Recipes

Summer

Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Bread

I forget how ridiculously easy this bread is to make. Like so easy. Usually, when I think about making bread, I first think of the calories. Then, I think about the mess it will make on the counter. Then, I think about the kneading and the waiting to rise. At that point, I move on to [...]

Summer

Fig And Goat Cheese Salad

Fig, Pistachio & Goat Cheese Salad

So I love figs. Like LOOOOOOOOOOVE figs. Growing up, we had these two giant fig trees that produced the most perfect, purple, strange, little globes of sweet [...]

Summer

Peach Ice Cream Recipe

Peach Ice Cream Recipe

Before I moved to Austin, I really didn’t have a good understanding of what the South was like. Truth be told, I really didn’t think much of it other than what I saw on tv or heard about from [...]

Summer

Watermelon Mint Popsicles

Watermelon Mint Popsicles

Okay, so it can get pretty darn hot out here in Austin. It’s not just the heat, though. Really, it’s the humidity that can make it uncomfortable. Surprisingly, however, it’s not as bad as I thought it [...]

Summer

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Homemade Mint Lemonade

Maybe because it's summer. Maybe because it's finally sunny in San Diego. Maybe because I'm really looking forward to our trip to Austin in October. Maybe because I love lemons...and mint. For whatever reason, I really wanted some homemade lemonade. Some homemade mint lemonade. For me, homemade lemonade makes me think of front porches and [...]

Summer

Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Ribs for the 4th of July

For the 4th of July, Dustin and I (and Jordan) have started a tradition of participating in the Scripps Ranch Annual Run and Ride followed by making my barbecue ribs for dinner. Last year, Dustin completed the 10k, but I was only able to complete the 2 mile "fun run" because I had just had [...]

Summer

Tomato Bruschetta

I love bruschetta. Bruschetta is one of those foods you can eat as an appetizer, snack or meal. It also presents as super impressive even though it's not that difficult to make, which is totally my kinda dish!  In fact, I can't see fresh tomatoes, especially home-grown tomatoes, without thinking how great they would be [...]