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Gooey Butter Cake

Saturday was our one year anniversary of being engaged! On April 11, 2014, Adam gave me this beauuutiful yellow diamond ring in a Sprinkles cupcake box. Jewelry people actually classify this diamond as a “fancy yellow,” so it is just perfect for me. Adam picked it out all on his own, aren’t I lucky!? See??! In … Continue reading Gooey Butter Cake

Hummus

Hai. Ok, people are dying from store-bought hummus. I’m serious. You haven’t heard? Catch up here. Let me help you all. Read this post and then never buy hummus at the store again. K!? K. This recipe is not only more delicious than the store-bought varieties, but it also has less weird ingredients like potassium sorbate … Continue reading Hummus

Chicken Soup

It finally happened. All of my shenanigans finally caught up with me and I’m feeling under the weather! Time to make my favorite soup OF ALL TIME: Lemon Chicken “Noodle” Soup! Why I like this recipe: I get to use my favorite kitchen appliance OF ALL TIME: MY CROCK POT! It’s just like a chicken … Continue reading Chicken Soup

French Toast

Hai! I know that it’s Saturday. But if you want to make this for Sunday, you’ll have to start today. Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. DUH. I made this on FRIDAY and normally, I like to throw all my rules and regulations out the window on Fridays. This recipe is not that healthy (a bit … Continue reading French Toast

Quinoa Tabouli

You guys, this is my friend Kelly Potts (I am also in this picture, DUH.) Isn’t she cute!? This photo should look familiar to you if you are a regular HGH reader. If not, click here. (And then get with the program, k?) Here are a few things you should know about Kelly Potts. 1) She’s … Continue reading Quinoa Tabouli

Red Pepper Sauce

You guys. Today, I’d like to share with you one of my most favorite recipes! It is for a very versatile roasted red pepper sauce. I use this sauce for many different things like a topping for my homemade hummus, in a warm dip with goat cheese, and as a pizza sauce! I’ll tell you … Continue reading Red Pepper Sauce

Pizza Kale Chips

I’m currently obsessed with Pizza flavored Kale chips. I know what you’re thinking. Why even put the word pizza in the same sentence with kale? Well, I’m back on my #weddingdiet full swing and I need dis. Trust me, they’re good! Adam even said so—and he keeps our neighborhood Papa John’s in business, singlehandedly. I … Continue reading Pizza Kale Chips

Coconut Pancakes

Did you really think I wouldn’t be celebrating this very important holiday? In fact, the big guys at my job offered for me to take the day off for proper observance, but I declined in favor of saving the world instead. I started with Trader Joe’s toasted coconut pancake mix. The directions say you just … Continue reading Coconut Pancakes

Guacamole

I normally have avocados galore at my house. (I re-discovered the word “galore” about two years ago and decided that is a VERY underutilized word. Naturally, I’ve been trying to use it more often since. You should try it too—trust me, you’re gonna have a good time.) Anyways, we normally go through about 5 avocados … Continue reading Guacamole

Green Juice

Welp. We got a Vitamix blender for our wedding shower. (All Vitamix owners say, “Yea, but it’s sooo much more than a blender!”) You guys, it’s so much more than a blender. My inaugural recipe was a ginger greens juice. You can find the recipe here. However, you’ll need some supplies and you’ll need to … Continue reading Green Juice

Dessert Bullet

Okay, you guys. I have a secret…. I DON’T ALWAYS EAT BEN & JERRY’S, REESE’S CUPS, AND OREOS. Most of the time, I stick to healthy habits. But even when I’m swearing off Sprinkles and s’mores, I can never get rid of that sweet tooth! LUCKILY, I HAVE THIS CONTRAPTION TO HELP ME: Enter, the Dessert Bullet. The … Continue reading Dessert Bullet

Kale/Sweet Potato Hash

 HelloOoOOo, Class. (OK. I stole that quote from Pearl.) Today, I’m going to teach you how to make the best breakfast (or lunch. Or dinner–we love breakfast for dinner in our house.) I made this for Adam and Matt (my bro-in-law to-be) on the morning before Adam’s bachelor party. (I just knew they’d need a … Continue reading Kale/Sweet Potato Hash

Peanut Butter Cookies!

I’D LIKE TO MEET THE PERSON WHO MADE THE FIRST PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE AND SHAKE THEIR HAND. I CAN’T THINK OF ANYTHING MORE GENIUS THAN MAKING A COOKIE OUT OF PEANUT BUTTER (WAIT…NUTELLA?) AwWwwwW YeeEeAaA! That’s what I’m talkin’ ’bout! Gooey, drippy, salty, peanutty PEANUT BUTTER! I used this recipe here. Here’s what ya need! … Continue reading Peanut Butter Cookies!

Grilled Artichokes

OKAY, SO YOU JUST HAVEN’T LIVED UNTIL YOU’VE HAD GRILLED ARTICHOKES. They are the perfect appetizer for your dinner party or happy hour at home. Why? This appetizer is a lot of work for a very little amount of food! YAY! So it totally fits into whatever diet you’re on this week!! Okay okay okay okay. … Continue reading Grilled Artichokes

At-Home Chipotle

SO IT’S TACO TUESDAY. GOOD NEWS! We’re making homemade burrito bowls inspired by CHIPOTLE! Here’s what you need: One small red onion, finely diced Three large tomatoes One jalapeno, finely diced Fresh cilantro One lime, halved One large avocado One can of black beans One heart of romaine or head of iceberg lettuce, chopped Cooked … Continue reading At-Home Chipotle

Crockpot Beef Stew

Ahhh, it is time! THE GROCERY STORES ARE STOCKING CANDY, COSTUMES, AND FALL DECORATIONS. ALL THE KIDDOS ARE BACK IN SCHOOL. THE MORNINGS AND EVENINGS BRING A CHILL TO THE AIR. LEAVES ARE GETTING COLORFUL AND CRISPY. THE BASIC BETCHES ARE BREAKING OUT THE SWEATPANTS AND PUMPKIN CANDLES. AND THEN COMES THE FIRST SUNDAY IN … Continue reading Crockpot Beef Stew

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

HEY, MY LITTLE PUMPKIN HEADS!! WHERE WERE WE? Okay okay okay. If you make ONE recipe from this blog, make it this one, okay? This may be one of the best ones I’ve ever made up!  Start with your small (8oz) Mason Jar. (Don’t all super great things start with Mason jars these days?) Ready? … Continue reading Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats