Salt & Baker https://saltandbaker.com Sweet & Salty Recipes Thu, 09 Apr 2020 03:26:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.13 A Sweeter Wednesday #23 https://saltandbaker.com/a-sweeter-wednesday-23/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-sweeter-wednesday-23 https://saltandbaker.com/a-sweeter-wednesday-23/#respond Wed, 08 Apr 2020 06:50:50 +0000 https://saltandbaker.com/?p=7322 Happy Wednesday! So a forewarning, I’m sharing lots of links. I can’t help it! Despite the crazy that’s happening, there’s a lot of good. My kids and I listen to the Newsies Broadway Soundtrack at least 3 hours every day. We love it so much! We crank up the volume then dance and sing like […]

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Happy Wednesday!

So a forewarning, I’m sharing lots of links. I can’t help it! Despite the crazy that’s happening, there’s a lot of good.

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Blueberry Crisp https://saltandbaker.com/blueberry-crisp/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=blueberry-crisp https://saltandbaker.com/blueberry-crisp/#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2020 01:20:59 +0000 http://saltandbaker.com/?p=1041 Blueberry Crisp is the perfect dessert to serve all year round! This easy recipe features juicy blueberries topped with a sweet oatmeal crumble. We like to serve it warm with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream, this way the ice cream melts amongst the juicy berries. It’s divine! Why you’ll love this recipe There […]

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Blueberry Crisp is the perfect dessert to serve all year round! This easy recipe features juicy blueberries topped with a sweet oatmeal crumble. We like to serve it warm with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream, this way the ice cream melts amongst the juicy berries. It’s divine!

Blueberry crisp on a plate, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Why you’ll love this recipe

There are several reasons why this recipe trumps others. One of my favorite aspects to this blueberry crisp recipe is the blueberry to crumble ratio is a 1:1 ratio! It makes me giddy just thinking about it. What this means is you get the same amount of crumble as blueberries in each bite. Let’s be honest, the crumble is the best part, right?! (Or am I an outlier in thinking this?)

You can use fresh or frozen blueberries to make this crisp, or a combination of both.

This dessert recipe bakes up perfectly every time!

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Italian Grilled Chicken https://saltandbaker.com/italian-grilled-chicken/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=italian-grilled-chicken https://saltandbaker.com/italian-grilled-chicken/#comments Fri, 03 Apr 2020 22:30:01 +0000 http://saltandbaker.com/?p=985 This Italian grilled chicken is such an easy recipe to make. Trust me. I used to be skeptical about using the grill (my husband usually would), but this recipe makes it so simple! I’ll walk you through it so you can get that juicy, flavorful grilled chicken you’ve been dying to achieve. Everyone loves an […]

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This Italian grilled chicken is such an easy recipe to make. Trust me. I used to be skeptical about using the grill (my husband usually would), but this recipe makes it so simple! I’ll walk you through it so you can get that juicy, flavorful grilled chicken you’ve been dying to achieve.

The most delicious Italian Marinated Chicken. It's so easy to make, your family and guests will rave about this!

Everyone loves an easy one-pot soup — such as my sweet and spicy chili recipe or my easy lasagna soup — but it’s also very refreshing to have a good serving of lean meat and a side of vegetables. My favorite side dishes to serve with this Italian chicken include oven roasted broccoli, brown sugar roasted carrots, and parsley potatoes.

There’s something about a tender grilled chicken breast and some freshly steamed vegetables that hits that healthy dinner spot. 

If you meal prep, be sure to add this grilled Italian chicken to your meal prep menu!

