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Garlic Parmesan Green Beans. *Simply Scratch*: Parmesan Garlic Bread: Last week was a busy week filled with a field trip to the zoo sandwiched by 3 twelve hour shifts.

*Simply Scratch*: Parmesan Garlic Bread:

By Friday I was extremely happy for the weekend to arrive. Although Pat worked late, we still barbecued dinner and relaxed with a few adult beverages after tucking in our girls. Tonight he made a special request… for garlic bread. This garlic bread beats the store bought kind by a mile. It super easy to whip up and only takes a few minutes under the broiler. Here are the ingredients you will need. Start by pressing the three cloves of garlic into a medium bowl. Mince up a shallot so it measures one tablespoon. Add the shallot to the garlic in the medium bowl. Next, mince up the fresh parsley and measure out a tablespoon. Add that to the bowl along with the salt and pepper. Now add the *gasp* two sticks of butter and the two tablespoons {give or take} of freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Mix until combined. And set aside, just for now. Grab your loaf of Italian bread. Grilled Corn and Tomato Fettuccine. Last summer I fell in love with a million things.

Grilled Corn and Tomato Fettuccine

Nude nail polish, avocado toast, baked beans on top of eggs and super long walks with lots of gossip to name just a few. Oh and cold beer. A little late on that train, but…. better late than never. By far, the cream of the crop was grilled corn. Best.thing.ever. Anywaaaaay. Grilled corn is the bees knees. Eat at allie's: Oven Roasted Broccoli. French Fries: The No-Guilt Version. There’s nothing like a french fried potato.

French Fries: The No-Guilt Version

The taste, the texture, the dip-ability; it’s probably one of my favorite go-to comfort foods. However, I don’t need the fat of an actual deep fried potato, and I certainly do not favor processed french fries that come from the frozen food section of the grocery store. Enter: Healthy French Fries* Step 1: Peel your ‘taters. This isn’t necessary, though, but if you decide you want the skin on make sure you scrub-wash them first. Step 2: Cut them into strips. Step 3: Place potatoes in colander and rinse the starch off of them. Step 4: Pat down the potatoes. Bacon and Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese. Oven-Baked Veggie Chips. Feta-Stuffed Tomatoes -TI. French Onion Mac & Cheese.

Umm, so if you’re watching your weight, you may want to click back to the last page you viewed right about now….

French Onion Mac & Cheese

I tend to cook healthy dishes most of the time, but decided to go all in on this one and it was so worth it! I was in the mood for some comfort food this week, and my cute little French Onion Soup bowls were begging to be used again, so I dreamed up this French Onion Mac & Cheese! Uh huh, cavatappi pasta mixed with a creamy fontina, asiago, and mascarpone cheese sauce and a healthy dose of caramelized onions (which just make everything better!).

Magazine/Cookbook Monday: Slow-Baked Mac and Cheese. Happy Monday!

Magazine/Cookbook Monday: Slow-Baked Mac and Cheese

And my second official Magazine/Cookbook day! Awhoohoo! This week I wanted something easy because I was focusing on cupcake making.... more on that later ☺... So I picked a recipe from a cookbook that I have had for awhile but have actually never used, "Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Recipes for Two" by Beth Hensperger. It has lots of yummy ideas for crockpot recipes. Slow- Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe Courtesy of "Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Recipes for Two" Ingredients 1 1/2 cups milk One 12 oz can evaporated milk (I used skim, evaporated milk keeps the egg and milk from curdling) 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted, cooled to room temp 3 large eggs.

John Legends Macaroni and Cheese. Grilled Sweet Potato Fries Recipe : Sweet Potato Biscuits with Honey Cinnamon Butter. Have you given up on making biscuits?

Sweet Potato Biscuits with Honey Cinnamon Butter

Do they seem like too much trouble for the end result? I was kinda in that boat. There are far more interesting things to make…or so I thought! I made these for the first time last fall to go with some Thanksgiving leftovers. My family went wild for them! And to make a good thing even better, they always turn out great! And because I live in the land of biscuits and honey, we top it all off with some must-have honey cinnamon butter! Gather Up:2 cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes 1 stick butter, melted 1 ¼ cups milk 4 cups self-rising flour Pinch baking soda 3 tablespoons sugar For the Honey Cinnamon Butter:1 stick butter, room temperature 3 tablespoons honey ¼ teaspoon cinnamon Pinch kosher salt Mix together the sweet potatoes, butter and milk until well blended.

Shape the dough into a ball and knead about 10 times on a well-floured surface. Roll the dough out about ¾ inch thick and cut with a 2-inch biscuit cutter. Serve warm with the butter.