Recipes

Blue Pine Smoothie Recipe

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

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

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

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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