Late summer is a beautiful time in California, so we took advantage of the last week of summer vacation and traveled north. The days are still warm with cooler nights, the grapes are almost ready for crush, and the pears are ready for picking. And, just a few more weeks until the official start of… Continue reading Pear Picking and 10 Recipes to Try
Here are two awesome DIY finds for you using reclaimed materials! When ever my work load lightens, I love to get creative both in the kitchen and in our home. Most of my home projects involve painting: furniture, a room, thrift store frames - you name it, I'd love to paint it. My husband jokes,… Continue reading DIY Marble Canvas & Headboard Bench
I hope you are ready for some of the easiest recipes ever... Avocado toast has become one of my favorite foods - for breakfast, lunch, snack or even a light dinner side. And apparently, I'm not alone - According to this article in Time Magazine, American's are spending nearly $900,000 per month on this trendy… Continue reading Avocado Toast – 5 Fast, Delicious Recipes
This is so good! I can't wait to share this favorite recipe with you. Fair warning, Everyone - You could find yourself craving this smoothie for many days in a row after trying it! Be sure to freeze extra bananas for second helpings. I think you'll agree that this smoothie is so rich, creamy, and… Continue reading Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Are you looking for a simple nutritious boost at breakfast, or another way to incorporate the abundance of zucchini from your summer garden? I think you're going to love this recipe for Zucchini-Blueberry Waffles! I started adding shredded zucchini to our pancake batter when my children were toddlers because I wanted another way to help… Continue reading Zucchini-Blueberry Waffles
A cool, crisp, fruity Sangria always says summer to me! With so many options, I couldn't decide on just one signature sangria to offer guests, so I thought it would be fun to put together a create-your-own bar with a variety of mixers (see recipes below), farmer's market berries, peaches, cucumbers, fresh mint, and basil… Continue reading Summer Sangria Bar + Free Printables!
I picked up this beautiful bundle of fresh rainbow chard at our farmer's market the other day - wasn't sure what I would do with it, but I just couldn't resist the colorful pink, orange and yellow stems. I finally decided on this "Creamy Red Chard Pasta" by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and it was wonderful!… Continue reading Creamy Red Chard Pasta by Isa