smores dip

S’mores Dip

smores dip

Nothing says summer like a good s’more in your hand.  That gooeyness that sticks to every finger, is what makes this dessert such a treat in our home.  There’s only one problem.  We don’t have a fire pit.  It’s something we’ve talked about building in our back yard for a cool summer evening, however I […]

homemade carrot bisque

Using Your Garden Veggies: Carrot Bisque

homemade carrot bisque

I’m excited to share with you a great recipe that stars your garden carrots! Today, we are going to make a fresh carrot bisque. Don’t know what a bisque is? Put simply, it is a smooth, creamy, highly seasoned soup of French origin. Though most bisque recipes involve seafood, this version is all vegetarian. First, […]

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Using Your Garden Veggies: Zesty Ranch Zucchini Chips

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Using Your Garden Veggies: Zucchini Today, my friend Jaime is sharing how to make a delicious Zucchini Chips.  I absolutely LOVE zucchini.  I’m definitely going to try these out on my family. You can find the recipe on Coupons & Freebies Mom. I’m really excited to be sharing fresh garden veggie recipes all this summer!  Every Friday we […]

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Using Your Garden Veggies: Tomato, Mozzarella & Salami Salad

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Using Your Garden Veggies: Tomatoes Today, my friend Sara is sharing how to make a delicious Tomato Salad with Fresh Mozzarella and Salami.  I know that when the tomatoes come on, they really invade our home!  I’m excited to try this recipe – it looks amazing! You can find the recipe on Sisters Shopping On A Shoestring. I’m […]

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Using Your Garden Veggies : Yellow Squash Cheddar Biscuits

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Using Your Garden Veggies: Yellow Squash I’m really excited to be sharing fresh garden veggie recipes all this summer!  Every Friday we will be sharing an easy recipe using fresh garden veggies.  This series will run all summer!  These recipes will be created by me or some of my other friends from around the web. Today, […]

Orzo Pasta Salad

Orzo Summer Salad Recipe

Orzo Pasta Salad

I am so excited to share with you one of my all time favorite recipes.  This summer orzo summer salad recipe just screams summer.  I first had it when we lived in Virginia Beach.  My cousin fixed something like this and it was a recipe I just could not get off my mind.  It’s got a […]

German Cucumber Salad

Using Your Garden Veggies: German Cucumber Salad

German Cucumber Salad

Today I’m so excited to share with you one of my grandma’s staples when it came to nice dinners throughout the year.  This German Cucumber Salad recipe comes from her family.  Her mother, my great-grandma, came to the United States in the early 1900’s from Germany, so I can only hope this is her authentic […]

grilled cookie sundae with hershey

Grilled Cookie Sundae

grilled cookie sundae with hershey

Grilling out is one of our favorite things to do as a family in the summer.  There’s a couple of reasons you’ll find us out on our back deck on most evenings, cooking our dinner.  One, I love that I don’t have to cook.  My husband handles the grilling.  And two, it’s fun to be […]

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Using Your Garden Veggies : Cheesy Broccoli Bake

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Using Your Garden Veggies: Broccoli I’m really excited to be sharing fresh garden veggie recipes all this summer!  Every Friday we will be sharing an easy recipe using fresh garden veggies.  This series will run all summer!  These recipes will be created by me or some of my other friends from around the web. Today, my […]

quick simple pasta salad

Quick & Simple Pasta Salad

quick simple pasta salad

Summer cookouts wouldn’t be the same without a robust, quick & simple pasta salad on your plate. Am I right? Fresh cut veggies and hearty pasta marinated in a yummy dressing. Americans love their pasta salad! I happen to like it as well, especially when I can pump it up with a healthy twist. Instead […]