Crispy Homemade Chicken Tenders

Crispy Homemade Chicken Tenders- perfectly crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside! Sometimes you’ve just gotta go back to the basics — those good old-fashioned, tried and true recipes that even little kids will eat.

Lately I’ve been having the biggest craving for chicken tenders. So I decided to make a more adult version of one of my favorite childhood treats!

And you guys, these chicken tenders are GOOD, like reaaalllly good. Like lick your fingers to get every last bit of flavor good. Even better than the frozen chicken tenders/nuggets you can get in the freezer aisle (which I am also a fan of… #fancyfoodblogger). These crispy homemade chicken tenders are perfectly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Mhmm. …

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Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Mousse

Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Mousse- beyond easy to make and so delicious! Perfect for when you have a sweet tooth, but want to keep things on the healthier side.

Hello hello!

You know those days when you’re craving something sweet but you still wanna try and keep it relatively on the healthy side? Well this peanut butter chocolate chip mousse is the answer!

I found this recipe online and wanted to give it a try since I had all the ingredients on hand. It’s super easy to make and there are only 4 ingredients (5 if you include the miniature chocolate chips, which I strongly recommend!)! A big step that I would change, though, if you want texture more like a mousse and less like yogurt is to NOT melt the peanut butter. The original recipe calls for that and I found that is melts down the whole recipe! Delicious, but it definitely doesn’t look like the picture shown!…

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Lemon Asparagus Risotto

Lemon Asparagus Risotto

Anyone else ever feel confused about “spring” foods? I feel like other seasons have a much more defined food structure, while spring leaves me wrinkling my forehead.  Fall calls for #pumpkineverything and gently leads into winter recipes, which are synonymous with anything cozy, comforting, and hearty. Summer screams for anything fruity and refreshing, with BBQ and picnic food reigning supreme.

But what about spring? Sure, you’ve got salad recipes poppin’ up everywhere, but sometimes a girl just need carbs. Am I right?Asparagus Lemon Risotto

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Garlic Butter Skillet Fries

Garlic Butter Skillet Fries- the easiest, most delicious homemade fries! Crispy on the outside and buttery on the inside.

Potatoes in garlic butter sauce. I mean, C’MON, man!? How could you go wrong?

Trick question. YOU CAN’T.

This recipe is the definition of comfort food. My dad grew up on a potato farm in rural Norway, so potatoes basically are in my blood. I also have fond memories of my obachan (Japanese grandma) frying up similar potatoes whenever she was babysitting us kiddos. We would run wild in her big backyard and then come back inside for a quick pan-fried potato and apple slice break. The best. …

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Easy Weekday Raspberry Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

Easy Weekday Raspberry Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

Can I get an amen for all of this fresh spring/summer produce that’s back in our lives? I’m finding myself throwing alllll the fruit into my shopping cart lately since I just can’t get enough of it!

There’s something about the warm weather that sets me in the mood to eat light and healthy meals and I’ve been —gasp– finding myself reaching more for our fruit bowl and less for my chocolate drawer (yes, we have a full kitchen drawer full of the good stuff). One of my favorite ways to get more fruit into my diet is by whipping up a quick and delicious smoothie bowl! My favorite combination of late has been a banana raspberry smoothie base topped with all the fun toppings I have in my kitchen!…

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