oatmeal scotchies {regular & gluten free options}


These are delicious, chewy and sweet. I had some butterscotch chips leftover from making Special K Bars, so we made up a batch. I forgot how wonderful these are! And easy to make gluten free too. Just make sure your oatmeal is GF, and use gluten free all purpose flour in place of the regular…

avocado toast


Jeff and I have this little lunch ritual where we share an avocado and make simple, open faced sandwiches. If there are avocados in the house, this is what we’re having. Sometimes we change it up and do a combination of Parmesan cheese and extra virgin olive oil in place of the mayonnaise/Vegenaise. Sometimes we…

panzanella {italian bread salad}


We like to make this traditional Italian salad using day old baguette or Italian boule. You’ll need the equivalent of one whole loaf for this, so if you don’t happen to have that much, it’s easy enough to dry out your bread cubes in the oven or on the grill. If you like bruschetta, you’ll…

blueberry cheesecake frozen yogurt


I’ve decided that I like homemade frozen yogurt more than I like homemade ice cream. It’s much healthier than ice cream, but that’s not the only reason I like it more. It tastes better and lighter, it’s super creamy without being fatty, and it’s SO much easier to make! No cooking required because it doesn’t…

strawberry jam


One of my goals for this summer was to make jam. Nothing fancy… just a big batch of strawberry with no embellishments. I must admit, the whole idea of canning anything had me a little intimidated. I don’t know why exactly. I guess canning seems like one of those activities where you need to have…