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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...