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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Bacon Corn Dip

This dip is unbelievably creamy and addicting. It’s so good, you’ll want to just skip the chips and eat this with a spoon!

Bacon Corn Dip - This dip is unbelievably creamy and addicting. It's so good, you'll want to just skip the chips and eat this with a spoon!

If it came down to it, I could live off of this dip for the rest of my life. It’s amazingly creamy, has plenty of veggies, and best of all, it has bacon. Crisp, crunchy bacon bits sprinkled right on top. What more could you ask for?

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