How To Plan The Perfect Breakfast Picnic

Who said a picnic has to be lunch or dinner? Planning the perfect breakfast picnic is easy and so much fun to do while everyone is fresh and alert!  Picnic’s are one of the boys all time favorite family activities so this past weekend we packed up the family super quick and headed out to one of our favorite hiking areas….Smith Rocks State Park. Armed with a few grocery supplies and picnic bag...we had one of the most fun mornings in recent memory. We took the essentials of course. Plenty … [Read more...]

101 Stress Free Camping Food Ideas

When choosing food for your upcoming camping adventure look no further. 101 amazing stress-free camping food ideas! Camping Food Ideas for Breakfast Here are some of the best on the go camping food ideas for breakfast that will have you love camping so much you'll  never want to go home. You will be pleasantly surprised with the variety of recipes that can be made at the camp fire! Steak Cheesy Bacon Potato Hash Foil Packs Kielbasa Pepper Onion and Potato Hash Peach Chia Overnight … [Read more...]

Stir up Your Week with These 25 Amazing Stir Fry Recipes

 These stir fry recipes will improve your weekly dining experience by add more spice, flavor and texture.  Most of the Stir Fry recipes you find here can be made from start to finish in under 30 minutes; making them a great way to have that quick meal that also is full of fantastic flavors and fresh veggies. Mastering the stir-fry, the technique is infinitely flexible too, adapting to whatever ingredients you have on hand. Kung Pao Chicken Stir Fry Recipe Kung Pao Chicken is a wonderful … [Read more...]

Grilled Artichokes with Pesto Gnocchi

These easy grilled artichokes with pesto gnocchi are gorgeous and so easy to make! Whip some of these up for your next backyard party. This post is brought to you in collaboration with Ocean Mist Farms. Our sponsors allow us to bring you beautiful free content every week! We are saying goodbye (sniff) to summer rapidly here in Oregon. The temperatures have already started rapidly dropping during the night here. Waking up to crisp chilly mornings in August is a quintessential central Oregon … [Read more...]

Bagged Salad Chicken Salad Pitas {Easy Healthy Lunch}

One bagged salad kit plus a rotisserie chicken, yogurt and pita bread equals the easiest chicken salad pitas ever! Easy lunch idea for the win!  This recipe is brought to you in collaboration with Fred Meyer. We are grateful for our partners! Their support that enables us to bring you beautiful free content every week! Back to schooooooooool! Okay can I be honest here? I love love love LOVE my kids. But we are all so ready for school to start again! After having both of them in full time … [Read more...]

Strawberry Lemon Coffee Cake

This strawberry lemon coffee cake is the perfect addition to make your morning extra special! Mixes in one bowl in 10 minutes. I have a confession to make....I kind of hate coffee cakes. I know, I know, who hates coffee cakes? But it's true. I find them to be far too dry more of the time. But this cake guys....it's my world right now. We partnered up with Nancy's Yogurt as part of our ongoing collaboration and their Organic Whole Milk Yogurt lends the most delicious tender crumb to this … [Read more...]

Raspberry Lemon Drop

A delightfully simple raspberry lemon drop comes together with just a few ingredients for a perfect refreshing cocktail. It’s spring guys. I get it. I love spring don't get me wrong, but can I just say I'm pining for summer already? This week I picked up the boys from school and my car said it was 46 degrees outside. Anyone else with me on this? So I decided this week I am ready for summer. I need 70-90 degree weather and sunshine on my shoulders. And that I needed a cocktail. So in … [Read more...]

The Best Blender Buckwheat Waffles & Organic Valley Discovery Day

The best blender buckwheat waffles ever! Kids and adults alike go nuts for these! Packed with protein, sweetened with bananas and naturally gluten free, they whip up in just 60 seconds in the blender! This recipe is brought to you in collaboration with Organic Valley. We are grateful for our partners! Their support that enables us to bring you beautiful free content every week. These super easy blender buckwheat waffles have been a recipe that I have been working on for a while and I'm so … [Read more...]

Lamb Kofta Flatbreads

These aromatic spiced lamb kofta flatbreads make the perfect grilled appetizer or a delicious summer dinner! The meat is flavored with hints of garam masala, curry, cumin and cayenne. This recipe is brought to you in collaboration with the American Lamb Board. We are grateful for our partners! Their support that enables us to bring you beautiful free content every week! Summer is grilling time here but lately I’ve been feeling like I’ve been hitting a bit of a grilling rut.  I started making … [Read more...]

Boozy Lavender Lemonade

Summer is here and this boozy lavender lemonade is the perfect drink to keep your summer classy and sweet! This recipe is brought to you in collaboration with NFRA. We are grateful for our partners support that enables us to bring you beautiful free content every week! It’s been a bit quiet on these parts the past few weeks as the kids have gotten out of school and the chaos that is June is finally waning down. Between two kids end-of-year school events, birthday parties, weddings and … [Read more...]

Tropical Escape Orange Blossom Cocktail

This tropical escape orange blossom cocktail is the perfect easy cocktail to serve when you need a taste of the islands in your day! This post is brought to you in collaboration with Nielsen-Massey. We are grateful for our partners support that enables us to bring you beautiful free content every week! Summer is here! The smells and sounds of summer are some of my all time favorite. I grew up in the country and there is just nothing that compares to smell of fresh cut grass and the sound of … [Read more...]

Korean Rice Bowl with Sweet Chile Soy Sauce

This easy korean rice bowl, also known as bibimbap is so easy to make. It's our answer for manly meatless mondays! Drumming up enough food to keep my carnivorous household of growing boys is a challenge that (most days) I love. But what I don't always love is all the meat that ends up on our plate. In a perfect world we would only eat the most organic locally raised nitrate free meat in the land. In a more realistic world....we definitely eat too much bacon in this house. So my most recent … [Read more...]