I roast carrots and cabbage “steaks,” but you could do anything you want, as all veggies pair well with this meatloaf. Another favorite is roasted brussels sprouts with walnuts!
I recommend allowing yourself about 2 hours before serving to get everything caramelized and roasted properly without rushing!
* Watch me (Youtube video) make this recipe HERE!
- 1-2 lbs ground beef (if you like more “meaty” of a meatloaf, use 2 lbs)
- 1 sweet onion, sliced as thinly as possible
- 3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 TBS butter or olive oil
- 1 TBS tomato paste
- 2 TBS Worcestershire sauce (to taste)
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 2 tsps yellow mustard
- Salt and pepper
- 1 tsp all-spice seasoning or any blend of your favorites (I used Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute)
- 1 TBS balsamic glaze
- 1 egg (2 if you like your meatloaf to be more firm and held together)
- 1/4 cup italian breadcrumbs
- Start by caramelizing your onions. Add butter and/or oil to your pan, turn on medium-low. Add sliced onions. Add a pinch of salt, give a quick stir to coat the onions, and leave it alone for a bit. I usually take about 30-45 minutes to do this, stirring a few times to turn the onions over.
- Make sauce mix that will go on top of the meatloaf, as well as inside. In a bowl, mix tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, yellow mustard, pinch of salt, pinch of pepper, all-spice or seasoning blend, balsamic glaze. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, scramble your egg. Add breadcrumbs. Whisk together. Add ground beef and mix until combined by hand. Don’t overmix!
- Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Ensure your meat is cooked in the center and let it rest for about 15 minutes.
- Roast whatever veggies you want on the side or serve with a salad.
If you love scones that are on the sweet side, verging on muffin territory, you will love my new blueberry scone recipe. Easy easy easy to make and you probably have everything on hand!
2 cups all purpose flour
½ cup sugar
1 tbs baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 stick (½ cup) cold butter, cut into cubes
½ cup whole milk
1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen, towel dried
A couple tablespoons Turbinado or raw sugar, for topping
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Using a stand mixer (my preference) or a hand mixer, stir dry ingredients together slowly. Add butter cubes. Mixture should turn into a crumbly type of mix. Add the milk, then the egg. The batter will be thick. Add the blueberries and gently fold into batter.
Flour your work surface. I like to use a piece of parchment paper with light flour on top. Make sure you flour your hands! Put dough on the work surface and press dough down. You can make your scones as rustic/free form as you like, but I prefer to make a large rectangle, about 1.5 inches thick. I cut the rectangle into 4 quadrants and then into triangles from there.
Place on a cookie sheet, top with your desired amount of raw sugar, and bake for 20 minutes.
Hope you enjoy!
View my YouTube tutorial of these recipes here! 🙂
What you’ll need:
I used 5 sticks of butter and divided them into three to create 3 different kinds of compound butter for Thanksgiving. These make an amazing gift to bring along to the holidays. The sweet flavors can be used on rolls, biscuits, toast, cinnamon rolls, and so much more. Savory compound butter is amazing on a nice crusty bread, served as an appetizer with crackers, or used to flavor meat. Keep on Reading!
You can view the tutorial here: https://youtu.be/I8JGeNzA-aA
Who doesn’t love a bath bomb? If you haven’t tried it, you’re missing out! They are so fun and relaxing, but they can get expensive if you buy them retail. Why not try making your own in bulk and have enough to gift around the holidays? BONUS: Orange and clove are great for our bodies. Orange essential oil boosts immunity and helps to alleviate anxiety. Clove gives a natural relief from inflammation and pain.
- 1/2 cup epsom salts
- 1 cup citric acid
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 cup oil, such as coconut or olive
- 8-10 drops essential oil, or to your liking
- 2 Tbs cloves, ground
- food coloring (optional)
- To package them for gifts, you will need: some type of container, such as clear bags, ribbon, and labels or tags
- Combine epsom salts and food coloring in bowl.
- In a separate bowl, combine citric acid, baking soda, and cornstarch. Mix well.
- Add a little of the epsom salts mixture to this main bath bomb mixture. Mix well.
- In the main mixture, add ground cloves, essential oils, and oil of choice.
- Add a little of the epsom salts mixture in the bottom of each mold.
- Press mixture into molds or ice cube tray, pressing very firmly and packing into the mold.
- Wait for bath bombs to dry. It may take up to 48 hours. They will become very dry and hard, but be gentle with them.
- Package however you like! Enjoy 🙂
Personally, I think it’s super important to have access to high quality, handmade items by small businesses at our fingertips. Going to craft and holiday fairs just isn’t as easy with a little one, so I like to scour the pages of Etsy to find sweet little happies that remind me of some special people in my life.
Here are some suggestions from my favorite shops for affordable + adorable holiday gift ideas and stocking stuffers! Keep on Reading!
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I’ve talked previously about the attempt to nurse my first and only, Josie, from day one. To recap, or if you haven’t read my previous blog (read it here) about why I care about helping moms – she just wouldn’t latch. Not kind of, not at all. My overwhelming love for her made her mad or something, I don’t know, and the doctors/nurses didn’t know either. We eventually got the hang of it with one another and I have breastfed her through 15 months old, so dreams do come true y’all. Keep on Reading!