Fudgesicles, Quinoa "Mac", Muffins & Pasta Salad...oh my!

Things are pretty busy right now, as I'm sure most of you can relate to -- with the end of summer and start to the back-to-school chaos. What makes my back-to-school chaos particularly chaotic, is that I WORK at a school... so I have to go back 2 weeks earlier than most, scramble for additional childcare, and oh, publish an e-cookbook somewhere in the middle of all that chaos :) It's all getting done, slowly but surely. ... Read more » about Fudgesicles, Quinoa "Mac", Muffins & Pasta Salad...oh my!

Ikea Trip + Homemade {Vanilla Raspberry Creamsicles}

It all started with our recent "day trip" to Ikea. I call it that because it really takes almost an entire day to see and experience all Ikea has to offer! If you've never been to one... let me just tell you, it's like being on another planet. It's massive. By the time you're done, you've probably walked a good 2 miles. There's so much to look at it, it really is overwhelming. They have a play area, a full restaurant, and more stuff to buy than

Let them Eat: {Single Serve Double Chocolate Cake}

It all started when I was craving something sweet yesterday, but didn't want to make a giant pan of dessert to sit in my fridge and tempt me for the following days, or even weeks. For example, my family's been eating that Berry Cobbler for like 2 1/2 weeks now...hahaha.  I know, tough life. :)  Anyways, I was perusing my friend Lee's blog "Fit Foodie Finds" (which is a very regular occurance for me), and I stumbled upon her ... Read more » about Let them Eat: {Single Serve Double Chocolate Cake}

Driscoll's Berry Giveaway + {Berry Cobbler w/Kahlua}

I love it when great things happen without even trying.  It reminds me of one of my favorite quotes by Maya Angelou--- "You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off of you."      I love blogging. I love creating nourishing recipes. I love photographing beautiful food. And it seems people are noticing. ... Read more » about Driscoll's Berry Giveaway + {Berry Cobbler w/Kahlua}

Joining My Local CSA + {Peach Cobbler w/Quinoa}

Many of you who have followed my blog for a long time know that I recently moved to the mountains. It's a bit remote... and by "remote" I mean: 25 min to the grocery store, 25 min to school, 25 min to church --- ok, 25 min to get ANYWHERE!!!  But the closest CSA (community supported agriculture) pick-up used to be over an hour away. ... Read more » about Joining My Local CSA + {Peach Cobbler w/Quinoa}

Simply: Chipotle Peach & Raspberry Cheese Bread

So bright. So cheery. So simple. So mouth-wateringly good! This appetizer is perfect for any summer party, backyard get-together, or sophisticated gathering.  Have you figured out how much I love the new "Simply" line from Pillsbury yet?!?!          I promise, they didn't pay me to say that.  (But maybe they should, LOL). I love their new "Simply" products because they use no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives...and have no high fructose corn syrup. ... Read more » about Simply: Chipotle Peach & Raspberry Cheese Bread

Summer's Arrival + {Strawberry Rhubarb Cupcakes}

I don't know about you, but I LOVE summer! More light, longer days, warmer weather, more time spent outdoors, an abundance of berries, grilling on the patio, splashing in the river, camping, and did I mention warmer?!?! We're planning on taking Babycakes on her first camping trip in just a few weeks --- I'm not sure who is more excited, her or me! This past weekend we went to a carnival and parade. ... Read more » about Summer's Arrival + {Strawberry Rhubarb Cupcakes}

10 Awesome Greek Yogurt Dessert Recipes

Similar to my strong dislike of spreadable marshmallow goo, growing up I never liked yogurt either. Ewww. It was always too sweet, too watery, or too fake-tasting for me.  So I didn't eat it for almost 30 years!!  But then I discovered greek yogurt: thick, creamy, less sweet, AND packed with protein. And I was hooked!! Of course I like eating it straight from the container (a la spoon).  But, I also started baking/cooking with it -- and found ... Read more » about 10 Awesome Greek Yogurt Dessert Recipes