Peach Mango Basil Popsicles

Popsicles are one of those simple pleasures that I remember from my childhood with fondness but rarely have in my freezer these days. They are exceedingly easy to make in a dizzying variety of flavors. Plus, instead of being glorified frozen sugar you can use REAL fruit or REAL coffee or REAL ingredients in general. Much more refreshing on a hot summer day.Peach Mango Basil PopsiclesMy favorite popsicles, by the way, were those ones that are in little plastic sleeves. In particular, Otter Pop brand, blue raspberry flavor, please! I love these homemade popsicles but I’m still not going to turn down an Otter Pop. (PS-I also find otters adorable!) Read the rest of this entry

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Spinach, Lentil Salad

It’s summer! I only want to eat salad & ice cream. And maybe some popsicles. And I want to fry in the sun like pork skin!!!Spinach & Lentil Salad

It’s been a while since I last shared a recipe with you. I needed a month off. We have been MUCHO busy with sanding, staining & putting new railings on our deck, birthday parties, adding a retaining wall and landscaping to our front yard, perennial gardening, having house guests, having a garage sale, getting a large veggie garden planted, graduation & open house & all that is involved with that (step-son), etc. I’ve had little time or desire to bake unless it was for open house prep or a birthday treat. (Lots of June birthdays in my world.) Read the rest of this entry

Caramel Latte Cake

It’s the perfect spring weather right now. Warm enough during the day to be outside without a sweatshirt but cool enough in the morning and evening to comfortably cuddle up with a nice cup of coffee or a latte. Of course, this weather has been a long time coming and still is about 20 degrees below where we normally are right now.Latte cake

Actually the relative warmth has only hit the past 2 days. Which was unfortunate for Tim & I and our planned hiking trip this past weekend. Read the rest of this entry

Banana Oat Cake with Fresh Whipped Cream

Got a few ripe bananas laying around? You can make this quick easy cake! Are  the oats you have on hand gluten free? Great! Then your cake will be, too.Banana CakeThis cake is the result of a joking request from one of my oldest friends in the universe. Her sweet little baby girl will be a year old soon and she is on the hunt for a gluten free cake that is low sugar. Read the rest of this entry

Lemon Chia Bread

Here is a quick bread recipe for you that will make an excellent Easter morning breakfast.

Lemon Chia BreadIt’s bright and tangy and has the perfect little crunch from the Chia seeds. Read the rest of this entry

Carrot Cake

In my head carrot cake is an Easter cake. I’m not sure why that is.Carrot Cake

I don’t make carrot cake for Easter and I did not grow up with a carrot cake for Easter but they still kinda go to together in my world. Read the rest of this entry

Vanilla Sheet Cake with Lemon Icing

No April fool jokes here today. Just cake.Vanilla Sheet CakeI would never fool about cake. Read the rest of this entry

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