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20 Fresh Fruit Salads for Summer

Fresh, local fruits and vegetables is one of my favorite perks of summer. I love shopping at Farmer's Markets and picking produce from my own backyard. With such a great selection of fresh produce, it's easy to throw together a simple fruit salad for a barbecue, potluck or picnic. Here are 20 unique and easy Continue Reading...

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Homemade Rice-A-Roni (Can be Gluten-Free!)

Side dishes!  Ugh.  They are so easy to get into a rut with, aren't they?  I find myself just picking a bag of steamed veggies or making a salad a lot of the time.  They just work.  They're healthy.  They're easy. And, lately, veggies and salads go great with our recent desire to be gluten-free Continue Reading...

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Cinnamon Bread (using Bread Machine)

Disclosure: Contains affiliate links. Full disclosure policy here. Oh my stars!  I got a bread machine over a year ago and I like making things with it, but I'm not too adventurous.  Because of some possible food allergies in our family, I wanted to try making our own bread.  So I put a message out on Continue Reading...

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25 Amazing Grilled Side Dishes

grilled side dishes

We love grilling in the summer months. There's always steak, brats, hot dogs and chicken on our grill, but it's nice to throw side dishes on the grill too. The whole point of grilling is to not have to turn on the oven or stove and heat up the house. We decided to start grilling Continue Reading...

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Homemade Mexican Rice

We are fans of Mexican food in our house.  I mean, isn't almost everyone?  From beef tacos to chicken tacos to taco salad to beef enchiladas to chicken enchiladas to fajitas to fiesta chicken, we like it a lot!  In fact, one time someone asked my husband what kinds of food we usually have for dinner.  Continue Reading...

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