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Fizzy Fruit Slushies

We’ve been having our fair share of 100º+ days this summer. Phew, it’s hot! We like icy, fruity drinks on a hot day, but I don’t love my kids consuming high-fructose corn syrup and artificial colors on a regular basis…. Continue Reading →

Crochet-A-Day: Grapefruit Coaster Crochet Pattern

For today’s Crochet-A-Day series post, I have the lovely Lauren from Daisy Cottage Designs sharing a guest post for her Grapefruit Coaster Crochet Pattern. It’s super fresh and fun, can’t wait to try it! Guest post by Lauren of Daisy Cottage Designs Grapefruits… Continue Reading →

Kids in the Kitchen: Chocolate Yogurt Dip

Do your kids love dipping? Mine sure do! From our standard veggies with ranch to a more decadent chocolate fondue dessert, my girls are always game for a snack with a dip. Here is a tasty and simple chocolate yogurt… Continue Reading →

Holiday ABC Series: O is for Orange Ornaments

I have always wanted to dry oranges and turn them into ornaments. I’ve seen these around and had to try it out this year. And it works out perfect for our Letter O in our Holiday ABC series for dried orange… Continue Reading →

Sweet and Tart Plum Sauce for Pancakes

This recipe came on a whim. We have been receiving tons of plums and pluots in our weekly CSA delivery and I thought it would be fun to try something new with them this week. In comes Plum Sauce. And… Continue Reading →

Blueberries n’ Cream Cookies

I scored a fantastic deal on some dried blueberries a few months ago.  I bought a bunch to eat on cereal and salads. But what I really wanted to make with them was cookies.  There’s a cake we like that… Continue Reading →

Mango Chocolate Chip Cookies

Remember when I made Mango Chocolate Chip Bread? Well, I fell in love with the combo, so I decided to make Mango Chocolate Chip Cookies. Best decision ever! The sweet chunks of mango brighten up the classic chocolate chip cookie…. Continue Reading →

Roasted Apricot Cornmeal Shortcakes

Two of my neighbors have gorgeous apricot trees that have been completely overloaded with these gorgeous, blushing fruits. I like to use apricots raw in smoothies and salads. But it’s when apricots are cooked that their flavor is at its… Continue Reading →

Spruce Up Your Potluck Fruit Salad

I love fruit.  I love fruit salad.  I LOVE when I go to a potluck or a BBQ and there’s a giant bowl of fruit salad calling to me. But it can get kind of boring, right?  Melon, grapes and… Continue Reading →

Rich Meyer Lemon Curd

I always get excited for citrus season. Cute little clementines, juicy blood oranges, tiny key limes, grapefruits as big can be, and sweet Meyer lemons. Meyer lemons are a bit sweeter than regular lemons and have a darker rind. They are… Continue Reading →

Roasted Pear and Grape Salad

Fall is in the air and I am very excited for fall foods. Pumpkin, apples, squash, and pears are taking over my kitchen. I picked up a basket of pears at the farmers market to make this Roasted Pear and… Continue Reading →

Fresh Peach Ice Cream

Peach season is finally here.  I love September for this very reason.  Our favorite fruit stand opened a few weeks ago and we’ve been eating them as fast as we can. We freeze some and make jam.  There was a… Continue Reading →

Nice Cans!

I played around with the title of this post in my head for the better part of the past month. Reminiscing about the winters of my childhood when we’d enjoy Grandma’s canned concoctions so delicately preserved. Flashbacks to the bounties… Continue Reading →

Homemade Blackberry Ice Cream

One of my favorite things about summer is ice cream. Not just any ice cream, but homemade ice cream. Ice cream is the perfect summer treat and homemade is the best. I love experimenting with new flavors, but Blackberry Ice… Continue Reading →

Pineapple, Banana, and Coconut Smoothie

Summer is here and it is hot, hot, hot! I wish I could lounge at the pool every day to cool off, but unfortunately I have work and other things to do:( Instead, I cool off by making smoothies. My… Continue Reading →

Saturday Spotlight: Fresh Fruit

There is so much yummy fruit in season right now, we’ve been loving the weekend farmer’s market. And now with all the great submissions this week over at the M&T Spotlight, we’ve got the recipes. Here’s a few of my… Continue Reading →

Agua Fresca for Cinco de Mayo

Looking for a refreshing drink to serve for Cinco de Mayo?  Look no further than Agua Fresca.  Agua Fresca means “fresh water” in Spanish and is made with fresh fruit, water and ice.  Sometimes a little sugar is added as… Continue Reading →

Eating a 7 Day Raw Food Diet

Last week I decided to go on a 7 day raw food diet, wanting to detox and cleanse my body to become healthier. For me, it started out as a way to lose a little weight and really watch what… Continue Reading →

Tis’ the Season for Fennel and Orange

It’s citrus season. That means I try to sneak orange, lemon, lime and grapefruit into recipes whenever possible. Know what goes perfectly with orange? Fennel. You may see it labeled as anise in the grocery store. It’s that celery-looking veg… Continue Reading →

Back to School Breakfast Ideas

The beginning of the school year can be rough for children and parents. It is hard adjusting to a new schedule. The sound of the early morning alarm is never a great way to wake up:) Eating a delicious breakfast… Continue Reading →

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