Grilled Peaches and Cherries with Cinnamon-Honey Syrup (great over vanilla ice cream!)

Grilled Peaches and Cherries with Cinnamon-Honey Syrup

Grilled Peaches and Cherries with Cinnamon-Honey Syrup is a delicious way to top vanilla ice cream and part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #WalmartProduce This year, we started doing something new in the produce department. I don't pick the fruit anymore. Unless I need something in particular for a recipe, I have handed over the fruit shopping to the kids. I try keep the experience as rule-free as I can and they can pick almost anything they want, with two words of advice: 1. … [Read more...]

Mini Summer Berry Galettes

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Mini Summer Berry Galettes are an easy dessert that I've created as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #WalmartProduce Oh, how I've missed summer fruits and vegetables. They are my favorite part of the summer. Just walking into the produce department makes me happy and the kids are loving it all too. They give lots of input -- they devour pretty much any fruit, but watermelon and strawberries are a top pick. A lot of the summer fruits we buy is for everyday snacking, but another … [Read more...]

Easy Desserts: Frozen Chocolate Bananas #SundaySupper

Easy Desserts: Frozen Chocolate Bananas

Happy Labor Day weekend everyone! For #SundaySupper this week, we are celebrating Labor Day Cookouts! I knew I wanted to share something sweet, so I immediately started thinking of easy desserts. Well, you can't get much easier than this:  frozen chocolate bananas. Our family is fairly new to frozen bananas -- I made them for the first time a few months ago and now it's a big time favorite in our house. To start, … [Read more...]

Tropical Coconut Pizza

Dole Tropical Coconut Pizza

We're a pizza loving family and that goes for dessert pizzas too! This is a definitely not your traditional pizza, but it's has a frozen crust which is perfect for the hot summer we have here in Las Vegas, plus it's full of colorful fruits and includes my husband's favorite ingredient: COCONUT! … [Read more...]

Lots of Tomatoes & Onions at Gilcrease Orchard in Las Vegas

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We are lucky to have a u-pick farm right here in Las Vegas! The Gilcrease Orchard is a u-pick farm located in the northwest area of the Vegas valley. We've only been to Gilcrease in the Fall, but we are definitely going to go soon to take advantage of their farm-fresh summer produce! … [Read more...]

Mini Peach Pies in a Jar

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Mini Peach Pies in a Jar -- cute, personal-sized pies with an easy filling you make from fruit cups! My niece, Courtney, adores little things. She loves little forks and little spoons, mini erasers, and tiny kittens. Just about anything that is smaller than "normal" size. Food in miniature is especially cute...and tasty too. When she heard that I was making mini pies in a jar, she asked "how mini are they?" I told her to peek in the oven and she would see, and she squealed "OH! They are … [Read more...]

Gilcrease Orchard – U-Pick Farm in Las Vegas

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When you think of U-Pick Farms, you probably don't think of Las Vegas. I know...I didn't think Las Vegas either. Before we moved here, I was checking out farmer's markets and CSA's in Vegas and I stumbled upon the Gilcrease Orchard -- a non-profit, pick-your-own farm. I've been wanting to visit the orchard ever since we moved to Vegas, but their hours never seemed to match up well with our own schedules. But, in October, they have extended hours due to how many families visit their pumpkin … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Farmer’s Markets

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One day, while I was sitting back in my old house in Virginia, I started to wonder... Is there Farmer's Markets in Las Vegas? After all, it's DESERT. And it's HOT. I don't know a thing about gardening, can things even grow when it's that hot? I pulled out trusty Google and learned that, yes, there is farmer's markets in Las Vegas. Several of them, as a matter of fact. I was relieved - and excited to visit once we got settled. … [Read more...]