Grilled Ranch Broccoli

Grilled Ranch Broccoli

Ranch, hamburger, and avocados have all been acquired tastes for this girl (me, myself, and I). Now? I love the zest in the ranch and avocados are one of my favorite breakfast foods…maybe even foods. And I do love a good hamburger every once in awhile…although it’s just never been my thing. So fast forward [...]

Spiked Mexican Quinoa Salad

Spiked Mexican Quinoa Salad

Aargh… If I were a dragon, steam would be coming out of my nose. If I were an ogre I´d be snapping bones in half. If I were a puffer fish I´d be round as a watermelon. But since I´m none of those things I´ll just rant a little on my blog. The dog days [...]

Blueberry Basil CaipiriNOT

Blueberry Basil Caipirinha

When I first told my dad I was making blueberry basil caipirinhas, the first words out of his mouth were, “If you add blueberries and basil, it won’t be a caipirinha now will it?” Those were fighting words right there. (Just kidding. We don’t roll like that.) But it did start this internal debate that [...]

Pancakes Perdu

French Toast Pancakes - Pancakes Perdu

Pain perdu is the original version of what we call French toast. Arrêtez! Stop! Aiiiiie! Don’t start hitting me with your day-old baguette! (That would hurt. We used to sword fight with them in my house. Luckily, no one was ever injured. Not seriously anyway.) Pain perdu is quite different from anything we tend to [...]

Blueberry Peach Guava Smoothie

Blueberry Guava Peach Smoothie (5 of 7)

Okay, okay, there’s also a banana, but that blog post title was starting to get a bit long, don’t you agree? So, first of all I need to give credit where credit is due. I had been trying to think of creative ways to gobble my way through blueberries, when I came across this incredible [...]

Sweet Potato Spinach Quesadillas

Sweet Potato and Spinach Quesadilla

There are two things you should know about me before we officially get started with this post: One: I am not a patient person. This is the reason I’m horrible at making omelets and stir-fries. It’s the reason I almost always undercook the chicken and then dry it out – not when I’m cooking for [...]

Toasty S’mores Shots

toasty smores shots

We’re finally back up and running. Running is a bit of an overstatement because we’ve been driving to town, shopping, eating, and sleeping in until noon. Yes, noon. I have NEVER slept in until noon before. When I was a teenager 8 seemed like sleeping in since our bus came at 6:30 AM. Then, I [...]

Foodies With Kids Recipe Round-Up

Kid-Friendly Recipe Round-Up

Let me start off by saying that I’m incredibly lucky to have a child that will eat almost anything. At two he was eating goat cheese, avocados, and olive tapenade. At three, that has changed somewhat. He is much pickier, which is normal because he’s discovering things and making opinions about the world around him. [...]

Make-Ahead Peach Crisp Oatmeal

Peach Crisp Oatmeal

The past few days have been crazy. In the most exhausting way…I mentioned in on my Twitter and Facebook accounts, but I don’t think it appeared on my blog anywhere, which is also kind of crazy because I was just so excited. Reason number one for extreme elation: SCHOOL’S OUT FOR THE SUMMER (but not [...]

Mango Lemon Bars

Mango Lemon Bars

      Follow my blog with Bloglovin Southern French summers were hot and dry. If you ventured outside in the middle of the afternoon, your blood thanked you by trying to boil and thicken into boudin noir (a pig blood sausage). In an almost cartoonish manner, looking into the distance you might see wavering [...]