I first had a taste of this zesty meatball pita years ago. I had a little 4 month old baby, I had a friend next door with a 4 month old baby too. We were both trying to finish up our last semesters of college and often we would switch babysitting during each other's classes. Kelly was a creative cook. It was because of Kelly and Ginny (my other neighbor...and wouldn't you know Jenna was also a neighbor who happens to be a fabulous cook!) that I really started branching out on my foods, became . . .
Do you guys know how to pick the best, sweetest cantaloupe? When you are picking out the melon, smell where the vine was attached. The stronger it smells the riper, sweeter it is. I don't know where I heard this advice but its been the most reliable piece of advice I've had about picking the best fruits so far! Now, let me tell you about this salad... This salad is really simple and it's own ingredients are the main show. So you want to be sure to have great fresh fruits. I shop at Ralphs . . .
This summer quinoa bowl is so fresh, flavorful and healthy. It's one of my favorite things to make when I'm running to the beach, the park, pool days. I love to make a big batch of it and keep in meal prep containers all week. You could never get sick of this salad. Gluten-Free May is Celiac Awareness Month. Are you aware of Celiac disease ;) 10 years ago if you asked me I would have had no idea, but about that time one of my best friends was diagnosed with it and it changed my way of . . .
GOODNESS. These lettuce wraps are SO GOOD. I am quite proud of myself for this recipe. I know that sounds pretty haughty- but just you see. You'll eat one of those meatballs and you will die yourself. Have you ever tried Pei Wei's Thai Lettuce wraps? They are quite amazing, I won't deceive you into thinking that is what you will be getting here- but similar, maybe even better. The sauce is a little sweet, a little spicy, a little sour, a little savory and BURSTING with FRESH flavor! Since . . .
These cucumber sandwiches where quite a hit at the Easter Beach Party with Small Fry and Land of Nod. How could they not be with those darling bunnies hopping around? .. see the entire Easter Collection from Land of Nod HERE. English Cucumber sandwiches are just about the perfect thing for a party. Light and refreshing, with a splash of mint, your guests will go crazy. The key to being successful with these sandwiches is getting as much water out of the cucumbers as you can. . . .
Pickles and pregnancy go together right? Maybe that's why I was dying to make these...or maybe it is because I crave pickles even when I'm not pregnant. (Baby boy number 2 will be joining our family this December!) Either way - I was anxious to give this recipe and try and curious whether or not it would be a success! I adapted this recipe from one that a friend from high school gave me last year. They posted on fb that they were making refrigerator pickles and I begged them for the . . .
This is one of my favorite drink recipes. The first time I had it was at my sis-in-laws bridal shower. One sip and I was hooked! I ask the host for the recipe and she gladly shared. It was so easy, so simple...and so darn refreshing! I have made it for countless parties and church events and it is always a hit! This punch is made up of frozen limeade concentrate, one sliced cucumber, and fizzy - I like ginger ale, but sprite is delish too! Throw it in a punch bowl with lots of ice . . .