Rustic Tomato Basil Tart

Rustic Tomato Basil Tart on is a delightful appetizer or lunch!

Rustic Tomato Basil Tart-  is packed with fresh tomatoes, basil, and topped off with parmesan cheese and makes a delightful appetizer or lunch!  I love the summertime when fresh tomatoes and basil are so readily available everywhere, especially if you grow a garden.  I love tomatoes and basil paired together- they're so flavorful and delicious; the perfect compliment to each … [Read more...]

Triple Berry, Chevre, Candied Pecan Salad

Triple Berry, Chevre, Candied Pecan Salad on a fruity, healthy, delightful lunch or dinner!

Triple Berry, Chevre, Candied Pecan Salad-  a fruity, healthy, delightful lunch or dinner!   Happy Memorial Day!!  I hope you've had a relaxing long weekend with your family and friends. I love this salad!  It seems like summer all wrapped up in a beautiful bowl... I could eat it every single day.  I have been enjoying the salad in these photo's for a couple of days now, … [Read more...]

Lemon Garlic Steak Marinade

Lemon Pepper Steak Marinade on is a delicious way to grill your favorite steak!

Lemon Garlic Steak Marinade is a delicious way to grill your favorite steak- we love the hint of lemon, garlic, and splash of heat from the red pepper flakes!   This recipe was actually created by my son, Jake.  He had an assignment in his history class to create a recipe using a very basic list of ingredients from the early american time period and then make his recipe at home.  This … [Read more...]

Stacked Caprese Salad

Stacked Caprese Salad on is a beautiful salad for any occasion!

Stacked Caprese Salad is so beautiful and so simple to make - it's the perfect salad for any occasion!   I love Caprese everything!  Oh my.  I love it so much!  Heirloom tomatoes with fresh mozzarella and just the right amount of fresh basil and olive oil completely makes my heart melt.  I'm sure I must have been Italian in another life :) Stacked Caprese Salad   Print … [Read more...]

Parmesan Rosemary Flat Bread

Parmesan Rosemary Flat Bread on will help you put a new spin on dinner!

Parmesan Rosemary Flat Bread will inspire you to put a fun new spin on a side dish for dinner tonight!  Oh my. I don't even know where to begin to describe this flat bread recipe to you.   I love it!  It's so easy to make- add a few savory ingredients like parmesan, rosemary, flax and sesame seeds, and olive oil to a whole grain flat bread is all you have to do.  It's seriously … [Read more...]

Oven Roasted Parmesan Asparagus

Oven Roasted Parmesan Asparagus on a savory side dish!

You'll love these quick and easy Oven Roasted Parmesan Asparagus - they're a beautiful side dish to any main course!  My love of asparagus began at a pretty young age... I was about 5 years old when my mom and sister and I would go to pick asparagus off the ditch banks in the town where we lived.  I thought they were the silliest looking little things and so intrigued that we … [Read more...]

Honey Cornbread Muffins

Honey Cornbread Muffins are a simple addition to any soup this winter! by on #recipes #bread

Our cute friend Kami is here with us today and I'm so excited she's back after a little break and the birth of a new baby!  Congratulations to her and her family- it's such a wonderful time. I'll turn it on over to her and her delicious Honey Cornbread Muffins...   I'm excited to be back contributing for Ruthie. I had my second child a couple months ago and have loved focusing on my … [Read more...]

Honey-Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Honey-Roasted Sweet Potatoes Sweet Potatoes are a fun twist! by #recipe #sweetpotatoes #holidays

It's a great day today!  We're part of a menu style blog hop that'll give you all kinds of delightful ideas for every Thanksgiving Meal Course...   I LOVE sweet potatoes.  Oh my.  I love them so much. Ever since I was a kid I would always look forward to Holiday dinners at Gram' s house and her sweet potato casserole.  You know the one- canned sweet potatoes with all kinds … [Read more...]

Roasted Tomato Soup

Roasted Tomato Soup by

When I was a kid I had a passionate dislike for tomatoes~ mostly due to the fact that I'd a horrible allerigic reaction to them around the age of 6... resulting in being rushed to the hospital PLUS getting a BIG ole shot in the be-hinnie!  Ugh.  The memory still haunts me to this very day. Needless to say, my relationship with tomatoes didn't have the happiest of beginnings.  Over … [Read more...]

Heirloom Tomato Caprese Kabobs

Heirloom Tomatoes Caprese Kabobs by

I love Heirloom Tomatoes!  Have you tried them? I always thought tomato- shamato... they're all the same.  As a kid I didn't even like tomatoes, actually, over time I grew to almost like them.  But, a few years ago I had an ahhh-ha moment when the first Heirloom Tomatoes touched my tongue!   It was a delicious Caprese Salad at a nice Italian Restaurant that did it for me. I'm … [Read more...]

Grilled Lime Salmon

Grilled Lime Salmon by

  I just spent a lovely long weekend in St. George, Utah with my family.  It's always nice to reconnect- there are a lot of miles between us these days so, these gatherings don't happen nearly often enough. Want to know an embarrising secret?  I'm the shortest out of the sisters (at 5'9") and I have the biggest feet!  How completely UNFAIR is that :) SO not cool... … [Read more...]

Tortilla Espanola


Today, we're cooking in the kitchen with Jen from Bakerette ... She's brought Tortilla Espanola for us to enjoy with her today :) Do you ever have those days when your child springs a school project on you at the last moment that's due "tomorrow"? We had one of those days just this week. My daughter had to have an ethnic cooking project done along with pictures and a poster … [Read more...]