Summer Gin Cocktails

Fruity gin cocktails in glasses

Summer Gin Cocktails to cool off with in this heat!       I don’t know if I enjoy a drink more than one with gin in it, for the summer! It’s such a great alcohol and can be mixed with so many other flavors to make these summer gin cocktails! Hope you enjoy themRead more

Fall Fun with Family Fare – Peach and Basil Bourbon Shrub

Peach and Basil Shrub

A stone fruit and herbal shrub cocktail.     With labor day coming and going, and the kids back in school, we officially can say its really fall! In our house, fall means a lot of great nights out by the fire pit and nights watching football. Anytime we get together with our friends, weRead more

Peach and Basil Moscow Mule – A Vodka Cocktail

Peach and Basil Moscow Mule

A perfect combination of flavors, it screams summer! Cheers!       For most people, Labor day marks the end of summer, but in our house, Labor Day marks the beginning of peach season, thanks to a couple of peach trees that are growing in our back yard! Once it is time to harvest, weRead more

Peach and Raspberry Pizza

A sweet and spicy take on a pizza!     Pizza is one of those meals that just about everyone likes and is really easy to make at home. Pizza looks great, tastes even better and just about always hits the spot. As a bonus, it is one of those meals that you can makeRead more

Beau Jo’s Pizza – Idaho Springs, Colorado

Beau Jo’s Pizza is a favorite of ours in Colorado, hope you try it too!       Oh Beau Jo’s Pizza, how we love thee! On our way out to Silver Plume, Colorado for a family vacation, we made a stop for lunch in the mountain town of Idaho Springs at Beau Jo’s Pizza.Read more

Stuffed Cheesy Italian Peppers – A 30 Minute Meal

Easy weeknight meal with these versatile stuffed peppers.     If you want a quick, easy meal, and if you have some fresh bell peppers laying around waiting to be used, we have the meal for you! This 30 minute meal can easily be adapted to fit your mood, be it Italian (as pictured), or Read more

Summer Breakfast – Bacon Tomato Onion Egg Sandwich

A great summer breakfast or brunch, this will start your day off right.     This summer has been one of the best tomato seasons that we can remember, so with a bucket or two of tomatoes sitting on our kitchen counter needing to be eaten, we have found ourselves finding lots of new waysRead more

Sweet Corn, Pesto and Sausage Pizza

A fabulous summer flavor combination pizza with fresh corn and pesto!     Being from the Midwest, both of us grew up with corn being a major part of our summer, picking corn from our gardens or stopping by the farm stand before dinner. Both of us have memories of sitting out on the deckRead more

Chianti, Blueberry and Basil Icepops

Wine icepops? What?     How can you go wrong with adult popsicles, wine popsicles? We had a 1/3 bottle of Chianti that needed to be imbibed, but I just didn’t feel like drinking it (I know, crazy, right?!) so I thought, why not freeze it and make something that I can enjoy when itRead more

Rhubasil – A Vodka Cocktail

Rhubarb and basil, fresh out of our garden into a cocktail!     One of our favorite things about the early season farmer’s markets are the fresh herbs and wonderfully tart fresh rhubarb. This past week we brought home a nice batch of rhubarb that we used to make a delicious strawberry and rhubarb tart. Read more