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Meatless Monday: Pimento Cheese & Pasta Recipe

One thing I love to do is turn a favorite dip into a sauce and use it over pasta or a baked potato.  Today’s Meatless Monday recipe does just that.  I took a yummy pimento cheese dip recipe and turned it into a tasty pasta dish.  This is a warm dish but you could easily make it in the Summer as a cold pasta dish too!  Also, you can pretty much do this with any dip, I’ve done something similar with artichoke and spinach dip and it came out amazing!!  But that’s a recipe for another Monday.  Scroll down to grab this Pimento Cheese and Pasta recipe:

 

Meatless Monday:  Pimento Cheese & Pasta Recipe

Sauce:

  • 16 oz sharp cheddar (set some aside for garnish)
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup broth (can add more or less depending on how thick you’d like the sauce)
  • 4oz pimento peppers (I use the ones in the jar, drained and rinsed) set some aside for garnish
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • A few pinches of cayenne
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

Other ingredients:

  • Pasta of your choice
  • 1 cup baby spinach

 

Meatless Monday:  Pimento Cheese & Pasta Recipe

 

 

 

  1. Boil pasta, drain and set aside.
  2. Cut several slivers of pimento peppers and set aside.
  3. In a food processor, combine all ingredient for the sauce and blend well.
  4. Place into a sauce pot and stir on medium high heat until the cheese has melted.
  5. While cheese is heating up, place the baby spinach in a sauté pan with a small amount of broth (about 1 tbsp) and steam cook on medium heat.
  6. Pour cheese sauce over pasta, add baby spinach and garnish with additional cheese and pimento peppers.

Meatless Monday:  Pimento Cheese & Pasta Recipe

Meatless Monday:  Pimento Cheese & Pasta Recipe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9 Spring Salads to Try

It might be the warmer weather that Spring brings or the fact that I’m sick of the same ol’ thing I’ve been eating all Winter long but for me, I always start craving salads in the Spring.  There’s just something extra delicious about a crisp salad this time of year.  There’s also a lot of fresh produce popping up that tastes amazing in a salad!  So to celebrate Spring and all things green, I’m sharing nine Spring salads for you to try!

9 Spring Salads to Try

I put asparagus on everything in the Spring! Spring Greens Bowl via Lively Table *click any pic to grab the recipe*

9 Spring Salads to Try

Grilled Corn & Zucchini Pasta Salad

9 Spring Salads to Try

Peach & Walnut Salsa – pour this over some lettuce and you are good to go!

9 Spring Salads to Try

Chickpea Corn Salad via Brewing Happiness

9 Spring Salads to Try

Gluten-Free Tabbouleh

9 Spring Salads to Try

Coconut Mango Salad via Salted Mint

9 Spring Salads to Try

Avocado & Grapefruit Salad via FoodieCrush

9 Spring Salads to Try

Edamame Salad via Foodness Gracious

9 Spring Salads to Try

Asparagus & Goat Cheese Salad via Proud Italian Cook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17 Mer-mazing Gifts for Mom on Mother’s Day!

Wondering what to buy Mom for Mother’s day this year?  I’ve picked out 17 of my favorite mer-mazing gift ideas that are perfect for any mermaid loving mama!  Take a peek:

 

17 Mer-mazing Gifts for Mom on Mother's Day!

 

  1. beach inspired greeting card 
  2. mermaid tail ring
  3. beach iPhone case
  4. iridescent bowl
  5. seaglass keepsake box
  6. mermaid mug
  7. fragrance gift set
  8. mermaid scale necklace
  9. mermaid pen
  10. mermaid note pad
  11. lipstick
  12. mermaid hoop earrings
  13. iridescent wine glasses
  14. beach house wine
  15. beach bag
  16. beach cocktail book
  17. candle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 Pink Recipes for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s day is right around the corner!  How did that happen?  So I wanted to share some tasty pink treats with you.  I love making a special recipe for Valentine’s day since the restaurants get so crowded during this particular holiday.  Which I feel takes some of the romance away when you are shoved into a crowded table at an overpacked restaurant.  Instead, I prefer to stay home and keep the romance alive with a tasty treat or two!  Most of these are yummy desserts but there’s also some breakfast ideas and a delicious cocktail to try.

7 Pink Recipes for Valentine's Day

pink champagne macarons via Sprinkles for Breakfast

7 Pink Recipes for Valentine's Day

Lemonade Pie via House of Yumm

7 Pink Recipes for Valentine's Day

Pink Popcorn via Domestic Dream Boat

7 Pink Recipes for Valentine's Day

Pink Velvet Swiss Roll via Garnish and Glaze

7 Pink Recipes for Valentine's Day

Aloha Smoothie via Earthy Andy

 

7 Pink Recipes for Valentine's Day

Pink Elephant Cocktail via Mommy Cooking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Holiday Recipe Roundup

My favorite thing about the holidays is spending time with my family that I don’t always get to see throughout the year.  My second favorite thing (and it’s a very close second) is eating without a care in the world.  For me, this only happens during the holiday season.  So today I’m sharing some of my favorite holiday recipes!  There’s also some additional links at the bottom for things like leftover stuffing and more.  Take a look:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Summer Hair Inspiration 2018

I always like to change up my hair a bit from season to season and Summer is no different. I found some really cute hair styles that I can’t wait to try. I’m especially loving the twisted pigtail braids (second pic) and if you click through the link, there’s a really easy tutorial on how to get the look! Check it out:

Summer Hair Inspiration 2018

beach waves aren’t just for the sea!

 

Summer Hair Inspiration 2018

Twisted pigtails via Raising Buddies – how perfect would this hair style be for a hot day?!

 

Summer Hair Inspiration 2018

Half up / Half down – always a classic! via Nautical Wheeler

 

Summer Hair Inspiration 2018

Single side braid

 

Summer Hair Inspiration 2018

keep it sleek!

 

Summer Hair Inspiration 2018

messy bun – the go-to hair style when you’ve been in and out of the water all day

 

Summer Hair Inspiration 2018

add a scarf for a chic and effortless Summer look

via Pinterest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mother’s Day Sale!

We’re having a Mother’s Day Sale!  You can take 20% off everything (including sale items!).  Use code “ILOVEMOM” at checkout.  Offer expires 5/13/18 at midnight est.  Click picture below to shop >

Mother's Day Sale 2018 - Nautical Wheeler Jewelry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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