Recipes

Blue Pine Smoothie Recipe

By Katy | July 21, 2020

I came up with this blue pine smoothie recipe when we were out of bananas, the avocados weren’t ripe and we didn’t have any greek yogurt. As a result, this recipe is not for a thick smoothie. (Feel free to add any of those thicker ingredients though!)  About the Ingredients The main components of this…

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strawberries, blueberries and a finished patriotic trifle cup on marble

Patriotic Trifle Cups

By Katy | July 2, 2020

These patriotic trifle cups are a delicious and easy dessert. I made them for dinner with hubby’s parents before watching fireworks for the 4th of July and they are the perfect light but tasty and refreshing dessert for a hot summer night. The layers showcase patriotic colors with the blue blueberries, juicy red strawberries and…

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Basil Pesto in bowl on left side; tortellini coated with basil pesto in bowl to right.

Basil Pesto

By Katy | April 30, 2020

Basil Pesto is delightfully simple to make and makes a nice alternative to a heavier tomato-based sauce. I figured out how to make pesto when my basil plant decided to take over my aerogarden. A year later, it is the only plant to survive 😬. I recently accidentally grew more Basil (cuttings in water may…

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Stew simmering in enameled cast iron dutch oven

Beef Stew

By Katy | February 17, 2020

My husband did the grocery shopping this week (yay!) and was proud to show me that he had picked up some stew meat. So we could make a nice beef stew. The only catch? I’ve never actually made beef stew from scratch. The nice thing about learning to cook though is that once you have…

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