Grapefruit Rosemary Bars

Found this recipe the other day and decided I had to try it as a dessert to serve for a friend gathering tonight and it may just be one of my new favorite desserts ever!

Pink Grapefruit Bars with Rosemary Crust

The shortbread crust with rosemary is perfect and the Rosemary + grapefruit together is also an awesome flavor combination… Wish I thought of it myself! For the recipe, though, I used half butter and half coconut oil and they turned out great. Not to mention they look nice too! 🙂

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Trix Pancakes

Haven’t had a weekend home in forever where I could make myself a nice big pancake brunch! So naturally while I had a chance this morning to finally makes me creative pancakes, I had to capitalize on that! We have some Trix cereal in our pantry, so I thought that would be a good idea to try to turn those into a nice fruity pancake stack! And then when I googled if it was actually a thing, I found this recipe and it was perfect…

Trix Pancakes


PERFECTION.

Rosemary Lemon Chicken Gnocchi

It’s been too long since I’ve been able to cook something!  Was out of town for a while and have been so incredibly busy!  While I had a some time tonight, I decided to make something awesome again.  This is the recipe I used:

Rosemary Lemon Chicken Gnocchi

Definitely a keeper!  I used broccoli instead of peas simply because I was craving some broccoli instead of peas, and I used half and half instead of the heavy cream.  I tasted it before I put in the half and half and it was even good like that, so in the future don’t add the half and half! It was my second time having gnocchi and it’s for sure becoming a favorite!!! (I also made a simple side of pesto noodles with pepperoni pieces… yum!).

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Friends & Feasts! 

Had dinner with some friends today and we made several recipes I’ve been wanting to try for forever. All ended up being super tasty and I loved how they turned out!

1) Kale Salad with Apples and Cheddar

http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1013732-kale-salad-with-apples-and-cheddar

2) Loaded Sweet Potato Chicken  Nachos with homemade sweet potato chips

Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos with Homemade Sweet Potato Chips


And topped with Greek yogurt spinach guacamole

Greek Yogurt Spinach Guacamole

3) And for dessert… Grilled pineapple, mango and apples with a pineapple-mint glaze

http://m.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/grilled-fruit-kabobs-pineapple-mint-glaze


So good… Would love to have that meal again!