in the kitchen with mama jess

12 Gifts of Christmas

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in blog, blogs | Comments Off on 12 Gifts of Christmas

Happy Holidays, Mamas! As promised, I have rounded up the entire list of our 12 Gifts of Christmas holiday gift guide and I am posting them all here for you! Hopefully these are useful for those you are still shopping for, or even just to treat yourself! For the Foodie in your life:   Anthropologie Emma Floral Apron: $36.00 We love this adorable apron from Anthropologie! Perfect for any type of meal making, holiday season or not. Find it HERE.   Sur la Table Pasta Starter Kit: $60.00 What’s on the menu tonight is an easily answered question with this kit! Perfect for the young adults in your life too, learn how to make pasta like a true Italian chef!...

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One Pan Dinner: Lemon Butter Chicken and Spinach

Posted by on Nov 30, 2018 in blog, blogs, recipes | Comments Off on One Pan Dinner: Lemon Butter Chicken and Spinach

Get your taste buds excited, because today I have a treat for you: One Pan Lemon Butter Chicken with Spinach. Post Thanksgiving, I have some family in town, so feeding a group of 7 people has become a bit more challenging than my typical four. This recipe was one I found online and improved upon for our big group and our dear readers, and it was the perfect meal: protein and greens all wrapped up in one, with a creamy sauce to top it all off! Here’s how to make it: Part one is marinating the chicken. I prefer skin on, bone in thighs for this dish, but the grocery store was out (I know! The horror!) so I went with wings and drumsticks instead. I just love the way that...

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Spaghetti Nests

Posted by on Nov 19, 2018 in blog, blogs, recipes | Comments Off on Spaghetti Nests

Happy Thanksgiving Week! We are trotting right along in our Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipe Series to bring you mamas the cutest version of a pasta dish we have ever had: Spaghetti Nests! These easy to make, fun to eat bites are perfect for the younger guests at your feast and are simply the best portion size for when you’re craving a bit of carbs (because sometimes you just are, I know). One of the best parts of this snack (other than our Organic Garden Pasta Sauce) is the little meatball nestled in the pasta. I used frozen organic meatballs for this recipe, but you can always make your own too! The first step is to preheat your oven to cook your meatballs. I put my...

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Brie and Fig Poppers

Posted by on Nov 17, 2018 in blog, blogs | Comments Off on Brie and Fig Poppers

Happy Almost Thanksgiving, Mamas! If you haven’t read our Instagram feed (or if you don’t follow us, join our community at @MamaJessFounder), we are celebrating Thanksgiving all week with posts of recipes for delicious, easy appetizers to serve your guests or bring to a party! Today’s recipe: Brie and Fig Poppers! Just look at that pure puff pastry perfection…You should be warned though: it’s almost like a magic trick, how quickly these will disappear, so maybe have a batch or two ready to go because they will be a favorite! I just love the earthy flavor of the brie mixed with the sweetness of the fig jam, held together by a buttery puff pastry!...

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Zoodles Shrimp Scampi in 30 Minutes

Posted by on Nov 8, 2018 in #LastMinuteMeals, blog, blogs, recipes | Comments Off on Zoodles Shrimp Scampi in 30 Minutes

Earlier this week, I had a conundrum. I had less than an hour to make and eat dinner, but I wanted something healthy and homemade. The problem, which you mamas can probably see, is: it can be difficult to make, eat, and enjoy a healthy meal in less than an hour. But today, I may deserve a medal, because I achieved it. That being bragged about, I should probably admit something. I cheated just a wee bit. I have always wanted to be that woman who grows her own herbs to spice up her handmade pasta with a side of hand kneaded and baked bread…but tonight, time was of the essence, of course. So here is the confession: I bought pre-spiralized zucchini noodles and frozen...

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Spooky Halloween Dinner: Mummy Hot Dogs and Roasted Sweet Potato Jack-O-Lanterns

Posted by on Oct 31, 2018 in blog, blogs, good meals, recipes | Comments Off on Spooky Halloween Dinner: Mummy Hot Dogs and Roasted Sweet Potato Jack-O-Lanterns

Happy Halloween, Mummies! (Did you see what I did there?!) I hope you all have a ghoulishly great day ahead, full of costumes, spooky thrills, and lots of candy! Here is the burning question of the today: what is a holiday without a themed dinner? Today we are posting the most adorable, and still wholesome, meal to feed your hungry little werewolves, vampires, and witches after an evening of trick or treating!   The meal? Mummy Hotdogs with Roasted Jack-O-Lantern Sweet Potato Rounds! All you need are a few simple ingredients to turn your normal dinner plate into a haunted one: organic grass-fed beef hot dogs, crescent roll dough, sweet potatoes, olive oil,...

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