Recipes | Vegetarian

Cauliflower Taco Filling

When the weather starts to heat up and the Iowa humidity gets out of control, I crave all the veggies. My craving for tacos on the other hand, knows no season. Enter: Cauliflower Taco Filling. It’s hearty enough to keep you full through an afternoon of swimming or an evening by the campfire, but it’s not so heavy that it slows you down.

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Cookies | Recipes

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Almond Cookies

These cookies may be one of my favorite things I’ve ever made. They’re chewy and nutty and not overly sweet. They’re delicious with or without the chocolate coating, but it is definitely worth the extra effort. Preheat your oven to 350. Spread out your coconut shavings and almond slivers on a parchment-lined baking sheet and […]

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One Pot Dinner | Pasta

18 Minute Mac & Peas

I have been a mac and cheese lover since day one. My mom used to make it on the stove top with shell pasta, velveeta, butter, and milk. Sorry for giving away the secret family recipe, mom. It wasn’t until college I realized that people top macaroni and cheese with bread crumbs and bake it. […]

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Roasted Tomato Pasta Salad

When summer finally rolls around, I’m always on the lookout for a light, cool side to whatever we’re grilling. I’m not usually a fan of pasta salad, but when Smitten Kitchen’s Pasta Salad with Roasted Tomatoes popped up in my Instagram feed, I stopped scrolling and went straight to the grocery store. No mayo, no […]

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Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Last week our sweet girl moved from the baby room to the toddler room at daycare. The ladies who have been watching her since my maternity leave ended were so good to her and to us that we made them some treats. Please, please, please don’t skip browning the butter. It really does make a […]

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Beyond the Eats

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Hi! I’m Krissy and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a wife, mama, and food lover living in northern Iowa. My recipes range from labors of love to quick weeknight dinners to delicious desserts. When I’m not at my day job or chasing my sweet girl around, you can usually find me in the kitchen, […]

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