Creamy Basil Chicken Caesar Salad

We're breaking all the rules today... you see, I really don't like my Caesar Salad messed with - I'm hooked on the classic! But, every once in a while we mix it up to walk on the "wild side" - don't think you'll catch me adding weird things to my Caesar too often though! Caesar Salad is one of my ...

Norris Geyser Basin Loop

We almost didn't end up hiking Norris Geyser Basin because we were already exhausted from a day of sight seeing! But so I'm glad we did because this loop is different from everything else we did that day! There is such a variety of geysers and pools to see, and it was way less crowded than the more popular attractions ...

Mexican Turkey Burgers with Fresh Corn Salsa

These burgers are for all those people who think turkey/chicken burgers aren't burgers, (that used to be me)! They're packed with flavor, juicy, and stuffed with avocado. If that's not enough, there's melted cheese, topped with fresh corn salsa heady with farmer's market cilantro, and placed on top of a grilled portabello! I've been seeing all sorts of avocado stuffed ...

Sunflower Seed Scrub

This Sunflower Seed Scrub is one of the only scrubs I can use on my face without causing irritation! It's not my original idea by any means, in fact I've seen it in every DIY product book I've ever picked up! It's super simple, and can be made in minutes with a food processor or blender. My favorite thing about ...

Cinnamon Glazed Grilled Pineapple

I can't be trusted around grilled pineapple, you look away for a moment, and I've devoured everything in sight! This is no exaggeration, you can check with my husband, he thinks I'm a little crazy in this department! We used to go to a Brazilian BBQ restaurant in Calgary, and I would raise eyebrows by eating 2 platefuls of this ...

Porcelain Geyser Basin

The Porcelain Geyser Basin shares the same trailhead as the Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park. We didn't even know about it when we visited, and happened upon it by chance! We did the entire Norris trail loop, and saw a trail branching off with a sign reading Porcelain Geyser Loop, so we decided to go for it as ...

Watermelon Feta Quinoa Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

I love the combination of salty feta cheese against crisp, juicy watermelon. Whoever first put those two together must have known immediately it was destined to be a classic! Today, I've rolled this flavor combo into a refreshing and healthy quinoa salad. So... for all those summer picnics and potlucks coming your way, this is the answer! I used a ...

Creme Fraiche Risotto with Heirloom Tomatoes and Basil

Risotto is the perfect dish for entertaining, from dinner parties to date nights! It's infinitely adaptable, easy to make, and it's creamy nature makes it indulgent. Most people are scared off by the '20 minutes' of stirring, but you don't need to stir constantly to have a creamy risotto. Once you've made it a few times, you'll find it second ...

Fountain Paint Pots Trail in Yellowstone National Park

You'll see 16 different sights on the Fountain Paint Pots Trail in just .6 miles! All this beauty in one small area also makes this trail insanely popular, (this is the case with most of the geyser trails in Yellowstone). The best solution is to avoid the hours between 10am-4pm when these areas are the most crowded. We knew the ...