Patriotic Fruit Tray

It’s hard to believe that Fourth of July is next week. Cookouts and Bbq’s are on everyone’s agenda and it’s always great to show up with a fun and festive dish. Enter the classic fruit tray! Berries and stone fruit are in season and just so conveniently match the red and blue Americana color scheme….

Library Books We Are Loving {Toddler Edition}

We are avid readers in my household. Our shelves are overflowing with many books. Since I’m off during the summers- we make many trips to our local library to find new reading material. I wanted to share a few new favorites that we have found. First up, “Let’s Find Momo!” is an adorable find and…

Blueberry Peach Crumble

The farmers market is exploding with awesome summer produce. On Saturday mornings, I grab the kiddos and we go stroll the aisles at the market and always find a stash to bring home. Blueberries and peaches are currently in season and fresh fruit always makes me think of pies and cobblers. Fruit crisps and crumbles…

Steak & Chicken Kabobs

Grilled foods are some of the best- summer has arrived and that’s the perfect time to hang outside and make a meal on the grill. We have an old Weber charcoal grill that has lasted us many seasons. Definitely a worthy and inexpensive purchase. My husband mentioned making kabobs the other day and I decided…

Chickpea Salad

I have quite the sweet tooth and appreciation for classic comfort foods like carbs and cheese. Unfortunately, my overindulgence  has me off track from my lifestyle of “moderation”. I don’t like to cut food groups out, but I definitely need a bit more balance in my life lately. If you go back in my archives,…

Classic Banana Pudding

My dad loves bananas and I decided to make him and the other important men in my life banana pudding for Father’s Day. I don’t think I’ve ever made this classic dessert before. The layers of creamy homemade pudding, fresh sliced bananas and Nilla wafers is absolutely delicious. A perfect match, if you will. This…

My Favorite Beauty Items {From Grove Collaborative}

Have you tried Grove Collaborative? They sell non-toxic cleaning supplies plus health & beauty items. The best part is they are shipped right to your door. How convenient is that? I signed up, at that start of the year, as part of their VIP program. The program includes free shipping, exclusive sales/discounts and five free…

Strawberry Frosé

Are you a wine lover? Well, this girl here is!! Summer is on the cusp of arriving and yesterday (6/10) was National Rosé Day- so what better time to share frosé? It’s super popular in blog land right now, but if you are not familiar, I’ll fill you in. Frosé is a wine slushie that…

Food Photography Props {My must have list}

I don’t claim to be an expert on food blogging, but it’s an area I’m passionate about and I’m always trying to push myself to gain more knowledge on the subject. When I got married 12 years ago, I didn’t know much about cooking, other than the basics. I decided to teach myself to cook…

No Bake Monster Cookie Granola Bites

Who loves a good snack? I live in a household of snackers and when I found this recipe last summer, I knew it would make a terrific after school snack. It’s sweet with a touch of saltiness and to me that’s a winning combination. These bites are great for on the go, they are easily…