Veggie Spring Rolls with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

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We’re starting to enter our first weeks of real summer heat – I’m talking 90°+ days – and if anyone turns on the stove they will promptly be turned out of the house. Luckily, I’ve got some great hot day / cold meal recipes in my arsenal.

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Grilled Salsa Verde

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This one recipe has altered my garden plan for next year.  It’s. That. Good. Salsa verde is my new obsession, and tomatillos are really easy to grow!

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Lime Basil Juice + Margarita

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I’ve grown lime basil in my garden for the past couple years, but I never seem to use it for anything worthwhile.  I love both lime and basil, so why can’t I find a good recipe to use the lime basil in?  Then I chanced upon this recipe – so unique, so unexpected! – and made it mine.

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April Wrap-Up

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April: jam-packed with people, places and things. Prepare for the onslaught of photos from the highlight reel.

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March Wrap-Up

March brought all the trappings of spring – more activities, more flowers, more allergies, more beautiful weather! As such, this post is chock full of photos from our March comings and goings.

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No-Bake Protein Breakfast Bars

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I have been trying to eat a balanced breakfast, but I need something that’s easy and isn’t full of mystery ingredients. These protein bars cover all my bases, and I can grab one on my way out the door and eat it on my way to work. Filling, healthy, and no-bake!

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Shamrock Sugar Cookies

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I’m not big into sweets, but this idea popped into my head and I couldn’t stop thinking about it until I made some. These are the perfect St. Patrick’s Day treat, each cookie contains a little shamrock! The base recipe is also my favorite sugar cookie recipe – light and sweet and buttery.

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February Wrap-Up

Unseasonably warm weather has me terrified for what the summer temps are going to look like. I’m just going get that all out in the open right away. That being said, we had marvelous weather in February so we spent a lot of time outside!

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Curried Lentil Soup

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This soup is like a warm hug on a cold day. Are you experiencing too many cold days lately? Great, me too. I could use a warm hug. I could use more soup.

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Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

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In my world, biscotti is luxury food. Biscotti is for quiet mornings with a cup of coffee and a good book, or staycations that need to feel like more than just a normal weekend at home, or days when you just need cookies for breakfast.

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