Category Archives: Recipes I’ve Tried

Creamy Chocolate Gelato

I usually don’t share recipes that require special equipment to make, but this chocolate gelato is the exception. If you do not have an ice cream maker, stop what you are doing and purchase one immediately! Trust me, you will thank me for it after one creamy bite.
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Balsam Gin Cocktail

Even though Christmas was the inspiration for this festive cocktail, I think it’s equally suited for summer weather. Made by infusing simple syrup with fir needles, keep your eye out for Balsam Firs the next time you’re on a hike and you’ll be sipping this tasty treat in no time!

balsam gin cocktail
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The Perfect Mother’s Day Dessert

Mother’s Day is Sunday and I couldn’t think of a better recipe to share than one from a mother!

Last summer, my dear friend shared a piece of his mom’s famous Strawberry Delight and I had to have the recipe. A dessert staple in his house growing up, this is the perfect treat to kick off spring and it’s simple enough to make for Mom this weekend.

strawberry dessert

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Orzo Pasta Salad

Simple flavor combinations always taste the best to me and this recipe is the perfect example.

Orzo Pasta Salad has been a staple in our house for years. The combination of fresh dill, scallions, feta and lemon juice add a lightness that make it perfect for warm summer days. We take this on camping trips, on picnics, and have used it when entertaining. I’ve never met a person that didn’t like this salad though this picture does not do it justice:orzo pasta salad

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Simple and Satisfying Mexican Casserole

This simple recipe is full of possibility. Starting with basic ingredients, this meal can be customized to meet the tastes of every household. It makes a satisfying dinner and only improves as leftovers. So pull up a fork and get ready for some Mexican Casserole!

mexican casserole

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Vegetarian Banh Mi Pizza

Banh mi is a Vietnamese term for all kinds of bread. In the U.S. when people talk about banh mi, they are usually referring to a Vietnamese sandwich. I’ve been on the lookout for a good vegetarian option, so when I came across this Chickpea Banh Mi Pizza from Dishing Up the Dirt, I had to try it. This recipe is a little fussy because you have to make the sauce, pickle the veggies AND season the chickpeas, but it’s totally worth it.

chickpea banh mi pizza

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Just Desserts: Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

I like to tell myself that when treats include healthy ingredients, they are actually good for me. This attitude has helped me justify eating entire pumpkin pies, scores of Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, and now these tasty Peanut Butter Bars for breakfast. Packed with protein, these bars will power you through your day, right?

peanut butter bars

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An Oh-So-Easy Fried Rice Recipe

This week I had a craving for fried rice and after trying this easy recipe, I might be eating it every day. A delicious way to use up odds and ends in your refrigerator, this fried rice recipe comes together fast and creates a satisfying meal.

sauteed vegetables and fried rice

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Power Foods: A Healthy Pizza Recipe

If your house is anything like mine, you eat more pizza than you like to admit. While I really love pizza, I often find myself ordering delivery because I’m strapped for time or just can’t fathom coming up with yet another dinner plan. So what if there was an easy fallback recipe that doesn’t make you feel guilty? When I came across this simple and healthy pizza recipe in the Power Foods cookbook, I had to try it. Topped with nutritious ingredients and a snap to make, after taking a bite of this pizza you might reconsider calling for delivery too.

homemade pizza with ricotta, tomato and basil

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