Cilantro Lime Chickpea Salad

Cilantro Lime Chickpea Salad sharingthyme.com

1. Rinse your garbanzo beans and kidney beans and place in large bowl. Set aside. 2. In a food processor place roughly chopped onions. Pulse about 3-4 times until uniform in size. Add the spinach and then pulse a few more times until blended, but still chunky. Add this mixture to the beans. Toss to combine. 3. In the same food processor, no need to rinse, place lime juice, honey, garlic,  cilantro, dijon mustard, cumin, pepper, salt, and olive oil. Blend until well blended. Add to the bean mixture and toss well to coat with dressing. 4. Serve alone as
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Blackberry Basil Crush

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Blackberry Basil Crush 10 big blackberries 4 leaves basil, torn + more for garnish 4 oz vodka 1 oz lemon juice 2 tbsp agave nectar, or honey BIG splash of sparkling water   Directions: 1. Prepare two 10 oz glasses. Sugar the rims with lemon juice and sugar. Fill with ice. 2. In a cocktail shaker add blackberries, and torn basil. With the back of a spoon crush the blackberries. Add vodka, lemon juice, and agave nectar. Fill with crushed ice and shake vigorously. 3. Fill iced glass 1/3 with sparkling water,  and top with blackberry basil cocktail. Garnish with
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Coconut Blood Orange Petals

Coconut Blood Orange Petals

This cocktail is perfect in the spring when the sun just starts to shine through the coldness of winter. It creamy coconut and citrus will remind anyone of the beach. As summer approaches I like to add a splash of sparkling water or even coconut la croix to make it even more refreshing.   Coconut Blood Orange Petals 8 oz vodka 5  oz coconut milk 8 oz blood orange juice 2-3 oz vanilla simple syrup (recipe below) Fresh blood orange slices sugar for the rims.   Directions:  1. Combine all ingredients, besides slices, and sugar in a pitcher and stir. Dip
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Blackberry Buttermilk Syrup

Blackberry Buttermilk Syrup

Growing up blackberry syrup was as much of a staple at our house as Aunt Jemima.  We would have other flavors occasionally, but blackberry was always an option. I don’t think I fully appreciated it until I was older, and I would crave blueberry, strawberry, and blackberry syrups. We would eat in on pancakes, waffles, and french toast. My Mom and Dad taught us how to make these 3 breakfast staples at an early age and it was always the first thing we would talk about on summer mornings…especially after slumber parties. “What do you want for breakfast, pancakes, waffles,
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Caesar Salad Dressing

Caesar Salad Dressing

I love caesar salad. You really can’t beat a good homemade salad dressing, and this one is simply delicious. After a few years I finally have mine where I love it! Enjoy…and make sure you make loads of toasted  croutons to top your salad with. It is a must, trust me. 1. In a blender place lemon juice, worcestershire, dijon, honey, peeled garlic, anchovies, salt and pepper. 2. Blend until smooth. Slowly add your oil while blending on low to medium speed, then increase your speed to high for about 1 minute. If adding an egg, add at the end
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Colossal Claus Cookies

Colossal Claus Cookies

This recipe is simply to die for. I was pregnant with my first child a few years ago and visiting a friend in Seattle. She had made cookies that were simply irresistible…granted I was 7 months pregnant, but I ate and ate and ate them while staying at her house. Then I couldn’t stop thinking about them. When I asked for the recipe she told me you just melt the butter in the cookie recipe. Genius. So I tried that hours after landing back home. I literally felt like I would not make it if I couldn’t get my hands
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Hot or Cold Broccolini Salad

Hot or Cold Broccolini Salad

I came up with this dish after visiting London this past summer. Almost everyday I would go to one of Ottolenghi’s shops for a quick lunch, long dinner, or just a quick snack. There are several throughout the city & there just always happened to be one close enough to pop in, it seemed like, where ever you were in the city. They have such simple, yet intricate dishes and are piled high as you walk in on big white dishes. You can sit down and eat or get a box for “take away” as they call it abroad. I
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New Year’s Gnocchi

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Gnocchi is one of my favorite dishes to prepare and of course to eat. It is a dish that requires you to go with your gut as it is hard to have an exact recipe. About 4 years ago we were preparing our black eyed peas for New Years and realized that we don’t really even like them that much! My Dad is allergic to peas, so we never embraced that tradition growing up. When I got married I decided I wanted to, and did each year…really only taking a few bites each time. So, about 4 years ago we
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Very Vanilla Bean Frosting

Very Vanilla Bean Frosting sharingthyme.com

1. Place room temperature butter in mixer. Mix on high until light and fluffy, about 6 minutes. 2. Add powder sugar on low speed, and gradually increase speed. Beat on high for about 4-5 more minutes. 3. Add vanilla and milk. Scrape bowl, and beat on high for another 2 minutes. Vanilla Bean Frosting: 2 sticks butter 3 cups powder sugar 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste 2 tbsp milk Directions: 1. Place room temperature butter in mixer. Mix on high until light and fluffy, about 6 minutes. 2. Add powder sugar on low speed, and gradually increase speed. Beat on
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Pasta Pie

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This dish is one of my husbands favorite meals. I have been making it since we were newlyweds, over 8 years now!  It is still a family favorite…and truly a delicious comfort food filled with pasta, sausage, veggies and cheese. It is perfect for dinner, and makes great leftovers as it really only seems to get better as the flavors marinate in the fridge. It holds up and slices beautifully the next day out of the cool fridge…making it perfect to take a slice to go. It is a dish with so many core elements in the actual pie that
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