Bacon and Pea Macaroni & Cheese

You’ll never guess that this unbelievably creamy, cheesy mac and cheese is actually lightened up!

Bacon and Pea Macaroni & Cheese - You'll never guess that this unbelievably creamy, cheesy mac and cheese is actually lightened up!

As bikini season is slowly coming to an end, I decided to make the best kind of comfort food of all: mac and cheese. With bacon. Lots and lots of crisp bacon bits mixed in and sprinkled on top because, well, everything is always better with bacon, right?

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Zucchini Corn Pancakes

These easy pancakes are the perfect side dish or appetizer to any meal. And best of all, they don’t even taste “healthy”!

Zucchini Corn Pancakes - Super easy pancakes perfect as a side dish or appetizer. And best of all, they don't even taste "healthy"!

I have always been such a sucker for savory pancakes. It may be due to the fact that Korean green onion pancakes were a staple at our house, usually served as a side dish. And whenever it was on our dinner table, I would only pick at that, and my mother had to scold me many times to eat everything else on my plate. But I’d still sneak in a piece of pancake here and there.

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Copycat Chick-fil-A Nuggets

Just like Chick-Fil-A, but it tastes 10000x better! And the homemade honey mustard is out of this world!

Copycat Chick-fil-A Nuggets - Just like Chick-Fil-A, but it tastes 10000x better! And the homemade honey mustard is out of this world!

I have always been somewhat of a late adopter in almost all aspects of life. I was one of the last people on earth to start wearing converse “chucks”. Or make the switch to skinny jeans. I was also very late on the iPhone adoption. And now I’m one of the last people to finally try Chick-fil-A.

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Lemon Parmesan Asparagus

A quick and easy side dish with fresh lemon juice, garlic and Parmesan goodness, made with just 5 min prep!

Lemon Parmesan Asparagus - A quick and easy side dish with fresh lemon juice, garlic and Parmesan goodness, made with just 5 min prep!

Roasted asparagus is one of my absolute favorite side dishes ever. It’s quick, easy, and pairs with almost every dish. But after I made the parmesan lemon zucchini last week, I decided to give that flavor combo a try with these. And boy, was I in for a treat.

Lemon Parmesan Asparagus - A quick and easy side dish with fresh lemon juice, garlic and Parmesan goodness, made with just 5 min prep!

Now this is just as simple as roasted asparagus with a few easy additions – freshly squeezed lemon juice, pressed garlic, and a sprinkling of freshly grated Parmesan cheese. That’s it. But don’t be fooled – these three simple additions bring in so much flavor to such an easy side dish.

Lemon Parmesan Asparagus - A quick and easy side dish with fresh lemon juice, garlic and Parmesan goodness, made with just 5 min prep!

Best of all, you can control exactly how much lemon juice and Parmesan you want. And if you double the Parmesan cheese – well, I definitely won’t be the one judging. After all, you can never have too much Parmesan cheese!

Lemon Parmesan Asparagus

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 15 minutes

Total Time 20 minutes

Yield 4 servings

Lemon Parmesan Asparagus

A quick and easy side dish with fresh lemon juice, garlic and Parmesan goodness, made with just 5 min prep!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • Juice of 1 lemon, or more, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan, or more, to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
  • Place asparagus in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper, to taste; gently toss to combine. Place into oven and roast for 8-10 minutes, or until tender but crisp.
  • Serve immediately, tossed with garlic, lemon juice and Parmesan.
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