Category Archives: sauces salsas and dips


Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter + BlendTec Giveaway

I’m so excited for you today – we’ve got not only two great giveaways for you guys, but I also get to share this amazing chocolate banana peanut butter with you today too. You see, last week I went to a blogger event and there were some drawings for different prizes. The last prize was […]

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Roasted Tomatoes

Ever since I discovered you could roast tomatoes, I have been in tomato heaven.  I have already roasted 5 pans of tomatoes.  And amazing enough all of the tomatoes were from my garden.  I planted about 10 tomato plants this year but the most prolific were the Roma tomatoes.  Romas make perfect roasted tomatoes because they are […]

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Cherry Berry Jelly

Have you ever made cherry berry jelly before?  I had not.  Craig and I were given a couple buckets of cherries from his mother’s trees.  That’s way too many to eat, tummy ache for sure.  So I started to think about what can you do with a bucketful of cherries.  There is the traditional cherry […]

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Lemon Dijon Dressing

Have you ever done this, put together a delicious salad only to discover there is no dressings in the fridge or pantry?  I have several times, but how to solve this dilemma, ta da, homemade Lemon Dijon dressing to the rescue.   It is fresh and easy to make and only requires a few ingredients […]


7 Things you must Make from Scratch this Summer (Guest Post by Becky from Project Domestication)

We’ve got our last guest poster of all today. I hope you have enjoyed having these amazing ladies visit us and our blog and I hope you’ve taken the chance to visit their blogs. Here is Becky from Project Domestication! Summer opens up a fun new time for food: BBQs, picnics, hiking, campfire fare and […]


Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pompeian. All opinions are 100% mine. Guess what you guys? Did you know that this month is National Vinegar Month and National Salad month! We decided to celebrate by making our own homemade Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing to go on top of a homemade delicious […]

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Berry Syrup

This berry syrup was inspired by Aimee’s stuffed French toast post when she mentioned the Kodiak Cakes syrup she enjoyed from Costco.  Craig and I had our oldest with his family here visiting, and decided it was the perfect time to make the stuffed French toast but we, alas, did not have the Kodiak Cakes […]

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Southwest Chicken Salad with Avocado Dressing

This southwest chicken salad with avocado dressing was prepared using leftover roasted chicken and rice, it was quick, easy, and very tasty. One week ago I had surgery, it was an experience that was uplifting, scary, and unknown.  If you want to know more you can read at my personal blog “musings of my mind”.   […]

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Have you always thought like I did, you have to use basil and pine nuts to make pesto?  Did you know you may use almost any mild to lightly flavorful herb? and a variety of nuts?  Spinach, parsley, mint, basil are all possible herbs and walnuts, pecans, almonds, pine nuts make great nut choices.


Corn Salsa

You might call this a 2 step recipe because that is all the steps I give you in the directions, but I can’t ignore all the directions in the ingredients preparation with dicing and tearing. I was very pleased with this corn salsa and felt like it was simple enough I will definitely be preparing […]


Fried Green Tomatoes

Oh my goodness, I have fallen in love with these delicious little things.  Fried Green Tomatoes. They are so yummy. I found this recipe in my Savoring the Seasons with Our Best Bites cookbook.  Just a little cook book, that is great to have.  Sara and Kate are excellent cooks and bloggers; their tips and […]


Jalapeno Jelly

One of my favorite snacks in the whole world is jalapeno jelly over cream cheese with crackers. At work every November we have a boutique (last year I sold cake pops) and I bought some jalapeno jelly from a lady there. I think it was Nate’s first time eating jalapeno jelly over cream cheese with […]


Grilled Peach Salsa

My husband, Craig, completes surveys regularly online.  They are for all sorts of interest and take a little bit of time.  For his opinion and time, he earns points that he can trade in for different things.  Recently, he redeemed his points for gift cards, restaurant certificates, and a Marta Stewart Living subscription for me.  […]

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Mango Avocado Salsa

One of my good friends moved the beginning of July.  Becky is an amazing woman; she is married to a Marine, raising 5 children plus an foreign exchange daughter (she is the one who put Marta into my life), runs miles, and runs everywhere to accomplish much.  She and her family are moving to Austin, […]


Cranberry, Almond and Spinach Salad w/ Poppy Seed Dressing

One of the best things about living in Utah is living near so much family. Of course there are family member that still live very far away from us But we love that there are some family members that are just about an hour drive from our home. Nate’s brother and his fiance both live […]


Spinach Dip

One of our favorite places to “shop” is Costco. How is it that when you go to Costco with the plan to buy 1 thing, you end up buying way more than that and spending way too much money? Okay, in all honesty, since we started watching our budget and trying to save more we […]