Chickpea Burger Giveaway & Greek Mashed Cauliflower

Can I just start out with the word YUMMOLA?!?! This is exactly how I felt about this entire meal.  Awhile back, I was contacted by MorningStar Farms to see if I'd be interested in trying/reviewing their new Mediterranean Chickpea Burgers. With 70% less fat than regular ground beef and containing less than 2% soy protein, I immediately said YES, PLEASE!  I am a huge fan of hummus and of burgers, so this felt like the perfect combination :)  It took me awhile to find it at the store, but finally my eyes were drawn to this packaging: ... Read more » about Chickpea Burger Giveaway & Greek Mashed Cauliflower

Long Weekend + {Salmon Quesadillas}

I hope you all had a fabulous long weekend! Mine was filled with hours upon hours of landscaping, a multitude of snuggles (Babycakes was sick with an ear infection AND strep), shopping at the local hardware stores, grilling for the first time of the season and the first time at the new house, and family...which was perfect!  As you may remember, last week I was away from my precious Babycakes, in Arizona where I ate a smorgasbord of yummy food including a fancy salmon quesadilla appetizer served at a wine bar -- ... Read more » about Long Weekend + {Salmon Quesadillas}

Overwhelmed + {Mexican Quinoa Cornbread}

Let's just get this out there right off the bat: I am overwhelmed. I recently cut back on blogging... and honestly, since doing so, I don't even know where to start or what story (or part thereof) that I want to tell.  It was the right choice for me. It is better for my family...for now. We have been dealing with a lot. Babycakes' behavior has been noticeably better and we have enjoyed sweeter moments together, as she's had to compete less for my attention.  And we've had more time to focus on others. And send handwritten notes. ... Read more » about Overwhelmed + {Mexican Quinoa Cornbread}

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

{The Best Fruit Dip Ever}

OK, first a confession: I HATE MARSHMALLOWS.  Ewww. Ewww. Ewww.  I don't like them in hot chocolate. I don't like them on sweet potatoes.     I don't even like them browned over a campfire.      (I know, I'm weird.) And I especially don't like them in spreadable jar form. Did you know they put blue dye in there?! That is just wrong. ... Read more » about {The Best Fruit Dip Ever}

Little Miss Personality + {Hawaiian BBQ Sliders}

Most of you have never met my daughter, lovingly referred to as "Babycakes" on this blog. But if you did, you would a) be surprised at how well she can speak -- it is like having a conversation with a little adult, b) be enamoured by her sweetness and genuine concern for others, c) be impressed by the variety of foods she'll put into her mouth and actually swallow (and dare I say, enjoy), d) be shocked at how many times she asks "why?" -- not to be annoying, just because she is genuinely curious and interested in discovering how her environment works and e) wonder where ... Read more » about Little Miss Personality + {Hawaiian BBQ Sliders}

I Love Spring + {Bird's Nest Cookies}

Spring was ushered in this week by a blizzard in Denver; though it was much less of an event here in the mountains, ironically.  I don't know about you, but I am a HUGE fan of Spring. I love the longer days. I love the sunlight. I love the snowmelt. I love the flowers. I love the birds chirping. ... Read more » about I Love Spring + {Bird's Nest Cookies}

The Absolute Best (and Healthiest) Key Lime Pie

Key lime pie is my hubby's absolute favorite dessert. So, I have been a woman on a mission: to make an even more perfect, low sugar, healthier version of the classic dessert recipe.  Perusing the internet only found me "healthy" versions that subbed in low-fat sweetened condensed milk instead of the full-fat version or used jello and cream cheese.   I knew I could do better. First of all... ... Read more » about The Absolute Best (and Healthiest) Key Lime Pie