Blackberry Lemonade

There’s the cutest little restaurant downtown where I live and they have awesome sandwiches and the best Blackberry Lemonade ever!! It’s like sweet nectar!! We only go and get the lemonade for a special treat every now and again, but it’s so good! With blackberries in their prime right now and on sale at the […]

Fresh Peach Crisp

My mom’s birthday was this past weekend and she asked for a fruity dessert that didn’t have a ton of sugar, so I went in search of something that could utilize the delicious peaches that I got from the farmer’s market.  I found this recipe that uses granola & oats in the topping which gave […]

Easy Blueberry Jam: No Canning Equipment Required

Last summer my mom and her friend did a whole day of canning jams and jellies and she brought me the best blueberry jam! Ever since I’ve been wanting to try making jam for myself, but I don’t have a pressure cooker or special canning equipment.  Then I came back across this recipe I had […]

Glazed Summer Fruit Salad

With the Fourth of July coming up, I thought I would share an easy and crowd pleasing side dish/dessert that you can throw together at the last minute.  My mom has been making this fruit salad for years and years and it always gets gobbled up in a hurry.  The secret ingredient is pudding mix, […]

Fresh Blueberry Buttermilk Cake

A month or so ago, we had a social during our Sunday School class and everyone brought a breakfast item.  My friend Courtney brought this blueberry breakfast cake and I just couldn’t get enough of it! She was so sweet to send me home with some and I asked her for the recipe.  She pointed […]

Strawberry Blueberry Agua Fresca

Ever since I had agua fresca in a taco shop when we went to San Francisco a couple of years ago, I’ve been wanting to replicate it at home and it’s the perfect time to do it with all the fresh fruit in season! And in case you were wondering, Agua Fresca is spanish for […]

Fresh Strawberry Cake

For Mother’s Day my mom asked me to make her a dessert with strawberries or some sort of fruit.  Immediately a crumb cake type dessert came to my mine.  This cake was moist and flavorful but not too rich and it really highlighted the strawberries.  Everyone but me topped it with whipped cream (I’m not […]

Banana Bread Whoopie Pies

How do you like your bananas? Do you like them super ripe, slightly spotted, or under ripe? I like mine under ripe where they are bright yellow, just past the green phase and I won’t eat them once they get a spot on them. So I had 3 bananas on my counter fully spotted and […]

Stovetop Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal

Since it’s resolution/healthy eating time, I thought I would share a healthy breakfast that my mom recently introduced me to. I’m not a fan of oatmeal normally, but I have loved Chick-fil-A’s oatmeal, so my mom thought I would really like this since it tastes similar.  I really enjoyed it! It had a bit chewier […]

Cranberry & Pear Relish

Need a last minute addition to your Thanksgiving table? This is a great addition and so much better than the cranberry sauce out of a can.  Which if you can believe it, my husband is absolutely in love with the canned, he says it’s his favorite part of Thanksgiving! I’ve tried and tried to break […]