Monday, August 24, 2015

Green Bean Salad With Grainy Dijon Shallot Vinaigrette

Green Bean Salad With Grainy Dijon Shallot Vinaigrette. These are perfect served warm or room temperature and great for the holidays!

I love this simple Green Bean Salad with Grainy Dijon Shallot Vinaigrette.
It's one of those dishes that's perfect for company but easy enough for a busy weeknight since the flavors meld as it sits and is great served warm or at room temperature.
I prefer Haricot Vert Green Beans for this salad with their thin delicate size and tender yet crisp texture when available.
The shallot in the dish offers a milder flavor compared to garlic and softens when the vinaigrette is tossed with the hot green beans.
As they cool they absorb the tangy vinaigrette for a wonderfully flavorful dish.
These will quickly become a favorite way to enjoy your veggies and perfect for holiday entertaining like Thanksgiving and Christmas since they are delicious served at room temperature! 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread. The perfect use for an overabundance of zucchini! www.serenabakessimplyfromscratch.com

My friend Michelle gave me 2 giant zucchinis a little while back so I decided yesterday to use them before they go to waste and made this Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread.
This recipes life altering it's so chocolaty and super moist!
  This recipe makes 2 loaves since most the time when I make zucchini bread it's with one of those zucchini's that's way to large to eat and this breads one of those that has to be shared! 
Colt just happened to grab the second loaf this morning to take to work and texted me to let me know everyone is in love with it! 
Not that I had even the slightest doubt! 
I still have a huge zucchini and a half left so I'm thinking I should make a few loaves to take to the neighbors! 
Who doesn't love a super chocolaty loaf of bread packed with lots of hidden veggies?
With 1 1/2 cups of zucchini per loaf I totally didn't feel guilty indulging in a slice for breakfast with my cuppa, it was the perfect way to start my day!  

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

One Pot Chili Mac And Cheese #WeekdaySupper

One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese is the perfect easy to make weeknight dinner done in under 30 min! www.serenabakessimplyfromscratch.com

With the kids getting ready to go back to school I've teamed up with #WeekdaySupper to bring you one of our families favorite easy recipes One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese.
This dish is a blend of two of the most requested things in our house Chili and Macaroni and Cheese cooked in one pot in under 30 minutes.
I don't know anyone who doesn't love an easy dinner from scratch in under 30 minutes! 
One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese reheats really well for those nights when everyone won't be able to make it to the dinner table at the same time due to sports practice and after school activities.
I love that this recipe keeps the clean up minimal by only using one pot! 
Dishes just aren't my thing and I'm pretty sure you feel the same way! 
It's as simple as Hamburger Helper but so much better.
One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese has lots of protein with the addition of meat, beans and cheese making it the perfect dish to serve the family at the end of a busy day.
As the weather becomes cooler I know this will quickly be another highly requested dinner on the weekly rotation since everyone requested seconds and they've already asked me to make it again! 
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