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Fingerling Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic

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These potatoes are one of my favorite side dishes ever. They look impressive enough to make for company, but are easy enough for a weeknight dinner side. Plus, the aroma of garlic and rosemary is truly intoxicating. That being said, I know that rosemary can be a bit polarizing. So If you aren’t a big fan, thyme would be a delicious option.

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic

Fingerling Potatoes, scrubbed

Fresh Rosemary

3-4 Fresh Garlic Cloves (Smashed and Peeled)

Salt

Pepper

Olive Oil

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. I like to use the convection roast setting on my oven
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and then a layer of parchment paper. (You can skip this step if you aren’t feeling as lazy. I don’t always do this because it isn’t as environmentally friendly as just washing your pan…but the appeal of an easy clean up won out today.)
  • Slice your thoroughly scrubbed fingerling potatoes in half lengthwise. I used about 6 potatoes, so half of a little bag. That is the beauty of this recipe, it will work if you have 3 potatoes or 12. Just adjust the seasoning and oil to coat.
  • Place your potatoes and garlic on your pan. Drizzle with a generous tablespoon or so of olive oil, a good pinch of salt, and fresh cracked pepper. Toss to coat.
  • Scatter the rosemary sprigs over the potatoes.
  • Optional: If you really love rosemary, like me, mince about half a sprig and sprinkle it over the potatoes. This will ensure that you get rosemary in every bite. The full springs will infuse the potatoes with their flavor, but this just adds a little extra.
  • Roast for about 30 minutes until golden brown on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside.
  • I like to taste a potato for seasoning. Potatoes need a good amount of salt to really shine.
  • Pro tip: keep an eye on your garlic cloves. Pull them out if they get golden brown too quickly. You can add them once the potatoes have finished cooking. No one likes burnt garlic!
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Smokey Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Kelby (the love of my life/ the guy who makes me belly laugh daily/ best friend) used to hate sweet potatoes. I tried every preparation that I could think of… baked, mashed with honey and pecans, plain mashed, etc. It was a sad time. I did not want to make two different types of potatoes forever and I could not give up my beloved sweet potatoes. So, I tried to roast them with a delicious smokey spicy mix. The verdict: he absolutely loves them! This is the only way he will eat them.  If you have a sweet potato hater in your life, try this super simple side dish.

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Roasted BBQ Chicken Thighs

This morning I woke up ready to conquer the day. I did an hour of blogilates (thanks Cassie!), got ready, and even ate breakfast at home. I’m usually more of a quick smoothie in a travel mug kind of girl. Then, I get to work and I realize…. I totally forgot to put the chicken in the crock pot. How did I forget to put the chicken in the crock pot?! It was going to be a delicious bbq pulled chicken on a sandwich thin with some crunchy, refreshing broccoli slaw. The chicken thighs would cook all day until they were falling apart, but they never made it to their slow cooker destination. So, on to plan b. Roasting! Roasting veggies, meat, anything really is one of my all time favorite cooking methods. Crank the oven to 425, season, pop the chicken thighs in, flip halfway through and you are done. Low maintenance, just like my no heat curls today.