Olive Tapenade & Reindeer Recipes Blog Hop

  This holiday season I am thrilled to be a part of a blogger series called Reindeer Recipes! If you are joining me from over at Life At Lydia’s House, then WELCOME! If not, be sure to head back and see all the details of her holiday post on making a winter beverage…

Harvest Fruit Spread – 12 Days Of Christmas Blog Tour Day #2

Hello friends! You may not know it, but you have stumbled upon DAY #2 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Tour! Traci, the fabulousness behind the blog Traci & Co., has organized a special blog tour of recipes, crafts, and gift tutorials to get us all ready for the holidays! There…

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

When the inevitable pumpkin spice craziness begins to invade our lives, I like to be ready for it. I love me some lattes, but when my kids asked to have one too, I hesitated. We generally don’t give them coffee, seeing as how they are wired enough already. Personally, I don’t think…

Roasted Summer Veggies W/Sausage

Goodness! August has just flown by and I am trying to keep up with everything! I have been woefully behind with my posts and I want you all to know I have a good excuse! My husband is finishing up a degree in nuclear engineering, and since it is all online, I have…

Honey-Ginger Cucumber Salad

Just dropping in to pass along a quick recipe for the weekend! Simply put, this fresh and crisp cucumber salad is just an easy kind of dish to make. It is light and refreshing and great along side heavier barbecued or grilled food. There is very little to it, making it so…

No-Churn Ice Cream

My parents were among the other great individuals out there that used to make ice cream the old fashioned way, at least once a summer, when we were kids. You know what I mean. The wooden bucket with the crank and all the ice and salt you had to pack in around…

Broccoli Slaw & Freschetta Artisan Crust Pizza

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FreschEats #CollectiveBias I may feel like it sometimes, but I am not Superwoman. Like most Moms and Dads, my husband and I can multitask with the best of them. As busy parents, it is a…

Strawberry Milk

Strawberries and summer just seem to go together, yes? Yes. That was a rhetorical question…we all know they do. Strawberries are a universal favorite for kids and adults alike and early this spring, I found myself with 30 pounds of them. Yes 30 pounds. There was this farm and they were doing…

Mexican Chicken & Rice Casserole

Hello friends! I have returned from an unexpected, yet much needed hiatus from blogging. It has been several weeks, but if you follow me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, then you know that I have still been busy in the kitchen. Whenever I hear the word ‘casserole’ (or ‘hot dish’ if you are…

Murphy’s Wild Rice

Memories and the connection food has to them is often the topic of my blog posts. If you read my site at all, you know that I generally show my love for people by feeding them. I really love to feed people. I need to feed my family and friends. I just…

Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew

If you have been looking for a new winter stew to warm you up, this should be added to your menu! Spring is around the corner but while most of the country has experienced some beautiful weather, it IS just February. Snow, cold, sub-zero temps, ice storms, chilly wind, and slushy-sloshy weather…

Dairy-Free Veggie Chowder

When I think of chowder, I think of heavy, milk and cream laden soups that are nearly as thick as a stew. And, I must admit, that is what I find appealing about them. If you are eating them whilst wistfully gazing out at the sea, then they are even more appealing….

Ad: Rosemary-Orange Glazed Cornish Hens W/Carrots & Onions

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CornishHenHolidays #CollectiveBias This may sound surprising, but cornish hens are kind of nostalgic for me. My parents are no doubt scratching their heads right now, since I never ate them as a kid. But when…

Roasted Fall Vegetables-Two Ways!

Brace yourselves. I have news. There is a misconception that great produce is not available once summer is over. *gasp* I know. Shocking. Obviously, since you all go to pumpkin patches and apple orchards in September and October, you know that this cannot entirely be the case. Autumn is a favorite time…

Mini Meat & Cheese Skewers W/Spicy Maple Mustard

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PairsWellWithHolidays #CollectiveBias Why does food on a stick taste so much better? I have asked my kids this question several times and the answer is always the same: Because its fun! This rings true for adults…