June 27, 2016

Garlic Butter Salmon {recipe}

SlaĆ­nte, Hanlin family!

 Ready for another delicious recipe? Good, because I just happen to have one for you today.

Fresh salmon is one form of protein that is always, always in my kitchen. I buy a decently sized piece almost every week, broil it up using my traditional recipe (which you can find by clicking here), and eat it piece by piece with an over-easy egg or two for breakfast until it's gone. So delicious. The other day though, I came across this recipe on Pinterest, and realized that apart from one other recipe that I'll share here at some point in the future, I don't really branch out when it comes to salmon. So, I decided to switch up and give this new recipe a try, and was quite pleased with how it turned out. I'm sure you have already gathered from the title of this blog post, garlic and butter are involved, so, I mean... heaven on a plate!

This recipe is absolutely scrumptious, and shows off the tender creaminess that comes naturally to the fish. It's also super simple (yay), and cleanup is a cinch since the fish is baked in foil (double yay).

Serves 3 - 4 (depending on how much fish you want to use)
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 - 25 minutes
Cleanup time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

June 20, 2016

Broasted Brussels Sprouts {recipe}

Greetings and salutations, Hanlin family! Thanks for coming back, and welcome if you're new around these parts.

Today, I present Brussels sprouts. Growing up, I never understood how or why seemingly so many people can't stand them (I still don't understand it)... in my opinion, they're tiny capsules of heaven - my favorite snack, side, or even a meal all on their own.

So, here's my favorite recipe for luscious, tender Brussels sprouts. I hope y'all like it!

Ingredients:

June 17, 2016

Versatile Blogger Award

Hey there, Hanlin Family!

Just popping in on a Friday because my high school friend Stephanie (Sincerely, Stephanie) nominated me for a Versatile Blogger Award! This is an award which focuses on bloggers who are trying to grow their following, and the chain award things are always a fun way for bloggers to get to know each other, and for readers to discover some other blogs.
So, I thought, "why not?" I'll jump on this bandwagon. Thanks, Steph!

June 13, 2016

MY BROTHER GOT MARRIED! | Adventures in Washington State ~ Vlog

Salutations, Hanlin family!

At the end of May, my parents and I spent a week in beautiful Washington State - downtown Seattle and Vashon Island (where we spent the majority of our time). The main purpose of our trip was to attend my older brother's wedding, which was just absolutely delightful.
We spent a few extra days on that side of the country too, so we had a change to explore a little. We hiked up a mountain trail, wandered through a few downtowns, and saw a spectacular waterfall.
Dat scenery doh. It takes my breath away.

June 6, 2016

Guilt-Free Almond Pancakes + Naturally Sweetened Strawberry Compote {recipe}

*Still working on the vlog from my trip to Washington State. Stay tuned. It'll be here next Monday morning.
My mom makes the best pancakes, and I fondly recall many a childhood and teenage-hood Sunday morning in the family kitchen, chowing down hotcakes fresh off the skillet, and not even worrying about being graceful about it. Oh, good times.