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Power Breakfast Smoothies for Summer. I am excited to have my friend, Lindsey, guest posting for us today.

Power Breakfast Smoothies for Summer

We were friends in college and thanks to our husbands being best-buddies we have kept in touch since then as well. When my husband and I visited our friends in Chicago they expanded our culinary horizons with unique restaurants and quirky home cooked food that I had never had. Seriously, I had never known there were so many ways to make pita bread taste delicious. I love that Lindsey is experiential with foods and flavors and am happy to reap the benefits of her culinary adventures. Breakfast Under 300 Calories: Recipe for Overnight Oats. For the past week or so, I have been experimenting with something I came across online – overnight oats!

Breakfast Under 300 Calories: Recipe for Overnight Oats

I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about sharing this with you. As I was perfecting the recipe, all I could think of was, “Everyone’s gonna love this!” One Pot Zucchini Mushroom Pasta. An incredibly creamy, hearty pasta dish that you can make in just 20 minutes.

One Pot Zucchini Mushroom Pasta

Even the pasta gets cooked right in the pot! Ever since I made that one pot pasta several weeks back, I’ve been on the hunt for more recipes like this – easy, effortless and sure to be a hit with the entire family. And this zucchini mushroom pasta is exactly that. Flash plugin failed to load Share Video. Easy One Pot Lasagna. The easiest 30-min lasagna you will ever make in a single pot – no boiling, no layering, nothing – the pasta gets cooked right in the pan!

Easy One Pot Lasagna

I’ve made lasagna about 4 times in my entire life, and the last time was an absolute disaster. My pot wasn’t big enough for the lasagna noodles so part of them were uncooked, and it was simply an epic mess. Thankfully, this one pot lasagna gives you all the flavors of that comforting lasagna with just a quarter of the work. Although I actually prefer this lasagna version over the traditional kind, especially because of those mounds of ricotta topped throughout the pan that just melts right in. Not to mention the easy serving too. One Pot Pasta.

The easiest, most amazing pasta you will ever make.

One Pot Pasta

Even the pasta gets cooked right in the pot. How easy is that?! With Jason’s graduation today and our upcoming move back to Los Angeles in the next couple of weeks, we’ve been scrambling here left and right. We’ve been resorting to either take-out or skipped dinners altogether. Either way, cooking at home has been a bit tough. One Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta. The easiest and creamiest pasta made in a single pot – even the pasta gets cooked right in the pan!

One Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta

How easy is that? Garlic and parmesan. A match made in heaven. Cinnamon, Honey, Green Tea Smoothie Recipe. Making a smoothie is an easy way to whip up something nutritious when you don't have a lot of time, but they don't always have to replace a meal.

Cinnamon, Honey, Green Tea Smoothie Recipe

This low-calorie cinnamon, honey, and green tea smoothie, for example, makes for an excellent frosty caffeine break when temperatures rise. Not only will the caffeine in the green tea give you much-needed energy, but cinnamon and green tea have both been shown to have metabolism-boosting properties. In addition, research has shown that honey may help regulate blood sugar levels, meaning you won't feel groggy after this afternoon snack. The next time you're feeling like you could use a frosty, sweet caffeinated beverage, forgo the Frappuccino for this 139-calorie smoothie instead. Notes Use two or more green tea bags to brew a cup or two of green tea, depending on how strong you'd like it, then keep the tea chilled in your fridge until ready to use. Homemade Coffee Creamer…Make Yours At Home! Around My Family Table I love coffee for many reasons – besides the necessary dose of caffeine that I can’t function without in the morning, the flavored creamers bring a smile to my face.

Homemade Coffee Creamer…Make Yours At Home!

Chocolate Almond one morning…Hazelnut the next – but who can afford to buy all of those varieties at once? Hmmmm. One Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta. Sunday Smoothie: Avocado & Banana. After a couple of crazy combos it is time to get back to a classic.

Sunday Smoothie: Avocado & Banana

So this Sunday we have the avocado and banana smoothie. One thing I discovered drinking this one is that the avocado really enhances the banana. So you won’t feel the avocado very much, but rather a buttery banana taste Ingredients: 1 avocado chopped, 1 banana, 1 cup sweet yogurt, 2 tablespoons honey Enjoy your Sunday, L. Recipe for Baked Chicken Stuffed with Pesto and Cheese (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

(For Phase One Fridays I highlight Phase One recipes from the past that have been my personal favorites, and this recipe for Baked Chicken Stuffed with Pesto and Cheese is something I've made over and over.

