Samoas Cookie Pie | Mountain Cravings

Samoas Cookie Pie

I can’t let pie day slide by without a good celebration! And parties with food always win out over mathematics, so let’s taking the sweet route today, shall we?

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Healthy "Ice Cream" Breakfast Bowl | Mountain Cravings

Healthy “Ice Cream” Breakfast Bowl

When I fall in love with something new, I get the worst kind of tunnel vision… can’t-eat, can’t-sleep, can’t-focus-on-anything-else excitement because this is so amazing! (Just kidding about the can’t-eat part. I can always eat.) So I disappeared last week because I got so obsessed with something so shiny & new that I just couldn’t make myself sit down and write a…

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Skillet Chicken with Mushrooms & Olives | Mountain Cravings

Skillet Chicken with Mushrooms & Olives

Last night I put all my favorite things in a skillet and magic happened. Chicken thighs are poached in red wine yet crispy on top, mushrooms and tomatoes and olives all melt together, and we only have to wash one pan! This barely misses the under-30-minutes trophy, but the hands-on time is less than half that. After just one round,…

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Cheddar Pepper-Jelly Thumbprint Cookies | Mountain Cravings

Cheddar Pepper-Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

Savory cookies kinda feel like cheating… mostly because I can eat them a whole handful at a time like crackers. No sugar! They’re practically good for you! Right? Right! Think goldfish-cheddar-cracker meets sweet-spicy-jelly meets the easiest five-ingredient thumbprint cookie. These make me want to invite anyone and everyone over for a good wine night! Anyone feeling like a trip to…

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Red Velvet Beet Smoothie | Mountain Cravings

Red Velvet Beet Smoothie

This has to be the prettiest-colored smoothie I’ve ever made! I’m in love with the deep, rich raspberry and cocoa rim and pretty much everything red velvet. Perfect for your Valentine! Truth: this is the very first time I’ve ever cooked with beets. They aren’t my favorite, but I’m working on that. Roasting helps and so does half-and-half-ing them with cherries. And coconut…

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Currywurst Bites | Mountain Cravings

Currywurst Bites

Let’s talk about street food: I’m completely obsessed. It’s a little bite of the local culture wrapped up to eat right away! With zero fear of outside germs (immune boosters!) it’s the best way to jump right in to local food. Which is everything I’m about every time I travel anywhere, including the next town over. I really, really like to…

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Muffuletta Pasta Salad | Mountain Cravings

Muffuletta Pasta Salad

Pasta salad with no mayo, no mustard, and less pasta than meats & cheeses – this is not your usual picnic salad! Taking all the fillings of a good N’awlins muffuletta sandwich and tossing them with pasta is a guaranteed favorite that’s always on request in our house. We’re not quite in picnic weather, but this is perfect to pack…

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Spicy Italian Giardiniera | Mountain Cravings

Hot Italian Giardiniera

Growing up in an Italian-American family, I thought everyone’s fridge had a big gallon jar of spicy pickled vegetables – what else do you pull out when you’re hungry but dinner isn’t ready yet? It wasn’t until I was older that I realized most of my friends had no idea what I was talking about. It’s about time I shared…

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Chicken Tikka Masala Poutine | Mountain Cravings

Chicken Tikka Masala Poutine

I’m completely obsessed with this poutine! This puts an Indian spin on the dish, layering saucy chicken tikka masala and fresh paneer cheese over extra-crispy sweet potato fries – I’m in love. The sweetness of the fries, the spicy of the tikka masala sauce, and the rich cheese cubes meld together beautifully. Hand to heart, I swear the entire pan…

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Cheeseburger Eggrolls | Mountain Cravings

Cheeseburger Eggrolls

It’s almost time to start planning the greatest game day menu! All the beef + onions + cheddar + pickles goodness of cheeseburgers, wrapped up in crunchy eggrolls with an easy dipping sauce. (Think fast food ‘special sauce’, made even better.)

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