Summer Family Fun – Ideas and Recipes for Backyard Family Time

Summer Family Fun – Ideas and Recipes for Backyard Family Time

Even though we are getting closer to the end of summer there is still plenty of time left for summer family fun. Just head out to your own backyard for a day full of fun and quality time together making amazing memories. When it is time for dinner, work together as a family to create a fabulous family dinner of Grilled Panzanella Salad and Cheesy Flatbread Pizzas. Top of the … Continue Reading →
Celebrate National Strawberry Day February 27 with Strawberry Sorbet (recipe)

Celebrate National Strawberry Day February 27 with Strawberry Sorbet (recipe)

Your mouth is watering looking at this strawberry sorbet, isn’t it? I know mine is! I love strawberries and so when the Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa (I would love to go to this spa) shared this recipe from Chef Anthony Stewart I knew I had to share it with you too. Today is National Strawberry Day (February 27) so this sorbet made with strawberries is a perfect way to celebrate. … Continue Reading →
4 Amazing Slow Cooker Recipes for Thanksgiving

4 Amazing Slow Cooker Recipes for Thanksgiving

I love using the slow cooker, and other cooking tools, whenever I can to make my life easier especially on the holidays like Thanksgiving. The folks at McCormick have come up with four amazing recipes that will be perfect this Thanksgiving, or any day, that you can make right in your slow cooker. If you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner and have to cook multiple things you know that we all … Continue Reading →
Carved Halloween Mummy Watermelon

Carved Halloween Mummy Watermelon

So everyone carves pumpkins for Halloween but why not switch things up this year and try carving a watermelon for Halloween? After crafting your watermelon into an artful mummy, take advantage of the healthy, immune-system supporting qualities of the lycopene leader among fresh produce. At 92 percent water, as well as an excellent source of vitamins A and C, watermelon is a hydrating post-art snack. Carving a creative design into … Continue Reading →
Tropical Mango Guacamole Recipe

Tropical Mango Guacamole Recipe

  If you have never made homemade guacamole, don’t worry. I promise you it is not hard to do! It just requires a bit of chopping and such on your part and you will be amazed at the flavor you get. Today I’m sharing a recipe for Tropical Mango Guacamole which you can eat with tortilla chips or use to top fish, chicken, or pork, it is also a great … Continue Reading →
Easy Grilled Teriyaki Meal

Easy Grilled Teriyaki Meal

I had not planned to do a recipe post about these meal, but when I posted this picture I had so many people asking me about it and for recipes so I thought I would go ahead and share. There is nothing overly complicated about the easy grilled meal either. Even a new cook or griller can manage this I think. We use pork tenderloin a lot in our home. … Continue Reading →
Day Boat Cod with Melted Tomatoes and Shaved Fennel and Orange Salad

Day Boat Cod with Melted Tomatoes and Shaved Fennel and Orange Salad

Day Boat Cod with Melted Tomatoes and Shaved Fennel and Orange Salad (Family Features) It may sound contrary to your healthy eating plan, but the human body actually needs some types of fat for heart and brain health. One common source is cooking oil, such as olive oil. This recipe for cod with melted tomatoes and shaved fennel and orange salad combines healthy olive oil, fish, fruits and veggies all … Continue Reading →
August 22 is National Eat a Peach Day [Infographic]

August 22 is National Eat a Peach Day [Infographic]

Are you a fan of peaches? Then today is a great holiday for you, National Eat a Peach Day! Because of that I found this infographic for you all about peaches from Southern Weddings. I would love to know your favorite way to eat peaches. Do you like them on their own or as part of a recipe?   Infographic Source: http://southernweddings.com/tag/peach-infographic/ Continue Reading →
Watermelon Screwdriver Cocktail and a Bonus Watermelon Granita Recipe!

Watermelon Screwdriver Cocktail and a Bonus Watermelon Granita Recipe!

Screwdrivers have always been one of my favorite drinks but for this week’s cocktail I have a little twist on the classic screwdriver. We are adding watermelon ice cubes to it! This gives a sweeter end taste to the drink and as the ice cubes melt while you sip on your cocktail the flavor, and color, will change. The original part of the drink is just the basic recipe of … Continue Reading →
Healthy Facts About Blueberries [Infographic] for National Blueberry Month and Blueberry Pork Chops Recipe

Healthy Facts About Blueberries [Infographic] for National Blueberry Month and Blueberry Pork Chops Recipe

July is National Blueberry Month! I really love blueberries. As a kid it was just blueberries in baked goods like blueberry muffins, but now as an adult I really enjoy just snacking on fresh blueberries even. This week’s infographic is about the healthy facts on blueberries courtesy of the US Blueberry Council. I see that I’m not the only one eating blueberries either as the infographic shows a huge increase … Continue Reading →