Fresh Tomato Salsa

I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time containing myself from buying too much every time I’m at my farmer’s market or favorite local produce shop. How could you resist not going home with one of everything here?? Greens of every kind (I came home with swiss chard, fresh spinach and dandelion greens on this trip), local tomatoes (ours typically come from Ruskin, FL...more

Peach Pie Smoothie {Plus Free Simply Summer e-Cookbook}

Summer food truly does make me happy. Living in Florida, I do feel lucky that our summer food season is already among us...more

Mango Avocado and Black Bean Salsa Recipe

(This post is sponsored by Bush’s Beans.) I always seem to be a week late and a dollar short when it comes to posting recipes for food holidays. In theory, Cinco de Mayo is probably my favorite holiday as far as food goes (though obviously it is not technically just a food holiday, you know what I mean), but let’s be real it doesn’t need to be Cinco de Mayo for me to make or share a Mexican inspired recipe with you. Mexican food is a staple in our house, whether we are picking it up from one of our favorite local places or I’m cooking it up at home ....more

Honey Almond Ricotta Spread with Peaches

(This recipe for Honey Almond Ricotta Spread...more

Greek Village Salad {Cookbook Review and Giveaway}

To say that I am obsessed with Greek food would be a total understatement. At least twice a month, if we are getting take out it is usually from one of our local family-owned Greek restaurants. I am in love with the flavors of the Mediterranean (if you can’t tell by the recipes I post), and Greek cuisine is high up on the list of food I love ....more

Honey Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Lots and lots of spring things happening in my parts lately, and I’m not just referring to the weather. It’s funny because before I moved to our new house a year and a half ago, I’m not sure if I saw half as much nature than I do now on our new lovely street we call home. We only moved about 2 miles but we now live close to a lake and on a street with tall, old trees, so our daily environment is definitely different a little different ....more

Spring in Savannah

A few weeks ago, my family and I took a last minute, spontaneous trip to Savannah, Georgia for Easter weekend. My husband and I were in Savannah a few years ago and have always looked forward to taking the kids. My oldest son is a history buff, my daughter is a scenery lover like I am and our little man just needs space to walk and run wild so really it was the perfect little getaway for us ....more

Spring Beet and Goat Cheese Salad with Walnuts

(This Beet and Goat Cheese Salad with Walnuts is sponsored by Fisher Nuts.) Is it safe to say spring has sprung everywhere yet? I always have a bit of spring guilt here in Florida. Technically our best “spring” weather is back in January and February and even March when the rest of the country is freezing ....more

Maple Mustard Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Potatoes and Mango

The last couple of weeks, my grocery store has had avocados and mangos on sale. Would it be too obvious to tell you my produce drawer is filled with plenty of both right now? Yep ....more

Blueberry, Banana and Peanut Butter Oatmeal

People often tell me they have trouble having breakfast in the morning and I have to tell you, I have never had that dilemma. If I don’t eat something before I fully start my day then I’m setting myself up for trouble, meaning I’ll probably binge on cheese and crackers at lunchtime or get a headache or just feel really off and cranky later in the day. I need my breakfast…and I truly believe it is the most important meal of the day ....more