Blender Fresh Tomato Checca Sauce

Have you ever made a fresh tomato sauce? Well... they're just about my favorite thing in the summertime! It's a simple as throwing a few ingredients into the blender, and you're done in just minutes. I love making a simple fresh tomato sauce for everything from Eggplant Parmesan to Zucchini Fritters, but if I'm going for plain ole noodles I ...

Mason Jar Salads 101

Mason Jar Salads have completely changed the way we eat because it's finally convenient to get more veggies in every single day! I'll have to say, I'm really grateful for my husband who rarely forgets to eat a meal. I've been terrible over the last few years often forgetting to eat (which weirdly is easy to do when you're really ...

Cherry Berry Acai Bowls

Our local Flathead cherries are in season right now, and they're making their way into everything from breakfast to dessert. Every year I buy at least 10 pounds just for eating, but after I've gotten my fill, I start creating recipes to capitalize on the sweetest cherries I've ever tasted. And... since my love of smoothie breakfast bowls hasn't slowed ...

No-Bake Coconut Lime Tart

Ever since I made this Coconut Lime Ice Cream, my husband has been absolutely obsessed with it! He used to ask for more traditional sweets like Death By Chocolate or my Chocolate Tart, but ever since the invention of that ice cream, it's all he ever asks for! I can't really blame him because I'm a bit obsessed with it too, ...

Cracker Lake in Glacier National Park

Cracker Lake is located in the Many Glacier region of the park, and it ranks among most people's top 10 hikes to do in Glacier National Park. Many Glacier is probably my favorite section of the park for it's intense stunning beauty and glacial colored lakes. Even so, I'd never been to Cracker Lake until this year, and I definitely ...

Raspberry Spinach Salad with Caramelized Garam Masala Pumpkin Seeds

A couple of months ago, we spent a long weekend in Missoula, Montana where I picked up 8 new spice mixes from a great little restaurant/shop called The Silk Road. I still have no idea what to do with most of them, and it's been really fun experimenting a bit. I started with the Garam Masala which was one of ...

Chocolate Covered Cherry Ice Cream Tart

Do you ever find yourself in need of a showstopper dessert, something that looks impressive but doesn't take 3 hours and countless layers/fillings/frostings to assemble? I find myself in this situation all the time, and so I developed this recipe that even the busiest person can manage. It's most definitely the easiest dessert I've ever made, and you don't even ...

5 Ways to Use Up Large Amounts of Zucchini

If you've ever planted several zucchini plants in your garden, you might have the slight 'problem' of being overwhelmed with zucchini. I'll have to say I'm absolutely thrilled to have this little 'problem' of sorts, I've got so much zucchini coming my way right now I can barely keep up with it! We're growing a garden this year for the ...

Balsamic Grilled Chicken topped with Caprese Salad

Is there anything better than vine ripe tomatoes so full of flavor they're bursting at the seams, (sometimes quite literally)! I never get enough of homegrown tomatoes, their season is so fleeting and the flavor is incomparable to their pale supermarket counterparts, which I often compare to the texture of styrofoam. Not that I don't buy out of season tomatoes ...