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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Arugula, Fig and Blue Cheese Salad

After all the ice cream and heavy food I've been sharing lately I thought today would be a great day to lighten things up a bit!

You may not know this, but I am deeply in love with figs! Dry, fresh, raw, roasted, made into a syrup, I really don't care just give me the figs!! I am so pleased that everyone in the house enjoys eating figs too. I do believe they are one of those overlooked fruits that people really need to consume - often!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Banana Ice Cream Pie

It's the beginning of a new and wonderful week! Okay, I can't really determine how wonderful the week will be, but it looks pretty good on the calendar!

Did you all have a good weekend? We went for our usual walks and did a new one on Sunday, took a cooking class on Saturday night that was so much fun and the food was delicious, and Sunday I spent too many hours in the airport. Chip had to head out of town and I was waiting for my son to get home from visiting friends for the weekend. Our only child-free week for a very long time!

Friday, July 18, 2014

National Ice Cream Day 7/20 #NMVIceCream

Being National Ice Cream Month and all, I thought I would do a little round-up of some of my favorite ice creams and ice cream sandwiches. Do you mind? I didn't think so!

First, let me thank Nielsen-Massey for the opportunity to share some great recipes with you using their products.  Make sure you take the time to follow them on Facebook and Twitter. And, when you're looking for the best extracts to use in your recipes, always reach for Nielsen-Massey!!!

Disclaimer: As I stated previously I was sent a bottle of extract in exchange for promoting this event. I have not been compensated in any other way. All opinions are my own or those of my family.

Sunday, July 20 is National Ice Cream Day! 
What are going to eat??? 
\How about one of these tasty treats.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Pork and Mushroom Skewers

Good Morning! Sorry for the lack of recipes this week. When you make a lot of family favorites that are already on the blog, it makes it a bit difficult to share something new. Go figure!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Bunnies, lizards and quail - oh my!

I wake every day in awe of the natural beauty of our new home state. We begin each day with a beautiful sunrise and end it with an even more stunning sunset.

We may walk a similar route for our walks, but every day we see something new. It could be a cactus blooming, a snake slithering across the road, lizards chasing each other, quail face planting in the middle of the road (seriously the funniest thing ever), a road runner with a baby bunny in it's mouth being chased by the rabbit mother, and the list does on and on.

I'm just rambling today, so hang in there. I will have a food related post tomorrow! Oh, you can see all my great photos of what we find in the desert on Instagram.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Milkshakes #NMVIceCream

How do you spend a Sunday afternoon? We had three different sports on the television after returning home from the grocery store. What better way to enjoy those games than with a nice adult milkshake? My son and I have been dreaming up combinations for days. You can always make them without the alcohol, but that wasn't what we had in the cards!!

Friday, July 11, 2014


Who's ready for the weekend? I have both hands raised. Okay, I know that I don't work and it can seem that every day is the same as the one before, but I know that Chip will be home and we can hang out and relax together. It's been a long couple of days around here.