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A Warm & Hearty Mealtime Favorite: Cheesy Three-Bean Chili

Just like that, the holidays have come and gone. My family and I had such a wonderful time this holiday season. We were able to get together more than we have in years past. We even got to go on our annual snow and ski vacation. Since we live in Florida, snow is a treat for us. We spend almost the entire vacation playing in the snow, from early morning until late in the evening. We ski, sled, tube and of course, have snowball fights! Continue reading

Tomato Overload!

There is almost no more intoxicating a smell than freshly picked tomatoes off of our backyard vine, and my family waits anxiously all summer for the opportunity to dig into juicy, sun-ripened tomatoes. Finally, they arrive in our garden…and then they just keep coming! And we love it. Almost all of our dinnertimes between late July and September include ripe tomatoes. Continue reading

Easy Bruschetta with an Eggplant Twist

We have a vegetable garden and grow our own eggplants, tomatoes, onions and basil, perfect for a tasty garden-to-table bruschetta. When I have friends and family coming over, I want to serve appetizers they’ll love, and this Bruschetta with Seasonal Summer Vegetables really fits the bill. The eggplant is a nice twist on traditional bruschetta, making it more memorable and yummy! Continue reading

The 6 Farmers’ Market Finds You Need to Buy

You know that moment when you walk into the farmers’ market and you’re almost overwhelmed by all the glorious fruits and veggies piled up everywhere you look? Yeah, we’re there. If my trip to the farmers’ market last weekend is any indication, we’ve hit peak produce production. I highly recommend grabbing the extra-large tote, then taking a trip to see and taste everything your local farmers have to offer. Be on the lookout for these six amazing fruits and veggies, then come home and enjoy my favorite ways to make them shine. Continue reading