Saturdays with Scamp – Introduction

Scamp Maltipoo Puppy

I have a fun new mini “series” to share with all of you. I was recently contacted by Nutro, a pet food company about possibly doing a few posts about Scamp and introducing him to our home. They offered to send me some free...

Simple Quinoa Salad

Simple Quinoa Salad

I have been wanting to try quinoa for awhile, but to be honest, it made me a little nervous. I’d heard that it’s healthy, and I’ve had friends tell me they thought I would like it, but still…it just sounded so “out there.” I...

Strawberry Agua Fresca

Strawberry Agua Fresca

I mentioned on Facebook that Mike and I picked 16 pounds of strawberries on the weekend. (As a side note, after spending the winter drinking smoothies made from berries we’d picked and frozen the previous summer, Mike is now a fan of berry picking!)...

Father’s Day Favorites

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In honor of Father’s Day, I thought I would post some of my dad’s favorite recipes that have appeared on my blog. I tend to like to experiment when my parents come to visit, and he would prefer that I stick to foods that...

Soft and Chewy Chocolate M&M Cookies

Soft and Chewy Chocolate M&M Cookies

I love cookies. If you search the cookie tag of this blog you’ll see irrefutable evidence of this fact. I’d choose a thick and chewy cookie (these are my current favorite!) over almost any other kind of dessert. The one exception would be anything...

Lemon Mousse

Lemon Mousse

This might be the perfect spring/summer dessert. It’s light and creamy and full of tart lemon flavor. I found the recipe in a cookbook from the library (the same one where I got this delicious herb flatbread!) and it was a great find. I...

Honey Almond Granola

Honey Almond Granola

When it comes to food, Mike is a creature of habit. He eats the same thing for breakfast and lunch every day. Of course, I pack his lunch and buy his breakfast food, so maybe that actually makes me a creature of habit. Regardless,...

Rhubarb Crumb Muffins

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Would you believe that before this past weekend I had never tried rhubarb? I’d heard enough people say they don’t like it, or mention its tartness that I was a little intimidated by it. However, this past week, a very kind coworker who has...

Cilantro Lime Rice

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In my mind, nothing goes better with a Mexican meal (like chicken fajitas!) than Cilantro Lime Rice. If you’ve ever been to Chipotle, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Mike and I both love Chipotle burritos, and honestly, I think their rice is...

Skillet Chicken Fajitas

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I have a budding cookbook obsession. It’s true. I have slowly been collecting more and more cookbooks, asking for them as gifts, checking them out of the library (and inevitably accruing late fines, much to my husband’s dismay). That’s why it was a bad...