Peanut Butter S’more Bars

Peanut butter with my s’mores? Yes, Please. In cookie bar form? Abso-freaking-lutely! Pb s'more cookie barsBetween all our hiking, backpacking. camping, paddleboarding & hammock drinking adventures this summer I didn’t spend much time baking. I know, it’s shocking. Who knew I was more of an outdoors girl? It would have been a great summer for baking because the weather never got very hot so having the oven on wouldn’t have been torture. But that also mean it has been a great summer to lay in a hammock and drink wine. Soooooo. . . . . you know. Read the rest of this entry

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Chocolate Covered Cherry Chip Cake

I want to revisit cherry chip cake. I haven’t made it in a few months but I am wishing for a big slice right now. Cherry season is over but this recipe only relies on maraschino cherries from a jar and they are ALWAYS in season in my world.Chocolate Covered CherryThis is a simplified version of my other cherry chip cake recipe. With the addition of the chocolate icing it mimics a chocolate covered cherry. Yummy! Need some now!

Aside from “needing” a large slice of cake right now, I have another issue in my house. Fruit flies. I have an infestation! Read the rest of this entry

Banana Peanut Butter Popsicles

Where has my summer gone? I can’t believe it’s August. I’ve barely even shared with you this summer. Recipes or stories about how I am an outdoors woman now!Banana Peanut Butter PopsiclesIt’s true. I’ve lived in the woods and survived without running/potable water, refrigeration, toilets, etc. Just us, some dehydrated food, a water filter and a shovel.  Ok, and a few comforts such as a tent, hammock, comfy little chairs and some wine. Of course, I didn’t have popsicles but I survived with out homemade treats for 4 whole days. Read the rest of this entry

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

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

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