Asparagus and Mushrooms in Lemon-Thyme Butter

Need a quick and easy side dish that is good for you too? Look no further than this Asparagus and Mushrooms in Lemon-Thyme Butter. Fresh veggies are sautéed in a dab butter for just a few minutes, then tossed with fresh thyme leaves and a squeeze of lemon for a bright, flavorful finish.

Asparagus and mushrooms lightly sautéed in butter and flavored with lemon zest and fresh thyme. A delicious and healthy side dish that pairs well with just about any meal! Get the recipe at LoveGrowsWild.com

I’ve been banking this recipe for what feels like FOREVER now. I started making it a few years ago, and I tell myself every spring, “Make sure you post the asparagus recipe!”. But then I get distracted with building dining room tables and baking giant monster cookies, and I forget. But not this time! I marked this puppy down on the ol’ blog calendar a few weeks ago in big, obnoxious red lettering so there was no way I could miss it. Yay for planning ahead and actually being organized!

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Cinnamon Brown Sugar Popcorn

This Cinnamon Brown Sugar Popcorn is the perfect snack for satisfying your sweet tooth without sabotaging your diet. It’s a little sweet, a little salty, super crunchy, and under 140 calories per serving!

This Cinnamon Brown Sugar Popcorn is absolutely amazing! The perfect sweet snack that won't blow your diet. Get the recipe at LoveGrowsWild.com

I’m a snacker. Always have been and always will be. Everyday around 2:30 pm, my stomach starts telling me, “go grab some potato chips… you know you want an ice cream bar… there’s a Snicker’s sitting in the pantry with your name on it…”. Of course all that junk food is delicious, but about 6 months ago now I joined a local gym and have been determined to get some healthier habits in my life. 6 months strong of going to the gym every week… that’s HUGE for me!!

So now I try to reach for healthier snacks like cheese sticks, yogurt, nuts, fruit… that kind of stuff. But every once in awhile I get tired of eating the typical healthy stuff and start to crave that evil junk food again. That’s where this recipe comes into play!

This Cinnamon Brown Sugar Popcorn is absolutely amazing! The perfect sweet snack that won't blow your diet. Get the recipe at LoveGrowsWild.com

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One Pot Mexican Chicken and Couscous

Try this tasty one-pot meal next time you’re in the mood for Mexican! Cheesy, flavorful couscous, seasoned chicken, and all your favorite toppings!

Try this tasty one-pot meal next time you're in the mood for Mexican! Get the recipe at LoveGrowsWild.com

I am a cooking show junkie. If I didn’t have any kids or responsibilities, I could lay around in my pajamas all day, sipping on coffee and watching foodie shows. Granted, I’d probably be about 100 pounds heavier because drooling over all that food makes a girl HUNGRY, but it would be fun for a little while anyway. [Read more…]

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Thinly sliced potatoes and diced ham smothered in a creamy, super cheesy sauce and baked to perfection! This recipe is perfect for using up that leftover ham from the holidays and makes a delicious, hearty side item OR a comforting main dish.

Thinly sliced potatoes and diced ham smothered in a creamy, super cheesy sauce and baked to perfection! Get the recipe at LoveGrowsWild.com

How was your Easter? Did you eat lots of good food? Go on any Easter egg hunts? I’m pretty sure I ate my weight in Reese’s eggs this weekend… yikes, how many weeks till swimsuit season starts??

Today I have the PERFECT recipe to make use of all that leftover ham you have sitting in your fridge. It involves lots of thinly sliced potatoes, bite-size chunks of that delicious ham you just cooked, and the most luscious, creamy, dreamy cheese sauce you’ve ever seen. We’re making cheesy scalloped potatoes today, my friend! [Read more…]

Monster Cookies

Big, chewy peanut butter cookies loaded sweet chocolate chips, M&M candies, and oats… everything you could want in a dessert! These colorful cookies are fun for kids to eat, but equally as delicious for adults.

Big, chewy peanut butter cookies loaded with sweet chocolate chips, M&M candies, and oats!  Get the recipe at LoveGrowsWild.com

Ever since I mastered my favorite cookie dough base, I haven’t been able to stop coming up with new cookie creations. Last time I shared the decadent Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies, and this time I’m going with a classic kid favorite… Monster Cookies!

I say these are a kid favorite because of the bright colored M&M’s sprinkled throughout the dough, but let’s be honest… even the grown-ups love a good M&M cookie, right? All those pretty colors PLUS tons of peanut-buttery goodness AND chewy oats baked into these cookies… what’s not to love?

Big, chewy peanut butter cookies loaded with sweet chocolate chips, M&M candies, and oats!  Get the recipe at LoveGrowsWild.com

Big, chewy peanut butter cookies loaded with sweet chocolate chips, M&M candies, and oats!  Get the recipe at LoveGrowsWild.com

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Spinach Mushroom Feta Frittata

Frittatas are a quick and easy way to eat a nutritious meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. This version featuring spinach, mushrooms, and creamy feta cheese is super flavorful and can be ready in just 10 minutes.

A healthy frittata is a quick and easy meal for any time of day! Try this Spinach Mushroom Feta version from LoveGrowsWild.com

A couple months ago, I tried making my first frittata (a.k.a. the crustless quiche) when I was looking for quick dinner ideas. Depending on what add-in ingredients you use, most frittatas are ready in 10 minutes or less. TEN minutes or less… from start to finish! I can’t even cook a frozen pizza that fast. After my first frittata success, I’ve been making them left and right with all kinds of yummy add-ins, so get ready to jump on the frittata train, ya’ll… you’re going to see a lot of them here from now on!

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Blueberry Lemon Baked Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal is an easy and delicious way to start your morning with a healthy breakfast. This version features fresh, juicy blueberries and a squeeze of lemon… one of my favorite combinations! It also reheats beautifully so you can enjoy a good breakfast all week long.

Start your morning off right with this blueberry lemon baked oatmeal! Easy to make and reheats beautifully so you can have a delicious, healthy breakfast all week long. | LoveGrowsWild.com

Last year I made my first batch of baked oatmeal (apple cinnamon… yum!), but it’s been awhile since I’ve tried any new flavors. So yesterday I started brainstorming what kind I wanted to try next, and before I knew it, I had half a page full of ideas. Apparently, I LOVE me some oatmeal.

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