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Growing and Using Fresh Mintby  

photo credit By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer If you are someone who has always believed you've got a brown thumb, I'd encourage you to try your hand at growing fresh mint. Mint is a prolific grower and therefore it is hard... Read More

Your Camping Menu Primer (With 50+ Food Ideas!)by  

For the adventurous, camping is one of the best summer excursions. It carves out time to do the things we want - but often fail - to do in everyday life: live more simply, closer to nature, with less technology, more... Read More

Warm Potato Salad with Bacon, Asparagus and Swiss Chardby  

You don't even understand how good this potato salad is. A month or two ago, Ryan and I were out on a date. We had just discovered that our new home came complete with a very responsible teenage girl living... Read More

Frozen Banana Bites: The Perfect Summertime Treat!by  

Summer will officially arrive soon, and we simply cannot wait! In anticipation of "no more pencils, no more books" ... we've already dusted off the ice cream maker and of course, our ice pop molds. That's because making homemade frozen treats... Read More

Simple Summer Salad Recipes {& Vinaigrette Dressings}by  

Guest Post by Marci Ferrell I do enjoy summertime with the abundance of fresh produce whether through a home garden,  CSA, farmer's markets or your local grocery store.  I didn't used to be a salad lover but it could be... Read More

A Month of Smoothies — 31 Recipe Links to Keep You Happily Slurping All Summerby  

Image by Miriam Our blender sees a lot of action once the warm weather hits. We're smoothie fiends all year long, but our cravings go into overdrive during summer. For my family, there is nothing like a frosty glass of... Read More

Raspberry Coconut Popsicle Recipeby  

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer Go with me here. It's a sticky kind of hot outside. Your t-shirt clings to your skin. The air is so thick you don't just breathe the air, you eat it, chew it really.... Read More

Strawberry-Peach Salsa Recipeby  

  By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Summer is a wonderful tine to enjoy fresh salsa. It's so flavorful and delicious! Plus, it's easy to make. However, you may want a change from tomato-based salsas. (I'm sure that's mortifying to some die-hard... Read More

Best Summer Slaw with Kale, Brussels, Apples & Almondsby  

Guest post by Dena Norton Happy Memorial Day! Guess who's coming to my picnic today? This slaw, that's who. I like traditional cole slaw, but I love this recipe - as in, LOOOVE it. It's perfect alongside a Memorial Day... Read More

What Can You Actually DO with all those Fresh Spring Greens?by  

Guest Post by Krissa Jeldy One of the things I love about getting a CSA box is getting introduced to all kinds of vegetables that (if I'm honest with myself) I probably wouldn't pick up on a regular basis at... Read More

Homemade Custard Ice Cream {Without a Machine}by  

Guest Post by Elsie Callender Did you know that you can make homemade ice cream without a fancy machine? It's easy, and only adds a little extra hands-on time. And for this rich, custard-based ice cream recipe, a bit of stirring... Read More

Supercharge Your Nutrition with Swiss Chardby  

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer Like most families, we have our share of picky eaters. I’m sure you know what I mean, and if you don’t, count yourself blessed. Despite my best efforts, somewhere around the age of 8 or... Read More

16 Amazing Citrus Recipesby  

By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer Citrus fruits satisfy a deep longing within my soul. Okay, that might have been a tad dramatic. But there's something about citrus fruits - oranges, grapefruits, even lemons. They just taste wonderful to me. I... Read More

Let These Frozen Berry Recipe Ideas Chase Away the Winter Blues!by  

By Andrea, Contributing Writer By February, I am tired of winter. Living in Colorado, the winter means crops are dormant. Any fresh fruits or vegetables we get are usually trucked in from a warmer part of the country. This is... Read More

Lavender Beef Stew: A Taste of Homeby  

By Kresha, Contributing Writer Several years ago, I moved to an area of the U.S. where lavender grows natively. I had never been in a place where a small gust of wind could suddenly surround you with such a heavenly... Read More

Is the Pomegranate Worth the Price? {5 Reasons + 3 Recipes to prove that it is!}by  

Guest Post by Dena Norton Pomegranates are everywhere lately – food blogs, Pinterest boards, clothing lines and magazine covers. Pomegranates have been on the scene for a while now (some say since the Garden of Eden), and it doesn’t look... Read More

Naturally Sweetened Chewy Molasses Cookiesby  

By Diana, Contributing Writer It's that time of year where the warmth of my oven brings forth sweet treats and smiling faces.   My boys and I, coated in flour, sugar and everything sticky, find delight in baking holiday treats. Of... Read More

The Best Homemade Holiday Gifts-in-a-Jarby  

One of my family’s favorite Christmas traditions is to make homemade gifts in a jar. And the wonderful thing is, they’re as much fun to make together, as they are to give to others! Simply layer the ingredients of a... Read More

How to Make Holiday Lattes in the Crock Pot {Recipes for 4 Popular Lattes!}by  

This post was originally published in December 2012--but we thought you would love a reminder about these delicious holiday lattes you can make in your crock pot!  By Rachel, Contributing Writer There is just something about the holidays that seems... Read More

Entertaining For Food Allergies: A Whole-Foods, Allergy-Friendly Holiday Meal Planby  

In need of a whole foods, allergy-friendly holiday meal plan? Jessica has you covered! By Jessica, Contributing Writer Do you have family or friends with food allergies? It can be tricky feeding folks on special diets, but I can help! Unfortunately,... Read More

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