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(One Bowl) Easter Sugar Cookies https://saltandbaker.com/easter-sugar-cookies/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=easter-sugar-cookies https://saltandbaker.com/easter-sugar-cookies/#respond Thu, 02 Apr 2020 06:00:02 +0000 https://saltandbaker.com/?p=6867 Easter Sugar Cookies are a great way to celebrate the Easter holiday! Sugar cookie dough balls are rolled in colored sugar then baked to perfection. The end result is soft cookies with a bright and cheery appearance. I really enjoy making soft roll out sugar cookies, but there are times I just don’t have the […]

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Easter Sugar Cookies are a great way to celebrate the Easter holiday! Sugar cookie dough balls are rolled in colored sugar then baked to perfection. The end result is soft cookies with a bright and cheery appearance.

Sugar coated sugar cookies on a cooling rack.

I really enjoy making soft roll out sugar cookies, but there are times I just don’t have the time to make them.

When that’s the case, I resort to making easy sugar cookies like these ones.

Why you’ll love this recipe

There are two profound things you’ll appreciate about this recipe:

  1. It uses one bowl. Period, end of story. I mean that kind of sells me already.
  2. These cookies are soft and sweet.
  3. Rolled in colored sugar makes them so fun! This is a great recipe for kids to make, by the way. It’s easy and perfect for little hands that are aching to participate.
  4. You can change the color of the sugar to match the holiday you’re celebrating. For example, use orange, black, and purple sugar for Halloween or red and green for Christmas.

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A Sweeter Wednesday #22 https://saltandbaker.com/a-sweeter-wednesday-22/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-sweeter-wednesday-22 https://saltandbaker.com/a-sweeter-wednesday-22/#respond Wed, 01 Apr 2020 06:42:33 +0000 https://saltandbaker.com/?p=7209 Happy Wednesday! You guys, I went to Costco and the grocery store on Friday and it was AMAZING! I was so excited to get out. I put on make up for the first time in like 8 days. Ha! I’m a big Office fan. I’ve watched the show multiple times, however, I always stop after […]

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Happy Wednesday!

  1. You guys, I went to Costco and the grocery store on Friday and it was AMAZING! I was so excited to get out. I put on make up for the first time in like 8 days. Ha!
  2. I’m a big Office fan. I’ve watched the show multiple times, however, I always stop after Michael leaves… it’s just not as good. Anyways, John Krasinski started a “news channel” and it’s the greatest. The show focuses on “Some Good News.” Watch it. It’s great.
  3. Bought more PB M&M eggs last weekend. #noshame They are helping us survive quarantine.
  4. This old couple is #goals. <– also good prank idea if you need one!
  5. We watched Remember the Titans over the weekend. Man, I love that movie. Next up, Cool Runnings. 🛷
  6. Also currently watching Revenge on Hulu. I started the free month trial 2 weeks ago. As a result I’m staying up past midnight watching the episodes so that I can finish it before the free month is up. I’ll buy a nice waffle iron but pinch my pennies for streaming services. Go figure.
  7. If you want a good laugh, watch this news anchor bloopers video. 😂
  8. Those of you who sent me emails telling me all the things you’re doing to keep busy, THANK YOU! I love getting emails from you, and while I can’t respond to every single one, I do read all of them. 💛

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Recent Recipes

Recipes shared on Salt & Baker over the past week. There’s only 1 🙂 

Recipes shared around this time, in years past

Favorite Finds

If you’re like me and you have young preschool (ish) aged kids at home, here are some great activities to do with them.

Lemon asparagus pasta… need!

Nordstroms is offering 40% off for their Spring Sale! I have these Bermuda shorts and they’re my favorite.

This is the most beautiful hummingbird cake I’ve ever seen.

Uncrustables at home.

Thai yellow chicken curry soup has officially been added to our dinner menu.

