Baja Arizona Pot Pie

Baja Arizona Pot Pie

Is it getting hot in here, or is it just me and my steamy hot... 

PEPPERS!

I know you knew where I was going with that.

I knew you'd know because you already know how I love spicy food.  Give me chicken and waffles and I'll pass on the syrup and ask for the hot sauce.  Spaghetti and meatballs?  Crushed red pepper is a must!  Heck, I'll put tabasco on my salsa.  (Well... only if it's mild salsa!)

So of course, when I began thinking about chicken pot pie - SO the time of year for it if there ever was one - I started thinking that this one was going to need a little something to heat things up.

 

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Harvest Picnic Calzone

Harvest Picnic Calzone

House decorated floorboards-to-chandeliers for Halloween:  Check.
Fall Pinterest boards in heavy use:  Check
"Spooky Symphonies" Pandora station playing:  Check.
Excessive amounts of pumpkin spice flavored coffee brewed:  Check.
Flour all over the kitchen + pumpkin on my apron:  Aaaand check.

This is me, gearing up for another fantastic fall in Arizona.  It's THE time of year for those of us who have been waiting the last 5 months to leave our homes without fearing the wrath of the sun.  Do you think I exaggerate?  Well, yeah, maybe a little.  But it really can't be understated how nice it is when the highs finally hit the low 80s after a 100 + summer!
 

 

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Powered Up Breakfast Frittata

Powered Up Breakfast Frittata

Eggs.  Nature's perfect prepackaged food.  Protein, healthy fat, vitamins, antioxidants + minerals we need, all wrapped up in a tiny 70-calorie container.

Eggs are so great, that in the last 300 million years or so since they were invented, the best  food to come out has been sliced bread.  And that's only because "the best thing since sliced bread" is a good bit more fun to say than "the best thing since eggs."  Don't dispute me on this - this statement is illogically indisputable, and you will become confused and frustrated if you try.

Yep.  I'm sure we're all in agreement that eggs are a good thing.  

I mean, let's face it - they keep us full longer than toast, they've got the protein we need to get buff (or whatever), and they're perfect as a vehicle for all kinds of other healthy things!

 

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Healthy No-Bake Fall Recipe Roundup

Healthy No-Bake Fall Recipe Roundup

If there's one thing that gets me as excited to be in the kitchen as as throwing a dinner party - and you know how I love my dinner parties! - it's putting together a recipe roundup!

So far I haven't done many, (this is one of just a couple) but I already know I need more in my life.  In search of recipes from other great bloggers, I'm always finding things to whip up that I never dreamed of.  I mean, the other day, I was on Pinterest - whaaat, Pinterest? I'm never on Pinterest... for like 10 hours a day... And I saw a cake made to look like a turkey with stuffing coming out of it.  For serious.  It was amazing.  (I'd tell you to go look, but my guess is you've already pinned it yourself!)

Anyway, I thought it was high time we had a NO-BAKE roundup.  Also, it's fall.  These are important facts.  

 

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Beefy Artichoke Dip Salad (+ Easy Roasted Broccoli)

Beefy Artichoke Dip Salad (+ Easy Roasted Broccoli)

Is it possible to eat too much broccoli?

The answer is yes.  Yes, you can eat too much broccoli.  Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable - which are famous for being extra healthy... and extra hard to digest.  Tummy troubles can outweigh the nutritional benefit at a certain point.

And I am not cool with this fact.  I love broccoli, like, a lot.  If I've compared my love of fruit to that of a fruit pterodactyl, my feelings for broccoli are probably the same if not stronger. 

I think raw broccoli stems, chopped up and plain, are simply delicious.  Raw broccoli tops dipped in hummus are a delicacy.  Roasted broccoli straight out of the oven, with coconut or olive oil and garlic sprinkled across it - pure crack.  Even cold, the next day, straight out of the refrigerator, I'll munch on that shiznit like potato chips.

 

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