Double Cheese Fig Panini is an indulgent grilled cheese with gourmet fig presereves & balsamic flavors inspired by a visit to a food truck in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Little pizzas that take little time, with all the caprese flavors and ooey gooey melty mozzarella to give you all the feels. We are talkin' Mini Caprese Pizzas!
Butter Sauce Meatballs are juicy and packed with surprising flavors that bring your meatball game new levels 🙌!
OOHHHHHH glooooory beee 🙌! It's hot outside, the sun is shinin' and I am sippin' on Strawberry Coconut Limeade (a.k.a. my newest drink fascination)! Don't hate if you aren't ready for brightly colored refreshing beverages because its here and I need you to get past this. You will be seeing many more of these in your future because, obviously they are brightly colored and I like to take pictures of pretty things; but ALSO because I need reasons to stay away from soda and slushes which tend to lean towards Brittany's Hot Weather Kryptonite. Looking at you red dye #40.
Can anyone hear 'red dye number' ANYTHING without thinking of this cutie???
Refreshing Limeade Bliss
With as natural as this drink is, you can feel great about a cool treat! This would even be perfect for the kiddos and would be even BETTER in the form of a popsicle! Unlike the popsicles I grew up with (<no regrets), these are all recognizable ingredients and not LOADED with sugar, yet sweet enough to put a smile on your face!
This pretty little lusciousness is everything during the hot days we have been getting...like this weekend. Oh Hi summer, why must you only arrive in the 94 degree form? So, when I am not spraying myself with the water hose, downing vinegar drinks (<-see my snapchat), I am whipping Strawberry Coconut Limeades in the Vitamix.
We hit up the pool for the first time this season last weekend and I can confirm this drink pairs perfectly with flip flops, floaties, crystal clear blue water and sunshine. Guaranteed.
We are talking refreshing season-perfect sweet strawberries, blended with the smoothest naturally sweetened coconut Bai and balanced with a sparkling hint of citrus.
This drink may induce thoughts of sunny beaches, crashing waves and luau tunes in the background. Good thing you have your fresh strawberry coconut limeade and that adorable straw to join in on the fun 💕
Now stop reading and go join the partayyy! Icy drinks for all! 👌👍If you try this recipe, make sure you post a photo on the socials [Instagram|Twitter|Facebook|Pinterest] and use the hash tag #wordslikehoneycomb so we can see! It's my favorite to see your creations! 💕
Still need some major cooling down? Try one of these!
- 1 Coconut Bai Drink
- 1 12oz can lemon sparkling water
- 2.5 tbsp. grenadine
- 1 lime, juiced
- 7-8 strawberries
- 1 cup ice cubes
- Add all ingredients to a high powered blender, I used my Vitamix!
- Blend for 1-2 minutes until fully combined.
- Serve immediately.
Hey there humble little chicken leg quarters. Yes, they may not sound too exciting and you may have even over looked them in the store as I have done many times. But before you stroll pass them again, you need to trust me and just grab a pack because we need to make Balsamic Roasted Chicken. It will change you forever.
(Don't quote me on that)
All about the chicken leg <-eww
But seriously...if these little leggy guys hadn't had a big ole fat red sale sticker on them I would have missed out on the delicious tender juicy meat that they create! Even without the sale leg quarters are actually very reasonable and pack on way more meat that chicken wings or regular chicken legs.
Roasting your chicken & why you need to try it NOW
As you have probably noticed, we stick to sautéing chicken breasts about 90% of the time and baking our chicken in the casserole form the remaining 10%. Since we were making life adventurous (<-it doesn't take much) by purchasing leg quarters, I figured we might as well be completely wild and roast them. Umm...BEST. CHOICE. EVER.
Roasting allowed me to do everything in my life other than stand by the pan and watch the bird cook. And if the whole idea of your dinner cooking itself isn't enough...roasting created the juiciest most flavorful chicken I have ever had. CHICKEN. We all know we pretty much eat chicken because it is lean, cheap and easy...not really for the flavor bomb in your mouth. But with the hint of balsamic and crispy salty skin, we may ALL be changing our minds about these not-so-photogenic guys.
Try roasting some vegetables towards the end of the cooking time and you wont even need to worry about sides! #winningIf you try this recipe, make sure you post a photo on the socials [Instagram|Twitter|Facebook|Pinterest] and use the hash tag #wordslikehoneycomb so we can see! It's my favorite to see your creations! 💕
- 2 chicken leg quarters
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- ⅛ tsp. salt
- ⅛ tsp. pepper
- ⅛ tsp. onion powder
- ⅛ tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Place chicken on a slotted baking sheet and separate the skin from the chicken to create a pocket. (the skin will naturally separate, so this won't be difficult and may not even require a knife)
- Spread half olive oil on each chicken quarter, covering the whole chicken, on top of the skin and under the pocket.
- Repeat process with balsamic vinegar, spreading half of the vinegar on each piece.
- Sprinkle remaining seasonings on each piece and place in the oven for 50 minutes.
- After 50 minutes, raise the heat to 400 degrees and cook for 10-15 minutes more, or until the chicken reaches 150-160 degrees. (keep in mind the chicken will continue to cook a bit after removing from oven)
- All the chicken to set for at least 5 minutes before serving.
*I prepared this for two, however, you can easily double for a family serving of 4.
I realize not all my readers are bloggers or have creative business’ on the side, but I know you all have busy lives and feel exhausted more than you feel revived. So, just scribble out that blogger portion in the title and add your name. I feel like this post applies to all of us and after experiencing these tips first hand, I couldn’t resist sharing them with you! Grab that latte and let’s get down to the juicy details. These secrets aren’t popular in our busy world! ...continue reading 6 Refresh Secrets for the Busy Blogger