Hatch Chile Dressing {Vegan}

Hatch Chile Dressing - Vegan
This is the salad dressing that I make the most often, it is normally stocked¬†in the refrigerator. It is rare that I run out. I make some type of Mexican food at least once a week and this dressing is always served with it. I drizzle it over nachos, tacos, taco salad. Continue reading →

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Chunky Banana Bread Granola

Chunky Banana Bread Granola

There is always a jar of granola in our house. I used to say that I had a favorite recipe ~ not any longer. I am always trying new granola recipes that come my way and with all of the cookbooks that I own I don’t have a shortage of new recipes to make. There are several that are always in the rotation Continue reading →

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Perfected Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Perfected Chickpea Salad Sandwich perfect for a picnic

My copy of Oh She Glows is so very well worn. It is one of my personal favorite cookbooks. I have quite a few recipes that are made over and over again including this chickpea salad. I LOVE it. Even better my kids do too. Continue reading →

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Sweet and Tart Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Smoothie

Strawberry Rhubarb Smoothie

This is one of my very favorite smoothies. I have not made it since I used all of my previously frozen rhubarb from last years garden. Now that I am harvesting fresh rhubarb this was quickly added into the smoothie rotation. Continue reading →

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Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote Pressure Cooking

Biscuits with mascarpone cheese and strawberry rhubarb compote can brighten any morning.

Spring not only brings warm weather that we are so looking forward to but it brings ramps, asparagus, wild morels and some of my favorites – rhubarb and strawberries! Over the weekend I was able to pick some rhubarb from my garden. I instantly knew that I wanted to make a compote to serve over Continue reading →

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Minty Green Gluttony Smoothie

Minty Green Gluttony SmoothieThis smoothie is so good, it reminds me of my favorite ice cream – mint chocolate chip. I keep saying that I will add cacao nibs to it the next time I make it, that time still has not arrived. It is so perfect as a mint smoothie that I have not added unnecessary chocolate. Yes there are times that chocolate is unnecessary. Continue reading →

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Strawberry Shortcake Oatmeal Parfait

Strawberry Shortcake Oatmeal
I love making breakfast parfaits. I post so many on my instagram account that I am sure that is what people think I eat all summer long. They wouldn’t be that far off! ¬†When I have fresh berries they look so pretty layered, and the oats warm the fresh berries just enough to bring out the natural sweetness. Continue reading →

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Ancho Chile Lentils

Ancho Chile Lentils made in the instantpot
We eat a lot of Mexican food. This is one type of food that my entire family loves (meaning no complaining) and we never get tired of eating. I do like to change up the type of fillings that we have and these lentils have been a favorite since the first time that I made them. My husband prefers them to beans so I generally try to alternate lentils and beans when we have Mexican food. These lentils are so versatile Continue reading →

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Loaded {vegan} Nachos with Sweet Potato Queso

Loaded Vegan Nachos

My little one has had the same favorite meal for years now so it came as no surprise that for her 4th birthday she wanted nachos for dinner. Her two requests: nachos and she wanted to eat it on princess paper plates. We rarely use paper plates so to her they are super special. I can’t believe that my baby is already four, time really does seem to go by way too quickly. She is so independent Continue reading →

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Key Lime Rice Krispie Treats

Key Lime Rice Krispie Treats
When my husband first grabbed one of these rice krispies and took a bite his face was priceless. He looked at me oddly and stated ‘why do I ever think you will make something simple?’. I guess he was expecting plain rice krispie treats. Considering that I have never made them in almost 13 years of marriage I don’t know why he thought I would start now! Continue reading →

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