Easy Breakfast Potatoes O’Brien

I never even knew about Potatoes O'Brien until I tried them at my mother-in-law's house. I was crazy about the flavors from the first bite. I've often made my breakfast potatoes with green onions added in. But there's just something extra good about the flavor the bell pepper adds. Traditionally there's both red and green bell peppers in these breakfast ... Read More

Crockpot Applesauce

Ever since I started making applesauce in the crockpot, I've never looked back. It's so easy to put together, and it cooks while I sleep! Waking up to fresh applesauce for breakfast is also totally great. The whole house smells amazing, and applesauce tastes so good warm or even hot, (which was a new concept for me). If you've never ... Read More

Easy Blender Fire Roasted Salsa

There's a local Mexican restaurant we've been going to for more years than I can remember, and they have the best salsa. I've always wondered what makes it so rich in flavor, but I'd never really attempted to figure it out before. I've always made a blender salsa year round when tomatoes aren't in season with fire roasted canned tomatoes. ... Read More

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 ... Read More

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, ... Read More

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 ... Read More

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 ... Read More

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, ... Read More

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 ... Read More