Friday, July 31, 2015

Creamy Pepperoni Dip & Parmesan Dippers

Let's take a break from summer fruit in a big way. Because pepperoni is probably the farthest thing from fruit you can get. Put it in a creamy, cheesy dip to be liberated by crispy, salty pizza-crust dippers and you.will.die.

In the best possible way, of course :)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Raspberry Kiwi Popsicles

I'm on somewhat of a summer fruit bender, so by all means, let's just continue :)

Remember that Kiwi Lime Pie? Well, I bought that large box of kiwi's to use to make that pie but I certainly didn't use all the kiwis. What does this mean for you? It means you'll have to deal with a couple more kiwi recipes as I use up what's left in that box. That being said, what a wonderful purchase that box of kiwis was! They were 10-12 in the box, they were HUGE, and they were super-firm. That translates to none of the kiwis going bad, giving me time to use up ALL of them. How often can you say that about fruit you buy in bulk?

Monday, July 27, 2015

Watermelon Moscato Slushies

Happy Monday!

I don't make a lot of adult beverages for the blog, and right now I'm wondering why. They are, quite honestly, one of my favorite things to make for chatting about. Why, you might ask? Because I get to drink my subjects when I'm done shooting photos of them!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Blueberry Peach Crisp

This recipe is brought to you today by my insatiable hunger for summer fruit. If I could bathe myself in summer peaches, watermelons, raspberries and really, all berries, etc- I would. 

Just ask the hubby. I'm literally obsessed with fruit in the summer. Every summer.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Kiwi Lime Pie

Recently, I've been watching "Friends" on Netflix. As in, going through the entire series from start to finish. Comfort bingeing, if you will. Anyhoo, I got the fantastic idea to create recipes from the show. Like Salmon en Croute, which Monica makes for Rachel to serve Joshua. Or Phoebe's Chocolate Chip Cookies. Granted, Phoebe's Chocolate Chip Cookies are Nestle's Tollhouse's, so I'll have to do some playing around there. But first, Monica's Kiwi Lime Pie- 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Strawberry Avocado & Blue Cheese Salad

-with grilled chicken and flax seeds

I'm baaaaaack!

First things first, I have my computer! Woot woot! As many of you know, my Mac unceremoniously kicked the bucket last week. If I'd known the Mac was going to do it's final swan song, I would have taken my month-long break then. Instead, I was forced to take another break just when I was getting back into the swing of things. Talk about frustrating. I had ideas swirling, words that needed to be put to paper, recipes to be shared...and no where to put them. I also keep my journal on the computer, so there went that creative outlet too. Since I usually do all my blogging, social media, and catching up on the news in the morning, it was a week of catching up on sleep. I found it hard to drag my butt out of bed when I didn't have the computer to drag my butt to

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Chicken Mole Tacos

Hola! Time for a Mexican-inspired meal!

I know, what's new right? I'm on a major Mexican kick. It's all I want to eat right now. Seriously, I can almost smell enchiladas right now and the only object near me is a cup of coffee. The heart wants what it wants. The hubby has been doing his juice fast for the past week, which leaves me with meal planning for one person- me. And what am I going to eat when I'm feeding just me?

I suspect this is a circular discussion.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Cookies and Cream Cake

Ah, cake. There are few things in this world as glorious as cake. In honor of the humble cake, here are a few of my favorite cake quotations-

The one everyone knows : "Let them eat cake!" Marie Antoinette 

Good advice: "When all else fails, bake a cake."

True life: "You only live once, lick the bowl!"

Friday, July 3, 2015

Homemade Raspberry Lemonade

I love lemonade. Really, and truly. It's a strong love affair. Pink lemonade and vodka were my drink of choice all through college (minus that hazy first year of crazy Zima love). Before I turned 21, Red Robin's Speckled Lemonade was my favorite thing on Earth. And when I discovered Raspberry Lemonade? Fughetaboutit. I was toast.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Copycat El Torito Salsa

For about 2 years now, the only salsa I've been eating is my Homemade Salsa, or whatever random salsa a Mexican restaurant happened to be serving. I completely stopped buying my usual salsa at Sam's, which was my go-to salsa for about 2 years. Then, randomly, I bought a jar while stocking up on my normal groceries. It was so delicious. It was then that I realized I was getting tired of my salsa.