Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies

Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies and Folgers Iced Cafe #MyIcedCafe

 I customized my coffee using Folgers®, as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #MyIcedCafe Spring has definitely sprung around here. We're having 70 and 80 degree days, the orchards are all blooming and the local strawberry stands are officially open. Spring is a time we really have to savor here in the desert because it's the only time of year that the plants and trees are green and pretty. Spring is fleeting here, and once it's gone we have nearly 6 months of long, hot, dry summer, dead grass and barren trees. So let's celebrate spring! One major change that happens in my life … [Read More...]

Girl Scout Cookie Thin Mint Truffles

Thin Mint Truffles

It’s that time of year again. Girl Scout cookie time. Did you know the Girl Scouts are actually only allowed to sell their cookies a certain time of year? I guess limiting the availability of cookies makes people so look forward to them that when cookie time comes around they buy an absurd amount of… 

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Lettuce in an aquaponic garden raft bed

Harvest Fridays – The Aquaponic Garden

Happy Friday! Time to check in on the garden. It seems like so much has happened since the last update. When we last left off, we had just finished building the greenhouse and had started to put together the aquaponic system. Now we have finished installing the aquaponic system, started cycling the water, and have… 

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Orange Creamsicle Cookies

Orange Creamsicle Cookies

I made these cookies the other day and the only time I could really take pictures of them was around noon. If you don’t know a lot about photography, noon on a sunny day (and it’s sunny 362 days a year here) is about the worst possible time you could choose to take pictures. Harsh,… 

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Gluten-Free Banana Nut Muffins

Coconut Flour Banana Nut Muffins

Happy Friday! What are your plans for the weekend? I finally finished painting my office, and now I’m planning to repaint and DIY-ify the bookshelf in there. We are also going to do some work on the garden, of course, and belatedly celebrate my birthday! My birthday was last weekend, but I was out of… 

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Italian Sausage and Kale Lasagna

SRC: Italian Sausage and Kale Lasagna

When it comes to making dinner, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, and sometimes your disastrous cannelloni turns into an amazing lasagna. Sometimes recipes don’t go as planned, but you’ve just gotta roll with it. Today is Secret Recipe Club reveal day! The Secret Recipe Club is a group of food bloggers. Once a month,… 

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Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili {And $400 Amazon Cash Giveaway}

If you had $400 to spend on Amazon, what would you buy? You could get a KitchenAid mixer. Or an iPad. Or 40 books! Anything your little heart desires. If you want a chance to win some spending money, stay tuned! I have rediscovered my slow cooker! When I was working, slow cooker recipes didn’t… 

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