Kaitlyn, my parents and I visited the Rodale Institute just outside of Kutztown, PA last Thursday. I’ve been wanting to go for a couple of years and we finally decided to make the trip. From our house it took only about an hour and a half. It was more than I expected. We opted to do… Read More A Visit to Rodale’s Organic Farm-Free and Local
Beets certainly aren’t everyone’s favorite. And honestly they aren’t my favorite thing to eat, however they are super good for you and filling, so I’m giving it the ole’ college try. I made them a new way, hoping I would like them even a teensy bit better. The result? They weren’t too bad! I think… Read More Roasted Beets with Blue Cheese-Recipe
We’ve changed the design of our front garden from a basic rectangle to a bit of a curved look. The plants are new either from last summer or freshly planted just last week. I can’t wait to see what it looks like mid-August! There are some grasses, some ferns, some have begun to bloom, others… Read More Photo Tour of our Perennial Garden-Early Spring Version
We have embarked on a plant based eating plan, plus a few eggs here and there. It’s not nearly as daunting a task to 1) cook or 2) eat as it has seemed until this point. It’s a meal plan we’ve tossed around in our minds, but could never quite get the motivation to follow… Read More What a Week of Plant Based Eating Looks Like.
The girls and I had a long week last week, with testing for school and a lot of travel. We ate too much convenience food and drank more than our share of Chic-Fil-A lemonade. By Thursday night at 6:30, when we finally arrived home and were done with tests, it was time for some home… Read More Peach Blueberry Crisp
I adapted this recipe from one of my fave cookbooks: The Amish Cookbook by Alvin and Sally Lapp. Since we grow zucchini in the summer and zucchini seems to grow either abundantly or not at all, we have a lot of it to freeze-ours grew abundantly. It’s also time to begin using up all of… Read More Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
I really should just call these types of posts “My Pinterest Addiction: Edition-Food Bowls.” or “Edition: Cute Shoes” or “Edition: Wherever my brain leads me on this particular day.” I sacrificed my time and spent it on Pinterest so you don’t have to. I know it’s a hard thing to search through Pinterest. Not wanting… Read More Food Bowls. 61 Bowls You Can Eat.
I was going to post this salad in about two months when spinach is fresh and strawberries are ripening, but seriously I can’t wait. I love this salad. It’s filling, fresh and all around has a pretty high yum factor. I discovered this salad at a church dinner many years ago and haven’t stopped eating… Read More Spinach Strawberry Salad
My girls were all but begging me to place a random order at one of the local pizza shops for onion rings the other day. I told them I wouldn’t order them, but I’d make them. I used this recipe from All Recipes for Beer Battered Fish for the batter. (This is the same recipe… Read More Homemade Onion Rings-Recipe
You’ve probably seen the Caprese Mushrooms going around social media over the last few months. They are filled with garlic, cheese, basil and tomatoes topped with a balsamic/sugar drizzle and baked until the cheese is all gooey and melty. I wasn’t sure about them. They looked great, but I couldn’t imagine the flavors melding together… Read More Mushroom Bites-Recipe