It is funny how food can bring back memories. When I think about summers growing up, I remember ice pops that turned my mouth strange colors and nibbling on those little candy dots attached to a paper strip. You know the ones I’m talking about? You’d bite them off and end up swallowing scraps of paper in the process. But most of all, I think of s’mores. The taste of chocolate and marshmallow always reminds me of summers at my grandparents’ cabin in the Poconos.
The hot July weather is ramping up! I love the summer and really enjoy the warm weather. Of course, that doesn’t mean that I don’t look for ways to cool off. We love going to the pool and our air conditioning is pumping the cool breeze indoors. When we’re outdoors during the day, I like […]
For a special treat, I will make something more than coffee and Dan and I will eat breakfast in the sunroom. We open all of the windows and enjoy the breeze while we eat. Recently I made these awesome grain-free waffles for breakfast in the sunroom. I like making waffles during the warm weather because it doesn’t involve sweating over a hot stove.
Summer is a big party season! Memorial Day is coming up this weekend, then 4th of July, then Labor Day. Plus there are pool parties, block parties and barbecues all summer long. If you throw your own summer party, you definitely need some easy and delicious appetizers to serve your guests.
Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner? I know we are always ready for some quiche in our house—we’ve had it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! It’s also a great picnic dish partnered with a nice white wine. This quiche is packed with spinach, Italian sausage, and more for a nutritionally full meal. You can make […]
Sweet corn was a staple in our house when I was growing up. In Pennsylvania, local corn can be found in grocery stores and farmer’s markets in July and August. I guess this is why sweet corn always makes me think of summer. My dad’s uncle had a farm where he grew corn and every summer, he would deliver a truckload […]
The pecan french toast with blueberry compote recipe at the end of this post is perfect for any special day – like days that end in y! I am not a fan of Valentine’s Day. Oh sure, for children I think it’s fun and a great way to teach them compassion and caring plus how […]
With January in full swing, many of you (like me) are probably starting to waver from your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier. The struggle is strong, and it doesn’t help that the football games and get-togethers are ramping up. I think that one of the easiest ways to stick to a healthier lifestyle is to stick to healthier snacks. Snacks are my downfall. I crave sweets, salty treats, and cheesy goodness. So, if I can incorporate these into my snacks and still keep it healthy, I am thrilled. That is exactly whatWeight Watchers Light Mozzarella String Cheese does for me—it is healthy AND satisfying!
These no bake fudgy black bean brownies are unbelievable! Easy to make and they actually taste really good. Trust me, you want to make these brownies. When I first heard of black bean brownies, I thought “I am never going to try them!” I couldn’t imagine that you could use black beans in a sweet […]
I love Italian food, and I especially love eating at Italian restaurants. Fortunately for me, my husband loves Italian food too. Of course, in order for me to make a dinner that has authentic Italian flavors, I would need to spend a good amount of time in the kitchen… which you know I do not like!