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Lemon Zucchini Quinoa

Lemon Zucchini Quinoa

I am sure I am not the only person that hates the super hot, humid, muggy days of Ohio summers. I am also sure that I am not the only gardener that has had too many zucchini ripen at the exact same time and needs […]

Strawberry Basil Salsa and Sweet Chips

Strawberry Basil Salsa and Sweet Chips

Spring has Sprung! This also means grocery stores and farmers markets everywhere are again able to stock super fresh and seasonal and local produce. I can never seem to fully appreciate the extra sweetness and flavor of the ripe berries when they come in season […]

Homemade Three Ingredient Dark Chocolate

Homemade Three Ingredient Dark Chocolate

Chocolate is basically woman’s best friend. It helps cheer up a bad day, celebrate a good day, and pairs just as well with breakfast coffee and pancakes as it does with dessert ice cream or wine. Plus, as an added bonus, it even provides you […]

Spinach Cheese Dip

Spinach Cheese Dip

I can’t be the only one to skip grocery shopping and have a ‘use up week’ before I head out of town. I am also sure I am not the only one to look into a perfectly stocked refrigerator and think “I have nothing to […]

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce from Fresh Tomatoes

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce from Fresh Tomatoes

I seem to have found myself on a bit of a tomato kick these past few weeks! I can explain! The tomatoes I have been growing all summer didn’t start producing ripe tomatoes until halfway thru August and have been going strong since! With the […]

30 Second Pizza Sauce

30 Second Pizza Sauce

My husband and I both work full time jobs, so sometimes (always) by the end of the week we decisioned out. More than once we have argued about Friday night dinner. Sometime in the past year or so we have started having “Pizza Fridays” to […]

Homemade Tomato Paste

Homemade Tomato Paste

Welcome all to the overabundant summertime tomato harvest what-do-I-do-with-them solution post! Lets get real for a moment, any of us that have a home garden with multiple tomato plants has had a time when we have more tomatoes ripen all at once than we know what to […]

Can you make Butter in an Ice Cream Maker?

Can you make Butter in an Ice Cream Maker?

I was making my Cinnamon Ice Cream a few days ago and started to wonder as I did my write-up, is it possible to Make Butter in an Ice Cream Maker? Naturally, I wanted to find out if it was possible! I use some of my […]

Zucchini Lasagna-Like Casserole

Zucchini Lasagna-Like Casserole

I have been busy planting my back yard herb and vegetable gardens and I am not so patiently waiting for all of the plants to grow! One summer favorite veggie I am looking forward to are my zucchini plants–I have five in my garden right […]

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Is there a more universally goes-with-everyuthing side dish than mashed potatoes? I don’t think so. This is why you can find mashed potatoes from your favorite diner all the way up to Michelin star restaurants. Mashed potatoes can be dressed up so easily with ingredients […]