Zucchini Cheddar Beer Bread

I go through spurts where I deep clean my refrigerator and freezers and take stock of what I need to use up. This stroke of genius happened to come from looking at a can of mango habanero beer and some shredded zucchini. My husband and I are not avid drinkers and sometimes we have beveragesContinue reading “Zucchini Cheddar Beer Bread”

Top 10 of 2021: A Year in Review

What a year this has been. So many opportunities, life changes and adventures have crossed our path. I will be forever grateful for our loved ones and memories this year brought us. As I sit here sipping mocktails with my daughters I can’t help but thank you for your support. Without you I would haveContinue reading “Top 10 of 2021: A Year in Review”

Summer Squash & Bacon Quiche

When the weather starts turning cooler I find myself wanting to use my oven more to cook. This quiche is an easy recipe that takes little time to prepare for a warm breakfast or dinner. to make a lighter version of this – just omit the crust and shorten the baking time! The bulk ofContinue reading “Summer Squash & Bacon Quiche”

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Right after my youngest was born a friend baked me these delicious oatmeal chocolate chip cookies that had a secret ingredient in them – zucchini. They were absolutely divine and I knew I needed to come up with my own recipe. Since I have an over abundance of shredded zucchini in my freezer I threwContinue reading “Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Freezer Stored Kale

I love being able to enjoy produce fresh from the garden. In winter time we don’t get to enjoy very much fresh grown vegetables – which is why I preserve much of my harvest. I love storing my fresh kale in the freezer because it’s incredibly easy to throw into soups and stir fry dishes.Continue reading “Freezer Stored Kale”

Fudgy Eggplant Chocolate Cake

Some of my favorite recipes have hidden healthy ingredients in them. This one happens to have a good helping of eggplant. Did I lose you yet? Keep reading – I promise these are well worth the effort. Eggplants are full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They may also help improve your heart health as wellContinue reading “Fudgy Eggplant Chocolate Cake”

Scallop Squash Pie

Summertime is my favorite time of the year. Long days at the beach, cold treats and full gardens make summers fun in Northern Michigan. Summer squash grows well here and I’m constantly finding new ways to use up these delicious, bountiful vegetables. I used white scallop squash as the base for the pie. It reallyContinue reading “Scallop Squash Pie”

Frozen Blueberry Lemonade

When it’s hot outside there’s not much that’s better than a glass of fresh cold lemonade. My family spent many summers putting up hay for our horses on the hottest days in July and we always had lemonade on hand to help keep us moving. And when I was pregnant with my oldest, my biggestContinue reading “Frozen Blueberry Lemonade”

Farmer Cheese & Macadamia Sweet Rolls

Sweet rolls tend to take patience and a little bit of effort to make; however, they are worth every second. We have a small local shop that makes amazing cinnamon rolls that my husband and I both drool over. Sometimes it’s nice to change up flavor profiles and steer away from tradition. When my sisterContinue reading “Farmer Cheese & Macadamia Sweet Rolls”