The most colorful candy rainbow bark I’ve ever seen. 😍

Talk about a unique pizza cutter. 🐒

Carrot cake anyone? 🥕

 

Thanks for reading, and have a great week!

xo Whitney

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Brown Sugar Roasted Carrots https://saltandbaker.com/brown-sugar-roasted-carrots/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=brown-sugar-roasted-carrots https://saltandbaker.com/brown-sugar-roasted-carrots/#respond Mon, 30 Mar 2020 06:30:31 +0000 https://saltandbaker.com/?p=6530 Do you need to spruce up the side dishes you serve at the dinner table? If so, these brown sugar roasted carrots with thyme would be a great place to start! Or check out my addicting oven roasted broccoli. 😍 You’re going to make this recipe and LOVE IT. I mean, absolutely love it! I’m […]

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Do you need to spruce up the side dishes you serve at the dinner table? If so, these brown sugar roasted carrots with thyme would be a great place to start! Or check out my addicting oven roasted broccoli. 😍

Brown Sugar Roasted Carrots on a white plate.

You’re going to make this recipe and LOVE IT. I mean, absolutely love it!

I’m a bit partial to carrots, I really like them! The flavor is a bit more mild, unlike broccoli. You eat broccoli and it feels like you’re eating a tree. I mean, broccoli tastes healthy.

Good news is, this recipe features a healthy vegetable (carrots) that are covered in a delicious thyme infused buttery brown sugar sauce.

Mayyyyybe the sauce offsets the health benefits of the carrots. Maybe. But we won’t let that stop us!

Here’s how to make them…

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A Sweeter Wednesday #21 https://saltandbaker.com/a-sweeter-wednesday-21/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-sweeter-wednesday-21 https://saltandbaker.com/a-sweeter-wednesday-21/#respond Wed, 25 Mar 2020 05:30:24 +0000 https://saltandbaker.com/?p=7036 Happy Wednesday! Or I think it’s Wednesday 🤔 Honestly, I can’t keep track of what day it is. Our schedule is a a bit out of wack, as I’m sure yours is too. Nevertheless, I hope each of you are happy and most importantly, healthy. I know there’s a lot of worry and possibly fear […]

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Happy Wednesday! Or I think it’s Wednesday 🤔 Honestly, I can’t keep track of what day it is. Our schedule is a a bit out of wack, as I’m sure yours is too.

Nevertheless, I hope each of you are happy and most importantly, healthy.

  1. I know there’s a lot of worry and possibly fear around the world, but it makes me so happy to see just HOW MUCH good there is! People are good.
  2. Zoos and aquariums are showcasing live footage and celebrities are doing mini concerts in their home.
  3. Jimmy Fallon is doing the Tonight Show from his home and I’m LOVING it!
  4. Been loving  obsessed with the Peanut Butter M&M Eggs. I bought 3 bags on Saturday and we are down to 1. 😳 There’s more peanut butter in the eggs, so the candy tastes so much better than the year round PB M&M’s.
  5. We’ve been going on walks 2x/day and it has been our saving grace. I can’t handle being cooped up in the house all day.
  6. What are you doing to keep yourselves busy?

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Recent Recipes

A recap of recipes shared on Salt & Baker over the past few weeks.

A ,Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake covered in a lemon glaze against a white background.

Thank you to everyone who has made a recipe and come back to comment on it! Your comments really help me and Salt & Baker as a business, so thank you for taking the time to do that. ❤️

Favorite Finds

Yale’s “Happiness Course” is being offered for free right now. 🎉

Confession: I spent a small fortune on a waffle iron, but I’m here to tell you it was so worth it! Best waffle maker I’ve ever used.

I love that this Starbucks worker/opera singer burst into song for a customer.

Who loves homemade peppermint patties? 🙋🏼‍♀️

Kind of want to buy this kids toy for myself… not my kids!

I need to buy some plants; 6 plants that can reduce stress.

This chickpea chili sounds delish.

