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Homemade Basil Salt

Homemade Basil Salt

I have so much basil in my garden.  This coming from a girl who killed pretty much every plant I ever touched!  My secret…The Grow Box.  It’s essentially a two piece box with water in the bottom compartment and soil/plants in the top.  The water gets wicked upwards by the soil and feeds the plants. … Continue reading

Skinny Basil Pesto

Skinny Basil Pesto

Happy Friday everyone!  I am SO happy it’s Friday.  It’s been kind of a rough week.  For some reason, I’ve just been feeling a little low this week – perhaps because of lack of sleep and maybe some post-partum blues.  Ryan likes to wake up every 2-3 hours at night to feed, and while I … Continue reading

Bruschetta Chicken

Bruschetta Chicken

Can you believe that summer is ending?  Well, before we say goodbye, here are some of my favorite tastes of summer in one dish…juicy sweet tomatoes and fresh basil from the garden!  My basil plant is growing well, I almost can’t believe it!  This bruschetta topping pairs perfectly with chicken breast.  Serve with a nice … Continue reading

Smashed Basil Red Potatoes

Smashed Basil Red Potatoes

Patrick is a huge lover of potatoes, and so I’m always looking for new ways to prepare them!  When I saw this Pioneer Woman recipe (love her blog!), I couldn’t wait to give it a try.  You take boiled red potatoes, smash them with a potato masher, coat liberally in olive oil, salt, pepper and … Continue reading

Pony Rides and Caprese Salad

Pony Rides and Caprese Salad

We had such a great weekend, hope yours was fantastic as well!!  There’s nothing better than quality time with the ones I love 🙂  Yesterday, we took our daughter for a pony ride at Bonnie Springs Ranch.  The ranch was originally built in 1943 as a stopover for wagon trains going to California down the … Continue reading

Simple Pleasures – Caprese Sandwich

Simple Pleasures – Caprese Sandwich

After traveling two weekends in a row, I’m so happy to be home and sleeping in my own bed!  We were also eating out a lot more than usual, which was great at the time, but I’m happy to be back in the kitchen and eating simple, healthy meals.  My daughter and I planted a … Continue reading