• Cheesy Roasted Butternut Squash Casserole #butternutsquash #fall #squash #roasted #vegetables #foodphotography
    Gather Around,  Recipes,  Savory,  Vegetables,  Vegetarian

    Cheesy Roasted Butternut Squash Casserole

    Oh, casseroles. Long gone are the days where “casserole” meant unappetizing. Fast forward to today, and casseroles can be stand alone stars, healthy, crowd pleasers, and perfect for busy families on the go. This Cheesy Roasted Butternut Squash Casserole is one of the best casseroles I’ve ever had. It pairs nicely with roasted chicken, topped with pan seared, and buttery scallops, or good all on its own. “I’ve been thinking about this casserole all day” – Andrew. But I had been, too. It’s that good. As you can see, I shot this as leftovers. What’s great about this is that it conveys a feeling of sharing and also that the casserole is…

  • Lemon Ricotta & Eggplant Pizza with Hot Honey Drizzle is perfect for a gathering or family night! #eggplant #vegetarian #summertime #foodphotography #foodie #flatbreads
    Dinner,  Gather Around,  Pizza,  Recipes,  Summer

    Lemon Ricotta & Eggplant Pizza with Hot Honey Drizzle

    For this Lemon Ricotta & Eggplant Pizza with Hot Honey Drizzle, I wanted to explore the sweet and savory aspects of the ingredients, and the texture of the pizza, while using classic in-season produce. The result hit the preverbal nail on the head. Elevated, yet simple, this pizza is perfect for both weeknights and weekends.  Guys, this pizza looks difficult and all time consuming, but hint: it’s not. However, it tastes like you spent hours slaving away in the kitchen. There are a few more steps than my normal pizza’s, but you won’t be disappointed. I am actually so pumped about this recipe as a local magazine, Charlotte Lately, reached out…

  • Fail Proof Roasted Carrots #vegetables #roasted #healthy #carrots #easy #summer #vegetarian
    Recipes,  Savory,  Staple Recipes,  Vegetables

    Fail Proof Roasted Carrots

    Life is all about learning. Learning usually consists of several attempts, several fails, and the ability to get back up again. This I know for sure. Another thing I know for sure is that there are few exceptions to that rule… these carrots are one of them. My Fail Proof Roasted Carrots are a stepping stone to tons of carrot variations. Master this (it literally won’t take long) and the sky’s the limit.  Almost too pretty to eat, right? A quick note on change. It’s SO scary. Like why? I’m a creature of habit. I love having a schedule, something predictable, a well thought out day. But life just isn’t…

  • Golden Beet Salad & Ginger Dressing
    Recipe,  Recipes,  Salad,  Vegetables,  Vegetarian

    Golden Beet Salad & Ginger Dressing

    I do not remember having beets as a child. In fact, I know I didn’t. It wasn’t until recently that I have learned how delicious and satisfying beets are. They’re Andrew’s “favorite food”, but lets be honest – we all know that’s not true. Donuts. Donuts are Andrew’s favorite food. This Golden Beet Salad & Ginger Dressing is a close second, though. You can use any beet variety for this dish, but Golden Beets lend their sweetness and more mild flavor to counterbalance the zesty ginger dressing. Roasting beets help bring out their sweetness even more (so, sort of like a donut??) as does the final sprinkling of salt after…

  • Quick 30 minute Meal: Asparagus, Artichoke, & Quinoa Salad by Brooke Basinger #asparagus #quickandeasy #artichoke #springmeal
    Dinner,  Quick and Easy,  Recipe,  Recipes,  Vegetables,  Vegetarian

    Asparagus, Artichoke, & Quinoa Salad

    This asparagus, artichoke, & quinoa salad was perfect after this weekend. Coming off a long weekend of single parenting a one year old is no joke. I was also sick, so there’s that. BUT! I am so very thankful for flippin’ fantastic friends who literally went out of their way to get my prescription, offer to help with Harlow, and continually check in on me. All of that to say: I’m tired. But most likely you are, too. That’s all part of parenting/living/working/hustling/all of the things. I’m still drinking coffee and it’s late afternoon. . . also notice Harlow’s cute hand creeping in the picture. She was my photography helper,…