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Kelly

My name's Kelly and I'm the blogger behind The Pink Apron. My blog is a cooking and recipe blog and is all about delicious from scratch cooking that melds the techniques our great grandmothers used with modern flavors.
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Smoked Eggplant and Goat Cheese Dip by Kelly Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Every once and awhile I enjoy remixing recipes that have previously appeared on the blog, like my Eggplant and Goat Cheese Dip .  I originally posted it here back in ... Read on »
Hello 30 by Kelly Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating When I was younger, I never understood the apprehension about turning 30.  I’ve always thought of myself as an old so, so when I was 25 the thought of turning 30 soun ... Read on »
Blueberry-Balsamic Tempeh Filo Triangles and Brussels Sprouts-Apple Slaw by Kelly Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This month kicked off the inaugural challenge for the Creative Cooking Crew.  Basically we’re a group of bloggers trying to stretch our cooking skills by all c ... Read on »
Blogger Cookie Swap: Chewy Banana Cookies with Dark Chocolate Drizzle and Toasted Pecans by Kelly Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Undoubtably cookie baking is one of my favorite holiday past times.  Life may be hectic these days and there have certainly been times this month that I’ve summoned ... Read on »
Blue Cheese Risotto with Sautéed Apples and Bacon by Kelly Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I’ve been known to get inspiration for recipes in the weirdest places, but I think the story of this recipe takes the cake.  The idea for this recipe came afte ... Read on »
Spicy additions to your holiday cheese board by Kelly Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating With Thanksgiving less than 24 hours away I’m declaring the holiday entertaining season on! Though to be honest, I’ve been pinning ideas for holiday tablescapes, reci ... Read on »
Mascarpone and Chocolate Chip Cake by Kelly Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I’m finally getting back into my cooking/baking routine after falling out of it so hard I was starting to question whether I even liked cooking anymore.  And it’s a g ... Read on »
Spicy Pumpkin Grits with Bacon & Cheddar by Kelly Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Last month we played with apples for our 5 Star Makeover challenge.  This month we got another seasonal ingredient in the form of squash.  I’ve played around wit ... Read on »
Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Dried Blueberries, Bacon, Almonds and Manchego by Kelly Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Since my last post my desire to cook has come in drips and drabs.  It’s not lost on me how ridiculous it is that I spent over a year and a half looking for a con ... Read on »
Vanilla Bean Apple Butter by Kelly Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This month’s 5 Star Makeover came at the perfect time because I’ve needed some coaxing to get in the kitchen lately. I haven’t posted here since late July. And no, ... Read on »
A Midwestern Meets Mediterranean Dinner Party by Kelly Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating As I mentioned early in the week my projects in the kitchen have been a little pathetic this summer. So when family came into town I was determined to redeem myself. ... Read on »
Mediterranean Stuffed Mussels by Kelly Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating With things beyond hectic in my work and personal life I took an unintended two-month break from the 5 Star Makeover. So when the invitation for this month’s c ... Read on »
Banana Nut Muffins with Oat Streusel by Kelly Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating We’ve had high temperatures in the 80′s and 90′s the past few weeks in Chicago, the kind of arid heat that makes stepping outside seems akin to standing in fro ... Read on »
Secret Recipe Club: Sun Dried Tomato Mac and Cheese with Broccoli by Kelly Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Time for June’s Secret Recipe Club .  I’m loving participating because without fail each month I get introduced to either a blog that is new to me or that I’ve read b ... Read on »
Fromage Friday: Dorothea & Barely Buzzed by Kelly Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating When I shared last Friday’s cheese reviews it made me realize how much I missed sampling and sharing new cheeses on the blog.  I do eat a lot more cheese than is sh ... Read on »
Four Cheese, Chicken and Pancetta Stuffed Shells for National Cheese Day by Kelly Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Today is National Cheese Day, not to be confused with National Goat Cheese Month, which isn’t until August.  (I personally find it amusing that all cheese gets only a ... Read on »
Fromage Friday: Carr Valley Cheese Co. by Kelly Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Hopefully everyone had a fantastic Memorial Day weekend.  I was fortunate enough to be able to take a few days off to drive up to Minnesota and spend time with frie ... Read on »
Secret Recipe Club: Bacon, Date and Goat Cheese Filo Rolls by Kelly Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating For my third month in Secret Recipe Club I was assigned the blog Teenage Taste .  I’d stumbled upon her blog a few times before when Googling for recipes so I ... Read on »
Tropical Granola for the National Food Blogger Bake Sale by Kelly Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating First off, I have to say a huge belated thank you to everyone who came out, in Chicago or elsewhere, for the National Food Blogger Bake Sale  and to local wine shop  ... Read on »
Apple, Cranberry and Orange Muffins by Kelly Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating One of the fun things about having a food blog is that it provides a peek into what I was preparing and eating at different points in time. Since I’ve never wa ... Read on »