Country Cleaver http://www.countrycleaver.com Cookin' My Way Back to the Country Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:23:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.9 Cooking with Blue Apron – Wild Rice and Zucchini Salad http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/06/cooking-with-blue-apron.html http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/06/cooking-with-blue-apron.html#comments Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:11:49 +0000 http://www.countrycleaver.com/?p=18664 *This post is sponsored by Blue Apron* First 20 readers will get three free meals on their first Blue Apron order! Click here to sign up! Time is becoming even harder to come by. It’s true. It doesn’t matter if it’s you working more hours at work, your husband working nights like mine does, or […]

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Time is becoming even harder to come by. It’s true. It doesn’t matter if it’s you working more hours at work, your husband working nights like mine does, or running all the errands and never seeming to get any down time. Do you remember the last time you had time for the gym? Me neither.Continue reading: Cooking with Blue Apron – Wild Rice and Zucchini Salad

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Blueberry Crumble Muffins http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/06/blueberry-crumble-muffins.html http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/06/blueberry-crumble-muffins.html#comments Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:01:31 +0000 http://www.countrycleaver.com/?p=18658 Don’t walk out the door without a couple blueberry crumble muffins for breakfast! Dish Count :: 1 saucepan, 2 Mixing Bowls, 1 Muffin Tin It’s only Monday and I’m living for the weekend. Or well, Thursday to be exact. I’m heading out of town for a girl’s weekend that has been months in the planning […]

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Don’t walk out the door without a couple blueberry crumble muffins for breakfast!

Dish Count :: 1 saucepan, 2 Mixing Bowls, 1 Muffin Tin

Easy Blueberry Crumble Muffins - The perfect breakfast, packed with healthy blueberries!

It’s only Monday and I’m living for the weekend. Or well, Thursday to be exact. I’m heading out of town for a girl’s weekend that has been months in the planning to see some of my favorites in good ol’ Park City, Utah. It also happens to be the same day that we officially start construction on my project – whoopsie.

Can’t back out now!! Have you ever left work for a vacation at a bad time? I guess when they say there is no good time for a vacation, they’re right. Whomever, “they” are. But you can’t put your life on hold for work. And this is me putting that into action.

Much like the action of putting more than two of these blueberry muffins into my mouth. No shame.

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Rotini Pasta with Garbanzo Beans and Sausage http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/06/rotini-pasta-with-garbanzo-beans-and-sausage.html http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/06/rotini-pasta-with-garbanzo-beans-and-sausage.html#comments Mon, 13 Jun 2016 12:46:26 +0000 http://www.countrycleaver.com/?p=18652 This is a filling dinner that comes together in a snap! Packed with protein pasta, hearty sausage, and low-fat garbanzo beans, you will stay full! Dish Count :: 1 Saute Pan, 1 Pot, 1 Cutting Board Everyone needs more 30 minute meals. Life is getting busier, and we are running out of time all over […]

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This is a filling dinner that comes together in a snap! Packed with protein pasta, hearty sausage, and low-fat garbanzo beans, you will stay full!

Dish Count :: 1 Saute Pan, 1 Pot, 1 Cutting Board

Rotini Pasta with Garbanzo Beans and Sausage - Start to finish in less than 30 minutes! This is a weeknight win! Get this dinner recipes now.

Everyone needs more 30 minute meals. Life is getting busier, and we are running out of time all over the place. Is this a self imposed busyness? Who knows. But whatever it is, we don’t have time, and at least for us, finding time for a quick dinner is becoming harder to come by.

This is the second recipe I have made from Heather Christo’s new cookbook Pure Delicious. And as I was scrambling to find something to make, I realized I was short a few ingredients, but I made a few substitutions based on what was in the pantry. And you know what, if this recipe is THIS good with these simple subs – it is INCREDIBLE as written.

See what changes I made for this meal – that was done in, wait for it, 25 minutes

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Coffee Salted Caramel Sauce http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/06/coffee-salted-caramel-sauce.html http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/06/coffee-salted-caramel-sauce.html#comments Thu, 09 Jun 2016 13:00:38 +0000 http://www.countrycleaver.com/?p=18643 Add a little twist to your favorite salted caramel sauce with coffee! This coffee salted caramel sauce infuses those wonderful coffee flavors with sweet and slightly salty caramel that will have you eating it out of the jar with a spoon! Trust me, I did.  Dish Count :: 1 Sauce Pan, 1 Mug Praise the […]

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Add a little twist to your favorite salted caramel sauce with coffee! This coffee salted caramel sauce infuses those wonderful coffee flavors with sweet and slightly salty caramel that will have you eating it out of the jar with a spoon! Trust me, I did. 

