Category Archives: Summer/Summer Holidays

Roasted Summer Squash and Tomatoes

Roasted Summer Squash and Tomatoes @ NancyCSome friends have shared summer squash from their gardens with me and I love roasted veggies, so I decided to roast some squash last weekend. Roasted Summer Squash and Tomatoes makes a great summer side dish or even a light meal. You can also serve it over pasta for a more filling lunch or dinner. Add some chopped chicken or turkey to it too, if you like. I really like it just the way it is…the tasty, tender roasted veggies flavored with some herbs and seasonings, garlic and onion, and the wonderful taste of Parmesan cheese! Continue reading

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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

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