Healthier Pretzel Rolls Recipe

Healthier Pretzel Rolls Recipe

  • February 3, 2017

These Healthier Pretzel Rolls are soft, chewy, and delicious - perfect for dipping into soup or filling with your favorite sandwich fixings.   You guys, I am kind of obsessed with pretzel rolls right now. I really love food and…

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Roasted Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Roasted Spaghetti Squash Recipe

  • November 23, 2016

This easy roasted spaghetti squash makes pasta-like strands that make for a perfect and versatile healthy winter vegetable side dish. My mom introduced us to all kinds of foods as we were growing up. I've been eating artichokes, jicama, and…

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Harvest Quinoa Salad Recipe

Harvest Quinoa Salad Recipe

  • October 24, 2016

Some friends of mine from church just threw their annual harvest party. Their story behind the party is actually pretty awesome! They just are really grateful for everything God has blessed them with, so they want to bring the people…

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Lighter Macaroni Salad Recipe

Lighter Macaroni Salad Recipe

  • September 1, 2016

"Pasta" is pretty much a magic word around my niece and nephew (6 and 4) these days. They are still in the stage where they are fairly picky eaters, despite my sister always providing them healthy and balanced meals. My…

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Roasted Zucchini Spears Recipe

Roasted Zucchini Spears Recipe

  • May 18, 2016

I am leaving Tucson to officially move to Colorado in T minus 5 days! As long as I don't think about the people I am leaving behind here (which instantly sucker punches my heart and brings tears to my eyes), I…

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

  • November 3, 2015

It's November! I know, I know, thanks for the announcement, Captain Obvious! It just seems like the last time I blinked it was summer, and now we're already past Halloween and onto the two best holidays of the year -…

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Cranberry Kale Salad Recipe

Cranberry Kale Salad Recipe

  • September 24, 2015

A friend and I were talking recently about kale (because who doesn't talk about kale regularly with their friends?) and she was telling me that she just isn't a fan. I get it. I didn't used to like the stuff…

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Bruschetta Recipe

Bruschetta Recipe

  • August 27, 2015

I'm still holding onto the last bits of summer as much as I can, which is much easier to do in Tucson since it feels like summer here long after school has been back in sessions! We're still frequenting triple…

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Southwestern Barley Salad Recipe

Southwestern Barley Salad Recipe

  • August 9, 2015

Barley is a newer food to me. I think the only meal I had ever heard barley used in consistently was beef and barley stew (which I want to make once it cools down!). A few months ago, a pesto…

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Mango Jicama Quinoa Salad Recipe

Mango Jicama Quinoa Salad Recipe

  • July 24, 2015

One of the most common questions I get when I tell people I live in Tucson is, "How on earth do you deal with the summer heat?!" I'm not going to lie - it's hot here. When I first moved…

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Indio Salad Recipe

Indio Salad Recipe

  • January 7, 2015

On my recent visit to Colorado, I met up with one of my college roommates for lunch. First of all, when the heck did 10 years pass by since college?! Second of all, I'm pretty sure that time gap creates…

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Cheesy Potato Casserole Recipe

  • October 13, 2014

Growing up, like many families, we used holidays as a time to gather together. My parents, two sisters, and I would almost always drive to my aunt’s house to spend the day with my aunt, uncle, and cousins catching up…

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How To Cook Quinoa

How to Cook Quinoa

  • August 28, 2014

There are actually a million and one ways to cook quinoa. Just Google it and you'll quickly find that you can use a rice cooker, a slow cooker, a pressure cooker, a microwave, or, my preferred method, a regular ol'…

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Slow Cooker Black Beans Recipe

Slow Cooker Black Beans Recipe

  • August 5, 2014

I am officially back to work for the school year, which means it's back to meal planning. I let planning kind of go to the wayside this summer. It was all about road trips and meals with friends and eating…

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Grilled Parmesan Zucchini Recipe

Grilled Parmesan Zucchini Recipe

  • July 18, 2014

There are certain things that must happen every summer to, well, make it feel like summer. And because I'm crazy about food, most of them happen to be edible : Marshmallows must be roasted over a campfire and s'mores must…

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Grilled Ranch Potatoes Recipe

Grilled Ranch Potatoes Recipe

  • June 25, 2014

Grilling is by far my favorite cooking method these days, which is convenient since grilling is most definitely a summery thing to do. Just since being in Colorado with my family, we've grilled steaks, shrimp, asparagus, corn, zucchini, hamburgers, pizza,…

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Grilled Mexican Street Corn Recipe

Grilled Mexican Street Corn Recipe

  • June 5, 2014

This is one of those foods that when someone describes it to you, you smile and nod and say, "Oh...interesting..." when in your head you're thinking, Um...no, I don't think so. Mayo doesn't belong on corn. And I would have…

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Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Recipe

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Recipe

  • May 28, 2014

My grill spent the last 5 months packed away in the corner of my storage unit. Lonely. Unused. Hidden away behind tubs of Christmas decorations and file cabinets. It was a sad time for the both of us. But now…

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Roasted Garlic Twice Baked Potatoes

Roasted Garlic Twice Baked Potatoes

  • March 31, 2014

I really like hosting people. Like really like it. Feeding people meals that I've carefully planned and invested time and effort into feeds my soul. I could spend hours with my notebook and fine tipped colored pens drawing tablescapes and…

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Garlic Cheddar Biscuits Recipe

Garlic Cheddar Biscuits Recipe

  • February 5, 2014

It's been cold here the last few days. Now, I realize that being in Tucson pretty much disqualifies me from being able to label anything as "cold." Our low on Monday was 38 degrees with light rain and wind. That…

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Pizza Crust Recipe

Pizza Crust Recipe

  • January 20, 2014

I'm adjusting to farm life quite nicely. Most of the time, this is a pretty busy place. People are in and out for programming, volunteering, and the animal care routine almost constantly. But yesterday was a day of peace. I…

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Ranch Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Ranch Mashed Potatoes Recipe

  • November 3, 2013

Halloween was fun and all, but I'm ready to move on. I live for Thanksgiving (and especially Christmas, but I have to enjoy Thanksgiving first!). I'm a traditionalist when it comes to Thanksgiving food. There needs to be turkey, gravy,…

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Mango Salsa Recipe

Mango Salsa Recipe

  • July 8, 2013

Seven years ago, I flew out to San Diego to visit my sister, who was living there at the time. I know we went to the beach and I'm sure we went swimming at their community pool because I have…

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