As you already know that I have a not-so-secret obsession with sweet potatoes, it should be no surprise to you that I once again have incorporated this fine veggie into a simple and delicious recipe, along with a smattering of other produce found at this time of year.
This sweet potato hash is a keeper – good for any meal of the day. Read more ›
We thought we’d bring you a couple of quick and yummy meals this week to celebrate all of the produce that’s exploding in your gardens (or in the produce aisle, at least).
First this Summer Garden Style Quinoa. Corn, avocado, bell pepper, and of course…….bacon. You can whip it up in less than a half an hour, and it doesn’t take a lot of time over the stove, which for me right now, is crucial. Can you tell it’s been a little hot here lately? Read more ›
I promised more Larabars, and here’s another copycat that I absolutely love: Blueberry Muffin Larabars! Except this time I did them in ball form. Honestly, either way works great. Just depends on your personal preference. Read more ›
I’m always looking for healthy snacks for my kids (and well, for me, too). So I was thrilled when I came across the idea of making Larabars – a great gluten-free energy bar that has just a few simple ingredients. These are so easy to whip up and taste great!
This version below is for chocolate chip cookie dough larabars, but there are so many different variations that you can do. Read more ›
Well I’ll be honest. For me, just an evening, mostly. With two little ones and one “baking”, I tend to wear out quickly right now. Also, I just like to keep things low key so I don’t pass out by the end of it all.
For me, it’s all about the food and the fireworks. As Apu once said, “Celebrate the independence of your country by blowing up a small part of it.”
But no, really. I’m not a crazy borderline illegal fireworks person. I just think they’re beautiful and majestic (don’t you like that word?). Growing up, we always had a little fireworks celebration over the reservoir in my hometown. We’d go out with my extended family to our private piece of land, cook up a lot of good eats, and then wait for dark for the magic to start. The celebration was mild, but beautiful. It has since gotten ramped up quite a bit and Blanding, Utah, the little town of about 3,500 is quite famous for its 4th of July Celebration and has people coming back for more every year. Read more ›
With this time of year comes a lot of visits from family. Always welcome, and always crazy! This last week was spent full of, well, for lack of a better word, partying. Parent-style, of course. Swimming at the waterpark, boating at the lake, parks, museums, lots of time at Gram’s and Gramp’s with the cousins, hiking, parades, and we did manage to squeeze in a couple of game nights for the adults.
When the house finally quiets down again, sometimes it takes a couple of days to recover. And it’s nice to have a few easy meals up the sleeve to whip out on a whim.
This Sesame Chicken over Rice always does the trick. It’s really a breeze to whip up, and the caramely glaze just makes it taste divine. Read more ›