Indoor Salted Caramel S’mores

Salted Caramel S'mores

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LetsMakeSmores #CollectiveBias #sponsored S'mores are a fun part of summer but if it's too hot outside for a fire, move your S'mores Party indoors with these yummy Salted Caramel Indoor S'mores! Holy heat, batman! This weekend is going to be a little warm 'round these parts. Not so good when you want to spend the holiday weekend outdoors. Sometimes living in the desert means missing out on some of the fun parts of summer-- the outdoor parts-- because it's just too darn hot … [Read More...]

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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Yellow Galina Tomatoes

Harvest Fridays – Tomato Season is Here!

Heya! Happy Harvest Friday! It’s finally tomato season. I think 95% of novice gardeners start with tomato plants, so tomato season is awesome because so many people are enjoying it. If you live it cooler climates, it might not quite be tomato season for you yet, but don’t worry– it’s coming soon! I harvested my… 

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Blood Orange Ricotta Pancakes with Strawberry Orange Sauce

Blood Orange Ricotta Pancakes with Strawberry Orange Sauce

These Blood Orange Ricotta Pancakes are silky, creamy and studded with bright orange zest. They’re topped with a fresh strawberry and blood orange sauce. A perfect weekend breakfast! These pancakes. Oh my. Last month, when I was down in Orange County, we ate breakfast at an amazing little restaurant called Haute Cakes Caffe. There were… 

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BBQ Chickpea Bowls with Avocado Cream (Vegan)

BBQ Chickpea Bowls with Avocado Cream

These BBQ Chickpea Bowls with Avocado Cream are packed with nutrients, protein, fiber and healthy fats. They’re a delicious vegan meal that will satisfy your summer BBQ cravings! Happy Memorial Day Weekend to all! After being out of town for over a week, I’m just hanging around the house this weekend. When I lived in… 

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Tuscan Chickpea Soup

Tuscan Chickpea Soup

This Tuscan Chickpea Soup is simple but so flavorful, with fresh rosemary, Parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar. It’s a great healthy vegetarian meal that’s packed with fiber! This week I’m back home after a 10 day vacation that was so much fun, and frankly– a little exhausting. I covered 3 states and 4 cities in… 

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