{GUEST POST} Zucchini Cakes

Remember when I promised that Bianca would be back to share her culinary expertise? Well … today’s the day. Get ready to rush out the door for a fresh zucchini so you too can enjoy these scrumptious zucchini cakes! – – – – – Hi all! If you are a Pinterest addict like I am, […]

Black Bean Salsa

Earlier this summer Olivia from Soul Singing Liv asked me to share a summer themed post while her family vacationed in Arizona. I was tickled to pass on this fabulous recipe. It is seriously one of the best and I pretty much consider it a crime if it isn’t at every summer BBQ/picnic/potluck.  – – […]

Summer Rolls

Summer rolls have been one of my favorite summer eats – such a filling and refreshing meal! Here’s what you’ll need to whip up a batch of your own … INGREDIENTS Rice paper Bean threads Bean sprouts Cilantro, chopped Carrots, shredded Cucumbers, peeled and cut into long strips Lettuce, chopped Shrimp Crunchy peanut butter Teriyaki […]

Sweet Indian Rice

Lately, I’ve been super obsessed with Indian food. There is a little joint in town that makes the most amazing, fabulous, superb everything. Namely, the tikka masala, pollock paneer, and naan. Oh … AND THE SWEET INDIAN RICE that is served up for dessert. Mmmmm. Mouth. Watering. Now. I decided to try my hand at […]


garden beauties | biscotti & decaf snack | new mama bag | my view looking down Enjoying … the last days of pregnancy. Everywhere I go people ask how I’m doing. But it’s not like, “How is your day?” It’s more like, “HOW … ARE … YOU … DOING?” with a sly smile and a […]

Power Protein Foods

Little Miss Protein – meatballs are her #1 I’m gonna go out on a limb and tell all you pregnant mamas that it’s time to eat for two. Of course, eating for two needs to be a strategic activity. I’m not talking about bags of Cheetos (although, that does sound yummy). I’m talking about protein […]

Peach Duff

Here’s the scoop – if you don’t make this ASAP, we can no longer be friends. INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup of unsalted butter 1 cup of flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup sugar 2/3 cup milk 4-6 peaches (about 1 1/2 pounds), peeled and thickly sliced DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 375 degrees […]

Crockpot Refried Beans

Welcome to the July 2012 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Family CreationsThis post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared crafts, recipes, and philosophies of creativity. Please read to the end to find a list of links to […]

Adventures at Grocery Outlet

Remember my good ol’ friends at Grocery Outlet?  Well, I  took another Frugal Force visit to one of the G.O.s in our new town … AND LOVED IT! I loved it so much that I whipped up my first ever, legit video. This ain’t no vlog – this is a gen-u-ine video that I edited […]