Crockpot Fresh Tomato Sauce |

Crock Pot Fresh Tomato Sauce

You're probably tired of hearing about my excessive amount of tomatoes, but even after making salsa…I still have TONS! Every time I eat one I swear two more are ripe. I'm not complaining, I just needed to figure out something to do with them! If there's one thing I love more than desserts, it's pasta. Hot, cold, italian, asian…any kind of noodles will do! Since I eat so much, I figured … [Read More...]

Cookie Dough Pops|

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pops

I don't know about you but I'm big fan of early Saturday morning Food Network TV, especially The Pioneer Woman and Trisha's Southern Kitchen. Their food always looks amazing! It might put you on the path to heart problems with the amount of butter used, but I'll take a plate of whatever they make! I was watching Trisha's Southern Kitchen a few weeks ago and she made cookie dough pops. I've … [Read More...]

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Banana Muffins |

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Banana Muffins

Tis the season for zucchini! I've already started seeing coworkers leaving their extras in the break room at work. I'm slightly ashamed to say though, I have no homegrown zucchini this year :( I got the "grey bugs of death" on my plants and there was no saving them. Normally by this time of year we have dozens of ginormous ones and I'm desperately trying to use them all and of course, now that I … [Read More...]

Chocolate Cake |

Chocolate Cake

First, thanks Aunt Paula and Mimi for this old-fashioned cake plate! Isn't it so cute?! Antique shopping runs in the family and this was definitely a great find. Second, happy birthday Naiomi. My cousin Naiomi's birthday was on Friday and we … [Read More...]

The Beach House |

The Beach House

As I mentioned in my last post, Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Muffins, I spent last week relaxing with my family at the beach house we rent every year in Aptos, California where we ate and drank more than usual. At least I did and that's because my … [Read More...]

Canned Chunky Salsa |

Canned Chunky Salsa

Remember that time I showed you how easy it is to make Strawberry Freezer Jam, and that you don't have to worry about hot water and properly sealed jars? Well…I'm going over to the dark side of real canning today.  But at the end you get chunky … [Read More...]

August Playlist | for Simply Living

Summer Playlist for Simply Living

Hi guys! Just a quick note to let you know: we made you a playlist! end of summer playlist. Just for you. If you've been following the Simply Living girls (and you should be) you know they post a new playlist each month. Well, since Hannah … [Read More...]

Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Muffins|

Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Muffins

Every year for one week, my family and I rent a beach house in Aptos, California. The first time I went to this house, I was just over a year and some of my favorite childhood memories are from the beach house. It's this massive house that sleeps … [Read More...]

Mango Blackberry Tequila Popsicles |

Mango Blackberry Tequila Popsicles

I recently saw an article describing some Boise stereotypes, one being that our favorite summer past time is to complain about the heat. Well…that ones true for sure (though it's not humid here like the article says). But seriously, I can't get … [Read More...]