Amanda

Mom's Fajita Chicken-2

18 Aug: Mom’s Fajita Chicken

I’m giving you a prized family possession…my mom’s fajita chicken recipe!  She’s been making it for a long time, most often to take to Iowa Hawkeye football tailgates where it gets rave reviews.  Okay, there’s a lot of drunk people at these and we all know drunk people will eat…

Barcelona 2018

17 Aug: The Wanderer’s Guide to Barcelona, Spain

wan·der·lust ˈwändərˌləst/ noun a strong desire to travel or explore the world. “a man consumed by wanderlust” I’ve put off writing these posts about my trip to Spain and France for weeks (omg, I started writing this when it was just weeks ago…now it’s months).  I told myself I was…

Nutella-Swirled Banana Muffins-8

15 Aug: Nutella-Swirled Banana Muffins

Any recipe that uses up too-ripe bananas is a winner, amiright?  I always buy bananas with the intent to eat one a day because I know that’s what I’m supposed to do, but most of the time they just sit on the counter until they are waaaay past ripe and…

Birthday Cake Scones-5

08 Aug: Birthday Cake Scones

Birthday cake doesn’t have to be reserved for parties!  We can make scones out of it. My love of scones is well-documented here; you can make Toffee-Butterscotch Scones, Coconut-White Chocolate Scones, Raspberry-White Chocolate Scones, Meyer Lemon-Blueberry Buttermilk Scones with Browned Butter Lemon Glaze or, if you’re feeling extra-fancy, this super-popular Cinnamon Scone Bread. Ugh, how I…

Peach Panzanella Salad with Burrata and Bacon-4

06 Aug: Peach Panzanella Salad with Burrata and Bacon

This salad is like taking a big bite of a summer you never want to end.  It’s so so so good. This recipe has it all: ripe, juicy peaches, creamy burrata, toasted bread cubes, bacon and a white balsamic dressing that is everything light and bright you want in a…