Roasted Shredded Brussels Sprouts on Hummus Toast

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Quarantine has really challenged me to step up my lunch game. Having just gone back to work, it’s nice to have something to look forward to and not have a #saddesklunch. It feels like a blessing to be home and have the space to be a little more creative, especially in the middle of the day.

These hummus toasts come together in just 20 minutes, most of which you’re just roasting up the brussels sprouts. You use store bought hummus, spread it over the toasts, spread the brussels sprouts over them and BAM you’ve got lunch, sis!

Pulled Adobo Chicken Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

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Have you noticed yet how into spicy, Mexican, southwestern inspired dishes I am right now? I’ve got even more coming! I’m trying to space them out for you, but really, I need to tell you about this pulled adobo chicken I’ve been making! So far, we’ve had this chicken on its own, on sliders, in a burrito bowl and these tacos!

And today is #tacotuesday, so what better day to share this recipe with you?

Vanilla Bean Angel Food Sheet Cake with Roasted Strawberries

Hey, hey, MDW! I love Memorial Day Weekend; it gets me so excited for summer. And BBQs. And cold drinks. And firepits at night. And all the summertime things I’m hoping we still get to enjoy during this quarantine!

This weekend’s menu is a simple mix of some burgers, hot dogs and watermelon salad, plus this vanilla bean angel food cake with the best roasted strawberries you’ll want to put on everything. I used a special vinegar, which you can find online here and here. But you could do a balsamic vin too!

In My Cart: Williams Sonoma Memorial Day Sale

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, friends! This weekend is one of my favorites, as we unofficially officially kick off the summer season. It’s time to dust off the bbq’s, break out the party buckets, light the sparklers and head to the pool/beach/lake.

It’s also time for SALES! Here’s everything in my Williams Sonoma cart right now!

Candied Bacon Panzanella Salads with Rye Bread Croutons

If you can’t tell by now, we are totally feeling the panzanella lately! Last week, it was the salmon panzanella, this week, BLT’s! These are kicked up a notch with candied bacon and I used rye bread for the croutons. Let me tell you. That rye bread is killer in this salad!

Candied bacon is simple to make – just a bit of brown sugar and some maple syrup. I used Bushwick Kitchen’s Spicy Maple for this batch – so good! If you follow on Instagram, you know how hard I stan for Bushwick Kitchen. Scroll towards the bottom of the post for all my favorite BK.

Basil Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

I hope you’re all ready for a lot of recipes with basil and lemon. You should see the list of recipes I have coming! Lots of fresh herbs, especially basil. This vinaigrette has been on repeat here, from salads to sandwiches to drizzling over roasted veg. We’ve even used it as a marinade for chicken.

And you can’t go wrong having a few vinaigrette recipes in your back pocket!

Peanut Butter Bacon Dog Treats

I wish I was the #dogmom that whipped up dog treats every week and kept the cookie jar perfectly stocked all the time. But let’s be real, this girl ain’t no Martha Stewart. That’s alright. Every once in a while, usually when I make some candied bacon, I save a few pieces of bacon for these dog treats.

These guys are super easy to put together, just some flour, eggs, peanut butter and bacon. You can cut the treats into any shape, but I use these cookie cutters. I like that I can make any size, which is great when you make treats for a gift!

Healthy(ish) Protein Banana Bread

This is another, have you quarantined if you haven’t made banana bread? With everyone making banana bread, I’ve been craving it – but with all the baking I’ve been doing (uh, hello Gigantic Chewy Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies that have been on repeat), I needed to lighten this guy up. Big time.

Enter: healthy(ish) protein banana bread. It’s actually pretty light if you skip the whole put-frosting-all-over-it-part!

Turkey Enchilada Meatballs

Guys. I live for a great meatball recipe and this one is, by far, my #1 favorite I’ve created. I love Mexican dishes, but my husband isn’t so crazy about Mexican food. I made these and he loved them so much he asked me to make them again already – so that’s really saying a lot about these!

These are actually super easy to make, and an awesome weeknight dinner. I just went back to work today and I’m looking forward to making these meatballs again this week because I know they’ll be a quick meal but still something fun and exciting!

Homemade Samoa Bars

Those dang Girl Scouts, amirite?! My husband loves the Samoa cookies and I’ve been trying to recreate them at home for him so he doesn’t have to wait until it’s Girl Scout cookie season. To be honest, I’ve been struggling with an actual cookie and was going to throw in the towel all together. Then I was like, duh, Hailey, just make them into a bar. So. much. easier.

You know I love an easy dessert recipe and these are definitely easy. The hardest part is making the short bread, which is really NBD. I used premade caramel sauce because I wanted these to be something I could quickly throw together from ingredients I typically have on hand. I used finely grated coconut, so if you have thicker shredded (unsweetened) coconut I think that would be best – you’ll get more coconut flavor.