Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries

July 24th, 2014

Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries

  Earlier this week, I shared a beautiful Tomato, Bacon, and Corn Salad recipe with a perfect combination of summer’s best produce, topped with crispy bacon and homemade raspberry-balsamic vinaigrette. Getting back on the healthy train after vacation couldn’t taste much better than that! Today, I’m sharing another vacation-inspired recipe – Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries! […]

Tomato, Bacon, and Corn Salad

July 22nd, 2014

Tomato, Bacon and Corn Salad

Last week, we joined some dear friends for a week-long waterpark vacation. I’m not sure who had more fun – the kids riding tube shoots for the first time, or their parents reliving childhood memories and relishing the sight of their own children soaking up the fun! In addition to loads of water, extra rest, […]

Bible Foods Picnic

July 16th, 2014

Bible foods picnic

  It’s all about kids this week on the blog. (Did you catch those three Summer Fruit Desserts Your Kids Will Love on Monday?) Today I’m sharing another idea that’s lots of fun for kids and, I believe, can provide a meaningful experience for the whole family – A Bible Foods Picnic!   What is […]

Summer Fruit Desserts Your Kids Will Love!

July 14th, 2014

Summer Fruit Desserts Your Kids Will Love

  Despite my passion for dessert, our family tries to only indulge on the weekend. During the summer, our weekend treat tends to be something fruity or frozen, like the three amazingly simple and delicious frozen fruit desserts that I’m sharing below. If you’re a dessert lover like me, you’ll appreciate that each of these […]

Homemade Hamburger Buns in 20 Minutes

July 9th, 2014

Homemade Hamburger Buns in 20 Minutes

  Making food from scratch is almost always healthier, but it isn’t always faster. Happily, these homemade hamburger buns are both healthy and fast!   Healthy Homemade Burger Buns   These buns are whole grain and refined sugar free. The chia seed topping even adds omega-3 fats! Why chia and not flax?  Read my Farewell […]

All Natural Pineapple Lemonade

July 7th, 2014

All Natural Pineapple Lemonade

  Ice cold lemonade just got healthier and sweeter!   Lemonade with a Tropical Twist!   We don’t routinely drink fruit juices at our house but, when the July and August heat set in, there’s a bottle of some sort of juice in the fridge at all times. Splashes of juice in our water and […]

Easy, Grain Free Peach Crumble

July 2nd, 2014

Easy Grain Free Peach Crumble

  Peach season is revving up and there’s just nothing like a naturally sweet, juicy peach dessert to start the summer off right! Add a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and you’ve got a perfect way to celebrate the upcoming July 4th holiday! Yesterday I posted the recipe for my Easy Peach Crumble, one […]

Easy Peach Crumble

July 1st, 2014

Easy Peach Crumble

  A few weeks ago, our farmer surprised us by bringing freshly harvested peaches from the Texas Hill Country to sell alongside his twice-monthly delivery of meat, milk and eggs. There’s just nothing like a sweet, juicy peach to start the summer off right! Needless to say, we jumped at the chance to buy several pounds, […]

Crab Cakes with Butter Wine Sauce

June 26th, 2014

Crab Cakes with Butter Wine Sauce |

    Our spring and early summer has been unseasonably cool (as if you can really use “cool” to describe any June in Texas). But it’s apparent that classic July-August heat is just around the corner. As the summer temps heat up, our meat intake goes down. Larger salads, fresh fruit, and good seafood are […]

Roasted Red Pepper & Pesto Penne

June 23rd, 2014

Roasted Red Pepper and Pesto Penne |

  Does summer have you longing for simplicity? It sure does me.   Simple Summer Dinners   At our house, summer dinners are rarely elaborate. Picnics, paper plates, and cheese and fruit trays are all common occurrences at our evening meals between June and August. Still, at least once each week, I aim to make […]