Cakes and Cupcakes · Cocktails · Recipe Roundup · Recipes · Sides and Salads

Pear Picking and 10 Recipes to Try

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

Breakfasts · Granola and Grains · Muffins and Breads · Recipe Roundup · Recipes · Sides and Salads

Avocado Toast – 5 Fast, Delicious Recipes

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

Beverages · Recipes · Smoothies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

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

Breakfasts · Pancakes and Waffles · Recipes

Zucchini-Blueberry Waffles

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

Beverages · Cocktails · Crafts · Recipes

Summer Sangria Bar + Free Printables!

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!

Main dishes · Pasta · Recipes

Creamy Red Chard Pasta by Isa

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

Burgers and Sandwiches · Main dishes · Recipes

Easy Black Bean Burgers from PlantPure

Summer is here! One of our favorite weekly dinners is a veggie burger, loaded with toppings, served with baked fries or roasted vegetables - the combo is just so good. These healthy black bean burgers from the PlantPure Nation Cookbook, by Kim Campbell, are quick to assemble, flavorful and hearty. They are filled with beans,… Continue reading Easy Black Bean Burgers from PlantPure