Winter

Easy oven baked sweet potatoes on white plate with a side of ketchup

Easy Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

These fries are SO GOOD, SUPER ADDICTIVE and honestly as easy to make up as the frozen variety (and cheaper too). I’m serious! They’re browned, caramelized and slightly crispy on the outside, and soft, sweet and tender on the inside. Yum, Yum! I will admit that these fries are not going to be crispy, like fries that have been fried, they tend to be softer like steak fries.

Orange popovers

Orange Popovers

These popovers have a touch of sweetness and are the perfect afternoon snack for the kiddos, or a great breakfast and/or brunch addition. Serve them up warm from the oven plain, or open them up and slather their insides with some jam or butter. Yum!

Roasted cauliflower

5-Minute Roasted Cauliflower

This 5-minute roasting technique has really saved me time and hassle in the kitchen on those busy weeknights where I want to serve up a vegetable, but don’t have tons of time to heat up the oven and roast veggies for 15 to 20 minutes. I’m a full-time working mama now, as you all know, and it’s all about efficiency in Marin mama’s kitchen these days.

Easy roasted Brussels sprouts in a white bowl

Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

You know those crispy Brussels that you get at a restaurant that you wish you could make at home? Well, now you can make them at home, and they’re healthy to boot and take under 30 minutes to roast up to perfection. If you have Brussels haters in your house, then give this method a try and I bet you they will be converted to Brussels lovers!

Grilled cheese with broccoli

Grilled Cheese with Roasted Broccoli

This is the BEST grilled cheese sandwich EVER. Adding roasted broccoli to a grilled cheese sandwich is genius, as it adds an extra punch of flavor and texture, and honestly makes you feel less guilty about eating a grilled cheese. Tossing some broccoli into a grilled cheese is also a great way to sneak some veggies into your little ones, so for those of you that have some picky veggie eaters, you may want to give this sandwich a try. It’s kid approved in my house!

Vegan kale salad with citrus dressing in a bowl and fork

Vegan Kale Salad with Citrus Dressing

This is such a simple and fresh salad, and it’s so different from my other kale salads, as it doesn’t have any cheese in it. We all know how much I love cheese, but I don’t miss it in this salad at all because the nuts, fennel and oranges really give this salad some flavor.

Sweet potato and farro salad in a bowl on the table.

Roasted Sweet Potato and Farro Salad

This is to me a perfect winter salad because it’s savory, sweet and nutty all at once. Roasted sweet potatoes paired with the chewy nutty texture of farro and topped with fresh dill and arugula greens, it’s almost too pretty to eat.

Chicken soup on the table in a white bowl with a popover and spoon nearby.

Simple Weeknight Chicken Soup

I’ve been making lots of soup lately. When my life is in disarray, making soup calms, grounds and comforts me. There’s just something so comforting about sipping a warm bowl of soup on a cool winters night, and nothing says comfort like chicken noodle soup right?

Bolognese simmering in a pot on the stove

Weeknight Bolognese -Dairy-Free

This is hands down my GO-TO bolognese! It’s seriously the perfect and tastiest bolognese for those busy weeknights, as it takes under 45 minutes start to finish, but the sauce tastes like a sauce that’s been cooking on your stove top all day, not for just 30 minutes.

Acorn squash stuffed with quinoa and roasted almonds

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Quinoa and Roasted Almonds

The squash paired with the quinoa is truly a complete meal and the presentation on these is just gorgeous. Serve these up to your guests for lunch or dinner, and they will be impressed. Please don’t be intimated by this recipe,

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