ripe fruit.

I can already tell that this is going to be my new favorite treat
5 months ago
#homemadeisbetter #vegan #gluten free #chia pudding 
ground turkey and quinoa ‘enchilada’ stuffed peppers #homemadeisbetter
5 months ago
#homemadeisbetter 
h asked for more baked foods (and it’s still 20 degrees outside), so here it is… baked ziti with italian sausage and baby spinach  #homemadeisbetter
5 months ago
#homemadeisbetter 
rib eye, garlicky kale, and quinoa for dinner!  #homemadeisbetter
5 months ago
#homemadeisbetter 
@harlettress and I cooked dinner for the guys: mozzarella stuffed meatballs in homemade marinara w/ linguine, cheesy garlic bread, and truffled kale #homemadeisbetter
6 months ago
#homemadeisbetter 
baked a bunch of pumpkin muffins with cream cheese filling, a chicken pot pie, and made some chicken stock for noodle soup cuz that’s what everyone does when they have the flu right? #homemadeisbetter
6 months ago
#homemadeisbetter 
not a huge football fan but Super Bowl Sunday is universal for wings (at least in my world!) so: honey barbecue wings, fiery buffalo wings, baked Mac and cheese with smoked cheddar, gruyere, sharp cheddar and Monterey jack, homemade blue cheese dip, and a cheese & pate plate #homemadeisbetter
7 months ago
#homemadeisbetter