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Ginger & Pear Bourbon Cocktail

With fruity pear, warm ginger, a hint of honey sweetness and a generous splash of boozy bourbon, this Ginger & Pear Bourbon Cocktail is a perfect way to celebrate early fall! Hiiiiiiii friends! Happy Thirsty Thursday, my fourth favorite day of the week! I feel like the top three days of the week are apparent, […]

Apple Cinnamon Waffles with Bourbon Maple Syrup

These Apple Cinnamon Waffles are crisp on the outside and tender on the inside with notes of warm cinnamon, sweet brown sugar and pops of grated apple.  Topped with a buttery, rich, boozy bourbon maple syrup these waffles are the epitome of fall! Hiiii-ya friends! I have great news.  Well, great news for me.  😇 […]

Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki Quinoa Bowls

These slow cooker chicken teriyaki quinoa bowls are fake out, take out done easy, healthy and delicious!  Tender shredded chicken tossed with smooth, rich teriyaki sauce, piled high on fluffy quinoa and topped with diced pineapple, smoky red pepper, creamy avocado, crunchy cashews and crisp scallions.  These bowls are weeknight dinner winning!Hi-ya friends! Today I […]

Cinnamon Apple Pie Granola

This Cinnamon Apple Pie Granola is crunchy yet tender with ginormous crispy clusters, notes of warm cinnamon, hints of spectacular apple pie spice and a sprinkling of dried apple chips.  This granola is fabulously fall flavored and perfect for breakfast, dessert and every snack in between! Hey hey haaaaaaay, friends!  What’s poppin’?  <– Do people still […]

Ham & Pear Sandwich {with Arugula & Manchego}

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SandwichWithTheBest #CollectiveBias  Thank you for supporting the brands that make No Spoon Necessary possible! Simple, yet satisfying sandwiches loaded with honey ham, crisp, sweet pears, peppery baby arugula and piquant manchego cheese.  Get out of your lunch rut […]

Spanakopita Hummus

Greek spinach and feta pie deconstructed.  This hummus has all the traditional flavors of spanakopita, just turned into a creamy dip!  With savory spinach, salty feta, herbaceous dill and mini fillo cups for scooping, this spanakopita hummus is a healthier way to enjoy Greek spinach pie! Hi-ya, friends!  How’s the week treating you?  Luckily for […]

Basil Garlic Chicken Stir Fry with Squash Noodles & Pesto

Marinated and stir-fried basil garlic chicken, served over fresh squash and zucchini noodles, tossed in a silky, herbaceous pesto and topped with plump tomatoes, salty parmesan, crunchy pine nuts and fragrant basil.  This dish is delicious and can be prepped, ready and on the table in less than 30 minutes! Hiiii friends!  How was your Labor […]

Brown Butter Orecchiette with Bacon, Corn & Goat Cheese

Savory, al dente orecchiette tossed with buttery corn, crispy bacon, decadent goat cheese and herbaceous chives; coated in a luscious, rich brown butter sauce.  This pasta tastes heavenly and takes less than 30 minutes to prepare! Hi lovelies!  Happy T-minus 1 day until the extended weekend!  Wahoo!  Well, this only applies to those of you […]

Thai Cashew & Mango Slaw Salad

A mix of crisp, cool shredded cabbage and veggies, generously topped with tropical, sweet mangoes and salty, crunchy cashews, garnished with fresh mint and drizzled with a slightly spicy, tangy, impossibly creamy and smooth coconut-lime vinaigrette.  This Thai Cashew and Mango Slaw Salad is ridiculously easy and seriously tasty! Hiiiiiii friends!  Happy second to last […]