Creamy Coconut Banana Nice Cream

This summer has been one of salads, ice cream, and of course lots of watermelon! It's been unusually hot here, so all things cold are in order for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Thank goodness for nice creams to keep me eating frosty treats without having to worry about eating too much sugar. Nice cream is a relatively new term that ...

Wild Pacific Trail in Pacific Rim National Park

We spend a lot of time hiking in the alpine country with tall mountains and snowy glaciers. So the Wild Pacific Trail was a complete change from the normal, and incredibly stunning! The trail winds along the coast, peeking in out out of coves with jaw dropping views of the ocean. As you hike along there's countless stops to be ...

In and Out Style Burger Lettuce Wraps

These burgers are so good, they will haunt your thoughts... no doubt about it! As the title suggests, they're inspired by the famous In and Out burger chain in California. I've heard nothing but how awesome their burgers are, but I'd never had one before this year. And I'll have to say, they're everything a fast food burger should be. ...

No Bake Caramel Blackberry Cheesecake

No bake cheesecakes are such an awesome dessert, especially for summertime. They're one of my favorite things to bring along to family dinners, potlucks, or pretty much any type of celebration! And since I've had so many requests for a dairy free cheesecake, I decided it was time to get serious about developing one. This cheesecake is not only decadent, ...

Grilled Chicken BLAT Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing

I really feel like you can never have too many flavor packed salads in your repertoire! And it's just a bonus if your salad includes healthy ranch dressing. As a kid I was a ranch dressing fanatic, I mean I would eat pretty much anything if it was drowned in ranch. In fact... my cousin and I were famous in ...

5 Ways to Make Simple Healthy Lunches

I think lunches are the most difficult part of eating healthy, and I know I'm not alone in this struggle. If I don't plan ahead, I'm more than likely to be found eating a handful of crackers to tide me over until dinner. So over the last few years I've worked on getting serious about eating healthier lunches. My problem ...

Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie

The recipe title Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie pretty much tells you everything you need to know about this addictive smoothie. But what it doesn't express is just how good this really is. It's hard to define, and I don't seem to have words for how much I love this smoothie. Suffice it to say, the sparkle in Tyler's eyes and ...

Simple Italian Chicken and Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner

I've had several requests for more sheet pan dinners, so here is another one absolutely perfect for summertime! It's packed with veggies, and super easy to make. You can either make your own Italian Dressing to drizzle over this sheet pan dinner. Or you can make this dinner supremely easy by buying your favorite brand of dressing. I love sheet ...

Bald Hills in Jasper National Park

This view is the #1 reason we decided to hike the Bald Hills in Jasper National Park. Once you get to the top, you overlook the whole valley holding Maligne Lake. The colors of both the mountains and lake are absolutely stunning. As gorgeous as this view is, I still don't entirely recommend this hike depending on your particular trip ...