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Spiced Honey Mustard (aka 3-ingredient dipping sauce)

Spiced Honey Mustard (aka 3-ingredient dipping sauce)

This is the perfect sauce for the One Pan Meal! dijon mustard (approx 3 tbs) honey (approx 1/4 c) paprika (1 tsp) That’s it! If you like it sweet, use more honey. More tangy, use more dijon.

Summertime Corn Salad

Summertime Corn Salad

After serving dinner Friday night, we had 3 ears of corn leftover. This is delicious SC corn and I didn’t want to let it go to waste. The timing could not have been more perfect, because my mother in law was in town and I […]

Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds

Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds

Over the weekend we roasted a lot of veggies, and will be reaping the benefits of simply reheating them for days to come. I wanted to share how I ROAST SWEET POTATOES. Mind you, there are so many ways to roast them. This is just […]

Freezing Coconut Cream

Freezing Coconut Cream

Wanted to share this little tip! Bought a can of coconut cream from @traderjoes and shook it violently to mix it (or you could drain the water part off the top to freeze just the thicker portion of the milk), then poured into an ice cube tray […]

Tortellini with Basil-Tomato Sauce

Tortellini with Basil-Tomato Sauce

Hope you all have had such a lovely weekend. We had some friends from NC in town and it really was so sweet to reconnect. Charleston is home now, and we love it, but golly we miss so many people in NC! Friday night I […]

GREEK-ISH CROCKPOT CHICKEN

GREEK-ISH CROCKPOT CHICKEN

These bowls were so easy to assemble because everything was just sitting in the fridge. I quickly reheated the chicken in the microwave and everything else was great cold. *The quinoa was posted earlier this week and it also on the blog if you search […]

Super Simple Quinoa Salad

Super Simple Quinoa Salad

Made this super easy Mediterranean-ish quinoa and it did not disappoint. We will have variations of this in the fridge all summer long. I think the secret is the dressing: 1/3 c EVOO + 1/3 c red wine vinegar. So simple! YOU WILL NEED: 1 […]

Strawberry Basil Smoothie

Strawberry Basil Smoothie

My basil plant is not only surviving, but THRIVING. I can’t believe it. This has never happened. I’m celebrating by using basil in everything. This Strawberry Basil Smoothie was super refreshing and fun. Next time I’m gonna add lime as well just to keep experimenting. […]

Summertime Snack Ideas

Summertime Snack Ideas

Hey friends! I have been asked about snacks for the summer for the little people. Thought I would share a few simple, budget friendly things we are keeping well stocked to prevent all the hangry children. A few are homemade, but the majority are store […]

Whole-wheat sea salt chocolate chip cookies  (made with coconut oil)

Whole-wheat sea salt chocolate chip cookies (made with coconut oil)

THESE!!! I can’t tell you how good they are. Turned out perfect. I had 3 friends try them today to be sure it wasn’t just me and all gave a big thumbs up (and came back for seconds). Also, this is my new favorite baking […]