The Recipe Box

Canning Homemade Salsa

Last weekend I had the opportunity to learn how to make and can salsa with my parents and Grandma. Although I was excited to try something new in the kitchen, I have to say my favorite part of the day was spending time with family. I love my grandparents’ house; I spent a lot of time there growing up so it’s filled with memories and has that comforting feeling you get when you ‘go home’. One of the other great things about their house is Continue reading

Make Your Own S’mores Bar

To say this summer has flown by may just be the understatement of the year! It’s been an eventful season for our family for many good reasons and a few less than good ones too. I’m going to write about the best reasons and keep praying for the less fortunate ones. Remember the kate spade baby shower? My adorable little niece was born a month and a half later on June 17th! My husband and I spent many hours at the hospital anxiously awaiting her arrival, but by Continue reading

Old English Casserole

The past month has been busy to say the least! Between wedding and baby shower festivities, my weekends have been packed and flying by quicker than usual! All the planning and attending of events put a halt to writing the past few weeks as I learned I’m actually not superwoman and just can’t do it all! It was completely Continue reading

Carrot Cake Cookies

I’ll be honest with you, finding time to try new recipes for this blog I love so dearly has been a challenge lately. It gets stressful at times feeling like I always have to choose how to spend my time, because I know there’s not enough to go around for everything. That’s where priorities come in and sometimes family, good books and relaxing have to be placed first and blogging comes fourth. It’s currently 10:30 PM as I’m writing this and if you know me at all, you know that’s certainly past my bedtime; I’ve never been much of a night owl. On top of this problem with time I’ll never be able to solve, I’ve also had some ‘Pinterest fails’ and less than ideal photos in my kitchen the past few weeks. It can become a bit discouraging if you let it (sometimes I do, guilty), but it’s also Continue reading

Easy Turkey Meatloaf for Two

It’s (still) Winter which means on any given cold and gloomy day we’re craving comfort food that will warm our souls as we wait for Spring! The bad thing about comfort food? It’s usually assumed to be associated with being unhealthy. Not the case with this recipe, my friends. Swapping lean, organic turkey for beef makes this meatloaf recipe healthier while still being 100%  Continue reading

Cherry Blossom Cookies for Valentine’s Day

If the remaining eleven months of the year go by as quickly as January, I might as well go ahead and say Happy New Year again and ring in 2017! The past 31 days have flown by and I feel like I may have even missed half of the month! I’m confident in saying ‘glad I’m not the only one’ as I suspect some of you are in the same boat! Now that it’s January 31st and we’ve had a brief break from the holidays, it’s time to get ready for Valentine’s Day! I love Valentine’s Day for two main reasons, my Continue reading

Avocado Caprese Toast

Avocado Caprese toast is a perfect snack and, for me, one I made in the Winter to pretend for just a moment it was Summer! I discovered this ‘recipe’ a few days ago and didn’t want to wait for warmer weather to give it a try. I’m really looking forward to making it again with straight from the garden ingredients. Didn’t I just talk about time flying in my last post? So is it June yet? Continue reading

New Years Eve 2015 + Chocolate Fondue Recipe

As you can see by my post about New Years Eve on January 11th 14th, I’m really ahead of the game this year and quickly striving towards big success when it comes to resolutions like writing more. I actually don’t make resolutions, phew! I do however hope most of my readers share the sarcasm sense of humor I simply can’t deny myself! So it’s 2016 and again we’re asking the question “where has time gone?” I’ve come to realize this Continue reading

Gingersnap Cookies

Well, it’s that time of year again! You know, the holiday season that seems to come around faster and faster each year. My Grandma, Mom and I had our annual cookie baking day earlier this week. I just love our tradition; I’ve talked about it once before in my cut out cookies post. I would love to tell you ‘what’ annual cookie baking day occurred this year, but fortunately we’ve been doing it for so long now I’ve lost count! This year was a bit extra special, because my Grandpa spent the day with us too. He was a superb supervisor and photographer! We made four types of cookies to add to the Continue reading

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