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Garden Update… And Chicken and Pineapple Skewers with Cilantro


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Organic Choice for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Despite the fact that we saw a few snowflakes again this week, spring is finally here. We had a few gorgeous days in the 70s over the weekend, and I spent just about every moment…

Barbeque Chicken Pizza with Corn and Cilantro


I haven’t been posting a lot of recipes lately. You may have noticed. While I could easily blame our busy schedule (and, this summer has been a busy one!) or the fact that Madison is now mobile and I spend most of the day chasing her around the house (also true), I don’t think it…

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa


Don’t you love that moment when your spouse (or kids, friends, you get the idea) eats a dish containing a food that they supposedly “don’t like” and have a food epiphany? As soon as someone tells me that they don’t care for a particular food, I consider it my personal mission to create a dish…

Garlic Scape Taco Sauce


When it comes to cooking, I tend to keep things simple this time of year.  Once our CSA starts up in the late spring, I find myself doing much less grocery shopping.  Instead, we do our best to eat the fresh produce that we get from our CSA, supplemented with a few essentials that I…

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing with Garlic Scapes and Herbs


Ranch dressing has been one of my favorites for as long as I can remember. Growing up, my favorite snack was pretzels dipped in ranch dressing.  Sure, I ate it on salads, too… But, you really can’t beat tasty snack foods dipped in ranch dressing. Of course, now that I am older, I eat my…

Layered Chipotle Hummus and Guacamole Dip


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Avocados from Mexico for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My husband loves telling people that his wife plays fantasy football, but he doesn’t. Secretly, I think he enjoys it. While I certainly enjoy watching the game (especially if the Ravens are playing!), I…

Roasted Eggplant, Garbanzo, and Cous Cous Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sunkist S’alternative for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I read in a magazine a while back that citrus was the new salt. The article went on to explain that citrus (especially lime and lemon) tends to hit the tongue at the same place…

Cumin Scented Beet and Carrot Soup


I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I just love this time of year. I can’t get enough! One of the things I love most about the fall is the produce that is in season. When you think of fall produce, I’m sure that apples and pumpkins come to mind right away. And, I love…



Last weekend, my husband and I watched the movie Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead.  How’s that for a Monday morning blog post intro? It’s relevant, though… I promise! You see, we have a few friends who have done the whole “juicing” diet thing. Some have had good results, others have ended up not feeling so…

Fresh Garden Salsa


I would love to say that we have lots of ripe, juicy tomatoes in our garden at the moment, but that’s not the case.  It seems that the hot, dry weather we have had lately is working against me. And, of course, the groundhog that has learned to climb the fence isn’t really helping, either….