The Ice Cream Truck Cometh...

Do you remember that period of sweet innocence - you know that period of time when your firstborn is too small to realize two things: 1. That the ice cream truck that drives by your home actually is carrying ice cream and isn't just the 'crazy music truck' that you sweetly explain that it is, and 2. That you hope that the toddler is sleeping soundly before the 'crazy music truck' comes by so you can go get a Drumstick for yourself and totally not have to share! Yeah, those blissful ice cream hoarding years clearly don't last long enough....more

Southern Summer: Nestle Drumstick Giveaway

When I was a little girl, my cousins and I would spend our days playing outdoors, anxiously awaiting the jingling melody which announced the arrival of the most important part of summer: the ice cream man. I have no idea what the ice cream man offered because creature of habit that I am, I always got the same thing: a Nestle Drumstick. Once, I fleetingly entertained the idea of a multi colored popsicle shaped like a rocket but didn't go through with it. My dollar was reserved for a drumstick....more

The Sweet Taste of Summer

With the cold and rainy days never ending, and summer still a couple months away, to warm my chilly bones I like to daydream about summer memories from my childhood. My sisters and I grew up right down the street from my cousins and every year we looked forward to those three months of summer that we could run around outside and spend every minute of daylight riding bikes, swinging on swings, swimming in the creek, building forts and doing whatever else our little hearts desired....more

Celebrating Summer with Nestle Drumstick

We consider Summer vacation pure magic around this house. Birthdays are great and Christmas is fun, but Summer is probably our favorite time of year. We have a lot of traditions that include staying up late, swimming everyday, and eating a lot of frozen treats. Nestle Drumsticks were a family favorite in my house growing up and the same went for my husband’s family, so they frequently make an appearance when we are enjoying summer fun....more

Recipe for Pesto-Chorizo Steamed Mussels

[Editor's Note: Mussels are a sustainable seafood choice, and easy and economical to cook. This recipe for them features pesto and chorizo, flavors which I wouldn't ordinarily pair...and that I wouldn't have thought to add to mussels! But when I gave it a minute, the thought of this dish made my mouth absolutely water. Give it a try—it's a spicy, pungent twist on a classic! --Genie] ...more
 @HomeRearedChef THANKS so much! I hope you try making them. Pesto and Chorizo go really well ...more

Lemon-Infused Pasta Salad with Grilled Asparagus

[Editor's Note: Today's Quicker Dinners idea is not just speedy, it's also healthy for a whole range of eaters. It's gluten-free and vegan, and also features fresh spring flavors. It's perfect for those warm, late-spring nights when you need something light to put on the table quickly. --Genie] ...more

A Breakfast Version of Cobb Salad

[Editor's Note: Salad for breakfast? Sounds good to me. I've never been one to relegate certain foods to certain times of day—after all, think how much fun it is to eat breakfast foods at dinnertime—and this seems like a great way to get in lots of nutrition and flavor to kick off the day. --Genie]...more
I love stir fry veggies with my poached eggs...nomnommore

Customizable No-Bake Energy Balls

[Editor's Note: It's always good to have some new snack ideas to turn to on busy days, and this no-bake snack is a great one. It can be totally customized to fit your family's favorite flavors and ingredients. Though Kelly of In Everything originally found this recipe on Smashed Peas and Carrots, I love how she adapted it to fit the dietary needs of her family members. --Genie]...more
Looks good! I wonder how it could be adapted for a family that doesn't have flaxseed & sesame ...more

Fresh Strawberry Sorbet

[Editor's Note: Fresh strawberries are available now at my local farmers market, which mean I'm, of course, buying more than I can possibly eat in one sitting. This recipe is a simple, natural way to use them, and then you can serve the sorbet in a bowl, in a cone, or, to delight the kid in you or the kids in your household, sandwiched between two cookies! --Genie] ...more

Quick & Easy Appetizer: Honey Prosciutto Flatbread

[Editor's Note: Sweet, salty, soft and crispy, all with a little bit of a bite? The flavor combination in this appetizer recipe sounds like it hits all the notes that would make my mouth happy. It's an easy dish to throw together, but is certain to wow guests at an upcoming gathering. --Genie]...more
This looks incredible! more