Sesame Seed & Honey Chicken Stir Fry

Sesame Seed & Honey Chicken Stir Fry

One of the things I love most about having owned a produce co-op is being able to try out new things, this is a recipe I would never have thought to make 3 years ago. I was always too busy to eat healthy, grabbed whatever box food I could find and threw it on the table as fast as I could. It might have saved me time but it cost me a lot, it cost my health and even though it was cheap to buy, the doctor bills weren't cheap at all. Needless to say, … [Read more...]

Veggie Packed Pasta

Veggie Packed Pasta

This recipe was inspired mostly by everything I purchased at a farmers market. I was trying to find a dish that would encompass a lot of the veggies that are in season right now and this did it. Closing our produce co-op has been bittersweet, I loved it. I truly did and maybe it just ran its course? I spent so much time gathering produce, it was exhausting but at the same time, I formed relationships with many of our local farmers that I will … [Read more...]

Easy Homemade Flavored Marshmallows

Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows

Hot chocolate is one of my favorite things. Favorite. Things. The second the temperature hits around 65 degrees, that's cold enough for me to grab the hot chocolate in the mornings. Maybe it's because I'm not a coffee person? Maybe it's because I am just that much in love with chocolate? Who knows? Either way, I'm all in when it comes to hot chocolate. The thing is, I don't stop there, I always, ALWAYS add marshmallows. That's where homemade … [Read more...]

Entertain Your Christmas Guests with a Hot Chocolate Bar

Hot Chocolate Bar

Hot chocolate is my favorite. MY FAVORITE. I grew up with bad asthma and somewhere along the way I figured out if I would drink hot chocolate, my symptoms would calm down. Even thought I do not have asthma today, I still drink hot chocolate every single morning. On a rare occasion I will make homemade hot chocolate but for the most part, I use a Swiss Miss packet simply because I need to make it quickly and get all the kids out the door for … [Read more...]

5 Easy Ways to Eat Healthy & Save Money

5 Ways to Eat Healthy and Save Money

You know I'm a coupon queen, right? That's been my gig for the last 10 years. That being said, my coupon game has evolved quite a bit. I'm all about eating healthy and since most of us are looking for ways to save money especially during this holiday season, I thought I would share a few of my favorite tips. I often tell families to save on as many personal care items as possible that way, you can use the savings towards higher end grocery items … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Honey Pecan Squash

If there is one product I absolutely fell in love with while operating The Produce Gathering it was pecan soaked honey by Roark Acres. Oh. My. Goodness. Immediately, I began to use it on all the things. If you do not have access to this awesomeness, I am truly sorry. My heart breaks. You can still make this recipe though, we'll just have to improvise. First, pick up some acorn squash, it is in season right now so the price is great. Next, … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Caramel Apple Pops

Caramel Apple Pops

This year, try something special for the kiddos by creating your own Caramel Apple Pops! They're easy to make and you can get as creative as you'd like. Plus, it's customizable for kids with food allergies too. Unless of course, you're me...I'm actually allergic to apples. Weird, I know. INGREDIENTS: Sliced Apples Candy Pop Sticks TOPPING IDEAS: Caramel Melted Chocolate Mini Marshmallows Mini M&M's Crushed Butterfingers Sliced … [Read more...]

Chicken and Rice Cabbage Wraps

Chicken and Rice Cabbage Wraps

Make a tasty dinner or snack with these Chicken & Rice Cabbage Wraps. This recipe is written in partnership with The Produce Gathering & Peace, Love & Sarah by  Chicken & Rice Cabbage Wraps make the perfect lunch, dinner, or even a snack. I have to say this is one way I can eat cabbage. I've always been at a loss as to what to use cabbage for. I'm just not a huge fan of cabbage and rarely cook with … [Read more...]

Simple Strawberry Salsa

It's almost summer and we're already seeing berries! This week, I decided to experiment a little and put together an easy strawberry salsa your whole family will love. I'm not a huge "regular" salsa fan but a few years ago someone let me try mango salsa. It never occurred to me that I could make salsa with different fruits. This week, my mangoes were a little iffy. So, I decided to try out the strawberries instead. The best thing about this … [Read more...]

How to Make Nice Cream Pops

Nice Cream Pops

OH. MY. WORD. Where have these things been? If you don't know it already, I am obsessed with nice cream or nicecream or whatever. It's the idea of making frozen mashed bananas trick your body into thinking it is eating ice cream only it's not. Believe me, if you do this right, your body will take your frozen bananas and all of your troubles will disappear. Ok, not really. But, isn't that why we eat ice cream? Next time, try this … [Read more...]