Recipe for Baked Chicken Stuffed with Pesto and Cheese (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

It's also been one of the most popular recipes on the blog for a while now; hope you enjoy if you haven't tried it yet!) For several weeks now I've been keeping an eye on the basil plants in my garden, hoping to get one more batch of pesto in the freezer before the plants started to freeze. For the last few days the leaves were starting to look a little brown on the edges, so today I trimmed the plants vigorously and made a big batch of pesto. Beer Milkshake Recipe on Food52. How to Make a Beer Milk Shake - CHOW Tip. Spinach Artichoke Dip Stuffed Chicken. Italian Baked Eggs. You’ll never believe that these marinara cheesy baked eggs can be made in just 10 minutes for a complete breakfast! I’m so excited to have joined forces with Kitchen PLAY and the National Milk Mustache “got milk?”

® campaign to help build a better breakfast with milk. Milk is a breakfast powerhouse, packed with nine essential nutrients, including high-quality protein, but 85% of Americans fall short of milk recommendations. By incorporating lowfat and fat free milk at breakfast with the help of MyPlate – a guide illustrating the five food groups that are building blocks for a healthy diet – we can help close the gap between actual and recommended milk consumption. Research has even shown that milk drinkers and breakfast eaters have more nutritious diets and tend to be leaner than non-milk drinkers and breakfast skippers. So with breakfast as the most important meal of the day, I’ve started to begin my mornings with baked eggs. Ingredients Instructions Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Creamy Avocado Smoothie. Made with only avocado, almond milk and a bit of sugar, this avocado smoothie is super healthy and vegan.

Avocados are full of healthy benefits–lots of Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and monounsaturated fats, which can decrease risk of cardiovascular disease. Turn Your Wine Into a Sangria Slushy in Just 4 Steps. Calling all wine lovers: get sloshed from this slush. Cheap wine is a go-to for any kind of night—especially if you’re as into Trader Joe’s as I am and buy “2 buck chuck” on the reg.

No matter the occasion, your simple glass of white or red deserves a little more attention. If you have a blender and a couple bucks to spend on frozen fruit, you’re good to go. This recipe is a quick way to turn wine into a tasty sangria slushy. Easy. Microwaveable Rice Crispy Treat For One. Rice crispy treats are the best, but do you really want to go out and buy an entire box of rice crispy cereal for just one serving? 2-Minute French Toast in A Cup. Who’s got the munchies? Ha! Seeing as our Cup of Coffee Cake (in Under 5 Minutes) was our most popular post of 2011, I thought y’all might enjoy my other favorite last minute snack, which is even quicker and easier and more fattening (and therefore more delicious/more embarrassing to admit I eat on a regular basis). It’s french toast in a cup, made in your microwave and topped off with a generous ssquirt of ssyrup (which is making my ssssss key kind of sssticky right now). So please, grab a slice of bread and allow me to blow your mind…

Apples in a Bag. Apples in a Bag Many hugs and thanks to all of you who left notes of condolence regarding my dad. Green Goddess Grilled Cheese Sandwich. April is National Grilled Cheese Month, so we’re celebrating by posting a grilled cheese sandwich every day. Chicen Avocado Burger. Avocado Stuffed Burger.

Shakshuka - Recipe for Delicious Middle Eastern Egg Dish. Two-ingredient maple soufflé. I know, I know. You read that post title and thought to yourself, Katy is clearly messing with us this morning. And then you thought, Seriously, Katy? 2 Ingredient Flourless Nutella Cake. How to Make Wine Jelly. Red Wine Poached Pears - Ang Sarap (A Tagalog word for "It's Delicious") Red Wine Poached Pears Red Wine Poached Pears is a dessert made out of pears poached in sweet red wine, sugar and spices syrup, it originated from a French dessert called Poire belle Hélène which is a nearly similar dessert where pears are poached in sugar syrup served with vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup and crystallized violets.

Spaghetti All’Ubriaco (Drunken Spaghetti) 2 quarts inexpensive (but tasty and drinkable) red wine, plus ½ cup for the pan (2 bottles)1 lb. thick spaghetti or linguine2 fat cloves of garlic, or four small cloves2 tablespoons butter, salted or unsalted1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oilPeperoncino, or dried red pepper flakes to taste, optional (I used 1 teaspoon)1/4 cup chopped, flat-leaf Italian parsley (I used 2 Tablespoons dried)Pecorino Romano or Parmigiano-Reggiano (I shaved it over the top) Tuna Stuffed Peppers Macnifique! Roasted Zucchini Tuna Melts – Gluten Free. As promised, how to make fried icecream. 10 Refreshing Ice Tea Recipes Anyone Can Make. Slow Cooker BBQ Loaded Baked Potato Soup. Hot Chocolate Krispies. 38 Clever Christmas Food Hacks That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier.

25 Easy Breakfast Hacks To Make Your Morning Brighter. The most mouth-watering toastie recipes EVER. Gummy worm ice cubes. Marta writes: s'more brownies / just in time for july.