Warm Four Cheese Tomato Basil Dip

Warm and gooey four cheese dip, topped with fresh tomatoes and basil.

My mom has been visiting for the past week, and it has been fabulous. She lives in California, and we live in Arizona, so my kids and I miss her terribly when she’s away. I wish so much that we lived in the same town, but I feel fortunate that she’s able to visit as often as she does. She has spent this past week playing with my kids, tackling my around the house to-do list, and helping me juggle my kiddos on errands. She is a saint. … 

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Chocolate Trail Mix Clusters made from nuts and dried fruit covered in chocolate. Easy and delicious!

Chocolate Trail Mix Clusters

I don't know if I've told you this before, but I have a serious obsession with nuts. They are their own food group to me. I eat nuts every single day, and I can polish off a jar of peanut butter or almond butter in record time (extra crunchy, please). I think just about anything is better with nuts … [Read More...]

Whole Grain Strawberry Breakfast Bars-2

Whole Grain Strawberry Breakfast Bars

I'm excited to share the news that this year I am a contributor on Julie's Eats & Treats. Throughout the year I will occasionally be sharing my recipes on Julie's blog. Today I'm sharing my Whole Grain Strawberry Breakfast Bars. … [Read More...]

Coconut Cream Pie Dip - Coconut custard topped with whipped cream. Serve with graham crackers or cookies, for dipping.

Coconut Cream Pie Dip

 A week or so ago I said that I was going to be sharing some lighter recipes over the next several weeks. This is not one of those recipes. This Coconut Cream Pie Dip is indulgent, decadent, and unbelievably delicious, and there is nothing "light" about it. So if you're currently dieting, I … [Read More...]

Light Oatmeal Spice Cake - Celebrating Sweets

Light Oatmeal Spice Cake

I'm happy to say that I found a coffee cake recipe that isn't loaded with fat, and actually tastes good. Can you believe it?! I first saw a recipe for Oatmeal Coffee Cake on Yummy, Healthy, Easy, and I was intrigued by the fact that the cake included cooked oatmeal in it. I'm always on the lookout … [Read More...]

Vanilla Apple Pear Sauce - Celebrating Sweets

Vanilla Apple-Pear Sauce

Did you make any New Year's resolutions? I usually don't make them. I think that anytime is a good time to make a change in life, no need to wait for a new year. That being said, although I'm not "resolving" to eat healthier, I still typically eat lighter during the month of January. Since the … [Read More...]

30 Minute White Chicken Chili ~ Celebrating Sweets

30 Minute White Chicken Chili

Happy New Year, everyone! Is 2015 off to a good start for you? So far, so good for me. We've been hunkering down the last few days because it has been downright freezing around here. I know, it's January - hello, it's supposed to be cold. I'm just not used to it being this cold. So until the temps … [Read More...]

2014 recipe collage

Most Popular Recipes of 2014

We've made it to the end of the year. I hope 2014 was good to you. This was my first full year of blogging! I had a blast baking, photographing, and sharing recipes with you. Thank you so, so much for taking the time to visit this little blog of mine. I hope to spend even more time in the kitchen in … [Read More...]

Red Wine Cherry Sangria

Red Wine Cherry Sangria

Are you finalizing plans for New Years Eve? I'll be spending the evening at home. Once our kids go to sleep, I'm hoping that my husband and I can relax with a movie and a glass (or two!) of sangria. I hope that your New Years Eve is fun and safe! If you're looking for a festive beverage to help you … [Read More...]