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Taylor Kadlec
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Taylor Kadlec is a lover of all things food including baking, cooking, and of course, eating. She is a self-taught baker and cook, and she shares her kitchen adventures on her blog Greens & Chocolate, where healthy cooking meets sinful indulgence.

Chilled Peach Soup with Granola

Chilled Peach Soup with Granola

Who said soup was only for dinner? This peach bowl is great for breakfast or a midday snack.…

Blueberry and Almond Breakfast Oat Bars

Blueberry and Almond Breakfast Oat Bars

With a touch of honey, a handful of toasted almonds, and bursting with blueberry flavor, these bars are a perfect grab and go breakfast.…

Mediterranean Veggie Burgers

Mediterranean Veggie Burgers

Not all veggie burgers are grill-able, but this one is. Chickpeas are the base and amped in flavor from roasted peppers and caramelized onions. …

Brown Butter S’More Rice Krispie Treats

Brown Butter S’More Rice Krispie Treats

Mixed with graham cracker crumbs and layered with chocolate and burnt marshmallows, these brown butter treats are a sure sign of summer.…

Puff Tart with Almond Cream and Berries

Puff Tart with Almond Cream and Berries

Quick and easy puff pastry tarts filled with almond cream cheese filling and topped with fresh berries and almonds.…

A Match Made in Heaven — Shrimp Scampi Tapas

A Match Made in Heaven — Shrimp Scampi Tapas

The combination of lemon and garlic shrimp pairs perfectly with crisp blanco Rioja wine. Be sure to have bread on hand to devour the sauce left in the pan.…

Slow-Roasted Pork Arepas with Pickled Onions and Chimichurri

Slow-Roasted Pork Arepas with Pickled Onions and Chimichurri

Arepas are fun. Not to mention, the smoky pork with the spicy and sour onions, herb-filled chimichurri, and cornmeal arepas are simply delicious.…

Coconut, Coffee, Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Coconut, Coffee, Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Strong coffee flavor and coconut extract make this ice cream bold and rich. Add chocolate chunks or flakes for a sweet addition.…

Grilled Zucchini and Corn Crostini with Lemon Basil Ricotta

Grilled Zucchini and Corn Crostini with Lemon Basil Ricotta

For a successful dinner on the patio, all you need is grilled summer vegetables, toasted bread, and tangy lemon-basil ricotta.…

Mango Curry Grilled Chicken

Mango Curry Grilled Chicken

Made with coconut milk, this marinade leaves the chicken so moist and flavorful. Make extra marinade serve as a sweet and spicy sauce.…

Quinoa Stuffed Endive with Blueberry and Basil

Quinoa Stuffed Endive with Blueberry and Basil

The combination may sound strange, but trust us, it works. A light vinaigrette and goat cheese brings this delicious, utensil-free salad together. …

Blueberry Scones with Crumble Topping

Blueberry Scones with Crumble Topping

An outside crust with soft insides, these lemon and blueberry scones are a perfect match for cinnamon crumble. Grab butter, jam, and tea and start relaxing.…

An EGG For Every Occasion — Sweet Potato, Brussels Sprouts, and Bacon Hash

An EGG For Every Occasion — Sweet Potato, Brussels Sprouts, and Bacon Hash

Use up odd leftovers with an easy hash complete with a runny egg. Top with grated cheese and hot sauce for a filling breakfast or a quick dinner.…

Crispy Tofu and Broccoli Bowls with Spicy Hoisin Sauce

Crispy Tofu and Broccoli Bowls with Spicy Hoisin Sauce

Crispy tofu sits atop rice noodles that are perfect for soaking up sauces. The flavorful sauce, spicy hoisin, is brightened with cilantro and broccoli and brings the dish together.…

Mini Strawberry Shortcake Trifles

Mini Strawberry Shortcake Trifles

Roasting strawberries creates a magical fruit flavor. The intensified strawberry layered with a lemon angel food cake make for a rich trifle that's perfect for individual servings.…

Sausage, Feta, and Almond-Parsley Pesto Pasta

Sausage, Feta, and Almond-Parsley Pesto Pasta

Fresh parsley pesto and feta make for an easy pasta dinner. With chicken sausage or chickpeas, this meal is sure to satisfy hunger. …

Blueberry Lemon Coffee Cake

Blueberry Lemon Coffee Cake

A tender lemon flavored coffee cake, speckled with blueberries and drizzled with a lemon glaze. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert.…

Carrot Cake Bars with Greek Yogurt Frosting

Carrot Cake Bars with Greek Yogurt Frosting

Carrot bars made healthy with whole wheat flour, applesauce, coconut oil, and Greek yogurt in the frosting.…

Sriracha and Honey Glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Sriracha and Honey Glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Crispy brussels sprouts with almonds and a sweet and spicy glaze. Top with fresh cilantro and you have a superb side dish on your hands.…

My Hometown Guide – Food Lover’s Guide to St. Paul

My Hometown Guide – Food Lover’s Guide to St. Paul

Discover the delicious joints of St. Paul, Minnesota in Taylor's Hometown Guide.…

Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce

The peanut sauce makes this quinoa flavorful with its mixture of sweet and spicy. Loaded with vegetables, this salad is filling and a great lunch option to take to work.…

