Pesto Caprese Pasta Salad

Pesto Caprese Pasta Salad

This Pesto Caprese Pasta Salad features ripe summer tomatoes, whole wheat pasta and fresh mozzarella, all tossed in a homemade pesto sauce. It's perfect as a summer side dish or light meal! Heyo! Last week was pretty exciting-- I got my hubby back after he'd been gone for a month-long training out in the middle of the ocean. And I got to go to work with him for the day on an aircraft carrier (the one he'd been on for the last month). It was pretty cool to get to see his home away from home. One thing I'll say, I could never do it. Trust me, this was no Royal Caribbean. Although I … [Read More...]

Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread Muffins

Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread Muffins

These Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread Muffins are studded with juicy fresh cherries. They’re great as a quick breakfast or hearty snack! Make them while fresh cherries are in season! Heyo. Sorry for the radio silence over here. Apparently my computer hates me, technology hates me, and basically, the world hates me. This week, at least…. 

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Grown Up Cherry Vanilla Floats

Grown-Up Cherry Vanilla Floats

These Cherry Vanilla Floats are a grown-up version of a classic childhood summertime treat. Dr Pepper Cherry® and vanilla ice cream are kicked up with a little something extra. Thank you Dr. Pepper Snapple Group for sponsoring this post. Did you guys know I worked at a local ice cream shop for years? Years. Like,… 

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Buffalo Chicken Bites

Buffalo Chicken Bites

These spicy Buffalo Chicken Bites are a great as a party appetizer or to bring to your next potluck. Buffalo chicken, celery and blue cheese dip– all in one bite! Welp, I’m officially poor. The airlines have cleaned me out. I guess I can’t really complain about it– I have tons of fun travel coming… 

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Strawberry Banana Pancakes

Fresh Strawberry Banana Pancakes

I customized my coffee using Folgers®, as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #MyIcedCafe So technically the first day of summer isn’t until June 21. But it’s going to be 107 degrees here today, so I think it’s safe to say summer is already in full swing. Even when I lived in cooler climates,… 

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Potato Harvest

Harvest Fridays – Po-tay-to, Po-tah-to

TGIF! Who’s ready for the weekend? This girl is. And since it’s Friday, it’s time to take a peek in the garden. Let’s get started! Aquaponics Update The aquaponics system is doing a lot better. Though we were thinking about sticking to goldfish only, we did end up getting more tilapia. We were able to… 

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Cinnamon Blackberry Crisp

Cinnamon Blackberry Crisp

This classic summer blackberry crisp is topped with a toasty oatmeal crumble and loaded with brown sugar and cinnamon to tame the tangy berries. Best served with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream! Last week I had a very special visitor in town. One of my BFF’s from Boston flew all the way across… 

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Thin Mint Rice Krispie Treats

Thin Mint Rice Krispie Treats

These Thin Mint Rice Krispie Treats are a fun twist on the classic, and a great way to use up those cookies you stashed in the freezer. Plus, they’re topped with chocolate… you can’t go wrong! Does anyone else out there still have Girl Scout cookies left? We bought so, so many (25 boxes, oof),… 

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Grilled Apricot Caprese

Grilled Apricot Caprese Salad

In this Grilled Apricot Caprese Salad, layers of fresh grilled apricots are paired with creamy mozzarella and bright basil. Then it’s all drizzled in balsamic glaze. The perfect summer salad! It’s grilling season! We’ve been grilling hot dogs and hamburgers since the beginning of time. Over the years we’ve gotten a little more creative with… 

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