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 Carolina. And you can bet I’ve had some of the best peaches this summer!...more
Considering I have about 40 Palisade, Colorado organic peaches in my possession, I think this is ...more

Burgers with Blue Cheese Sauce and Zucchini Ribbons

I am overrun with zucchini, but there are so many good recipes out there that I just keep trying to keep up with the supply my garden is producing. Here's another way to use that yummy yet crazy-growing vegetable: Make some zucchini ribbons, and use them like you would lettuce. The taste? FABULOUS! ...more
That looks really delicious; I have always wanted to try Zucchini i might have to try this.more

Seasonal Eating: 6 Ideas for Summer Tomatoes

Have you grown tomatoes this year? I have never had such an abundant season of these luscious ruby and sunshine hued fruits. I always plant a variety of large, medium and cherry tomatoes, but this year some tomato seeds survived the winter in my soil and those grew, too. I am flush with tomatoes right now, and needed some ideas for using them up. ...more
So many reasons to love summer, but Gazpacho is one of my favorites. ...more

Portobello Caprese

I love finding practical ways to get real food on the table for my family. This is one of my family's favorite recipes to make. It's quick and easy, so it's perfect for those nights when you don't have a ton of time for prep. Besides that it's just plain Delicious!! Portobello mushrooms, fresh mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, & basil... this recipe is sure to be a hit! ...more

Ham and Cheese Braised Eggs

Warm braised eggs topped with chopped ham and melted cheese for a delicious breakfast. Quick and easy, these amazing eggs with runny yolks will satisfy all your breakfast cravings.It’s time for breakfast again, you guys!I really hope you don’t mind.If you can’t tell already, I love eggs, especially for breakfast. But for the longest time, I was embarrassingly terrible at cracking them....more

Banana Chia Seed Cinnamon Muffins with Pecans

Well, that title is a mouthful. And my mouth is full of delicious banana chia seed cinnamon muffins with pecans. :) I love the combination of cinnamon and banana, as well as the crunch from the chia seeds and the pecans in these muffins....more

Baked Cajun Fries

Baked skinny fries flavored with Cajun seasoning for a spicy kick. Delicious, simple to make, and healthier than the restaurant version, these crispy fries are so very addictive. How do you like your fries?There are so many variations, and I love almost all of them. Just not the soggy ones. Because let’s be honest, soggy fries are not fries. At least, not in my eyes.A family friend came over the other night and gave us a box full of potatoes because her family had so many they couldn’t finish them all. I knew I had to do something with these potatoes before they started growing roots. And since I’ve been craving fries…...more

Why eat breakfast for dinner?

Guys, as you may know, September is the National Breakfast for Dinner -month.  If you need more persuasion than this simple fact, let me try to convince you of the perks of enjoying a morning meal after work.1. Quick and easy does it!The average breakfast dish is faster to put together than an entree containing protein, carbs and veggies.  Meat with eggs packs a punch of protein that will keep you going!  Brekkie is usually a one dish wonder, no need for preparing sides, thus saving you essential me-time in the evening. 2. It is inexpensive...more

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Cookies

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Cookies Ingredients1 can seamless crescent rolls (or pinch together seams on a regular can, or make your own with the recipe I posted before)8 oz cream cheese, room temperature1/3cup sugar2 tsp vanilla¾ C mixed peanut butter and chocolate chipsDirections: Beat sugar, cream cheese and vanilla together until smooth and creamy....more

Chickpea & Kale Asian Rice

Per usual, we have too many projects to do and not enough time. I don't know if it's the change of seasons that we are now feeling the rush of fall 'to-dos', but it's getting to be crazy! Also, with the change of seasons I find myself wanting to live in the kitchen. I am quickly realizing that I love fall foods. The harvest is bountiful. Everything seems to be ready to pick, eat and be made. My kale, I can't keep up with ... what a great problem, right? ...more

Savory Monterey Jack and Green Onion Pancakes

I've been wanting to make savory pancakes for a while, so I got excited when we got a huge bunch of green onions from the CSA. I made a note to myself: save the green onions for savory pancakes, don't use them for anything else!So I picked up some monterey jack cheese with jalapeno in it (yum!!) and some sour cream, and the rest is history....more