jess

i help modern gals turn everyday moments into celebrations with recipes that are just as easy as they are elegant.

chorizo french breads with manchego & spicy paprika honey.

easy chorizo french breads with manchego, fig spread, & harissa, & covered in big fat drizzles of homemade spicy paprika honey. an easy & elegant appetizer! an easy & elegant appetizer or snack, perfect for holiday entertaining! #playswellwithbutter #chorizo #harissa #manchego #holidayparty #cocktailparty #appetizer

easy chorizo french breads with manchego, fig spread, & harissa, & covered in big fat drizzles of homemade spicy paprika honey. an easy & elegant appetizer or snack, perfect for holiday entertaining! so… should we talk about appetizers today? like…easy, spicy, sweet, cheesy, chorizo-y appetizers? topped with homemade freakin’ spicy paprika honey?? also known as the most addictive bites of perfectly spicy-sweet heaven???  …i think yes. 😍 a little while ago i told you that…

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mastering my morning routine as an entrepreneur. (+ chocolate coconut cold brew overnight oats!)

not your average overnight oats! these chocolate coconut cold brew overnight oats do double duty as a healthy on-the-go breakfast & a jolt of caffeine! #playswellwithbutter #coldbrew #overnightoats #healthybreakfast #breakfastrecipe #easybreakfast #oatmeal

my journey to finding a healthy morning routine as a creativepreneur – 5 tips for a healthy & productive morning while working from home, plus a bonus chocolate coconut cold brew overnight oats recipe. these chocolate coconut cold brew overnight oats do double duty as a healthy on-the-go breakfast & a jolt of caffeine! this post has been sponsored by the J.M. Smucker Company. all thoughts & opinions are my own. thank you, as always, for…

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3 ways to use easy slow cooker shredded bbq chicken

not only is slow cooker shredded bbq chicken an easy & healthy weeknight dinner, it’s SUPER versatile. here are 3 of my favorite ways to use it (without eating the same thing all week long!) - shredded bbq chicken stuffed sweet potatoes, shredded bbq chicken meal prep bowls, & shredded bbq chicken sliders perfect for game day! #playswellwithbutter #slowcookerrecipe #crockpotrecipe #healthydinnerrecipe #easydinnerrecipe #bbqchicken #barbecuechicken

not only is slow cooker shredded bbq chicken an easy & healthy weeknight dinner, it’s SUPER versatile. here are 3 of my favorite ways to use it (without eating the same thing all week long!).  this is the story of a gal who loves to eat, cook, & spend time in the kitchen. she lives with her husband, who also loves to eat & spend time in the kitchen, but he also really hates eating…

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easy & healthy 5-ingredient slow cooker bbq chicken

the easiest slow cooker bbq chicken recipe! this easy slow cooker bbq chicken only requires 5 ingredients, is totally meal-prep friendly, is paleo & whole30 friendly, & is SO versatile. say hello to your new go-to slow cooker bbq chicken recipe! #playswellwithbutter #slowcookerrecipe #crockpotrecipe #healthydinnerrecipe #easydinnerrecipe #bbqchicken #barbecuechicken

the easiest slow cooker bbq chicken recipe! this easy slow cooker bbq chicken only requires 5 ingredients, is totally meal-prep friendly, is paleo & whole30 friendly, & is SO versatile. say hello to your new go-to slow cooker bbq chicken recipe! hey, hey guys! i hope you had an awesome weekend! we spent the weekend in madison, which was SO much fun. chris went to school in madison & we spent quite a bit of…

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roasted butternut squash hummus

the creamiest ever homemade roasted butternut squash hummus, loaded with roasted butternut squash & roasted garlic. this roasted butternut squash hummus is perfect for a game day spread or a holiday party! #playswellwithbutter #butternutsquash #hummus #homemadehummus #gameday #friendsgiving

the creamiest ever homemade roasted butternut squash hummus, loaded with roasted butternut squash & roasted garlic. this roasted butternut squash hummus is perfect for a game day spread or a holiday party!  this, right here, is a snackcident waiting to happen. yes. a snackcident. you know. when you come home at 5 pm and dinner isn’t for a couple of hours but you’re kind of dying of hunger and you look around to see what…