Dish Count :: 1 Sauce Pan, 1 Mug

Homemade Coffee Salted Caramel Sauce - Perfect on ice cream or in your morning coffee! Keep a jar in the fridge for when the craving strikes!

Praise the Lord almighty, I got some sleep last night. A whopping 7 hours. I’m a whole new woman. It was getting dicey there for a while. And while it was dicey, I did something dumb like read the internet about why I wasn’t sleeping. Apparently, I have issues. According to one study at least.

But really, we knew that already. Didn’t we? So let’s break it down

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What I’m Listening To – Podcast Edition http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/06/what-im-listening-to-podcast-edition.html http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/06/what-im-listening-to-podcast-edition.html#comments Sun, 05 Jun 2016 18:07:21 +0000 http://www.countrycleaver.com/?p=18624 I literally just got back in from a walk with the dog, before it got blisteringly hot out (at least by Seattle standards), and was thinking… do I dare share the contents of my iPhone with the world? Also, does anyone care? Probs not. But I walk the dog a lot, and I needed some […]

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What I'm Listening To - Podcast Edition

I literally just got back in from a walk with the dog, before it got blisteringly hot out (at least by Seattle standards), and was thinking… do I dare share the contents of my iPhone with the world? Also, does anyone care? Probs not. But I walk the dog a lot, and I needed some new stuff to listen to besides the same 23 songs on the radio. So here they are, all my podcasts, in their embarrassing glory.

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Terranea Resort and EatSeaRetreat http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/06/terranea-resort-and-eatsearetreat.html http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/06/terranea-resort-and-eatsearetreat.html#comments Sat, 04 Jun 2016 00:54:33 +0000 http://www.countrycleaver.com/?p=18610 It’s not often you can fly 2 hours and feel a world away, but Terranea Resort feels like a whole new world, founded on the cliffs by the sea. I’ve sat at my computer three different times to tell you about my trip to California last month, and at no time did I ever think […]

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It’s not often you can fly 2 hours and feel a world away, but Terranea Resort feels like a whole new world, founded on the cliffs by the sea.

Terranea Resort for #EatSeaRetreat

I’ve sat at my computer three different times to tell you about my trip to California last month, and at no time did I ever think of a way to tell you about it without it sounding like another blogger going on another trip to another sunny destination – but in truth, these get togethers with these women, who I admire, is so, so, so much more. In this community we are spread so far and wide, that having long distance friendships culminate in two solid days together, can reawaken all of those creativities that somehow get bogged down in your own day to day churn, and you can relax and lean on these creators that inspire you. That is what this weekend was all about.

Terranea Resort for #EatSeaRetreat

And, well, the destination was just a bonus. With a glass of champagne at check in.
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Carrot Salad with Chile Sesame Vinaigrette http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/06/carrot-salad-with-chile-sesame-vinaigrette.html http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/06/carrot-salad-with-chile-sesame-vinaigrette.html#comments Thu, 02 Jun 2016 13:01:59 +0000 http://www.countrycleaver.com/?p=18603 Bring this light and tangy carrot salad with chile sesame vinaigrette to your next get together, or pack it for lunch! It’s a fresh switch on your usual summer salad! Dish Count :: 1 Bowl, 1 Grater, 1 Cutting Board I’m becoming a rather habitual eater, yogurt and blueberries for a snack at work, carrots […]

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Bring this light and tangy carrot salad with chile sesame vinaigrette to your next get together, or pack it for lunch! It’s a fresh switch on your usual summer salad!

Dish Count :: 1 Bowl, 1 Grater, 1 Cutting Board

Carrot Salad with Chile Sesame Vinaigrette - an easy summer salad recipe with Asian flavors and flair!

I’m becoming a rather habitual eater, yogurt and blueberries for a snack at work, carrots and hummus every day for a snack after work. These two things, along with my daily coffee – I’m not an animal – are part of my daily eating ritual. Yes, I said ritual. With Heather’s new book Pure Delicious coming out, I flipped through the pages feverishly looking for a recipe to show off – and it was a painstaking effort to choose – because everything looked sublime!

I couldn’t decide entirely and made two recipes – this carrot salad with chile sesame vinaigrette, and the pasta with sausage, white beans and mustard greens which I will show off soon, too. And I can tell you now, that both of these are going to be making it into the regular rotation at our house.

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