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Roasted Broccoli Chips

Roasted Broccoli Chips

Roast those cuts of broccoli for longer than you may be used to, and find that you’ve just made a healthy crunchy snack even your kids won’t stop eating! Ben was gone this weekend, Friday through Monday, at a PGA golf tournament in Louisville, KY.  It was a fun trip his dad invited him on, […]

No-Bake Cowboy Cookie Energy Balls #NaturalDifference Giveaway

Cowboy Cookie Energy Balls #NaturalDifference

If you love Cowboy Cookies, you will love this no-bake version with no flour and no eggs, and additional healthy ingredients, like natural peanut butter, to turn them into energy balls.   A great snack on the go or for your outdoor trip! Have you taken time to enjoy the outdoors this summer?  It is so […]

Coffee Syrup [Liquid Sugar for Cold Drinks]

Simple Syrup for Iced Coffee (Liquid Sugar)

Mix together sugar and water in a sauce pan to make this simple syrup that will store on your shelf for months.  Use it to sweeten your iced coffee beverage – or any cold drink – instead of table sugar so it blends nicely without needing to dissolve. If you follow me on Instagram, you already […]

Mackinac Island #SensationalMemories + 10 Fudge Recipes From Michigan Bloggers

Ten Fudge Recipes from Michigan Food Bloggers

Today, I’m sharing 10 fudge recipes from Michigan bloggers because the scent of fudge reminds me of a summer trip I took with my family to visit Mackinac Island. Do you have a scent-inspired family vacation memory? Ben often tells me my smelling senses are too strong — It’s true, though! I can smell things […]

Cannoli Ice Cream Sandwiches

Cannoli Ice Cream Sandwich

These Cannoli Ice Cream Sandwiches are a special dessert that really doesn’t take much to prepare.  Cannoli ice cream sandwiched between two pizzelle cookies, and the ice cream is made without an ice cream maker! It’s the last day of National Ice Cream Month, but I’m guessing that’s not going to stop you from eating […]

Flour.Sugar.Eggs. [Nashville, TN]

Flour.Sugar.Eggs - Bakery and Sandwich Shoppe in Nashville, TN

If you find yourself in the Historic Germantown neighborhood of Nashville, TN, you must start your day off right with a coffee and pastry from Flour.Sugar.Eggs.  Are you there later in the day? Then grab a fresh sandwich for lunch or a bite for dinner.  Happy bellies, big smiles, all around. One time when we […]

Vietnamese-Style Iced Coffee

Vietnamese-Style Iced Coffee

This nontraditional Vietnamese Iced Coffee recipe is as easy as it can be, especially if you already have my cold-brew coffee concentrate ready in your fridge.  Combine the strong coffee with sweetened milk and you have a cool summer coffee treat! My poor Judah was sick all week last week.  His fever started Sunday morning and […]

Gladd Family Beach Trip 2014 [Wilmington, NC]

Family Photos - cousins in Wilmington, NC

If you missed it last week, check out Part 1 to this two-post series about our recent trip to North Carolina.  In the first post, I shared with you all of our favorites around our beach house in Wrightsville Beach.  This second post will highlight things to do and eat in the neighboring Wilmington area. […]

Cannoli Ice Cream [No Ice Cream Maker!]

Cannoli Ice Cream - No Ice Cream Maker!

You do not need a machine to transform a cannoli into ice cream. Every ingredient of this favorite Italian dessert will appear in each frozen scoop! Remember when I shared this OREO Cheesecake Ice Cream recipe that doesn’t require an ice cream maker?  Well, I’m at it again with another amazing ice cream that is […]

Greek Village Salad + Cookbook Giveaway

Greek Village Salad #recipe

This lettuce-free Greek Village Salad is a staple of nearly every Greek lunch and dinner.  Packed with vegetables and light on dressing, it is a healthy and wholesome dish that anyone can feel good about. Today I am teaming up with television host and now cookbook author, Debbie Matenopoulos, to promote her new book, “It’s […]