Zucchini and Yellow Squash Skillet Gratin - tender crisp zucchini and yellow squash with a creamy white sauce.

Zucchini and Yellow Squash Skillet Gratin

Do you have a garden? I’m so jealous of those of you who have gardens! I do not have a garden. Arizona summers are brutal to all kinds of plant life, especially those that are GREEN. Every time I look out my kitchen window to the backyard I feel like the grass is crying out… 

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Skinny Peach Cream Slush - a peach lover's dream & only 3 ingredients!

Skinny Peach Cream Slush

We’ve have really been blending it up around our house this summer. I am officially addicted to my blender. I actually asked my husband if he thought it would be okay to bring my Blendtec camping with us. He looked at my like I was crazy, but I thought it was a great idea! Smoothies… 

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Healthier Raspberry Almond Muffins - tart raspberries tucked into a slightly sweet almond muffin, lightened up with the help of coconut oil and Greek yogurt!

Healthier Raspberry Almond Muffins

We are taking a little road trip to spend some time on the beach with our family in Southern California this week. I can’t tell you how nice it is to be outside, and not instantly melt into a puddle of sweat! When I was little, we used to come here every summer and visit my grandparents,… 

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Grilled Teriyaki Chicken and PIneapple Kebabs - teriyaki chicken, sweet juicy grilled pineapple, and crisp green pepper

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken and Pineapple Kebabs

Dinnertime can be such an adventure with our three little boys. They are pretty good sports about trying new things, but when I brought this one to the table, Little Boy #2 quickly declared, “MOM, I do NOT like HOT FRUIT!” Oh boy… “But seeeeeriously little man, that is the best part of this whole… 

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This Triple Berry Skillet Crisp is so good, I made it two days in a row!

Triple Berry Skillet Crisp

It’s really hard to resist a beautiful basket of berries when I’m grocery shopping. I imagine myself in the dead of winter with no decent berries to be found, and just like that, the basket of berries spontaneously jump into my cart as I wheel by. Doesn’t matter if I already have a fridge full… 

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Chopped Spinach and Pasta Salad With Balsamic Vinaigrette - classic summertime pasta salad lightened up!

Chopped Spinach and Pasta Salad With Balsamic Vinaigrette

When I made this pasta salad for our Fourth of July get together, I really wasn’t planning on sharing it here because I was just making simple pasta salad. But I really loved the way it turned out with adding some chopped spinach and dressing it with a balsamic vinaigrette, so before we left the house… 

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These Ice Cream Sundae Cookie Cups are the perfect little summertime treat!

Ice Cream Sundae Cookie Cups

Happy Monday to you! I’ve got a really fun and simple recipe to share with you today. We’ve had a stash of these Ice Cream Sundae Cookie Cups in the freezer which has been a really nice treat to enjoy after some pool time on a hot summer evening. You use a standard sized muffin… 

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Glazed Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread - soft and moist, and bursting with apple flavor. No mixer required!

Glazed Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread

My mom is one of my best taste testers. She’s pretty good about being honest with me, and I’ve even got a few “not my favorite” or “little too sweet for me” when I have brought something over for her to try. We all need those people in our lives, right? The kind of friend… 

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta Bake - creamy pasta, melty swiss cheese, chicken, and ham all baked together and topped with homemade breadcrumbs.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta Bake

I am NOT on a diet. Really and truly, I DO NOT like that word. It reminds me of powdery meal replacement shakes, translating your food into numbers, and then gaining it all back the next week. So instead of labeling it as a diet, I just tell myself I’m cutting back. I’m being careful. I’m… 

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Simplicity isn't a matter of circumstances; it's a matter of focus - Ann Voskamp

Lovely Little Bits & Pieces

More random tidbits I just can’t help but share. Have I told you I love you lately? If not, virtual hug coming at you right here. Your sweet comments make me smile. Thanks for stopping by LLK today! 1. When I look around my lovely little kitchen and think about all the tools I use… 

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