Last week at our local farmers' market, I made an impulse buy on pears. I think pears are delicious, but it has been a very long time since I have eaten any fresh pears! The last time I bought some, they were nowhere near ripe, so I left them out on the counter, and they… Continue reading Baked Spiced Pears
For summer holidays, our family usually does makeshift picnics where we roast hot dogs over a campfire at someone's house. We just bring whatever we've got in the house, and it is nice to just spend time with family. I decided that since I had some time yesterday, I would make cookies to take along.… Continue reading Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies
As I am writing this blog post, I am laying outside in our driveway, soaking in some vitamin D! Today is such a beautiful day! The sun is shining, but there are some clouds and a breeze keeping it from getting hot. All the windows in our house are wide open, allowing the fresh air… Continue reading Oven Roasted Sugar Snap Peas
Yesterday, I made a strawberry pie to take to a family picnic. What is strawberry pie without whipped cream?! Last weekend, for the first time, I made my own whipped cream. I was so excited! (My husband was pretty impressed, too!) It has always been something I found slightly intimidating. The idea of having to… Continue reading Homemade Whipped Cream
This weekend, we are taking a trip to a state park and having a family picnic. We take this trip almost every summer. Someone always drives up early and picks out the same picnic tables each year. They are near a bathroom, walking distance to the lake and “beach,” and heavily shaded. It is always… Continue reading Fresh Strawberry Pie
Last night for supper, I got some fish fillets out of the freezer and was thinking about what sides to make along with them. I love sweet potatoes. They are full of nutrients and they taste great! My favorite way to prepare them is roasted in the oven. So, normally, if I am heating up… Continue reading Oven Roasted Vegetables
Today happened to be one of my favorite days of the summer: I picked our first vegetables from our garden! I have been keeping an eye on our sugar snap peas for a little while now. About a week ago I took notice to the blossoms on the peas. I knew it was only a… Continue reading Our First Harvest!