If you love apples as much as I do than you know how annoying they can be to eat at times. Don’t worry. You don’t have to give up your favorite snack just to remain quiet. Try out this awesome recipe filled with appley goodness and perfect for autumn.
Every kid in my family had a specific sport growing up that just sort of clicked for us. It was the sport that people immediately thought of when they thought of each of us. One of my brothers was track. The other football. My sister […]
Humidity and bugs honestly seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly, when one is around the other is soon to follow. Just like with most things I really don’t like to use loads of unnecessary chemicals when there is a much more natural way of going about taaking care of something and since the bugs are going absolutely insane this week I thought no time like the present to give this bug bite soother a try.
Summer is the one time of the year that forces me to revert back to a lot of the foods that I absolutely loved in my childhood. I don’t know if it’s because of the fun weather or simply the stupidity that seems to come with time off but I can’t help but want to enjoy everything that filled my summers off when I was in school. Instead of settling for the traditional form of some of these foods, I decided to recreate my favorite sandwich and make it in to a delicious snack that can be enjoyed all summer long.
This week the weather has been absolutely gorgeous with that slight breeze that just makes things perfect. When the weather gets like this I really feel guilty when I stick to my usual exercise routines. I’m either hidden away in a gym or running past everything as fast as I can. Not the best way to appreciate the weather. I decided to break myself of this habit this week and really try to embrace the weather with this fun driveway workout.
One of the flavors I always love to have in the summer is warm blueberries and peaches. I don’t know why this combination is such a summer flavor for me but it manages to please the crowds every single time. The easiest way for me to get this combo is in pie form, but I was not feeling up to making it. And thus the portable pie in the form of a turnover was born!
Even though I love experimenting with different recipes and ingredients, I can sometimes get too into a pattern until I am making the same meal for every dinner. I really wanted to bust myself out of this rut. So I dug into the back of my mind for a recipe idea that had been floating around. And with a little further tweaking, I manage to come up with the perfect meal to get me out of my rut.
Is it just me or does summer just scream ‘S’mores’? I don’t ever crave them any other time of the year but as soon as the weather starts getting warm I just crave that chocolatey, marshmallow and graham cracker goodness. But sometimes I just don’t want to go out and make a bonfire in the 100 degree heat to enjoy this treat. Okay… most of the time. But that doesn’t mean I can’t still make a delicious version right in my own kitchen.
Now I love getting inspiration for recipes all on my own, but my absolute favorite way has to be when someone thinks that something can not be made vegan. And I love even more when they try a recipe made vegan and like it even more than the original. Chicken salad always seems to be that one recipe that is so much fun to remix in different ways and is the perfect stable for a mid-day snack or delicious meal.
I can not understand the weather of Minnesota. One minute it is sunny and beautiful. The next it is hailing. And then it’s pouring rain. The weather is giving me emotional whiplash. To try and keep myself not only healthy so I am able to enjoy those few days of beautiful weather (whenever they may appear) but also happy even when it looks like the world is ending outside, I kicked up my vitamin C intake tenfold with the help of the amazingly ripe peaches that have been popping up everywhere I look.
This weekend our temperatures are kissing the 100s. Add humidity and having to move my sister into college on top of that and you have the perfect sweaty storm brewing. But even the hot weather couldn’t stop me from coming up with a dessert that is both refreshing and delicious but not too heavy that I can’t even bear going outside.