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ONE PAN SAFFRON CHICKEN WITH PEPPERS AND PEAS

This paella-inspired dinner cooks up all in the same pan and is flavored with exotic saffron and smoked paprika!
One Pan Saffron Chicken with Peppers and Peas | sweetpeasandsaffron.com @sweetpeasaffron

Did you guys hear?  Full House.  Netflix.  Eeeee!

I just love the fact that my generation (aka: 1980’s kids) are all grown up now and feeling nostalgic…and rebooting all these fun TV shows!  First there was Boy Meets World, and now Full House!?  Now I’m just waiting to see if Family Matters gets a reboot!

OK, let’s ignore the fact that these shows weren’t actually very good (shhhh!), they were happy, safe, family-friendly shows.  Do we have shows like that anymore?  It seems like TV these days is so much darker and more serious…of course that could be because I’ve watched the entire Walking Dead series in the past few months.

Well, Full House reboots have nothing to do at all with this delicious meal I have for you today, although I would say that I’m quite excited about both Full-House and this One Pan Saffron Chicken with Peppers and Peas!

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SPINACH & ARTICHOKE WHIPPED FETA

Feta is whipped to creamy perfection with spinach, artichokes, and a hint of lemon zest!  Perfect as a dip or on sandwiches.
Spinach & Artichoke Whipped Feta Dip

Look!  I made you a dip, and it isn’t hummus!  Shocking, isn’t it?

I have four different variations of hummus on this site, and I thought maybe it was time to branch out.

This time, I actually didn’t have dip in mind…I just wanted something spinach and artichoke.  I tried making one-pot pasta with it, but it was way too rich.  I considered making a grilled cheese sandwich with it, but Google told me it had been done many other times.

Finally, I considered whipped feta…but as a dip.  With spinach and artichokes.  And it turned out perfectly the very first time I made it!  Third time’s a charm!

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LOADED POPCORN BROWNIES (& $500 GIVEAWAY!)

These are not your boring old brownies…they are loaded with popcorn, honey roasted peanuts, caramel, and chocolate!  Salty, sweet, chewy and crunchy!
Loaded Popcorn Brownies- loaded with popcorn, caramel, peanuts, marshmallows and chocolate! | sweetpeasandsaffron.com @sweetpeasaffron

NOTE- Scroll to the bottom of the post to enter a $500 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

I feel like I say this every week, but this week I really, really mean it.

It’s Friday!  Woohoo!  And what a long week it has been.  We have made the decision to switch Kai’s dayhome…which is a very hard decision to make, because he is happy, and she seems very nice.  But there are things that just aren’t sitting right with Momma, and I’m realizing that Mommas aren’t all about baby cuddles and tummy tickles.  They have to make the hard decisions, too.

So we will get to go through the long process of getting him used to a new dayhome.  And Momma will be wracked with guilt and worrying about him every second of that first day, but that’s OK because she has popcorn/peanut/caramel/chocolate topped brownies to stuff her face with!

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HERBED ORZO PASTA SALAD WITH TOMATOES & FETA

A fresh and delicious pasta salad that tosses orzo pasta, cherry tomatoes, mint and feta cheese in a red wine vinaigrette.
Herbed Orzo Salad with Tomatoes and Feta | sweetpeasandsaffron.com @sweetpeasaffron

Sometimes I think my life could make a very entertaining sitcom.

Take this morning, for instance.  I am standing at the bathroom sink, trying to put on my make-up…one foot on the toilet lid, contorted with my knee bent to stop my one and a half year old Kai from getting to the trash can.  Then he averts his attention from the trash can, and quickly dives for the roll of toilet paper…which I am not ready for.  He yanks on it, and manages to get a good length of it before I can stop him.

Then he’s gone in a flash…disappeared into my bedroom, and it is eerily quiet.  Quiet is bad in my house.  So I go to find him, and what do I find?  My humidifier.  The little humidifying hole plugged up with toilet paper.  There is also a corner of paper hanging out of his mouth.  He says “mmmmm!”

Not an end-of-the-world catastrophe, just a snapshot of my life these days.  One eye always to be on Mr. Trouble, and never, ever a dull moment.

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