Best Granola Bar Recipe

The best granola bars you'll ever have, they are easy and healthy!

Healthy granola bars never tasted so good!

It’s one thing to want your kids to enjoy a healthy snack, it’s an entirely different thing to actually get them too. I have been on the loosing side of “battle of the snacking” for over a decade. When I found this easy granola bar recipe…. that surprisingly tasted even better than it looks, I was dumbfounded. I mean, it’s not that often I have a legit #momwin! Read more

Kombucha for beginners

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Kombucha brewing for beginners

I have been brewing kombucha for about 10 months now, and can honestly tell you… anyone can do it! It’s so simple, low cost, and definitely low maintenance.

I was fortunate enough to have a friend walk me through my very first home brew. She gave me her tried and true recipe and even brought me a scoby. I am going to share with you that same recipe, as it’s the one I use most frequently. Read more

Numb is not an option…

Love  hard and Be kind

In light of this weeks events. I feel compelled to share my point of view. A perspective of love and motherhood. It has taken me this entire week to absorb the tragedy of what occurred on October 2nd, 2017, the Las Vegas massacre. With both a multitude of family and friends living there, a swollen heart is nothing close to what the real survivors of this horrific event must feel and have to deal with. Read more

Sauteed Rainbow Chard Brunch

Easy summer farm to table brunch. Swiss chard saute brunch

Farm to table summer harvest brunch

Rainbow chard & Red Amaranth Saute with a sweet and tart lemon, ginger, and turmeric vinaigrette.

If you’re anything like me, you crave both a delicious and colorful meal. This is just that! Both hardy in flavor, and so fun to look at with all these vibrant fresh farm goodies.

Recently a friend of mine brought me over some of her summer harvest goodies. Included in her bag of treats were rainbow chard, red amaranth, jalapenos, and sweet red peppers. Read more

Sweet Tea Cocktail

Refreshing summertime sweet tea cocktail

Refreshing Summertime Sweet Tea Cocktail

There’s something quite nostalgic about a refreshing glass of iced cold sun brewed tea. This easy recipe is sure to bring some extra delight to your next summertime BBQ or backyard gathering. If you don’t have the time to brew your sweet tea by sun, simply use the boiling method for faster results. We will be enjoying this sweet tea cocktail all Holiday weekend long! It’s that good! Read more

Ash Canyon Ranch Family Kitchen

Taking back the table 102

The kitchen is so much more than a place to prepare food. It’s a place we gather to laugh, to gossip, to learn, to share, and to pass on traditions.

I am so grateful to get to share one of those traditions from the Ash Canyon Ranch Family Kitchen.

Meet Logan and Witney, a couple who is just 23 days away from tying the big knot! When we sat down to choose a location to capture their love story through engagement photos, there was only one place they had in mind. Ash Canyon Ranch. Logan’s side of the family has a beautiful ranch tucked away in the desert plains of Southern Arizona. The endless meadow trails take you out into some of Arizona’s most gorgeous landscapes. But no matter how far those trails have taken Logan and Witney, they have led them right back to the Ash Canyon Ranch family kitchen. Where a simple homemade grilled green chili, cheese, and ham sandwich making tradition, has played an extra special role in their love story.

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Crispy Fried Wontons

Crispy fried wontons made at home

Homemade Chicken Wontons

These crispy fried wontons are a family favorite! The best part about this recipe is making them with others. It goes a lot faster when you recruit some helpers. My twelve year old son is now a bit of a wonton wrapping master. In this post, we are sharing the easiest way to wrap/fold your wontons. No matter the wrap, they are always a tasty treat!

make your own fried wontons

perfect crispy fried wontons

I prefer to stuff my wontons with ground chicken, most recipes call for ground pork. You can use any type of ground meat, or for a vegetarian option, you can go with meatless crumbles. I use chicken because I am basically a chicken-atarian. Read more