Rhubarb Bread

Rhubarb. I feel like I need to admit that prior to this recipe, I had never eaten rhubarb. I’m not a big fan of celery and it just looks like giant pink celery so why would I want to eat it? What is particularly astonishing about this situation is that strawberry rhubarb pie is one… Continue reading Rhubarb Bread

Watermelon Salad

I keep wondering if I’m getting wimpier with age or if this summer really has been excruciatingly hot. I’m leaning toward the latter but the honest answer is that it’s probably both. I’ve been thinking back on all those summers I spent working at YMCA camps (shout out to Camp Wood and Camp Cosby!) and… Continue reading Watermelon Salad

Savory Spinach Turnovers

Is there actually a better meal out there than brunch? The combination of savory and sweet breakfast items plus lunch is arguably perfect. It is also the only time adding a little booze to your diet before noon is not just acceptable but encouraged. Hello mimosas and bloody Marys! Next month I will be helping… Continue reading Savory Spinach Turnovers

Strawberry Float

Happy Independence Day!!! I have celebrated this holiday from all over the country – Kansas, Texas, Colorado, Alabama… I’ve watched fireworks lakeside, mountainside and from my own driveway. However, my favorite memories of this holiday are from my grandparents’ backyard. As a kid, we would drive down from Kansas to Texas to visit my grandparents.… Continue reading Strawberry Float

Cherry Limeade Popsicles

It is now officially SUMMER!!! And I am celebrating with popsicles. We have been reaching 90’s and even into triple digit temperatures for a few weeks already. I can’t even think about how hot it will be by mid-summer. Over Memorial Day weekend we were visiting family and the kids were all hanging out on… Continue reading Cherry Limeade Popsicles

Portobello Lettuce Wraps

Last month was full of traveling. My husband, daughter and I flew out to Oregon to visit family for a few days. Then I flew to Seattle, WA for a work training. The following week we drove to Kansas to visit more family. I am incredibly thankful for these opportunities but it also completely wore… Continue reading Portobello Lettuce Wraps

No Churn Chocolate Chunk Coffee Ice Cream

I have so many wonderful memories that include ice cream! Clearly a sign of a happy childhood. A sign of a happy adulthood, while we’re at it! Blizzard dates with high school friends and clown cones for my 7th birthday party were awesome but the best memories are with my grandfather. He would pull out… Continue reading No Churn Chocolate Chunk Coffee Ice Cream

Flight of Mocktails

I’ve reached an interesting stage of life where friends are not consuming alcohol like we used to. The reasons seem to vary greatly – pregnancy, health issues, recovering alcoholic. Regardless of the reason though, let’s just admit that we would all be a bit healthier if we went for a mocktail rather than some booze.… Continue reading Flight of Mocktails

Market Couscous Salad

The weather is finally getting warm again and I am looking forward to scouring my local farmers market for my favorite summer produce. In particular, I’m already craving fresh tomatoes and cucumbers. I feel fortunate to have access to most produce all year long at my local grocery store but there is something special about… Continue reading Market Couscous Salad

Potato Chip Cookies

As I look through my grandmother’s recipe box, I realize that she saved far more dessert recipes than any other kind. I can relate! For years, I have cut out recipes and carefully taped them into notebooks by category. I have a notebook for main dishes, one for sides and one for drinks. Each of… Continue reading Potato Chip Cookies