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

King Size Brookie - half brownie, half cookie, baked in a cast iron skillet. Doubly delicious chocolate dessert.
Desserts

King Size Brookie – Fill the Cookie Jar

It is time to Fill the Cookie Jar again! This month the FTCJ Bloggers have a patriotic theme to our cookies, so be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post to see what they brought to the virtual cookie exchange. My contribution is this King Size Brookie: half brownie, half chocolate chip cookie.… Continue reading King Size Brookie – Fill the Cookie Jar

Citrus Squash - alcohol free sparkling drink made with lemon, lime and orange. No sugar added. Can be used in mixed drinks. Lemon Squash. Lime Squash.
Beverages

No Sugar Added Citrus Squash Drink plus Tasty Tuesdays

Have you ever heard of a "Squash" drink? I am not talking about a pumpkin smoothie. This is a refreshing alcohol free bubbly citrus drink. Traditionally it is a Lemon Squash, and Martha Stewart has a recipe for a Lime Squash. But, I decided to combine lemon, lime and orange to make a Citrus Squash.… Continue reading No Sugar Added Citrus Squash Drink plus Tasty Tuesdays

Homemade Rocky Road Ice Cream - rich chocolate ice cream with marshmallows, chocolate chunks and almonds. Reduced Sugar.
Desserts

Reduced Sugar Rocky Road Ice Cream plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

Summer is here, unofficially at least, which means it is time for ice cream! Unless you live in my house, then it is always time for ice cream no matter what the weather is outside. In honor of National Rocky Road Day on June 2nd, I thought I would make some Reduced Sugar Rocky Road… Continue reading Reduced Sugar Rocky Road Ice Cream plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

Barbecue Lentil Mushroom Burgers - vegan burgers made with lentils and mushrooms topped with a simple homemade barbecue sauce.
Main Courses - meatless

Barbecue Lentil Mushroom Burgers – Crazy Ingredient Challenge

If you are looking for a tasty meatless meal I have a quick and flavorful idea for you: Barbecue Lentil Mushroom Burgers. Today is the 20th of the month so it's time for the Crazy Ingredient Challenge. A group of bloggers pick two ingredients not normally paired together and create a dish with them. The… Continue reading Barbecue Lentil Mushroom Burgers – Crazy Ingredient Challenge

Bread and Butter Pickles
Relishes, Jams and Jellies, Vegetables and Salads

Zucchini Bread and Butter Pickles

"They" say quick pickles like these Zucchini Bread and Butter Pickles are supposed to sit for 4-6 weeks to develop the flavor. I say they are awesome after only a few days. I went a little crazy at the bargain produce section of the store last week and picked up a bag of mushrooms, a… Continue reading Zucchini Bread and Butter Pickles