appetizers and snacks, sides

    Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

    This Roasted Red Pepper Hummus combines sweet bell peppers with chickpeas and spices for a fresh and healthy appetizer or snack. Eat with sliced veggies!
    Ok who’s the brilliant human who invented roasted red pepper hummus? I’ll tell you why said human was so brilliant…

    It’s like the ONLY healthy snack my husband will eat. And most the time he’s not dipping veggies in it, but a girl can only do so much. At least he’s eating the hummus, am I right? There are worse things for your health than pita chips, so life is good.

    This Roasted Red Pepper Hummus combines sweet bell peppers with chickpeas and spices for a fresh and healthy appetizer or snack. Eat with sliced veggies!This Roasted Red Pepper Hummus combines sweet bell peppers with chickpeas and spices for a fresh and healthy appetizer or snack. Eat with sliced veggies!
    While crediting the inventor of hummus for being so brilliant, I became curious…where does hummus actually originate? After a quick Google search, I learned that hummus is often assumed to be an ancient Lebanese food, however, no one really knows where it first came from. In fact, there are certain references to a hummus-like substance being eaten in the bible.

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  • Moist Chocolate Zucchini Cake with rich cocoa, shredded zucchini and slivered almonds. Sprinkled with powdered sugar and drizzled with cocoa peanut butter.
    dessert

    Chocolate Zucchini Cake

    Have you experienced the great and powerful August explosion of zucchini? If you have any sort of garden whatsoever, chances are you’ve planted zucchini and know what I’m talking about. It takes…

  • Here's a fun summertime Mexican menu that uses fresh garden ingredients...Homemade taquitos, ceviche and chips and salsa, complete with raspberry limeade!
    Dinner Menus

    Summertime Mexican Menu

    Cilantro. Lime. Cumin. Corn. Tomatoes. Mmmmmm. Those Mexicans have got a good thing going! My sister lived in Mexico City for seven years, and we were fortunate enough to visit her several…

  • Blueberry-buttermilk sherbet is a refreshing creation of sweet blueberries and slightly tart buttermilk for a different twist on homemade ice cream!
    dessert

    Blueberry-Buttermilk Sherbet

    One of my very favorite childhood books was Blueberries for Sal  by Robert McCloskey. Written in 1948, it’s about a little girl who goes out to pick blueberries with her mother. At the…

  • Grilled Maple-Mustard Salmon only takes 5 simple ingredients to make. Sweetened slightly with pure maple syrup and grilled to perfection.
    dinner

    Grilled Maple-Mustard Salmon

    Grilled Maple-Mustard Salmon…get in ma bellyyyy. Did I mention that this Grilled Maple-Mustard Salmon takes only 5 ingredients to make? Whoa baby, now we’re talking. I used to be so scared of…

  • This Fresh Nectarine Salsa combines garden tomatoes, juicy nectarines, crunchy jicama and avocado for a fresh and simple snack.
    appetizers and snacks, sides

    Fresh Nectarine Salsa

    Salsa. To me, it’s one of those foods that means good times. Think about it. The majority of the time, when you’re eating salsa, it’s because you’re with friends or family doing something fun.…

  • Grilled Margarita Pizza - a fresh and delicious recipe combining mozzarella cheese, fresh basil and garden tomatoes on a garlic and olive oil-brushed crust.
    dinner, lunch

    Grilled Margherita Pizza

    I have a complete, unadulterated obsession with pizza. Not just any pizza. It has to be Italian-quality, homemade, thin-crust with fresh-from-the-garden toppings. In my mind, a hot from the oven, crusty pizza oozing…