Peanut Butter Granola Bars with Salted Chocolate Frosting

A couple of weeks ago, a good friend sent me a no-bake cookie recipe of her’s, with instructions to have fun adapting it – and that’s just what happened! In her original recipe, the cookies are portioned out in a snack size but I got a little crazy, and pretty soon her snack turned into a chocolate frosted granola bar! The genius of her recipe lies in the toasted oats – I wish I could take credit for this bit of ingenuity but it’s all the work of my friend! ...more

20 Ways to Love Fall

Fall is hands down, my favorite season! Even so, when the leaves first start to turn and there’s a chill in the air, I get a bit grumpy. Something about the end of summer makes it really hard to embrace fall, and I’m always dragging my feet because winter around here is like 8….months…..long….! ...more

The Highline Trail in Glacier National Park

The Highline Trail is one of my most recommended trails to anyone visiting Glacier National Park!...more

Banana Cream Pie Smoothie

Ummm… Yum! That’s it – that’s all the words coming to mind at the moment! Sometimes I feel the need to break out of the green smoothie world and make something decadent – like this dessert in a glass! ...more

Easiest Roasted Veggie Thai Curry

This is truly the easiest Thai Curry I’ve ever made, you may even have to wait for the rice to finish cooking it’s so fast! It’s recipes like this one that help me get dinner on the table even on the busiest of nights. So last week I gave you the recipe for...more

Roasted Market Veggies with Basil Aioli

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked how on earth I manage to cook dinner from scratch every single night?!? And… I’m here to tell you, it’s all about the simplicity. Most of my recipes are super simple, which is the main reason I’m able to get dinner on the table ....more

The Best Rosemary Potatoes

It all started with an Italian restaurant… I feel like quite a few of my stories and recipes begin with that line. The first time I tasted these golden cubes, crispy with olive oil, and scented with rosemary, I knew they had a permanent place in my life....more

Double Pumpkin Pie Granola

I don’t know quite how to say this without creating enemies so I’m just going to come right out with it – I’ve never really liked pumpkin before! There, I said it and I’m probably the only one...more

The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone National Park is definitely awe inspiring – the water literally roars as it crashes over the cliffs into the canyon below! There are a couple of vantage points to view this canyon, and each one offers a unique view....more

Grain Free Eggplant Parmesan

I’ve fallen hard for eggplants this year – Japanese eggplants to be precise! I’ve always been so so about them in the past – it was a ‘take them or leave them’ sort of thing, but all that’s changed now! The texture of the Japanese variety is so much creamier than the regular globe eggplants – they’re longer and thinner in shape, (see the picture below) so pick some up the next time you see them, you won’t regret it! ...more