Chocolate Carnutty Bars

I flew to Denver on Wednesday to visit the in-laws, some old college friends, and my own parents who were in town for a wedding.  I had a disaster of a flight with Owen (Brett didn't fly in until the next day), he through the tantrum of all tantrums and 20 minutes into our flight, we were both in tears.  It was baaaddd.  But, we made it!  And the minute we got off the plane, Owen was happy … [Read more...]

Carrot Stick Fries

I mentioned these Carrot Stick Fries that we ate last week with our Buffalo Wing Turkey Lettuce Wraps.  I almost forgot to share the method (because it's really more of a method than a recipe) of making them, until a reader reminded me yesterday!  Thanks Crystal. Speaking of fries, did you guys know last Wednesday was National French Fry Day?  I always discover these "food holidays" after … [Read more...]

Easy Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

Brett took Owen on a little camping adventure this weekend.  It was a Father's & Son's activity for our church.  Everything was going well until about 3am when Owen woke up and freaked out (his screams echoing through the campsite).  Both boys came crawling into bed with me at about 3:30am.  Luckily, the camp site was close and only a 15 minute drive home. Even though the adventure was kind of … [Read more...]

Creamy Blueberry Banana Green Smoothie

   Creamy Mango Banana Smoothie better than this one.     Creamy Blueberry Banana Green Smoothie Sweet Treats and More 1/2 c fresh blueberries 1/2 banana 1/2 c your choice low-fat vanilla yogurt  1 large heaping handful of spinach 3-4 cubes of ice Toss everything in a blender and let it blend until creamy and smooth!    … [Read more...]

Buffalo Wing Turkey Lettuce Wraps

buffalo wing turkey lettuce wraps

Made these for dinner last night.  Let me tell you, I am winning with the low-carb eating husband right now.  Knocked his socks off!   I think I've mentioned it before, but my husband is a wing (as in chicken wings) man.  I was never a wing girl until I met him (and his entire family who loves wings).  They have this wing place in Denver we hit up every time we go … [Read more...]

Blueberry Oatmeal Bread

Let me tell you a short little story about this bread.  This bread, just bursting with blueberries, was created in one short afternoon.  This bread, thick and hearty, and oh-so delicious was consumed in one short day.    I'd like to think it's healthy (at least I've been telling myself it is!). It's loaded with wheat flour, oats, applesauce, and a few other things.  So one short run later, … [Read more...]

Faux Fried Rice

I really like cauliflower.   I like it raw, roasted, and  even went through a phase about a year ago where I was cooking faux mashed potatoes using cauliflower several times a week.  I got a little cauliflowered out! That was long enough ago that I can welcome this new phase and use of cauliflower: faux fried rice.  My friend brought some over for us to try, and I about died it was so good.  … [Read more...]

Lime-Cumin Black Bean, Jicama, and Corn Salad

lime cumin black bean jicama corn salad feat

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July.  We are exhausted from the fun we had yesterday: a 5k, swimming, volleyball tournament, sea-doing, and so much wonderful eating!   We missed the firework show in Huntsville so we could get home at a decent hour but as it turned out we got quite the show of fireworks driving home on the interstate.      This refreshing salad … [Read more...]

Fourth of July Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Pops

  What are you guys doing to celebrate the 4th of July?  We usually spend it in Denver with my husband's family, go boating with their friends, hit up Water World (the best water park ever), and of course, enjoy fireworks.  This year though, we are heading up to a friends house in Huntsville, Utah.  Can you say small. town. fun? I grew up spending my 4th of July's in a … [Read more...]

Vanilla Bean Paste Winners!

Thanks to everyone who entered the Madagascar Vanilla Bean Paste Giveaway!  The three winners, selected by are:#16:  Lauren: "Oh wow! Real vanilla makes a recipe! Sign me up!!!"#86:  Sarah McGiven:  "YUM! I am Abbey Zmoos' sister and thought this was a great time to say hey! I love your blog and all your yummy food! "#36: Jenny:  "Let's try again - blogger wasn't working - I would … [Read more...]