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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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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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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grilled vegetarian tacos (with portobellos & poblanos & chipotle lime goat cheese drizzle!)

grilled vegetarian tacos loaded with end of summer vegetables (poblanos, red bell pepper, portobello mushrooms) that have been roasted over the direct flame on the grill. topped with a handful of spicy microgreens & a creamy, smoky, tangy goat cheese spread full of chipotle & lime. only thing missing is margs & guac!

grilled vegetarian tacos loaded with end of summer vegetables (poblanos, red bell pepper, portobello mushrooms) that have been roasted over the direct flame on the grill. topped with a handful of spicy microgreens & a creamy, smoky, tangy goat cheese spread full of chipotle & lime. only thing missing is margs & guac!  when i told chris we were having tacos for dinner, his eyes lit up. when chris asked me what kind of tacos we were…

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summer glow bowls

equal parts entrée salad & nourishing bowl, summer glow bowls are end of summer perfection. the best produce of the season (kale, arugula, red bell pepper, cucumber, heirloom tomatoes) is tossed with quinoa, fresh herbs, & a homemade curry vinaigrette. summertime, perfected!

equal parts entrée salad & nourishing bowl, summer glow bowls are end of summer perfection. the best produce of the season (kale, arugula, red bell pepper, cucumber, heirloom tomatoes) is tossed with quinoa, fresh herbs, & a homemade curry vinaigrette. summertime, perfected! SUMMER GLOW BOWLS. oh yeah. guys, we’re doin’ it! so i’m going to be completely honest here…i don’t know what makes a glow bowl a glow bowl. are glow bowls even a thing?…

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perfectly grilled buffalo chicken wings

a method & recipe for how to make the perfect grilled buffalo chicken wings. these grilled wings are perfectly crispy & have the best charred buffalo flavor, but they stay juicy from a beer brine. served with a creamy cool feta ranch, grilled wings are perfect for an easy summer dinner when you’re having friends over for a summer party, or for game day fun!

a method & recipe for how to make the perfect grilled buffalo chicken wings. these grilled wings are perfectly crispy & have the best charred buffalo flavor, but they stay juicy from a beer brine. served with a creamy cool feta ranch, grilled wings are perfect for an easy summer dinner when you’re having friends over for a summer party, or for game day fun! #netflixandgrill it’s my new favorite thing in the whole wide…

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mom’s summer salad with arugula, tomatoes, & israeli couscous

a simple summer salad straight from my mom's kitchen! a bed of peppery fresh arugula is topped with israeli couscous & perfectly ripened tomatoes & drizzled with a simple homemade lemon vinaigrette & reduced balsamic. ready in less than 15 minutes, this simple summer salad is the perfect dish to share at a summer party or to serve for a healthy, fast weeknight dinner!

a simple summer salad straight from my mom’s kitchen! a bed of peppery fresh arugula is topped with israeli couscous & perfectly ripened tomatoes & drizzled with a simple homemade lemon vinaigrette & reduced balsamic. ready in less than 15 minutes, this simple summer salad is the perfect dish to share at a summer party or to serve for a healthy, fast weeknight dinner! hey, hey you guys!!! i’m so excited to be sharing a new recipe…

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7 recipes to make with your farmer’s market finds

6 farmer's market recipes to use your farmer's market finds this summer | healthy recipes, farmer's market produce, fresh recipes, summer food |

farmer’s market season is in full swing!  make the most of your farmer’s market produce with these farmer’s market recipes – all wholesome & delicious enough to try over & over again all summer long! okay, can we talk about farmer’s markets really quickly? & how it makes you feel totally, absolutely basic, but you can’t help but freak out a little bit every saturday morning when it’s finally time to make your weekly trip?!…

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the ultimate summer round-up! 50 recipes for summer parties

50 recipes for perfect for summer parties! | summer food, summer parties, summer recipes, summer appetizers, summer desserts, summer drinks, easy entertaining, entertaining tips |

summer is here! plays well with butter tips for entertaining a crowd this summer, plus 50 amazing summer recipes for appetizers, cocktails, main dishes, side dishes, & desserts perfect for summer parties & gatherings.  what are you waiting for?!  pull out the grill, get some lawn games going, & let’s have a party!!! i’m beyond excited today: summer is finally here in minnesota!!! summer is my absolute favorite season to entertain.  yes, i realize that…

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aglio olio zoodles with summer vegetables and shrimp

zoodles tossed into a garlic-infused olive oil with lemon & loads of summer vegetables. topped off with shrimp, grated cheese, and a good sprinkle of crushed red chili, these aglio olio zoodles are going to be your new favorite this summer! | gluten free, healthy recipe, summer food, summer party, vegetables, farmers market recipe, easy recipe |

zoodles tossed into a garlic-infused olive oil with lemon & loads of summer vegetables.  topped off with shrimp, grated cheese, and a good sprinkle of crushed red chili, these aglio olio zoodles are going to be your new favorite this summer! guys! it’s officially summer! happy summer solstice 2017!!! *raises both hands & does a happy dance* i honestly could not be happier about summer’s arrival this year. our days in minnesota are longer &…

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