Italian Double Cheesy Flatbread

This Italian Double Cheesy Flatbread is the perfect appetizer for your upcoming 4th of July celebration, or for any summer party! It's a sophisticated combination of flavors, but is super simple to make thanks to Flatout's artisan thin pizza crust. 

Look at that perfect cheese pull. 

And that crispy edge.

And those perfectly browned pieces of sausage. 

So many things to love about this flatbread! ... Read more » about Italian Double Cheesy Flatbread

Cheer Your Team On w/this {Chipotle Cheesy Corn Dip}

I had to get all my shopping done for the weekend and gameday festivities early because of an impending snow storm here in Colorado. We're supposed to get 16 - 30 inches in the next couple of days and not get above freezing for over a week. Brrrrrrrrrrsies!! Between the storm and the Superbowl, the grocery store was crazy busy with super long lines --- even at 4PM! Have you done your shopping yet? If not, you'll want to add the ingredients for this fabulous dip to your list! ... Read more » about Cheer Your Team On w/this {Chipotle Cheesy Corn Dip}

Summertime Eats: {Strawberry Pesto Pizza}

Nothing quite embodies summertime like this pizza -- fresh organic strawberries and basil from our garden.  Summer is the time for grilling, backyard parties, hours spent outside, picnics by the lake, popsicles, farmers' markets, backyard vegetable gardens, later bedtimes, and warm temps.  But more than that, it is a GREAT time to dive right in to healthy eating with so many fresh fruits and vegetables available. ... Read more » about Summertime Eats: {Strawberry Pesto Pizza}

Rinse Your Quinoa + {Summer Quinoa Salad}

Did you know you're supposed to rinse your quinoa 7 -8 times before cooking it? I asked this same question to my thousands of Facebook fans, and many had never heard that, let alone done it!!  Why is it important to rinse quinoa?  Because there is a detergent-like bitter coating on each quinoa seed, called saponin, which naturally protects the quinoa from birds and insects.  If this is not rinsed before cooking, ... Read more » about Rinse Your Quinoa + {Summer Quinoa Salad}

Nourishment + {Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese}

I was planning on sharing this recipe yesterday, but as I was writing...something didn't feel right about honoring Lorrie and then tacking on "and here's some mac & cheese."  Though I know she would have loved this recipe :) She loved savory meals paired with fresh fruit!  When I created this recipe, I was not really thinking about dieting or weight-loss or calories.  Nope, I was thinking about nouri ... Read more » about Nourishment + {Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese}

New Rules + {Homemade Self-Rise Pizza}

It's been one of THOSE weeks!  My days have been memorable in terms of raising a happy, healthy child.  Babycakes is in the middle of her "wonderful twos" and never ceases to amaze me with her intellect, challenge me with her negotiation and reasoning, and drive me absolutely bonkers with her lack of obedience.  That sounds nicer than it could have, right?  Earlier this week, she exclaimed: "I just LIKE being naughty, Mommy!!" Don't we all... ... Read more » about New Rules + {Homemade Self-Rise Pizza}

Best Breakfast: {Egg & Sweet Potato Biscuit Quiches}

Well, I did some math... and Dear Hubby and I have shared approximately 3,000 breakfasts together.  And this weekend (this recipe) he said was the best breakfast I've ever 8 years of marriage.  Those are high compliments, especially since this meal was a bit of a breakfast experiment. I looked in the fridge. I saw what we had. I threw some things together. And BAM: perfection :) And the best part is, they look really beautiful and fancy but are so easy to make.  ... Read more » about Best Breakfast: {Egg & Sweet Potato Biscuit Quiches}