savory soups from pinterest!

here are my top favourite picks from soups that i’ve tried on pinterest lately! of course with a few tweaks of my own!

number 1- thai chicken soup!

my friends- grab a pen and paper and write this recipe down! when i first pinned it on pinterest the comment on it was “so good you will eat it for every meal until its gone” uh, true story. IT’S SO GOOD. i substituted red curry for green curry (because our grocery store didn’t carry it!) and it was fantastic. -and not to mention easy to make! the second time i made it- i added extra chicken and extra red peppers and it made it perfection!

number two –chicken pesto minestrone

this soup is so easy to make and is a good soup to carry over with you into the summer. it has an easy to make pesto that makes the soup extra creamy. you top it off with rotisserie chicken, asparagus, and roma tomatoes. nothing could be better.

number three –white chicken chili

this was so good that my cheese and sour cream hating husband loved it. i think that is enough said! haha. i added extra beans to make it less soupy and more like chili. and extra bacon- of course extra bacon.

so grab your bowls and spoons and get cooking!

xo- M+A

ps- all of these can be made in a vegetarian version and would be awesome. sometimes the meat helps make the soup, but in these soups they’d be great either way!

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three things.

here’s three things i’ve fallen in love with lately:

1. i love these painted wooden spoons!

2. saw these awesome skull screen prints by andy warhol at the mcnay yesterday.

3. i am in love with this spring weather going on in texas and this looks like the perfect springtime cocktail. colour and everything!

i’m exploring downtown san antonio today – the riverwalk, the alamo and even drinking some prickly pear margaritas! hope you are having a good thursday!   -A

favourite recipes from pinterest

pinterest is an awesome source for recipes and dinner ideas. but ever just want to know which ones are good ones and which ones look better in their pictures?

here are some that i’ve tried and absolutely loved. buon appetito!

for when you’re craving seafood

this is one recipe that is “wipe-the- bowl-clean” good. jamie and i eat it right out of the pan. we also just get a big loaf of fresh made bread from the grocery and use that instead of the bread she makes.

when you’re craving soup + grilled cheese

this is by far the best, quickest and easiest tomato soup out there. MY FAV. 🙂

when you’re craving chicken

it’s the barefoot contessa’s recipe. need i say more? i usually serve it with a side of broccoli/asparagus and new potatoes. yum!

when you’re craving a snack/ appetizer

this jalepeno hummus creamy with a kick!

when you are craving quick, cheap and easy italiano

this baked (yes, baked and it’s awesome) chicken parmesan is a perfect weeknight meal.

when you are craving the unconventional (by this i mean no lettuce) salad –

the classic

the newbie

when you’re craving a sandwich

a sweet treat

this pumpkin chocolate chip bread is so absolutely divine.

and my latest favourite fettuccine carbonara with fried eggs :

 

which are your favourite pinterest recipes? i need some new ones!

 

xx-  adair

Three Things/ Picnic.

I love picnics and have been wanting to plan one sometime soon. I am a wimp- so it has to get a little warmer here in Nashville. It needs to consistently be around 68 degrees for more than 24 hours.

There really is nothing better than lounging on a comfy blanket, relaxing, and sipping on some sweet tea with lemon. Is there anything better? Probably not, unless said picnic was at the beach.

Do you like picnics? What is your favorite thing about picnic days? What is your favorite thing to bring?

1. The blanket.

I am in love with these organic blankets.

and these fun prints, especially the seagulls.

2. The basket.

This basket is so vintage and romantic and it obviously holds the yummiest foods. (This site actually has some really yummy picnic menus and recipes- definitely worth a try!)

3. The dress.

You obviously have to be stylish and comfy while relaxing at the picnic and ModCloth has some great options. Any of these three would be perfect.

The Strawberry Sundae Dress

The Aye, Aye Cutie Dress

The Sunlight Up My Life Dress

I hope this has inspired you to get out and have a picnic of your own. XO-M.

Ginger Snaps say Merry Christmas.

One of my most favorite holiday sweet treats are Ginger Snaps. My mom makes them every year. The smell is intoxicating and with a glass of milk (which I never drink, except with these cookies) they are amazing. Jeremy and I recently went to a Christmas party where we had a cookie exchange, so I made a batch of these to take with us. I had never been to a cookie exchange party and it is such a good idea. You get lots of yummy cookies to take home with you- so fun!

Recipe:

Combine 3/4 cup canola oil, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup molasses,  1 egg. Beat well.

Sift 2 cups of flour, then add 1/2 tsp salt, 2 tsp soda, 1/2 tsp cloves, 1/2 tsp ginger, and 1 tsp cinnamon.

Mix up all well and chill. Roll dough into balls and the roll them in a bowl of sugar so that it coats the outside. Place dough on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees at 8-10 minutes. Enjoy!