Crispy Black Bean Taco Cups recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Crispy Black Bean Taco Cups

I have a handful of recipes that I categorize as “weeknight warriors”. The requirements for a meal to land in this category of my recipe box are simple; they have to come together in about 30 minutes with minimal ingredients, don’t require a lot of hands on time and my entire family has to love them! These Crispy…

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Hibiscus Cashew Cream recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Hibiscus Cashew Cream

The act of dipping, slathering and schmearing food in a decadent sauce really takes the whole experience of eating to the next level, am I right?! Look, I love food in general, but when you put an amazing sauce in front of me you are really starting to speak my love language. This hibiscus cashew…

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Boozy Chocolate Covered Cherry Milkshake recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Boozy Chocolate Covered Cherry Milkshake

Dessert, meet cocktail. Cocktail, meet dessert.  Yep, this is totally happening! We are making milkshakes and spiking them with booze, and it isn’t even Friday! These aren’t just any run of the mill milkshakes though, this tasty sip is loaded with juicy fresh cherries, dark chocolate, vegan chocolate ice cream, hazelnut liqueur and Silk’s Dark…

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Crispy Cauliflower Caesar Wraps with @flatoutbread by @beardandbonnet on

Crispy Cauliflower Caesar Wraps

When it comes to dinner in our house there are three things that all four of us can agree on. First, cauliflower is the most amazing vegetable on the planet, second you just can’t beat a Caesar salad and third everything is better in a wrap! Which is exactly why these Crispy Cauliflower Caesar Wraps…

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Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

If there is one type of dessert that falls into the comfort food category for me it would have to be chocolate chip cookies. Honestly, I can’t think of any sweet treats that you could offer me that I would turn down a classic chocolate chip cookie for except maybe a slice of one of these Deep…

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Easy Zucchini Carpaccio with Spinach and Basil Salad by @beardandbonnet on

Easy Zucchini Carpaccio with Spinach and Basil Salad

Compensation for this post was provided by Huhtamaki Inc. for the Chinet® brand via AOL Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Huhtamaki Inc. for the Chinet® brand or AOL. Let the countdown to summer begin! We officially only have 5 weeks…

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Chocolate-Dipped Almond and Cacao Nib Biscotti recipe by @pureella on

Chocolate-Dipped Almond and Cacao Nib Biscotti

The first time I laid eyes on Ella Leche’s cookbook, Cut the Sugar- You’re Sweet Enough, I knew exactly what I was going to make! Her Chocolate-Dipped Almond and Cacao Nib Biscotti. These little gems called my name from the second I flipped open the book. I mean look at them, they are perfection!  Todd and…

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Everything Bagel Spiced Crispy Chickpeas recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Everything Bagel Spiced Crispy Chickpeas

I used to think there was no better way to start the day than with an everything bagel. Honestly, I would sometimes eat one for breakfast and follow it with an everything bagel sandwich for lunch. I was obsessed with all of those amazing spices speckled across the top of the bagel and I just…

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Banging Kale Basil Sauce recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Banging Kale Basil Sauce

Let’s talk sauces, specifically this Banging Kale Basil Sauce! Do you know one of those people that pours sauce over everything? Growing up I was surrounded by “over-saucers”. (That is my technical term for people that pour so much sauce on something that they can’t possibly taste anything else.) My brother was a ketchup fiend, it didn’t…

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Elote Salad recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Elote Salad

It feels like yesterday I was sitting by the pool in Palm Springs shamelessly stuffing my face with this Elote Salad and Chamomile Citrus Palomas! When we booked the Air B&B for our trip there I was honestly as excited about the grill as I was the pool and hot tub. I planned most of…

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Easy Vegan Ceviche by @beardandbonnet on

Easy Vegan Ceviche

Anybody else plan on celebrating Cinco de Mayo all week long?! I have so many recipes on my menu plan that I had to extend the festivities a few days this year. Honestly, I just love Mexican food, I could eat it every single day for the rest of my life with no complaint.  This…

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5 Delicious Ways to Celebrate Mom with Roses by @beardandbonnet and @vigorandsage on

5 Delicious Ways to Celebrate Mom with Roses

Meg and I are both suckers for edible flowers of all types, but rose is our favorite!. Hope you don’t mind the cliché, but we definitely find time to stop and smell the roses when we see them. That sweet, familiar scent (okay, a bit granny to some but we still dig it) and those…

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Rose ‘n Berry Smoothie by @beardandbonnet on

Rose ‘n Berry Smoothie

For a really long time roses got a bad wrap in my book – there was this little old lady at church when I was a kid that wore a seriously pungent rose perfume. Somehow she would always settle herself close enough to my family that her perfume would waft down the pew and by…

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Mixed Berry Ricotta Pancakes by @beardandbonnet on

Mixed Berry Ricotta Pancakes

Here’s a topic that has come up a lot around our dinner table lately, Snapchat. Do you snap? Well, I do. I am officially eating my own words about how much I disliked Snapchat and how I didn’t get it. Thanks to a little gentle nudging and an in-person tutorial (with cocktail in hand) from one…

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Vegan Mason Jar Taco Salad recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Vegan Mason Jar Taco Salad

Hey, earth day is only a day away, but did you know that the whole month of April is actually Earth Month? The great folks at Silk have been celebrating all month long by teaming up with bloggers around the internet and asking them to share their tips for reducing, recycling and reusing. Now, it’s my…

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Artichoke and Kale Veggie Sandwich recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Artichoke and Kale Veggie Sandwich

Let’s talk sandwiches, like epic veggie sandwiches that make you literally drool as you eat them, they leave you stuffed and satisfied. This sandwich is the ultimate- it’s a rainbow of color, the perfect mix of texture and the flavor is nothing short of DYNO-MITE!!!  Maybe I should tell you how the heck this sandwich…

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