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Simple Crispy Pesto Chicken & Potatoes

Summer – whew. It’s a break for sure, but BOY are we busy! We enjoyed a nice trip to the lake last week and then squeezed in a double portion of busy when we got home. Doctor’s appointments, a slew of summer cooking classes ((check out my upcoming classes HERE and HERE)) and a set of freshly applied braces were just a few of the activities that had us moving at a speedy pace this week. Continue reading

Toasted Walnut & Garden-Fresh Sweet Basil Pesto ((Homemade))

It has been a tough season for the garden! I had one squash to harvest ((boo to the squash bugs)), a few beets, pithy radishes galore, not one bean and the tomatoes have begrudgingly produced – if that is even possible. But a few things have been outstanding – and I am not referring to the weeds.

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Heirloom Tomato Salsa ((straight from the garden!!))

You guys may have learned this by now, but let me just say it again for the record! Chips & salsa are my love language. It used to be Chips & salsa AND Diet Dr. Peppers from Sonic, but I gave up the DDP addiction 10 months ago ((and it was SO hard to do — I am NEVER going back!!)). Anyway, about the chips and salsa… Continue reading

Chard and White Bean Italian Soup with Crispy Sausage

A few pounds of dried white beans is a pantry staple must in my home. If I am out of protein options, running low on meal ideas, or just looking for some simple ((healthy)) comfort food, beans take care of business every single time. AND — hello! They are super budget friendly too. A perfect food for my family of 6.

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Bunnies, Severe Weather & My Garden

I do have a few recipes to share. But tonight, I am bursting to tell you about my Lion Lop bunnies and if I tell you about my Lion Lops, I have to tell you about the severe weather that has consumed half of their little precious lives AND if I tell you about the recent severe weather, I have to tell you about my garden. So — I will share a yummy, superbly perfect chocolate buttercream recipe tomorrowish. Continue reading

A Giant Garage Sale, a Lemonade Stand & a Hopeful Harvest ((and lots of sandwiches for dinner))

Whew. We have been working hard in my little corner of the world! First, I just pulled off the impossible & entered the garage sale hall of fame. Pictures don’t completely express the depth of despair I felt as I sat among the piles, rather heaps, of outgrown toys, shrunken clothes & lasterday’s decor & wares. Prayer arrows Continue reading

Rainbow Chard & Sweet Cherry Pepper Croquettes ((Your tastebuds won’t believe this is super healthy))

Before I even start to tell you about this recipe, I want to thank you for at least clicking on this post. I mean really – rainbow chard is not an ingredient that makes your mouth water at the sound of its name! (haha) And, I have to admit, sometimes chard can naturally be pretty bitter. BUT – not this time! I have figured out the perfect way to cook with it & am so excited to share my ‘discovery’ with you!

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Pasta-less Lasagna Rolls ((so tasty, you won’t even miss the pasta!!))

Have I mentioned the status of my rainbow chard lately?? I am amazed, these plants are flourishing!  They are huge, healthy, happy & gorgeous. Over the last several years, I have begun integrating edible plants into my flower beds, I am starting a new trend – edible ornamental gardening. It pleases me deep in my soul. Visitors are often questioning, what is that – It’s gorgeous!? When I tell them it’s edible they are always surprised. I proceed to walk them around all of the beds, pointing out all of the edible treats I have tucked and nestled among my trees & flowers. Continue reading

 
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