Monday, July 10, 2017

Arugula, Berry & Blue Cheese Quinoa Salad

This is the perfect recipe for summer.  Easier to make than it is to say (try saying Arugula, Berry & Blue Cheese Quinoa Salad three times fast) it's a great way to use seasonal ingredients this summer.  Can I get a shout for fresh cherries? Woo hoo! Perfect for a picnic or bbq...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sweet Potato Mac Muffins

This may be my daughters' new favorite recipe.  I mean how do you improve on mac and cheese?  Turn it into a muffin! Perfect to pack for a snack or lunch and super easy make, plus kids love helping with this recipe.  

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Backyard BBQ with Quince & Apple

As the crisp air of late spring shifts into the warm breezes of early summer here in Wisconsin it's the perfect time to take dinner outside for a backyard BBQ. Using some of my favorite Quince & Apple products I created recipes that will please the whole family.

I'm a huge fan of Quince & Apple preserves and syrups; they are made right here in Madison in small batches with real and simple ingredients...nothing artificial.  Their creative combinations make it easy to take your toast, cocktail or any recipe to the next level. 

For your next backyard BBQ or party try these amazing recipes sure to please any crowd; sweet and spiced bbq chicken, mocktails for the kids and cocktails for the grown-ups = everyone happy....

Monday, May 8, 2017

PB & J Smoothie Bowls

If you haven't had a smoothie bowl before you NEED to jump on this healthy and yummy food trend.  I dare say they are better than eating a big bowl of ice cream! We love going to our local Bowl of Heaven so much we decided to try making smoothie bowls at home too. I love the sweet and salty combo of this recipe and how we loaded it with greens but you would never know...

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Earth Day Smoothies

Earth day is coming up on Saturday... a wonderful time to talk to your kids about the planet we live on and the ways we try to help care for it.  I still remember winning an Earth Day contest in elementary school for my “protect the endangered panda bears” poster.  Yes, poster contests were a thing in the 90’s.

I love these smoothies because they look like the swirly beauty of our planet...

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Mango Coconut Tweets

Using some fun chick molds we found (similar here) we created this recipe a few years back.  A fun a fruity easter time snack that kids will love helping make and gobble up in no time flat...

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Spicy-Peanut Cauliflower Lettuce Wraps

This is an easy and healthy recipe for a light dinner or a fantastic appetizer for a party. Roasted cauliflower can be a little plain so I love the way this jazzes and (quite literally) spices the mild vegetable up. Perfect for vegetarians and meat-lovers alike...

Monday, February 27, 2017

Banana Spinach Muffins

I love the tasty combination of coconut and banana in this muffin.  It's a light and sweet muffin that even the strongest of spinach hater would adore.  The girls have already requested them twice in the last few weeks. Sweetened with honey and packing the protein and fiber punch of coconut flour they are a nutrition powerhouse...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Raspberry Coconut Bars {no-bake}

This is an easy, healthy and allergy-friendly treat. It's bright color is matched only by it's fruity and sweet taste (in fact I dare you to eat just one).  Great for parties, snacks, lunch boxes and mores...

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Monday, January 16, 2017

Cherry Berry Jam

I know I have said this before but this recipe is my new favorite jam.  Granted I have yet to meet a jam I didn't love but this combo of cherries, cranberries and strawberries is simply lovely.  If you use tart cherries you may want to adjust the maple syrup to sweeten it a bit more. This is a jam you can make year round using frozen fruit or fresh when available.  I used frozen cherries and strawberries but fresh cranberries since they were in season but this summer I'll try it with fresh cherries and strawberries and frozen cranberries. This recipe is an easy crowd pleaser, I made it for gifts at the holidays and it was a huge hit..

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Chia Oatmeal Cookies (+Free Printable Meal Planner)

Well it's here...2017!  A brand new year to start fresh with and paint the pages of our lives with color.  Today I am sharing two awesome things for you, to help make your 2017 great.  A healthy and yummy cookie recipe and my new favorite meal planner printable...

Sunday, January 1, 2017