Lemon and Mascarpone Gnocchi with Rosemary Brown Butter

These soft and pillowy lemon and mascarpone gnocchi are tossed in a rosemary brown butter sauce. The flavor and texture are out of this world!
Lemon and Mascarpone Gnocchi with Rosemary Brown Butter | chezcateylou.com

I am slightly obsessed with the Food Network and have been for years. Specifically with Ina Garten and Giada de Laurentiis. I think I have seen every single episode of both of their shows. I just love the food they make, and they also both have pretty awesome lives. I have spent many a Saturday morning living vicariously through their shows. So when Ina had Giada as a guest on her show, I pretty much freaked! I was so excited. I still have it saved on my TiVo – TheBetterHalf keeps trying to delete it but I won’t let him! And ever since the show aired (ages ago!) I have been thinking about these Lemon Mascarpone Gnocchi that they made together. I finally got around to making them, and they definitely lived up to expectations!

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Minty Pea Prosciutto Toast

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Oh wow, this month has flown by! I seriously can’t believe it is already Feb. 28. And, already time for another Mystery Dish post! The amazing Christine from I Dig Pinterest picked the ingredients for us this month. They were:

Fresh Mushrooms
Pork
Spinach
Cream Cheese
Pineapple
Butterscotch Chips
Macadamia Nuts
Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce
Ritz Crackers
Tortillas

I was seriously considering making spinach artichoke dip with mushrooms and bacon, using cream cheese and sriracha, and having ritz crackers and homemade tortilla chips for dipping! But then I decided to settle down. No need to get so wild. Plus, I was dying to make this pea toast!

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Creamy Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bake with Broccoli and Kale

Hearty quinoa is mixed with buffalo chicken, kale, and broccoli, then topped with a creamy cheese sauce. This is healthy comfort food at its finest!
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The never-ending debate: what to eat for dinner? I’d like to tell you all that I cook a healthy and balanced dinner every night for TheBetterHalf and myself……but I don’t. It is just so hard to find the time!!  That is why I just love recipes like this Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bake!! I can make it on a lazy Sunday, and then we have a healthy and delicious dinner ready on Monday! It has all the components of a balanced meal in one, and it tastes AMAZING.

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Valentine’s Funfetti Pancakes with Vanilla Greek Yogurt Sauce

Light and fluffy pancakes are fun and festive thanks to sprinkles in the batter. Greek yogurt is used in both the pancakes and the vanilla sauce, giving these funfetti pancakes tons of filling protein. Such a delicious and celebratory breakfast!

Valentines Day Funfetti Pancakes with Vanilla Greek Yogurt Sauce | ChezCateyLou.com

What a difference a day makes! Yesterday in NYC it was in the 50s and sunny and today it is 30 and snowing! We seriously got so lucky with the Superbowl weather.

Is everyone tired today from all the festivities last night? I know I am, and this snow is not helping things! So I need something to cheer me up today, and these pancakes are just the thing. If these don’t bring a smile to your face, I don’t know what will! Aren’t they just the cutest?  And so perfect for Valentines Day!… 

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Carrot Coconut Soup

This Carrot Coconut Soup combines fresh carrots and coconut milk with sambal oelek to create a soup that is so full of flavor and such a gorgeous color!

Carrot Coconut Soup | ChezCateyLou.com

I feel like I’m cheating with this post.   Why?  Because I didn’t make it!  Yep ladies and gentlemen – TheBetterHalf made this whole thing, from start to finish.  I didn’t even help him!  Ok, he might have asked a question or two (he’s still not quite sure what an immersion blender is).  But still, I’m impressed.  I could get used to this – homemade soup is one of my favorite things to eat, and somehow it tastes better when someone else makes it!  Take note, TheBetterHalf.

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