Saturdays with Scamp: Scamp goes Swimming!

Scamp maltipoo puppy

Last weekend we took Scamp to a local state park that has a lake. Our mission was to find out if our puppy was going to be a fan of the water. Based on our tortorous bath experiences, I had a pretty good idea...

Swiss Chard Frittata for Two

Swiss Chard Frittata

If you follow me on Facebook, you are probably well aware that I joined a CSA for the first time this year. If you’re unfamiliar with the idea of a CSA, it stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Basically I paid to sign up for...

Hawaiian Pulled Pork

Hawaiian Pulled Pork

Pulled pork sandwiches might be among my favorite meals of all time. Actually any sandwich that can be made in the crockpot tends to fall under the category of things I love. (e.g. buffalo chicken sandwiches and french dip sandwiches…yum!) This Hawaiian pulled pork...

Saturdays with Scamp: Things I’ve learned

Scamp maltipoo puppy

A few things I’ve learned since Scamp became ours: 1. Puppies are work. A lot of work. 2. Somehow it has become normal for me to talk to random people in my life about Scamp’s poop. How did this become ok?? 3. It is...

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Let me just come out and say it – these are absolutely amazing.  I never thought I liked red velvet cake until I tried these cupcakes. Granted, my only experience with it came from watching Steel Mangolias, and who would ever want to try red...

Patriotic Brownie Skewers

Patriotic Brownie Skewers

These are some of the easiest 4th of July treats I’ve ever made, and they’re so fun! Sometimes the simple ideas are the best, don’t you think?  I saw a picture of something similar on Simple Organized Living, and just had to replicate her idea....

Rhubarb Sorbet

Rhubarb Sorbet

I don’t think I mentioned it, but a few weeks ago I received an ice cream maker from my parents for my birthday. Since then I’ve made vanilla ice cream (twice), strawberry frozen yogurt and this delightful rhubarb sorbet. I love the idea of...

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!)...