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15-minute trader joe’s skillet (with chicken sausage & quinoa!)

a 15-minute skillet dinner with quinoa, kale, trader joe’s chicken sausage, & trader joe’s arrabiata sauce. weeknight cooking could not be easier (or more delicious!) than this 15-minute trader joe’s skillet! #playswellwithbutter #skilletdinner #easydinnerrecipe #traderjoes #traderjoesrecipe #skilletrecipe #healthydinnerrecipe

a 15-minute skillet dinner with quinoa, kale, trader joe’s chicken sausage, & trader joe’s arrabiata sauce. weeknight cooking could not be easier (or more delicious!) than this 15-minute trader joe’s skillet! a few weeks back, as i was finalizing plays well with butter’s fall recipes, i threw up a story on the @playswellwithbutter instagram account to see if there was anything in particular that you guys wanted this fall. & uh…holy. freakin. cow. you guys spoke…

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bourbon ginger cider cocktails

easy & cozy bourbon ginger cider cocktails perfect for autumn! the bold flavor of a nice bourbon is perfectly balanced out by warming notes of a good apple cider & ground cinnamon, the spice of a strong ginger beer, & the bright tang of fresh lime. you will love making these bourbon ginger cider cocktails for your friends & family all autumn long! #playswellwithbutter #easycocktailrecipe #bourbon #autumncocktail #fallcocktail

easy & cozy bourbon ginger cider cocktails perfect for autumn! the bold flavor of a nice bourbon is perfectly balanced out by warming notes of a good apple cider & ground cinnamon, the spice of a strong ginger beer, & the bright tang of fresh lime. you will love making these bourbon ginger cider cocktails for your friends & family all autumn long!  …also known as the pwwb house signature autumn cocktail. 🏡💑🍂 & um…ALSO known…

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skillet chicken parmesan meatballs

an easy & healthy weeknight skillet dinner that easily doubles as the perfect game day treat. the best tender chicken meatballs are seared cooked in a quick homemade tomato sauce & covered in melty provolone cheese. one-pan weeknight dinner for the win! #playswellwithbutter #chickenparmesan #chickenmeatballs #easyrecipe #healthyrecipe #gamedaysnack

an easy & healthy weeknight skillet dinner that easily doubles as the perfect game day treat. the best tender chicken meatballs are seared cooked in a quick homemade tomato sauce & covered in melty provolone cheese. one-pan weeknight dinner for the win! say hello to my little friends. lolololololz you guys, omg i am sorry but that one never gets old. idk why i love dad jokes so much, but they are just so satisfying.…

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chai spiced apple crisp

a classic apple crisp updated with the warm flavors of chai, this chai spiced apple crisp is loaded with chai flavor! crisp granny smith apples tossed in a chai spice blend of cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, ginger & allspice & baked under a generous layer of homemade crisp. the perfect cozy fall dessert to celebrate all things autumn (especially served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream…). #playswellwithbutter #chaispice #applecrisp #chaiapplecrisp #fallbaking #applerecipes

a classic apple crisp updated with the warm flavors of chai, this chai spiced apple crisp is loaded with chai flavor! crisp granny smith apples tossed in a chai spice blend of cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, ginger & allspice & baked under a generous layer of homemade crisp. the perfect cozy fall dessert to celebrate all things autumn (especially served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream…). you know what blows my mind?!?!? (yes, each one…

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autumn grilled cheese sandwiches with gouda and granny smith

autumn grilled cheese sandwiches stuffed with fall flavor! hearty whole-grain bread slathered in whole grain mustard & sandwiched around melty gouda, smoked turkey, & crisp granny smith apples. the only thing missing is a big dunk into a bowl of tomato soup! #playswellwithbutter #comfortfood #grilledcheese #grannysmith

autumn grilled cheese sandwiches stuffed with fall flavor! hearty whole-grain bread slathered in whole grain mustard & sandwiched around melty gouda, smoked turkey, & crisp granny smith apples. the only thing missing is a big dunk into a bowl of tomato soup! also known as grabbing autumn by the face & showering it in kisses. yes, yes, yes. 😍🍂 autumn is TOTALLY here in minnesota. despite the fact that we have still been having highs…

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