How to Freeze Bananas


Frozen bananas will change your smoothie life and I’m here to show you how I do it. When you blend frozen bananas they almost have the consistency of homemade ice cream. Some kind of magic happens and they just get amazingly smooth and creamy. Frozen bananas are a great base for smoothies. They are very sweet, they are a pretty inexpensive fruit, and that texture just can’t be beat. To start your frozen banana collection I would buy 3-4 extra banana bunches for the week and let them rest on the counter until they get nice and ripe. Then freeze Continue Reading →

Lightened Up Spinach Bacon Quiche


“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Cooking Light and Real Simple, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #FreshandFab” Country life is a happy one but it isn’t without a few sacrifices. I’ve given up the convenience of restaurants, and I miss having neat places to take the kids once in a while like museums, aquariums, and parks. But do you know what I miss most of all? The library! Libraries are so amazing to me. We have giant buildings where all kinds of knowledge in the form Continue Reading →

Raspberry Cheesecake Dip


Today’s recipe is a quick and easy raspberry cheesecake dip. It has five ingredients and takes less than five minutes to whip together. Yes, please! I’m always on the hunt for quick and easy recipes to take to baby showers, lunch at a friend’s, parties, or cook-outs and this recipes fits the bill. It tastes amazing and you can serve it with whatever you have in the house. We loved it with these butter waffle cookies, but it would also be perfect with graham crackers, animal crackers, vanilla wafers, or even fruit. The choice is yours. So the next time Continue Reading →

PicMonkey Collage

I feel like I have some maintenance to do on the blog, and I need your help! First order of business. Will you please take this survey? It’s 9 questions, anonymous, and shouldn’t take more than 3 minutes. I want to know what you want, what you like, what you don’t. How can I improve?! These are questions that keep me up and night and I think that a survey will help me to really know what you dear reader, want. I’m here for you… FILL OUT SURVEY HERE! And yes, I just yelled that at you. Second order of Continue Reading →

DIY Instagram Photo Display


I’ve been dying to shares today’s project and it is finally done! I made an instagram photo display out of an old wooden screen door that I found behind the house. FOUND! And the end result is gorgeous. And I’ll show you how to make one of your own too. No old wooden screen doors hanging around? A big frame from the thrift store would work the same. I adore instagram (do you follow me?!). It’s such a fun way to document the every day. And what I love even more is having all of those memories printed and on Continue Reading →

Cherry Chip Cupcakes

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I’ve been teasing you with pictures of this recipe all week long, so I figured I’d better just post it already or we might have a riot on our hands. When I saw Annalise from Completely Delicious post her recipe for Cherry Chip Cake I knew that I had to make it. I just couldn’t get it out of my head! Her pictures are gorgeous and everything she makes is top notch (her quick and easy croissants are one of my favorites!). Pop over to her post and check it our yourself. She’s amazing, and this recipe did not disappoint. I Continue Reading →

A Day in the Life


Mornin’ all! I had a request a few weeks ago for a “day in the life” type post. I LOVED the idea! It was really fun for me to take lots of pictures of everyday. I did this two weeks ago (yes… it took me that long to get it live!). Mondays are one of my favorite days of the week. The craziness of the weekend is over and it’s time to get something done. Enjoy a little peak at the everyday and at my cute babies. 5:15 am – Wake Up Baby woke up for an early morning feeding; Continue Reading →

Homemade Pita Chips

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Healthy snacking just got tastier! I adore hummus in all shapes and sizes, so when a whole case of it showed up on my doorstep last week I was over the moon. My kids, husband, and I gobbled up 2 whole containers in about 10 minutes and there isn’t much left in the fridge now. The fine folks at Sabra sent the box my way and they have also agreed to send not one, but two of you a case of hummus of your very own. Best. Day. EVER! Just enter below. And to go with such a fun giveaway Continue Reading →

DIY Photo Backdrop from a Pallet


I’ve been in desperate need of a new photo backdrop for a long long time. I use the same wooden cutting board that I got at IKEA two years ago over and over and over again. I get crazy and bust out a place mat, a cookie sheet, or just use my retro blue counter tops on occasion, but I’m starting to feel like all of my photos look exactly the same. Photo props and backdrops to food bloggers are like shoes to other women. You can never have too many :) Can you see that same board in all Continue Reading →

Pistachio Gelato


It’s the twelfth of the month already! Where, oh where, has the time gone? But do you know what that means? The 12 bloggers group! All year long on the twelfth of each month 12 bloggers are  bringing you 12 recipes with 12 ingredients or less. This month’s theme was just perfect for St. Patrick’s Day: green desserts and drinks. I’ve been eyeing the other recipes and they look delicious! You can find the links to all of the other participating blogs at the end of this post. I like to try to stick with naturally colored foods when I Continue Reading →