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Summer Corn Chowder

Summer Corn Chowder

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitter   One of my favorite summer dinners is corn chowder. I love enjoying a bowl of soup, brought out to our back porch, to enjoy while watching the sunset. Nothing says summer like the combination of fresh vegetables and warm nights spent outside […]

Mint Chocolate Smoothie

Mint Chocolate Smoothie

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitter   Whoever said that the flavor combo mint chocolate was limited to candy and ice-cream is about to be proven wrong. This healthy smoothie is packed with vital nutrients, healthy fats, and tons of veggies—and tastes just like your beloved mint chocolate shake. […]

Strawberry Shortcake Breakfast Bowl

Strawberry Shortcake Breakfast Bowl

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitter Nothing quite reminds me of summer like strawberry shortcake. I love the rich, sweet, flavor of fresh strawberries paired with vanilla shortcake. This vibrant flavor combination inspired me to create a breakfast bowl using healthy and nutrient-dense ingredients. Lets make a strawberry shortcake […]

Easy Sushi Rolls

Easy Sushi Rolls

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterOne of my all-time favorite foods is sushi. I love the idea of bite sized food, dipped in delicious sauce, filled with colorful veggies. While the idea of eating seaweed can make some people squeamish, I truly believe that anyone can really enjoy a […]

Firecracker Zucchini Cornbread Muffins

Firecracker Zucchini Cornbread Muffins

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterMark and I served these cornbread muffins at our wedding. No joke. At a wedding, when you sit down to eat dinner, what is usually right in front of you? A big fluffy roll or piece of bread and butter right? But alas, I […]

Mountain Granola Bars

Mountain Granola Bars

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterWho else loves granola bars in the summer? They are the thing that I always had growing up on road trips or as a late night snack after playing outside all day. Now that I am older, you can bet they are the first […]

Mango Poppy Seed Muffins

Mango Poppy Seed Muffins

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterTwo things that I have much love for are mangos and cornbread. Both remind me of summer and both have beautiful memories tied to them. I was inspired to make these after seeing a few recipes on other food blogs incorporating fruit and cornmeal. […]

Brownie Batter Hummus

Brownie Batter Hummus

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterThis brownie batter hummus is like nothing you have ever had before and, though it may sound strange at first, be prepared to be 100% addicted after your first bite. I have been raving about this sweet dip for so long that I can […]

Avocado Pesto Pasta Salad

Avocado Pesto Pasta Salad

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterPesto pasta is a staple in my house every summer and I’m so excited to finally be sharing my recipe with you all. I love this time of year—when fresh produce is hitting the market and inspiration for new recipes is endless. If you’ve […]

Cherry Dutch Baby

Cherry Dutch Baby

Share this…FacebookPinterestemailTwitterHave I mentioned that cast-iron skillets know no limits? I was feeling creative the other morning and whipped up this dutch baby—or skillet pancake. It came out so fluffy, creamy, and  sweet that I knew I had to share it on the blog. This […]