Introducing: The 1000 Jar Project

To a lot of people, canning dill pickles or strawberry jam is just a fun way to preserve some of the freshness of summer. And it's that to me, too, but it's also so much more. Canning is a connection back to my roots (see what I did there?) ....more

Caramelized Onion Dip

This post is brought to you by a Back to Her Roots sponsor. I know everyone loves fall, and I appreciate a good slice of pumpkin bread while the leaves tumble as much as the next girl, but summer is my jam. I've always been and will always be a summer girl ....more

Toasted Almond and Honey Overnight Oats

This post is sponsored by Almond Breeze Almondmilk. I've had so much fun showcasing some of the great products from Blue Diamond for you guys this week! In case you missed it, I used their crunchy, flavorful Nut Thins to dip some Salmon Spinach Artichoke Dip ....more

Caramelized Onion Dip

For all these cookouts and parties and picnics and potlucks, I have an arsenal of crowd-pleasing dishes that I work through all summer long. My Cowboy Caviar pretty much always makes an appearance or two, as does my Mango Guacamole (because a summer party isn't a party with guac). And now I have a new addition to my summer pitch-in repertoire—Caramelized Onion Dip paired with Good Health® Veggie Stix®! It's delicious, beautiful, and much healthier for you than the regular chip and dip combo. How'd I make it healthier?...more

Salted Almond and Dark Chocolate Ice Cream

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. Now that Memorial Day is over and done with (I hope you had an excellent holiday weekend!), we can officially whip out the ice cream recipes, right? I love, love, love making homemade ice cream! ...more

In the Chicken Coop

I caught you guys up on the happenings out in our garden last week, and this week, it's time to update you on our other big Springtime project—the chickens! If you missed it, back in early April, we got a dozen chicks (supposedly all hens, but that ain't the case, as you'll learn in a moment) on a whim. We didn't have a brooder, we didn't have a coop, but we did have a passion for taking care of our cute little balls of fluff! ...more

Salmon Spinach Artichoke Dip

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Nut Thins. I am so excited for this week's posts, guys! I've partnered up with my good friends at Blue Diamond Almonds...more

Grilled Veggie and Pesto Flatbread

If you walk into our house on any given Friday evening in the summer, you'll find us eating these flatbreads. They are, without a doubt, my favorite summer meal. They aren't the simplest of meals to put together (there are, admittedly, a lot of moving parts), but the flavor that comes together in the end is worth all the chopping, roasting, and grilling ....more

In the Garden

Wow. I can't believe it's been almost two months since I last gave you guys a garden update. A lot has changed since March out in our growing space, so let me give you a little run down of what's up ....more

How to Plant a Container Salsa Garden

We're working hard to get all 5,000 square feet of our garden planted this week—we're running a little bit behind (we normally try to have it all in by the first weekend in May), but that's okay! We'll still be swimming in veggies in a few weeks. I'll update you more on the garden goingson in a post next week, but for now, I wanted to share with you a smaller scale gardening project I did last week—a container salsa garden! Our garden is a good trek away from the house, so every season, we also do some container gardening up near the house for easy grab-and-go veggies....more