April 2017 - Buttered Side Up

Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce with Tomato Paste

This homemade pizza sauce is super easy and very tasty. It's made with tomato paste to really cut back on the cooking time.

Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce with Tomato Paste | Buttered Side Up
Growing up, I actually didn't really like homemade pizza. My mom would make it with green peppers, which I despised at the time. I remember stealthily slipping a slimy green pepper onto the carpeted dining room floor, hoping that no one would notice. I can't recall if I was caught in my heinous crime.

Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce with Tomato Paste | Buttered Side Up
As a teen, I became obsessed with recreating my family's favorite junk food with more healthy ingredients. Frozen pizza was something I decided to tackle.

So of course I came up with my own pizza sauce. I wasn't aware that you could purchase healthy-ish pizza sauce. And besides, my mom wouldn't have stood for buying it.

How to Make Chicken Bone Broth (And Where to Buy It)

Learn how to get chicken broth 3 ways: Slow, Fast, or Instant!
Kettle & Fire sent me their chicken broth to try out for you guys. All opinions are my own, of course! If you click on an affiliate link, I will earn a small commission. Thank you for supporting Buttered Side Up!

One of my favorite things to make (and eat) in my kitchen is chicken broth. It just makes me feel good knowing I'm getting all the wonderful benefits of bone broth! 

Today I'll be showing you how to make chicken bone broth 2 ways, plus where to buy it!

Let's get started:

Where We Ate in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul)

What We Ate in the Twin Cities
Last weekend we took a shopping trip to the cities (that's what we Minnesotans call Minneapolis and St. Paul). It was our consolation vacation for not being able to go to Florida this fall (womp womp).

We went with my two sisters and their little families. Because it was a fairly large group, there were some *ahem* differences of opinion as to where we should eat. So we decided that the boys would choose some meals, and we girls would choose others.

Pinterest Tested: Easy Peel Eggs

I'm back with another installment of Pinterest Tested for y'all!

I thought this one would be perfect with Easter coming up this weekend. Let's get into the testing!

How to Cook a Roast Beef Dinner

Hey, friends! Today I'm working in collaboration with ButcherBox to share this Roast Beef Dinner with y'all. Hope you enjoy! If you click on a link and subscribe to ButcherBox, I will earn a commission. All opinions are, of course, my own!  Thank you for supporting Buttered Side Up.
How to Cook a Roast Beef Dinner
A roast beef dinner brings me back to my childhood. My grandma is a master of this comforting meal. With a deft hand she seasons and stirs and fidgets with ingredients to make them give the best of their flavor. My mom can also pull off an amazing roast beef dinner. It was one of my favorite meals growing up.

How to Cook a Roast Beef Dinner
I have always wanted to be able to recreate that nostalgic meal. But cooking large pieces of meat has always intimidated me. People that have done it a million times (I'm looking at you, Grandma!) insist that it's the easiest thing ever. I'm always skeptical of such claims.

But believe me when I say, this roast beef dinner is very easy to pull off. If I can do it, you most certainly can.

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