Fourth of July Food, Dessert and Cupcakes


4th of July is a time for families to celebrate our country – a time to gather, enjoy family time and make memories. Part of those special memories is the 4th of July Food and Dessert. Are you heading to a Cookout? Maybe hosting a Potluck? I’ve gathered up some of my favorite recipes for […]

Raspberry Chicken Salad: Healthy 5 Minute Recipe

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It’s that time of year, when we are all looking to be outside, get a little more exercise and also eat better. Most of the time it’s easy to spend a little time outside, ride your bike or take a walk, but often times, at least for us, it’s hard to find the time to […]

Jamaican Baby Back Ribs with Fruit Salsa


We have been having so much fun with Fourth of July Dessert, I thought you needed a delicious grilling recipe to add to your Fourth of July Menu or even your “must make” Summer Cook-out List. While these Jamaican Baby Back Ribs did take a little preparation, they certainly were not difficult and the results […]

Healthy Pasta Salad


Everyone loves a good Pasta Salad, but how about a Healthy Pasta Salad? A lot of the time you sacrifice flavor when you cook with healthy ingredients. A couple weeks ago, Doug and I were at our favorite Farmers Market and I spotted some beautiful Multi-Colored Tomatoes. I had remembered seeing a very simple idea […]

Labor Day Cook-out Ideas

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Well, this is it, the official end to the Summer season…Labor Day…I’m not really very happy that Summer will be over, although I do love Fall, and all it has to offer, especially the cooking and baking. I’ve put together some ideas for your Labor Day Cook-outs…Enjoy! You might also like… Labor Day Menu Memorial […]

Cooking for House Guests


As I write this post, I am currently in an airplane, several thousand feet in the air, flying over a set of mountains. It’s simply gorgeous!! I’m heading home from San Jose, California where I learned all about Invisalign Teen braces. We are all very excited to have the opportunity for Nick to experience these […]

Classic Red Potato Salad and Our Menu Plan

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Happy Monday! Did you enjoy your weekend? I had an amazing time at the Evo Conference! I hung out with Gina, Shelley from How Does She and Melissa from The Inspired Room, a HUGE Thank You to Apartment Guide for sending me! I learned a ton, met LOTS of great people and ate lots of […]