Sweet and Salty No-Bake Energy Bites -- packed with protein, and absolutely delicious!  Perfect for breakfast, a snack, or even a healthier dessert. | gimmesomeoven.com

Sweet and Salty Energy Bites

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. Buzz, buzz, buzz. I feel like all I’m doing this week is buzzing from one meeting, one appointment, one errand, one grocery store run (ok, make that like four grocery store runs), one lunch date, one happy hour, one sushi night to the...

Mushroom Bolognese -- a hearty, vegetarian take on traditional bolognese, absolutely delicious! | gimmesomeoven.com

Mushroom Bolognese

I don’t know how, but for some crazy reason, I fell two seasons behind on Downton Abbey these past few years. And after literally every person on the planet seemed to watch and rave about the grand finale a few weeks ago, I realized it was high time to catch up.  I didn’t...

10-Minute Pineapple Black Bean Tostadas -- quick and easy to make, and perfect as an easy vegetarian dinner or snack! | gimmesomeoven.com

10-Minute Pineapple Black Bean Tostadas

This post is sponsored by Old El Paso. Happy Friday, friends! Man, I don’t know about you, but I am ready for the weekend. I had all of these grand plans for getting things done this past week.  But thanks to a lovely syncing error with Quickbooks, my business tax preparation...

Creamy Farro with White Beans and Kale -- easy to make, nice and hearty, and totally delicious | gimmesomeoven.com

Creamy Farro with White Beans and Kale

Three years ago this spring, I randomly agreed to go on this cool culinary press trip to San Antonio.  I was totally pumped about the itinerary they had planned for us, couldn’t wait to explore the city, and could already taste the tacos.  But, there was one catch — I didn’t...

Crispy Slow Cooker Carnitas -- This favorite Mexican pork recipe is easy to make in the crock pot (then crisped up for a few minutes in the oven), and it's perfectly tender, juicy and crispy.  Awesome on tacos, burritos, salads, you name it! | gimmesomeoven.com

Crispy Slow Cooker Carnitas

Happy Monday, friends!! I hope that you all had a lovely Easter weekend, and that it filled your spirits with some extra hope and joy, and that you got to share some good time around the table with those you love.  I ended up making a last-minute decision to...

Avocado Potato Salad -- classic creamy potato salad is kicked up a notch with some delicious avocados! | gimmesomeoven.com

Avocado Potato Salad

This recipe is sponsored by ALDI. Does anyone else feel like this month just keeps getting better and better? Let’s review: Two weekends ago, we got to set our clocks forward for sunny long evenings ahead — Daylight Savings!  Then last weekend, we got to bid farewell to my least favorite season...

Spring Vegetable Egg Casserole -- easy to make ahead with your favorite veggies, and so delicious! | gimmesomeoven.com

Spring Vegetable Egg Casserole

I love that on Easter…we brunch. Nothing against mega Christmas dinners, or 4th of July grill-outs, or Thanksgiving all-day-eat-a-thons.  They’re all well and good.  I just especially love that on Easter — after going to church in the morning, and celebrating this wild and wonderful promise of hope that was...

Easy Enchilada Cups -- quick and easy to make with your favorite fillings, and perfect for a party! | gimmesomeoven.com

Easy Enchilada Cups

They weren’t kidding when they named it March Madness. My loft in downtown Kansas City happens to be just a few blocks away from the Sprint Center, where the men’s basketball Big XII tournament was in full swing last week.  And the energy around here was crazy!!  Everywhere I turned, fans were milling around the streets,...