Fresh Peach Topping

When you can smell the peaches before you see them, you know they’re going to be good! Whenever I have truly ripe peaches, I like to prepare them simply, without too much fuss. This peach topping is perfect for breakfast pancakes or yogurt, and way… too good over ice cream as a dessert. My husband’s direct quote was, “yummm…. peaches … Read More

Frank Slide and Turtle Mountain

Location: Just off Highway #3 Crowsnest Pass – Alberta, Canada Destination: Turtle Mountain Summit Distance: 6.5 Miles / 10.4 Kilometers round-trip Elevation: 7,250 Feet / 2,209 Meters Elevation Gain: 2,900 Feet / 884 Meters Difficulty: Moderate Scramble | Mostly Class 2 – The Trail gets into some Class 3 near the top involving brief points of exposure. Climbing gear is … Read More

Blueberry Cream Pie

This creamy pie would be perfect with any berry, but I think blueberries go particularly well with the lemony filling. In a few weeks, I want to try it with peaches because, well... you know... peaches and cream! It's quickly turning into an all-purpose, every occasion kind of pie and you don't even have to turn on the oven! This ... Read More

Homemade Chipotle Mayonnaise with Grilled Vegetables

This is one of my favorite dinners to make all summer long. It’s so quick and easy, and I never get tired of eating Chipotle Mayonnaise! We usually add sweet potatoes or chicken to the grill to make this into a meal. In the spring, I like to add asparagus to the mix. Later in the summer, I add corn … Read More

Haystack Butte

Location: Glacier National Park – Montana, U.S.A. Destination: Haystack Butte Distance: About 3.4 Miles / 5.4 Kilometers round-trip from Going To The Sun Road Parking Lot indicated in the overview map. Elevation: 7,490 Feet / 2,283 Meters Difficulty: Moderate Hike / Scramble | Class 1 and Class 2 – The climbers route to get up to the Highline trail is … Read More

Strawberry Brownie Sundae

There's nothing quite like a brownie sundae, and the only thing that could make it better is strawberries! Now... don't get me wrong, I love all berries but there's a special place in my heart for strawberries. Chewy chocolatey brownies over cool creamy coconut ice cream, loaded with garden fresh strawberries and topped off with rich fudge sauce. Does it ... Read More

Coffee Bean Candle Centerpiece

The idea for this centerpiece comes from my Mother-in-law. She has a couple of them, and her house always smells amazing! After spending some time with them lately, it was just the inspiration I needed to finally make one for myself. Her centerpiece is made with hazelnut coffee beans, which smell really delicious. I had a dark roast from Guatemala … Read More

Crypt Lake

The hike to Crypt Lake starts with a 15 minute boat ride across Waterton Lake to the trail head. The trail climbs 2,300 feet through the trees into awe-inspiring views of the surrounding peaks. Crypt Lake alone is worth the hike because it’s incredibly stunning, but the hike also has many points of interest along the way.

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

The strawberries are finally ripe in our garden! I wait all year long for these couple of weeks, and then it’s strawberries for every meal of the day! Today we’re combining two of my favorite desserts – cheesecake and strawberries. In these hot days of summer, ice cream seems to be just the thing I’m craving. Cheesecake ice cream gives … Read More