Peaches and Cream: A Healthy Version

I love peaches. Just the word "peaches" makes me think of summer orchards in the country, full of plump, sweet peaches, ready to be picked and eaten. I consider myself one lucky girl when it comes to peaches, since I live in Georgia and near South ...more

5 Ways to Make Quick Pickles

As Alton Brown says, “If you’ll just take a little time to learn a few basic procedures, not only the whole produce section, but the whole world, will be your pickle … and good eats.” It’s true: Quick pickles all sort of follow a pattern. You’ll be ...more

How to Make the Perfect Cobb Salad

Many of the fresh summer veggies that are usually spilling off my kitchen counter at this time of year have yet to make an appearance, because it's been so darn cool this summer (at least where I live!). But has that stopped me from creating ...more

5 Healthy Breakfasts You'll Love

Do you hate eating breakfast? Then don’t come over to my house. This meal will often have me making 12 servings of oatmeal, two or three dozen eggs, three loaves of whole-grain bread, a one-kilo tub of yogurt, or 24 whole-grain waffles, plus ...more

3 Ways to Transform Traditional Pesto

One of the most simple, delicious sauces is a classic pesto. Traditionally, pesto genovese, which is named after its originating home in Genoa, Italy, is a simple sauce made from nuts, cheese, garlic, basil, olive oil, and salt. While pine nuts are ...more

5 Ways to Make Dining Out Gluten-Free Less Scary

How to Make Dining Out Gluten-Free Less Scary What if you're met with an eye roll when you mention to the server that you have celiac disease? That doesn't exactly instill a level of confidence, does it? That's exactly what happened to me recently. It was a reality check about dining out gluten-free....more

Protect the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

As kids across the country are going back to school, Congress is also returning to work after a long summer break....more
Hunger is such a deterrent to learning. We're starting a food pantry at my kids' school this ...more

15 Grilling Recipes for Your Labor Day Cookout

Labor Day marks the end of summer—and the weekend many of us host a blowout cookout for all our friends. Here are a ton of great recipe ideas to send off grilling season with a bang. BURGERS Image: Tracey’s Culinary Adventures ...more
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Lemon Zucchini Cake

My cousin gave me a bag of fresh vegetables from her garden. In the bag were carrots, red cabbage and a huge zucchini. This time, instead of making the usual chocolate zucchini loaf, I made this lemon flavored zucchini cake ....more

Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Mango Avocado Salsa

It’s Labor Day weekend and the unofficial end of the summer holidays (though for some kids, school started a couple weeks ago!) We’ve been experimenting with grilled shrimp lately and I thought I’d share this festive shrimp taco for those of you still looking for ideas of what to grill this weekend. Continue reading "Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Mango Avocado Salsa" » ...more

Crispy Cheesy Potato Gems

Cheese and potatoes – they are like a perfect match made in heaven. They always go well together, regardless of what the resulting dish is: mashed potato with melted cheese toppings, hasselback potato drizzled with cheese, baked jacket potatoes with taco cheese sauce, baked fries in a blanket of cheese…...more

Waffle Iron Hash Brown Tater Tots

Perfect hash browns every time! ...more

Spicy Black Bean Burgers

Music in the park tonight, yup that was music not movies. As we continually have this discussion all throughout summer about our movie dates we officially ended the movie phase last week and now have transitioned to music nights.We decided we would continue our Thursday Date Night Park Night (boy was that a mouthful) with whatever decides to land itself in the park and tonight happens to be music....more

lavender sugar cookies

hey, guys! as you may have noticed, i haven’t posted anything in the last two weeks or so (12 days, to be exact). that’s because i was on vacation in croatia! ...more

Happy 27th, Josh!

These four photo’s are so Josh....more

Easy Yellow Rice

We are a big rice family, mostly because I am a big rice gal. Rice is definitely my favorite side, so my family is subjected to it a lot. I can eat rice completely plain ....more

Lunchbox Tuna Puffs - Bumble Bee Recipe Challenge #bumblebee101

We're always up for a new recipe challenge, this time it's from Bumble Bee Seafood to share a perfect lunchbox recipe. ...more

Pictures Of Things + Le Love List

Hello hello! Happy weekend! I hope all of you out there are feeling fun and fancy-free, and for the American set – hooray for the impending 3-day weekend! ...more