Apple & Rosemary Chicken Sausage Skillet | Mountain Cravings

Apple & Rosemary Chicken Sausage Skillet

Friends! This is it: your one-skillet, family-pleasing, nutritious dinner plan. Easy to toss together and so good that it won’t last long! Sauteing apples + onions + chicken sausage + rosemary + cinnamon makes a knock-em-dead skillet that – bonus – is good for you! This dish fits perfectly in the healthy-ish comfort food category with a little sweetness, a little…

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Pigs in a Blanket Bites | Mountain Cravings

Pigs in a Blanket Bites

Why haven’t we done this before? This is traditional pigs in a blanket without the assembly work – sausage balls baked into mini pancake bites! Simple and so good for quick breakfasts when you’re tired of cereal. Besides just four (!) ingredients, dipping in warm, sweet maple syrup is the only requirement.

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Ultimate Veggie Sandwich | Mountain Cravings

Ultimate Veggie Sandwich

Tomatoes on cucumbers on red onion with lettuce and of course AVOCADO is a great base for eating healthy, and paired with provolone makes the best vegetarian sandwich! Here’s the answer for all those veggies in your fridge from good intentions at the grocery store. This is really similar to a certain freaky-fast chain’s vegetarian sub, which I inexplicably love.…

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Chicken Cranberry Apple Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing | Mountain Cravings

Chicken Cranberry Apple Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

I’ve hit the mid-January superfood slump. My rah-rah enthusiasm for kale has been almost completely replaced with dreams of gooey cheese dips. (Queso fundido, I’m seriously looking at you.) When I get in these moods I have to switch up my lunches so I don’t cave.  I love crisp, tart fruits so this salad doubles down by pairing fresh cranberries with green…

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Sous Vide Poached Eggs in Advance | Mountain Cravings

Sous Vide Poached Eggs in Advance

I’m so excited to share this trick because perfectly poached eggs can be so intimidating! Even once you have it down, it’s impossible to serve a big group all at once without crowding the pot and ending up with egg drop soup. Sous vide lets us poach a dozen eggs almost-but-not-quite all the way and refrigerate them until you’re ready. This…

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Baked Avocado Falafel | Mountain Cravings

Baked Avocado Falafel

January means we’re eating all things green! These baked falafel get their bright-green color from my die-hard favorites, avocado and cilantro. We might not be winning any beauty contests, but we’re killing it in the flavor department.

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Dolmas | Mountain Cravings

Maisano Family Arabic Dinner & Dolmas

The annual Maisano family dinner has come and gone, and 2016 was one of the best! This year we celebrated with Arabic foods and every dish was a hit. A little bit of the story: our whole American-Sicilian family gets together once a year, usually the Sunday after Christmas, for an enormous feast. Every year has a different theme – cuisine, region,…

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Clams Casino Dip | Mountain Cravings

Clams Casino Dip

Have you had clams casino? Open-faced fresh clams are steamed in white wine and butter, heaped with buttery bacon breadcrumbs, and broiled to perfection. Fresh clams are stunning but feeding a party gets expensive fast. This dip is the answer for high-class flavor at a quarter of the price! We’re taking all the elements of the traditional open-faced version and baking…

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Sea Salt & Dark Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Clusters | Mountain Cravings

Sea Salt & Dark Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Clusters

Because we haven’t had enough sweets yet, right? Right! I’d be a little embarrassed to call this a recipe if it wasn’t the holidays. It’s all of 4 ingredients. And they’re all in the title, because I have no restraint with words. But they’re such good ingredients! Caramels melted into pretzels, drizzled with dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt!…

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Feasting & Fasting, American-Italian Style | Mountain Cravings

Feasting & Fasting, American-Italian Style

Happy all-of-the holidays everyone!! I love these years when different celebrations align. Kirk and I were sitting on the couch Friday night when I mentioned the Christmas Eve tradition of the Feast of Seven Fishes. Not one that my family particularly celebrated growing up – although I remember my mom’s amazing cioppino – because, let’s face it, that’s too much…

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