Monday, August 31, 2015

Sangria Smoothies

This post was created in partnership with Beso Del Sol Sangria.
As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

The weather has been so warm here lately and we have been enjoying every minute
of  it.  The pool is still crystal clear and the days are still long, so I'm holding onto
summer as long as I can!
Beso Del Sol Sangria Smoothies

We have a nice large deck which is perfect for entertaining friends and family when
the weather permits.  Dining al fresco on the deck or by the pool is my favorite.
Trying new cocktails is also my favorite :)

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

You know those peanut butter cookies some us make every Christmas with the miniature
peanut butter cup in the middle?
Well I had the best idea ever and made them in a standard size muffin pan with a regular
size Reese's Cup.  Why have I not done this before?!?!
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

You get more cookie, more peanut butter cup goodness and they make the cutest little
sweet treat to give to friends! They would be perfect for a bake sale or party favor.
Peanut Butter Cup cookies are one of my family's favorite cookies and they just got
bigger and better!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Sweet Potato Puttanesca

With all of the hoopla on the internet about zucchini noodles and other spiralized
vegetables, I thought it was time to get on board and try these healthy noodles!
Spiralized Sweet Potato Puttanesca

I used the OXO Good Grips Hand-Held Spiralizer to make sweet potato noodles for Sweet
Potato Puttanesca.  The OXO spiralizer is so easy to use and I love the fact that it is small
and doesn't take up much space in my kitchen drawer! It makes uniform curly noodles from
zucchini, carrots, cucumbers and more. I am such a fan of OXO products! They are the best!
The hand-held spiralizer is BPA Free and dishwasher safe too.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

So how was your weekend?
We celebrated my nephew's 13th birthday with a delicious lunch and Diary Queen
ice cream cake for dessert on Sunday.  Ice cream cake is Peyton's favorite and we all love it too.
We also enjoyed lots of pool time with friends which is always fun and had dinner on
the roof top of a local downtown restaurant.
It was a great weekend for us!
Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

My mom brought me a basket of garden goodies which included six zucchini.  I was so
happy! Zucchini is one of my favorite summer vegetables.  I roast zucchini slices in the
oven at least once a week,  It is so good!  I made a small batch of zucchini blueberry
muffins, but I'm not quite ready to share them yet.
They were good, but still need a little work.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield Organic and Wayfair.
As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

I can't believe it's the second week of August already!
Summer is flying by!
Between our little deck containers, my parents huge garden at the farm
and visits to our local farmer's market our fridge is bursting at the seams
with fresh fruits and vegetables.
Dinner is so easy during the summer.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Overnight Oats

Hey there.
How's your weekend so far?
I'm just popping in with a quick and easy breakfast recipe.
Easy Overnight Oats

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Berry Smoothie Bowl & A Giveaway

This post was created in partnership with Hamilton Beach.
As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Weekend mornings are a nice time to change things up from my daily breakfast
routine.  I have more time to relax and think about what I'm really in the mood for.
Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowl

Last weekend was nice and warm here in Virginia so I thought a smoothie would be nice
and refreshing.
But if I made a smoothie I would miss my morning oats.
Decisions. Decisions.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Mini Granola Chocolate Fruit Tarts

My fridge is full of berries and I love it!
Summer is the best!
Granola Dark Chocolate Fruit Tarts

After dinner  I was craving something sweet, but healthy too.
Is that too much to ask??
I remembered seeing chocolate fruit tartlets on SkinnyTaste a few days ago and
thought they looked so yummy so I made my own version.
Mini granola chocolate fruit tarts.
Sweet tooth problem solved :)

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Bridgewater Farmers Market

Today was the grand opening of the Bridgewater Farmers Market.
Bridgewater is a small town just down the road from my house and I
am so excited that they now have a farmers market!
Bridgewater Farmers Market VA

The market is located in the new Generations Park on Main Street and it is
open Thursday from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 7:00 a.m. until noon.