Chicken Quinoa Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers

Chicken Quinoa Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers earned me one more week in the game of chicken I’ve been playing against my air conditioner.

Chicken Quinoa Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers. Freezer friendly, great leftover, and perfect for back to school! #slowcooker #crockpot #backtoschool

It’s officially August, and we have yet to pull the trigger on our AC. The stalemate began as a way to recoup a fraction of the massive heating bill I racked up November through April, but I’d be remiss not to admit that it’s part stubbornness. I’d assumed we’d give in the latter half of July, but once we’d survived the first half, it seemed weak not to try for the second. Now that it’s August, why not hold out until cooler September?

These ultra moist zucchini brownies are made with whole wheat flour, coconut oil, and are naturally sweetened with maple syrup. The best healthy brownie recipe!

Zucchini Brownies {Whole Wheat, Naturally Sweetened}

Though I might malign zucchini for its propensity to overtake every possible kitchen surface, I must commend any vegetable that can produce a dessert as intensely chocolaty and gratifying as these whole wheat zucchini brownies....

Sharing by the Shore Blog Retreat Recap

Sharing By The Shore Food Blogging Retreat in Northern Michigan

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to spend a weekend in what I would effectively deem paradise: the shores of northern Michigan. Those #PureMichigan commercials? They are but a teaser to the beautiful...

Cheesy Ham and Pineapple Sandwiches. Wrap in tin foil and bake in the oven or beside a campfire for easy camping food!

Campfire Recipe: Cheesy Ham and Pineapple Sandwich

This campfire recipe for Cheesy Ham and Pineapple Sandwiches takes me back to a sweeter, simpler time, when success was measured in Girl Scout badges, “office supplies” consisted of my Lisa Frank trapper keeper,...

Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Bake with Eggplant and Tomatoes. A stunning one-bowl summer dish!

Tomato Eggplant Zucchini Bake with Garlic and Parmesan

One of the hardest fantasies for me to give up when we bought our house was having a garden. Six years an apartment dweller, I had romantic visions of growing my own vegetables, harvesting...

Blueberry Pie Smoothies. A blueberry banana smoothie with almond butter and oatmeal that tastes just like blueberry pie! High protein and so good for you

Blueberry Pie Smoothie

“Pleasantly plump” isn’t typically considered a compliment, unless one is referring to a blueberry, in which case, give me all the fatties in the land, then let me blend them into a dreamy Blueberry...

What I Learned Going Sugar Free for 67 Days

Going Sugar Free: What I Haven’t Told You Yet

I need to tell you something that I’ve only quietly hinted at for the past 10 weeks. For 67 days, I challenged myself to eat a diet free of any refined (non-naturally occurring) sugars and...

Caprese Chicken Pasta. An easy chicken mozarella pasta with tomatoes and basil that's ready to go in only 30 minutes!

Caprese Chicken Pasta

In my imagination, I’m one of those ultra-organized super women who uses her Sunday mornings to fold the laundry, prep an entire week’s worth of meals, and do sunrise yoga. In actuality, I use...

Mini S'Mores Brownies—just like brownie bites, but filled with marshmallow and graham cracker

S’mores Brownie Bites

I am a self-professed, habitually recovering people pleaser. As much as I want to march to the beat of my own drum, dance like nobody’s watching, and exemplify all of the other attractive clichés...

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