April 27, 2016

Peanut Butter and Honey Chia Seed Pudding

Peanut Butter and Honey Chia Seed Pudding made with just four simple ingredients is a delicious and healthy breakfast or snack!

Peanut Butter and Honey Chia Seed Pudding | thetwobiteclub.com

I love chia seeds and lately, I've started using them more often in my meals.  I like to add them to smoothies, sprinkle them on salads or yogurt, and mix them into protein bars or energy balls.  They truly are a super food and if you're not eating them, you totally should be!

Chis seeds are high in protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, and antioxidants.  It's hard to believe so much goodness can be packed into such a tiny package, but folks, these little guys are so good for you!
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April 21, 2016

Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus is made by coating fresh asparagus with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and then roasting it in the oven until it is perfectly tender and golden brown.  You will never steam asparagus again!

Roasted Asparagus is made by coating fresh asparagus with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and then roasting it in the oven until it is perfectly tender and golden brown.  You will never steam asparagus again!

I love the nights when my husband helps with dinner.  You'll rarely see him in the kitchen, but when we decide to grill, he's all about being the grill master.  And if I'm going to be honest, he's better at it, so I gladly let him do it.

Several nights a week you'll find us grilling chicken, steaks, or burgers, and on most of those nights I'll be in the kitchen making roasted veggies to serve on the side. Some of our family's favorite vegetables to roast are brussels sprouts, broccoli, and asparagus.

The other night when we were cooking dinner together, my husband and I realized that I've never added our very favorite roasted asparagus recipe to the blog.   I'm not sure why because it's truly a recipe that I make over and over again!

As you can see, we like our roasted vegetables on the well-done side.  The more crisp bits and caramelization, the better.  As a matter of fact, my three year old will only eat the crispy tops.  I'm impressed that he's even eating it at all, so I consider it a win.
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April 19, 2016

Beer Cheese

Beer Cheese is a bold sharp cheese spread that is ridiculously easy to make and perfect for pretzel dipping or spreading on crackers.

Beer Cheese is a simple, yet bold sharp cheese spread that is ridiculously easy to make and perfect for spreading on crackers or pretzel dipping!

Let's take a minute to talk about two of my loves: beer and cheese.

Love #1: beer.  Yes, I'm a girl who loves beer.  The idea that beer is just for boys is for the birds.  I like beer just as much as a glass of cabernet or a fruity cocktail with a paper umbrella sticking out of the top.  Variety is the spice of life, and sometimes nothing beats a nice cold brewski.

Moving on to Love #2: cheese!  Cheese is one of those foods that I don't think I could live without.  I will be a cheese lover until the day I die and if someone ever tries to tell me to give it up, I will kindly tell them to stuff it.  Cheese is love.
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April 13, 2016

Peanut Butter Cup Overload No-Bake Cheesecake

This Peanut Butter Cup Overload No-Bake Cheesecake is for serious peanut butter lovers only!  Loaded with creamy peanut butter and peanut butter cups, this simple no-bake cheesecake is a peanut butter lover's dream!

Peanut Butter Cup Overload No-Bake Cheesecake is for serious peanut butter lovers only!  Loaded with creamy peanut butter and loads of peanut butter cups, this simple no-bake cheesecake is a peanut butter lover's dream!

I'm on Pinterest pretty much all the time.  I love, love, love it.  Pinterest is full of inspiration for recipes, party ideas, beauty tips, cleaning and organizing hacks, and virtually anything and everything else you could possibly think of.

Sure, I could use google to get all of the same ideas, but because I'm a visually driven person, the image pinboard format of Pinterest totally speaks to me.

I look like a pretty motivated person with all of the things I pin.  You, too, right?  When I click pin it, I'm totally going to be sewing oversized t-shirts into cute little dresses, whipping up DIY carpet cleaner, and I'm 100% for sure making indulgent, decadent, dreamy, over the top desserts.
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April 11, 2016

Raspberry Lemonade Sorbet

This post first appeared over at Real Housemoms where I'm a contributor. Raspberry Lemonade Sorbet is a sweet and tangy frozen treat that is bursting with bright and fresh flavors, just like a raspberry lemonade!

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Lately, I’ve become a thrift store shopaholic. At least once a week I drop into the thrift store for a quick browse around to see if there’s anything new and exciting on the shelves. Exciting things at a thrift store? If you’re a food blogger like me, a thrift store can be a goldmine of unique food props that are full of character.

I’ve picked up quite a few bowls, serving platters, utensils, and placemats (among other things!) that help keep my food photos fresh. I even found a super cool copper cookie press the other day straight out of the early 1950’s for just a buck. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure!
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April 6, 2016

Balsamic Vinaigrette

This tangy, sweet, and deliciously simple Balsamic Vinaigrette recipe is so easy to make, you will never buy store-bought vinaigrette again!

Balsamic Vinaigrette | thetwobiteclub.com

Every time I make homemade salad dressing, I'm reminded of how easy it is to make a delicious dressing at home that rivals just about any store-bought variety.  I seriously don't know why I don't make it at home more often!  It usually only takes a few minutes to throw together and I almost always have all of the ingredients I need in my fridge and pantry.

Some of my fave dressings to make at home are Creamy Caesar and Greek Yogurt Ranch.  I'm a creamy dressing kind of gal.  I do think that some salads just taste better with a vinaigrette, though, you know?  I figured I should probably add a nice basic balsamic vinaigrette to my recipe box.
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March 30, 2016

Hawaiian Chicken Nachos

This post is sponsored by Kraft.  Hawaiian Chicken Nachos take your favorite game day snack to a whole new level by switching out the usual nacho toppers with sweet Hawaiian flavors paired with smokey bacon and just the right amount of heat. They are a flavor explosion!

Hawaiian Chicken Nachos | thetwobiteclub.com

When sporting events roll around, I see it as the perfect time to dig out your favorite snacking recipes and invite some friends over to watch the big game. Oh, how I love, love, love game day food. Sit me down in front of some potato skins, chicken wings, and queso dip and I’m one happy momma. It really wouldn’t even matter what’s on the TV if all of that good stuff is in front of me, but a big game is the perfect excuse to make a killer spread and spend time with friends, don’t you think?
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March 25, 2016

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding made with just 5 simple ingredients makes a protein-packed, healthy, and tasty snack or breakfast!


Okay, so I'm just going to put this out there.  Chia seeds freaked me out for a while.  I kept seeing pictures of this so-called chia pudding floating around the internet and for some reason, the little black blobs in so-called pudding looked, well, gross.

Tell me I'm not alone here.

Regardless of whether or not you share my first impression of the mighty chia seed, I can assure you chia pudding doesn't taste gross!  See, the chia seeds do more for the texture than they do for the flavor.  When the chia seeds meet the liquids in whatever recipe you're using them in, the seeds swell into the odd little gelatinous balls that thicken the said liquids.  Flavor the pudding with what you like, pop it in the fridge for a few hours, and BAM...chia pudding!
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