Citrus and Rosemary Roasted Olives

Citrus and Rosemary Roasted Olives

Roasted olives are perfect as an appetizer or a pre-dinner snack. The citrus and rosemary subtly complement the olives' flavor perfectly.…

Roasted Honey & Rosemary Carrots

Roasted Honey & Rosemary Carrots

This roasted carrot side dish is perfect for an easy weeknight meal but also elegant enough for a dinner party. The honey caramelizes during the roasting process and gives the carrots a bit of sweetness to balance out the kosher…

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Blue Cheese and Maple Dressing

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Blue Cheese and Maple Dressing

Brussels sprouts are often roasted with deep, smoky flavors for the holidays but this recipe has them pan-seared and paired with bright flavors like tart cranberries.…

Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole

From the cream sauce to the fresh green beans and right down to the homemade fried onions, this Thanksgiving staple gets a culinary update.…

Pumpkin Spice Rice Pudding

Pumpkin Spice Rice Pudding

This recipe offers a range of sugar for you to adjust the level of sweetness so this seasonal treat can be an indulgent breakfast or a decadent dessert.…

Coconut Curry Roasted Carrot and Leek Soup

Coconut Curry Roasted Carrot and Leek Soup

Roasting the carrots intensifies their earthy flavor while curry powder and coconut milk add a great exotic twist.…

Candy Corn and Salted Peanut Rice Krispie Treats

Candy Corn and Salted Peanut Rice Krispie Treats

There's nothing subtle about these sugar bombs, but that's what's so great about the nostalgic treat.…

Brie En Croute with Apples and Onions

Brie En Croute with Apples and Onions

Spoil your guests with this as an appetizer or serve with just a salad and a bottle of wine for a romantic night in.…

Finnish Pancake with Caramelized Apples

Finnish Pancake with Caramelized Apples

This baked pancake recipe is perfect for when you want something sweet for breakfast but don't want to have to keep an eye on a stovetop flapjacks.…

Pumpkin Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Chips

Pumpkin Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Chips

This recipe combines the classic summer quick bread with the comforting fall quick bread into a late summer/early fall treat. …

Baked Pasta with Veggies, Sausage and Goat Cheese Sauce

Baked Pasta with Veggies, Sausage and Goat Cheese Sauce

This rich goat cheese sauce could pair with an array of vegetables and proteins for a comforting one-dish dinner. …

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread or Muffins

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread or Muffins

Make this batter into muffins for portable treats or bread to keep around the house.…

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

If you’re a fan of buffalo chicken, you will surely love this quick and easy slow cooker meal.…

Goat Cheese and Honey Spread

Goat Cheese and Honey Spread

This appetizer is a great afternoon snack, but would also be a perfect appetizer for a dinner party, pot luck, or barbecue.…

Quinoa Blueberry Muffins

Quinoa Blueberry Muffins

These muffins are just full of super good for ya foods. We’ve got blueberries, chia seeds, and flax seeds. Plus very little sugar, oats, and coconut oil.…

Edamame Succotash – Edamame and Bacon Mix

Edamame Succotash – Edamame and Bacon Mix

This makes it a great side dish for a picnic outside or at a potluck, since it doesn’t need to be served warm.…

Greek Pork Chops with Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Greek Pork Chops with Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Pork chops along with the tomato and cucumber salad make a delicious dinner, and if you marinate the pork chops the night before, it comes together quickly.…

Triple Berry Quinoa and Spring Green Salad

Triple Berry Quinoa and Spring Green Salad

This is a great side salad, but also perfect for a light summer dinner.…

Shrimp Po’Boys

Shrimp Po’Boys

In addition to being tasty, these were also pretty simple to make.…

Creamy Tomato Pasta

Creamy Tomato Pasta

This is delicious comfort food that is perfect for a snowy night.…

Beer-Braised Beef Sandwiches

Beer-Braised Beef Sandwiches

If you’re a beef eater, then you really must give this beef sandwich recipe a try.…

Healthy Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad

Healthy Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad

Enjoy a healthy and super easy to make kale and brussels sprout salad recipe from Taylor Kadlec.…

Party Food – Bacon, Leek and Cheddar Mini Quiches

Party Food – Bacon, Leek and Cheddar Mini Quiches

These bacon, leek and cheddar mini quiches are a snap to make, and taste delicious.…

Honey Lime Chicken Kabobs

Honey Lime Chicken Kabobs

Summery chicken kabobs marinated in a sweet but zesty honey-lime marinade.…

Peppermint Crunch Cocoa Krispie Treats

Peppermint Crunch Cocoa Krispie Treats

Cocoa Krispie Treats stuffed with peppermint chocolate cookies and topped with peppermint crunch candy.…

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Chocolate and pecans combine to make one insanely rich and delicious pie.…

Cranberry Chutney, Goat Cheese, and Pecan Puff Pastry Appetizers

Cranberry Chutney, Goat Cheese, and Pecan Puff Pastry Appetizers

These fun puff pastry appetizers turn the cracker spread into a hand-held appetizer.…

Butternut Squash Craze: Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto

Butternut Squash Craze: Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto

Roasted butternut squash is combined with pancetta, sage, and Parmesan cheese for one delicious side dish.…

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars with Cream Cheese Glaze

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars with Cream Cheese Glaze

These pumpkin bars are perfectly spiced, studded with chocolate chips, then drizzled with a cream cheese frosting.…