Recipes: Blueberry Smoothies

So by now you know blueberries are good for you. They help us in all sorts of ways but really aid in over-all health. With that said, lets snack! I’d like to share a few smoothie recipes I’ve got in my arsenal: Blueberry and yogurt smoothie 1 c frozen blueberries 1 c plain yogurt 3/4…

Little Jewels known as Blueberries!

These next seven days will be filled with little recipes bursting with lots of flavor, recipe and restaurant reviews, super simple and pretty cocktails and they all have one thing in common, BLUEBERRIES! I LOVE blueberries! I love the color, the snap when biting into one, the texture, the sweetness, and I almost want to…

Recipe: How do you decide what to make for dinner?

Really, how do you decide? Do you scroll through websites that promise 30 minute meals followed by a grocery trip? Perhaps you search a specific ingredient that may be approaching its “best if used by” date? Or maybe you stand in front of your pantry or refrigerator imagining what sounds good, seems quick, and has…

Favorite part of Spring

Perhaps that title was a bit ambitious. I mean, come on, can you narrow all of the wonderful Spring time joy into one single thing? I know I cannot. I can however tell you one of my favorites: berries! Yes, you can get berries most any time of year but when they really taste the best…

Winter vs Spring

In Colorado our transition to Spring isn’t like most around the globe, and I’m sure anyone who has witnessed this transition can attest. The weather seems like it can’t decide what it wants to do. Take for instance, literally four days ago we had 8 inches of snow and -3 temperatures! The fountains were all frozen, the ponds and lakes…

Recipe: Guinness Cake with Irish Cream frosting

You read that correctly, it’s an Irish feast around here today! It’s my twins birthdays so we’re celebrating with cake…who doesn’t? Only THIS cake is meant for the grown-ups. After-all, we deserve a little treat, our twins are 3, and it’s St Patrick’s Day! I did make a non-alcoholic version for the babes, just so…

Recipe: Crab Crostini

What’s for lunch? Crab crostini, baby! Oh my word these are delicious! And simple, too! Here’s what you need: 1 loaf artisan bread or french baguette, vertically sliced 1/2 inch 6 oz crab meat 3 tbsp cream cheese – room temp 2 tbsp finely chopped red bell pepper 1 tbsp green onion, diced plus 1…

RECIPE REVIEW: Vinegars

I know a lot of the cooking shows on TV today talk about Balsamic Vinegar like its liquid gold, and it is delicious, don’t get me wrong…there are just so many varieties out there, how do you know when to use which one? I ran a few tests with some vinegar’s I had on-hand which means…

For the love of…

Spring! Don’t you just love when spring rolls around?! I mean come on…winter is nice but after the holidays and the first few feet of snow I am pretty much over it. Ready for warmer weather, birds chirping and of course FLOWERS!   I love flowers. All kinds, too. I especially like daffodils. Maybe I like…

Recipe: Tax day woo’s

For some, filing taxes is as easy as purchasing a program online and just hitting “submit” after entering your w-2 information. I find the older I get the more complex filing taxes can be. No wonder people hire CPA’s! I have filed my taxes today and therefore require a Woo, you know, for the tax…

Recipe: The Non-French French Onion Soup

“I love French onion soup” is an understatement. I am typically not a creature of habit. I like to mix it up a little. I do, however, make French onion soup at least once a month. I cannot live without French onion soup. My husband loves it. My neighbors love it. My parents and grandparents…

Review: Pioneer Woman no-bake peanut butter bars

My mom and step-dad recently returned from a RV trip. They had been gone for what seemed like forever–really was only two weeks, and I missed them. I wanted them to have a stress-free meal without having to go shopping and all after the long journey back. As I’m preparing the dinner, my mom sends…