One of the cutest desserts I’ve seen… mini lemon cheesecakes 🍋

Thanks for reading and have a great week!

xo Whitney

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Chocolate Cake Pops https://saltandbaker.com/chocolate-cake-pops/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=chocolate-cake-pops https://saltandbaker.com/chocolate-cake-pops/#respond Tue, 24 Mar 2020 06:00:19 +0000 https://saltandbaker.com/?p=6798 These chocolate cake pops are made with a really moist chocolate cake and rich chocolate frosting. Taper them to any occasion by sprinkling festive sprinkles overtop! While writing this blog post it occurred to me that I had no idea who invented cake pops. I mean, it’s definitely more of a recent “invention.” Well, apparently […]

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These chocolate cake pops are made with a really moist chocolate cake and rich chocolate frosting. Taper them to any occasion by sprinkling festive sprinkles overtop!

Chocolate Cake Pops in a styrofoam block.

While writing this blog post it occurred to me that I had no idea who invented cake pops. I mean, it’s definitely more of a recent “invention.” Well, apparently Angie Dudley invented cake pops. She obviously had a lot of time on her hands! 😂

I’m kidding.

I really enjoy eating a rich and moist chocolate cake with a fork, but having it on a stick is waaaay more fun! Plus it makes it 100X easier for guests to eat (less dishes… why is that always the first thing that comes to my mind??)

And hello… cake on a stick? Super cute.

A hand grabbing a chocolate cake pop.

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Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake https://saltandbaker.com/lemon-poppy-seed-bundt-cake/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=lemon-poppy-seed-bundt-cake https://saltandbaker.com/lemon-poppy-seed-bundt-cake/#respond Mon, 23 Mar 2020 06:26:39 +0000 https://saltandbaker.com/?p=6549 Friends, I’m beyond thrilled to bring you the best Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake you’ll ever have. I tested this recipe multiple times in order to get it *just* right. This lemon Bundt Cake has a beautifully balanced lemon flavor as well as a soft and really moist crumb texture. You are going to really, […]

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Friends, I’m beyond thrilled to bring you the best Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake you’ll ever have. I tested this recipe multiple times in order to get it *just* right. This lemon Bundt Cake has a beautifully balanced lemon flavor as well as a soft and really moist crumb texture.

You are going to really, I mean, REALLY, love this cake!

A Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake surrounded by sliced lemons and small white flowers.

Lemon + poppy seeds is an iconic flavor (or more like texture) combination.

I don’t know what it is, but there’s lemon poppy seed everything. Which is totally fine by me! I love everything to do with lemons and adding poppy seeds is just an added bonus.

You’ll find several lemon and poppy seed recipes on Salt & Baker. I will list them below so that you can check them out.

And then there are recipes utilizing lemons (minus the poppy seeds):

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Oven Roasted Broccoli https://saltandbaker.com/oven-roasted-broccoli/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=oven-roasted-broccoli https://saltandbaker.com/oven-roasted-broccoli/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2020 06:15:22 +0000 https://saltandbaker.com/?p=6637 With only 4 basic ingredients, this easy and healthy oven roasted broccoli is a fast and easy side dish, the perfect accompaniment to any dinner! Let me tell you a brief story. It won’t take long. It’s goes like this… a few weeks ago I recipe tested this roasted broccoli recipe. I then ate the […]

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With only 4 basic ingredients, this easy and healthy oven roasted broccoli is a fast and easy side dish, the perfect accompaniment to any dinner!

Let me tell you a brief story. It won’t take long.

It’s goes like this… a few weeks ago I recipe tested this roasted broccoli recipe. I then ate the ENTIRE pan of roasted broccoli.

The end.

Oven Roasted Broccoli on a white plate.

Ironically I made the broccoli for dinner and was planning on serving it alongside my honey glazed salmon. Yeah, that didn’t happen.

I ate the broccoli as if it were candy. And honestly, it tasted like candy! In a really healthy, non-guilty kind of way.

Funny enough, I literally ate them standing next to the oven because I was practically shoveling the green trees in my face.

Moral of the story: oven roasted broccoli will change your life!

If you don’t like broccoli, give the green vegetable another chance. Use this recipe and fall in love with one of the healthiest vegetables.

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