summer

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

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}

The Best Summer Drink: Peach Sangria

I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July celebration and that most of you get to enjoy today off as well...as a REALLY long weekend!  I had the entire week off, which is part of why I've been posting new recipes more frequently (Summer Quinoa Salad, 10 Healthy Summer Recipes, and Peach Cobbler w/Quinoa to name a few!) I had a LOT more time to 1) spend with Babycakes -- at the pool, exploring outside, and playing with friends, 2) work on house projects ... Read more » about The Best Summer Drink: Peach Sangria

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}

10 Healthy Summer Recipes

Summer is hands down my favorite season.  It just has such a lovely relaxing essence about it!!  Summer is the time for grilling, backyard parties, hours spent outside, picnics by the lake, popsicles, farmers' markets, 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 10 Healthy Summer Recipes

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