White Watermelon Sangria

I had the best watermelon ever after the Rockville Twilighter and now I’m all about watermelon. We were left with a big bowl of watermelon after our recent watermelon carving experiment. So, I made sangria. I was inspired by Kitchen Play’s July Progressive Party. Each month, Kitchen Play hosts an online party with a sponsored theme. This month’s theme is summertime dining with CUTCO. I love our CUTCO knives (but don’t tell my husband because I wasn’t happy when he bought them; they are a bit pricey). Those knives are the ones I reach for first when cooking. They made slicing fruit for sangria a cinch. White Watermelon Sangria Inspired by Summertime Sangria from Nutmeg Nanny 3 cups white wine 1 cup ginger ale 1 cup watermelon, blended 1/4 cup sugar apple, lime, orange slices Stir ingredients together and refrigerate for two hours. Serve over ice. Garnish with fruit. What’s your favorite summertime dish? This Kitchen Play Progressive Party … [Read more...]

Turnip Greens And Rice and A New Prime Parents Club Post

Our CSA started up again two weeks ago so I've been having fun with veggies -- or trying to anyways. I'm determined not to let any veggie go to waste this summer. So far so good, although, I'm not sure how many salads I can eat. Going to have to get creative there. This week's veggies included turnip greens. What in the world do you do with turnip greens? They look like leaves. I probably would have mistaken them for lettuce if there hadn't been a label on the bag. So I googled and found a lot of southern-style recipes, all a little too complex for my purposes. I finally found a recipe on FoodNetwork.com for Turnip Greens & Potatoes that I adapted for the ingredients I had on hand. Here's my version: Turnip Greens And Rice Ingredients: turnip greens 1 tbsp olive oil 2 cups rice Dressing: 1/3 cup olive oil 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar (I used a dark chocolate flavor) 1 tsp lime juice 1 tsp minced garlic 1/2 tsp paprika salt and … [Read more...]

Food Allergy Friendly Fruit Cobbler on Prime Parents Club

I'm excited to share that I'm now a contributor for Prime Parents Club. I'll be sharing healthy recipes and tips for natural living. My first post is up today, just in time for Food Allergy Awareness Week. Go check it out and let me know, here or there, what you think. Food Allergy Friendly Fruit Cobbler recipe … [Read more...]

Cookie Pop Recipe on Mom It Forward

I’m blogging over at Mom It Forward today. Please visit their blog and check out my food allergy friendly Cookie “Cake” Pop recipe. Here’s a photo to entice you. And one of my baking inspiration enjoying this treat. To get the recipe, visit Mom It Forward. If you give the recipe a try, leave a comment here or there and let me know how it turns out. Got questions? Leave those in the comment section too or email me. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Donut Muffins Made With Love

Today, my son asked if we could make muffins together. We’ve done this before but this was the first time he really helped. Or tried to help, anyway. He insisted on pouring the ingredients in the bowl and then pouring the batter into the muffin tin himself. I had to try really hard not to help him; he was making such a mess and barely filling each cup. But I stepped back and let him do it. And the muffins came out great! Here’s our donut muffin made with love*. I adapted this recipe from AllRecipes.com to accommodate my son’s food allergies. Donut Muffins 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup Earth Balance (or other dairy-free) margarine, melted 1.5 tsp pumpkin pie spice 1 cup soy milk or other alternative 1 tsp baking powder 2 cups flour Enjoy Life chocolate chips Cinnamon sugar Preheat oven to 375F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper baking cups. Mix sugar, margarine and pumpkin pie spice in a bowl. Add soy milk, baking powder, and flour. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour batter into each … [Read more...]