Posts tagged ‘balsamic’

June 18th, 2013

Balsamic-Dijon Roasted Green Beans & Mushrooms

by Chrissy

New favorite side dish.

Balsamic-Dijon Roasted Green Beans_LYK6

When green beans are on sale, I end up buying a huge bag of them. I dearly love green beans. I love them so.

My go-to recipe is simple: olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper, sautéed until tender-crisp.

Balsamic-Dijon Roasted Green Beans_LYK5

Although, I think I’ve found a new love. Balsamic-Dijon Roasted Green Beans & Mushrooms.

Mushrooms in anything will catch my attention, and in this recipe, they really stand out. They hold a ton of balsamic and Dijon flavors, … Read more...

February 11th, 2013

Strawberry Goat Cheese Tea Sandwich {with balsamic dipping sauce}

by Lauren


I made these on a whim the other day because Chris purchased an extra large package of goat cheese for a pizza we made, and I was a little worried we wouldn’t get through it all before it spoils.

Normally devouring cheese isn’t an issue in the LYK, but this log of goat cheese is a bit oversized even for us. I suppose he was just trying to be thorough when he was sent to the store though.

Conveniently, our …

September 30th, 2012

Peach & Pear Honey Goat Cheese Crostini

by Chrissy

Dear friends, I have an announcement to make. Peach season is coming to an end. I fear that we just bought our last flat of peaches (11 big peaches for $5 @ TJ’s!). I say this with such a heavy heart. In my eyes, when peaches dwindle in the grocery store and one day disappear all together, that means that life Summer has officially ended.

Crostini are so easy to make and the topping options are endless. This combination is … Read more...

July 8th, 2012

Balsamic Cherry & Dark Chocolate Chunk Scones

by Chrissy


I always thought I disliked the Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ice cream flavor.  That is Chris’s favorite flavor, which meant that when Lauren and I shipped him out on an ice cream mission, we would have to specify the flavor we wanted otherwise we knew what the default choice would be.

It wasn’t until a few months ago, that my curiosity got the best of me and I dug a spoon into the cherry and chocolate ice cream. … Read more...

July 2nd, 2012

Red, White & Blue Quinoa Fruit Salad with Vanilla Honey Vinaigrette

by Chrissy

Sometimes you need a little something sweet on your plate to complement your favorite BBQ foods.

This is one of those types of sweet sides.

Here are a few reasons why you should make this for your 4th of July  or Summer BBQing festivities:

1. Quinoa salads are taking America (aka ‘Merica) by storm and you would be silly to leave this type of dish out of your party food line-up.

2. Everybody loves fresh berries. That is a … Read more...