Zucchini-Banana Bars

Now that we’re in the middle of summer, those of you with vegetable gardens may have more zucchini than you know what to do with! If you do, these Zucchini-Banana Bars are a great recipe to make! They’re so moist and yummy, just as you would expect, with shredded zucchini and mashed bananas in them. And they’re flavored with some of my favorite spices—cinnamon and nutmeg (I added a little more spice than the original recipe called for). Not only that, they’re also topped with a thick and rich cream cheese frosting. Continue reading

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A New E-zine: Bard & Muse

Happy Monday evening to all of you! I wanted to tell you about a new E-zine a friend of mine is publishing, and this is her first issue! It’s called Bard & Muse. An intro message from the editor explains that the heart of this e-zine is to “sow seeds of inspiration that yield a bountiful harvest…when you come and see here, we want you to leave fuller for it.” So you’ll find inspiration for your soul as well as your garden, kitchen, and home!

You’ll have to check this issue out when you get a chance! I hope you enjoy looking through it—let me know what you think! You’ll find the first issue here.

Strawberry Oat Crumb Bars

One of the things I like best about these Strawberry Oat Crumb Bars is that they are made with fresh strawberries instead of jam. I first made these a few months ago and loved the rich, buttery taste of these bars that are big on strawberry flavor! They’re a nice, simple Continue reading

Summer Fun with Green Toys

I received review samples of the toy products shown above; all opinions are mine.

Summer is going by much too fast—time really does fly when you’re having fun! And one way to make summer more fun for the kiddos in your life is with Green Toys®! If you’re not familiar with Green Toys®, this company creates super-fun, super-cute toys—all made in the USA and all made out of 100% recycled materials (mainly plastic). Isn’t that great? So not only do these toys provide loads of fun for kids, they help reduce waste in the environment. Continue reading

Chicken BLT Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

This is a great, easy salad you can put together in very little time, especially if you make the homemade Buttermilk Dressing in advance. It’s perfect for hot days when you don’t feel like cooking. You do need to have some chopped cooked chicken, but you can even buy that pre-cooked, or use rotisserie chicken if you want. And if you don’t have time to Continue reading