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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Ginger Peach Green Smoothie

I can't decide if I like this smoothie better with peaches or nectarines - they're both so good! If peaches aren't stellar in your area, I'd go with nectarines because they're more reliable than peaches for flavor. We've been lucky enough to get some good peaches this year and I've been going overboard with peach everything! I love it when ...

5 Minute Soft Serve Peach Nice Cream

We've been experiencing an unexpected heat wave lately in Montana. It's been well into the nineties almost every single day, and to be honest, we're just not used to that kind of heat here! I feel pretty lucky since we have a nice cool basement to sleep in whenever the upstairs is unbearable. And we've been grilling pretty much everything, ...

Strawberry Rhubarb Almond Shortbread Tart

Every year I get so excited about the first rhubarb. I always raid the rhubarb plant for just enough to make some sort of dessert to highlight this uniquely tart spring ingredient. Weirdly enough rhubarb is actually a vegetable, but somehow I never seem to do anything savory with it, (I really should change right away though). This year I may ...

Creamy Coconut Lime Chia Pudding

This coconut lime combination has become one of our favorites. It's one of those combinations you don't expect to fall head over heels for when you're a 'dyed in the wool' chocoholic, but what can you do!?! It all started with my Coconut Lime Ice Cream which has become Tyler's most requested dessert. And from there I started using the ...

Strawberry Mango Avocado Salsa

This recipe came about entirely by accident. I was trying to picture what sort of topping/salsa I might want on top of my Jalapeno Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken, (pictured below) when it occurred to me that mango salsa would be really awesome. But of course I was running short on mangos, so I added what I did have, which happened ...

Grilled Romaine Salad with Strawberries and Fennel Vinaigrette

This recipe was inspired by a request for a salad with grilled romaine. I had a salad once in a restaurant that had grilled romaine in it, and it was so awesome! But somehow I've just never translated the concept into my at home cooking. So I'm so glad I had this request because it's high time to add grilled ...