Weekly Crème De La Crumb 10-24

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«Agreed. Dessert is a necessity in my life»

Check out some of these awesome recipes I found this week from different food bloggers around the web!

I’d chow down on these peanut buttery crunchetized snacks- Capt’n Crunch PB Puppy Chow

The most loaded sweet potato black bean chili burgers I have ever wanted to get my hands on- Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili Burgers with Baked Cheddar Beer Onion Rings

Mac and Cheese healthy when you add squash and Brussels sprouts, right? – Butternut Squash Brussels Sprouts Mac and Cheese with Buttery Bacon Ritz Crackers Topping

These little cinni-mini cheesecakes are the perfect individual desserts for the upcoming holidays- Cinnamon Mini Cheesecakes with Pumpkin Pie Frosting

I’d like to take a bite, or five, out of these healthy bite-sized snacks- Kale Spinach Bites

A well rounded breakfast or dinner using pesto AND goat cheese- YUM – Goat Cheese Scrambled Eggs with Pesto Veggies

Stuffed chicken breast with prosciutto, pears, and brie- ‘cause plain chicken is just boring- Stuffed Chicken with Prosciutto, Pears, and Brie

Crispy, smashed, and smothered with avocado aioli- these potatoes are making my mouth water- Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Avocado Garlic Aioli

Wait, do maple bacon brownies even need a reason for being on here?! – Maple Bacon Brownies

Giada always kills it with the pasta recipes- Fettuccine with Figs, Prosciutto, and Goat cheese 

A glorified version of the original peanut butter cookie that sounds DE-LISH – Inside of a Peanut Butter Cup Cookie

Basically, a Monte Cristo in mini, rollup form! – Ham, Cheese, French Toastie Roll-Ups

Have a sweet day!

-Kelcie

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You’ve Got Kale

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I feel like kale is one of those veggies that people either get buck for and put in every dish they can or they absolutely cringe and gag at the site of (like I do with lima beans)…. But if you’re one of those kale-haters, I hate to tell you this but it is REALLY good for you. I’m also here to tell you, there’s this revelation called “baby kale” that is so much less bitter, easier to eat and cook with, and I think is just an overall better option than the big kale leaves. SAlad

I do realize that I can’t just tell you how much better baby kale tastes and hope that my efforts were enough for you to get up and go get some yourself…. so I decided to make two different salad recipes both using baby kale to give you some ideas of how to use it in its raw state. Usually my attitude toward salads is a lot like the e-card above… But these salads really have some simple ingredients and good dressings making them great sides for your main dishes or main part of your lunch- depending on your preference.

Salad #1: Kale & Brussels Sprouts Salad with Bacon & Pecorinophoto 1 (1)

(Suggested Serving Size- 3-4… but hey, make that portion size bigger if you’d like)

Salad Ingredients:

  • 3 cups thinly sliced baby kale
  • About 16-18 brussels sprouts, thinly sliced
  • 4 Slices cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sliced roasted almonds
  • 1/2 cup Pecorino cheese, finely grated ( this is somewhat expensive, could definitely use a less expensive cheese like parmesan or if asiago depending on brand/form)

Dressing Ingredients: (from original blog- I added a little more of the lemon, mustard, and EVOO to make more dressing)

  • 2 Tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp shallot, finely minced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1/4 c extra virgin olive oil

I mixed all of the dressing ingredients in our Nutribullet, but if you don’t have a blender or something of this sort- mix all of the ingredients but the olive oil together and then whisk in the EVOO.

Once dressing has been made, thinly slice the brussels sprouts and baby kale and mix with the other salad ingredients.  Top with dressing before serving.

Adapted from: Sugar & Grace

Salad #2: Kale & Apple Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressingphoto 2 (1)

Salad Ingredients: (amounts were done to personal preference)

  • Baby Kale
  • Dried cranberries
  • Sliced roasted almonds
  • Feta Cheese
  • Chopped apple

Dressing Ingredients: (makes enough for about 3 servings)

  • 3 medium sized limes, juiced
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 bunch of cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Again, I mixed all of the ingredients together in the Nutribullet for the dressing.  I added that to my salad ingredients right before serving.

Adapted from: Braised Anatomy

Kale me crazy, but I think these are some pretty easy recipes that are a good way to add some greens into your daily diet. 

Have a sweet day!

-Kelcie