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Jess Larson
Jess is the puppy loving, guacamole dipping 20-something behind Plays Well With Butter, a blog full of simple & elegant recipes to help modern gals celebrate life one meal at a time.

Baked Snapper in Banana Leaf Papillote

My Recipes
ok guys! fess up. what are your fave cozy snow day recipes?!? 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 this weather's got me in a two-layers-of-sweatshirts-and-3-fluffy-blankets kinda mood! ⠀ ⠀ my fave? my easy white chili (recipe on the blog!). it's got beer & pulled chicken, & it just so happens to be the perfect vessel for bites of guacamole! i mean, honestly, does it get better than that?⠀ ⠀ ...didn't think so. 😜⠀ ⠀ #playswellwithbutter ⠀ ⠀⠀
These pretty babies + an extra snowy monday in minnesota could only = one thing. guess what I'm up to! ???????????? currently baking the most outrageous banana bread from @howsweeteats. ⠀ ⠀ what's your go-to banana bread recipe?! stay warm out there my MN friends! ❄️⠀ ⠀ #playswellwithbutter ⠀ ⠀
because when you spend $11 on a head of cauliflower in attempt to eat healthy, weekend baking just has to go down to balance everything out, AM I RITE?! ????????‍♀️ok great. glad we're on the same page. i knew i could count on you guys. ????????⠀ ⠀ current obsession = these giant reese's cookies i styled & shot for @handletheheat. they're just as insanely delish as they sound! ???? recipe on her site. ⠀ ⠀ what are you baking this weekend?? ????????????????????????⠀ ⠀ #playswellwithbutter ⠀ ⠀⠀
when your monday food is good enough for mondays and tuesdays and wednesdays and thursdays and fridays and saturdays and sundays thanks to @imhungrybynature's grain free granola. 😍 i am loving styling & shooting (& eating, obv) this granola! channeling all my @bromabakery vibes with this shot. don’t forget to sign up for her free webinar (ahem, a free live virtual class) tomorrow! it’s linked in my bio - you won’t regret it!!!⠀ ⠀ #playswellwithbutter ⠀ ⠀⠀
what are your weekend plans?! my current mood: when you write out your weekend to do list & realize it's making you want to pour a generous amount of porter beer into your cold brew.i am SO beyond ready for this weekend to happen!!! i am excited to get some things in place for the blog while we are on vacation, test some recipes, work on a couple of other projects, & have a mother daughter date with mah mamasan tomorrow! ⠀ & um, a porter spiked cold brew also may be in order.
Vanilla Bean Pineapple Margaritas
Just in time for cinco de mayo!: smoky pineapple vanilla bean mezcal margaritas!you're going to be obsessed with this recipe. it feels SO special (hello, smoky mezcal & vanilla bean) but is SO, SO simple (5 minutes tops, aside from the time it takes to make ice), & is SO, SO, SO perfect for a cinco de mayo party this weekend. ⠀