Meatless Pepper Tacos and a #FarmFare Giveaway

At the end of the summer there isn’t much better than cherishing the last of the tomatoes, peppers, onions, and other fresh veggies in your area. That is certainly what we have been doing in our house. I love heading to our local farmstand to browse around and on a whim grab a bunch of veggies that … [Read more...]

17 Ways to Cook A Pork Tenderloin

After doing almost a years worth of meal plans, I realize that one of my fall back meals is Pork Tenderloin. I love making it in the summer because it is quick and easy and works well with our busy schedules. I love making it in the winter because all of those delicious root vegetables go fabulously … [Read more...]

Sweet Tomato Sauce – Naturally Sweet With Just 5 Main Ingredients {Recipe}

Clearly I am a huge tomato fan. I love everything about this season. From cherry tomatoes to lovely large rainbow hued heirlooms to dense fleshy saucers, nothing beats the flavors of these fruits. For years I have been indulging in homemade sauce. You really can't go wrong with homemade … [Read more...]

BBQ Chicken Dumplings {Recipe} and Dumplings All Day Wong

Stories. I like stories. Once upon a time, a book showed up on my doorstep. It was called Dumplings All Day Wong. I was intrigued, excited. But I knew, this book would take a long time - not the book, the recipes. How could dumplings be quick and easy? They were so...complex. I was … [Read more...]

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread {Recipe}

If you haven't already noticed by your overflowing gardens or the particularly green farm stands, we are in the thick of zucchini season. The thick of it! Okay, maybe it is dwindling down some - but there is still SO MUCH out there to be had! I have been lucky enough to have some kind neighbors … [Read more...]

Peach Jam Shortbread Cookies {Recipe}

Just a few weeks ago I introduced you all to Abby Dodge's Vanilla Shortbread Cookies. Remember? We spruced them up into Sweet Lavender Vanilla Shortbread Cookies. And they were delicious (if I do say so myself;) With it being peach season at the moment, I found myself craving peach desserts. Now, … [Read more...]

Pink Grapefruit and Honey Margaritas

Happy Saturday morning! What better way to greet this summer weekend than with a fresh cocktail recipe from none other than Linda from Giggles Gobbles and Gulps. I have known Linda for a while now and love every chance I get to see her. It is always met with a hug and a fun, catch up about families … [Read more...]

Let’s Talk About Oats: OATrageous Oatmeals {Review and OXO Giveaway}

I have mentioned before that I am on a quest to seek out more plant based meals that my family will love. I have to say, there is a bit of a learning curve when it comes to cooking many plant based dishes. That isn't to say that it is hard, but the wide range of things that you can do with many of … [Read more...]

Sweet Lavender Vanilla Shortbread Cookies

If you've been a reader of this blog, you will know that I have been a fan of lavender for quite a long time. It has become one of my favorite culinary herbs to create with. It's (almost) savory flavor with just a pinch added to any baked good or meal is enough to make me melt! I was browsing … [Read more...]

Grilled Tilapia with a Red Pepper and Garlic Compound Butter

We are officially New Englanders now. With that comes good seafood. Really good seafood. We headed to the store the other day and it was the first time in a long time I saw "fresh (enter fish name) here" <-- for a reasonable price. Heck, just wait until we start getting lobsters! This trip … [Read more...]

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