Sautéed Shrimp With Spinach and Tomatoes

My cherry tomato plants are still kickin’!  So of course, we’re continuing to look for new ways to use them!  :-) One of my favorite tomato recipes I’ve tried lately was actually from Martha.  My mom recently gave me a stash of her Martha Stewart “Everyday” magazines from the...

“keep calm shop” poster giveaway

“keep calm shop” poster giveaway

Ok, I’ve been a fan of the oh-so-popular “Keep Calm and Carry On” posters for years.  But I only recently discovered the entire Keep Calm Shop on Etsy –and oh my goodness!  There are so many more fantastic variations to the original poster I’d never seen that are super...

Blueberries & Cream Cupcakes

I’ve made cupcakes with all sorts of icings on my cupcakes over the years.  But until now, I’ve never tried this fun idea from Martha Stewart — using whipped cream as icing!  :) I’ve had this recipe bookmarked ever since I first saw Martha Stewart’s Cupcake Book (which I...

No-Bake Summer Vegetable Lasagna

***Click here to enter this week’s giveaway for custom eco-friendly grocery bags!  Giveaway ends September 6, 11:59pm.*** We’ve had mixed results with our garden this year.  Thanks to a few weeks of some blazing summer heat (which scorched a few plants), and one of our trees that randomly decided...

giveaway: custom eco-friendly grocery bags!

giveaway: custom eco-friendly grocery bags!

Who loves walking into a store with fabric reusable grocery bags?  Ok, even better — who loves walking into a store with cute fabric grocery bags??? For all those who raised their hands high, I have the perfect giveaway for you.  So excited to introduce you to Lillian Grace...

Grilled Peaches, Arugula and Feta Salad

Wow, it has been a busy week!  Definitely a good kind of busy — with kickoffs at work, lots of people to see, friends’ weddings to prepare for, and on and on.  Seems like my slightly-more-relaxing summer schedule is now long gone. But even though the “fall semester” may...

mailbox monday: photographing backgrounds

mailbox monday: photographing backgrounds

Hi Ali!  I absolutely love your food blog and all your hard work. I especially come here when I need some tips on photography. Anyway, you mentioned that your set up was a foam board and fabric. I was just wondering that when you photograph with fabric, how do...

Blueberry Pomegranate Popsicles

Top 5 reasons why these blueberry pomegranate popsicles ROCK: 1.  It just takes 3 ingredients to make them. 2.  These 3 ingredients each happen to be “superfoods” that are packed with nutrients upon nutrients! 3.  They take about…mmmm….1 minute to make.  And maybe another minute or two to pour...

White Bean, Spinach and Pesto Soup

Here it is, friends — the best 8-minute soup I’ve ever made!  :) Made this for the first time a few weeks ago on a night when I was randomly craving soup (yes, in the middle of July!).  I happened to be in a hurry that evening, but was...

Easy Grilled Vegetables

Pretty much anytime we heat up our charcoal grill, I round up whatever veggies we have in the house and pull out my little grill pan to put on a side of grilled veggies.  They are the perfect side, or even a good veggie main course, and also make...

Prosciutto & Melon Pasta Salad

I know I’ve talked on here repeatedly about how much I love-love-love my Saturday morning trips to our City Market in downtown KC.  And how lucky we are here to have such great local farmers with their amazing array of fresh produce, herbs, meats, cheeses, plants, flowers, and on…and...

Blueberry Crumb Bars

When fresh blueberries first began arriving at our market this summer, I already knew where my first batch would go.  :) These blueberry crumb bars are an absolute favorite of mine.  (I can’t believe it has taken me this long to post on them!)  I actually made them for...