Watermelon Gazpacho - Cold fruit and vegetable soup made easily in a blender, perfect for hot summer days. gluten free and paleo options
Soup, Vegetables and Salads

Watermelon Gazpacho with Goat Cheese – Crazy Ingredient Challenge

This month's Crazy Ingredient Challenge ingredient's had me stumped at first: Watermelon and Goat Cheese. Then I had a vision in the middle of the night. I love it when that happens, don't you. Watermelon Gazpacho served with goat cheese crumbles. PERFECT, especially in this summer heat.   The Crazy Ingredient Challenge is similar to… Continue reading Watermelon Gazpacho with Goat Cheese – Crazy Ingredient Challenge

Mango Salsa - sweet mangoes, salty olives and zesty peppers are combined for this mouthwatering tomato free salsa. Great with chips or as a fruit salad.
Appetizers, Fruit, Relishes, Jams and Jellies

Mouthwatering Mango Salsa plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

In this simple Mango Salsa, the flavors of the sweet mangoes, salty olives and zesty peppers combine for a mouthwatering taste sensation. You can serve it as a salsa on chips or tacos, etc. Or try it like a fruit salad. I had to make a few substitutions to the original recipe below based on… Continue reading Mouthwatering Mango Salsa plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

Strawberry Cream Cheese Swirl Cookie Bars - fresh strawberries mixed with a cream cheese dough make a soft cookie bar.
Desserts

Fresh Strawberry Cream Cheese Swirl Bars – Fill the Cookie Jar

It's time to Fill the Cookie Jar with Spring Cookies! On the first Thursday of the month, a group of bloggers bake and post about a cookie based on a monthly theme. Be sure to keep scrolling past the recipe to see what the other bloggers have made this month. I made these lovely Fresh… Continue reading Fresh Strawberry Cream Cheese Swirl Bars – Fill the Cookie Jar

Cranberry Oat Cookie Bars - crispy oatmeal cookie with a tangy sweet layer of cranberry sauce.
Desserts

Cranberry Oat Cookie Bars – Fill the Cookie Jar

Who doesn't need an easy cookie recipe or quick gift idea this time of year? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Cookie exchanges, parties, potlucks, gifts for teachers, neighbors, friends , etc. etc, etc. These Cranberry Oat Cookie Bars are your answer whether you bake the cookies or just layer the dry ingredients into a jar for a sweet… Continue reading Cranberry Oat Cookie Bars – Fill the Cookie Jar

Apple Pecan Brown Rice Salad - a healthy brown rice salad with apples, cranberries, carrots, onions and pecans. vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free
Fruit, Rice, Side Dishes, Vegetables and Salads

Apple Pecan Brown Rice Salad – Crazy Ingredient Challenge

Today is October 20th so it is our monthly Crazy Ingredient Challenge recipe posting day. A group of bloggers choose two ingredients that may not normally be paired together, create a recipe and all post about it on the same day. This month we have Apples and Chives. Be sure to scroll to the bottom… Continue reading Apple Pecan Brown Rice Salad – Crazy Ingredient Challenge

No Knead Pineapple Rosemary Bread
Breads, Breakfast, Desserts, Fruit

Pineapple Rosemary Bread – Crazy Ingredient Challenge

Thanks to the Crazy Ingredient Challenge crew, I have found an amazing new flavor combination. So many great ideas to make with these two ingredients. Be sure to scroll to the bottom to see what the other bloggers came up with this month. I made this INCREDIBLE no-knead Pineapple Rosemary Bread. I spied some dried pineapple… Continue reading Pineapple Rosemary Bread – Crazy Ingredient Challenge