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…

classic spaghetti carbonara


Ever had one of those days when it’s pouring rain outside all darn day and you start craving comfort food? A couple nights ago we were experiencing such weather. It was 5 PM and black as night. I decided some creamy, bacony, garlicky (naughty) pasta was in order. I’ve been staying away from most carbs…

herbal & floral simple syrups {for cocktails & sodas}


We had so much fun creating these little whimsical libations over our long 4th of July weekend! If you have a flourishing rose garden and herb garden, then you’re in business. You could purchase the rose petals and herbs if you need to… Just make sure they’re organic and unsprayed, or they could contain pesticides…

{better than cafe yumm’s} yumm bowl


Looking for a delicious, easy and healthy meal idea that goes together in seconds and won’t heat up your kitchen? You’ve come to the right place. Make up a big batch of brown rice, white rice or quinoa. Cover it and put it in your fridge. That will be the base of your Yumm Bowl.…