Buffalo and Blue Cheese Loaded French Fries

Buffalo and Blue Cheese Loaded Fries

After spending a few days in the Grand Teton National Park, we headed north to Yellowstone. Yellowstone National Park is probably my absolute favorite park within the United States. Banff National Park is right up there too, but that’s because we got married there. Although the geysers are impressive and the valleys are beautiful, the wildlife…

Loaded Buffalo Hot Dogs

Loaded Buffalo Hot Dogs

Grand Teton National Park has always been one of my favorite stops during our summer road trips. Elliott and I are staying in a cozy little cabin in the woods and have been loving our hikes with spectacular views of the mountains. We spent the late afternoon picnicking by Jackson Lake, enjoying the views of the…

S'more Trail Mix

S’more Trail Mix

After visiting the Antelope Slot Canyons near Page, Arizona, we arrived at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. We are staying in a cabin right on the rim of the canyon. It’s been a lot of fun watching the sunrises and sunsets from our porch rocking chairs. We’ve stayed in these cabins countless times during my childhood,…

Barbecue Peach Meatballs

Barbecue Peach Meatballs

After visiting Carlsbad Caverns, we headed north through Taos to Durango, Colorado. When I was a child, we took the historic steam-powered train from Durango to Silverton through the beautiful San Juan mountains. We sat in one of the open train cars, so we could enjoy the incredible weather and views. We didn’t even bother to bring…

Road Trip Caramel Trail Mix

Road Trip Caramel Trail Mix

We’re hitting the road! This is the start of my Road Trip Food series inspired by my road trip through the western United States. The summer is a great time to pack up and take a trip to somewhere new. These next few recipes are great for saving money on camping or road trips. Convenience…

Tandoori Chicken Pizza with a Cilantro-Mint Chutney

Tandoori Chicken Pizza with a Cilantro-Mint Chutney

Every time we head into town to see a play or musical, we always try to pick a new restaurant for dinner. There are some great dives and food trucks downtown, so it’s always fun to try something new. Recently, we went into town to see Mama Mia and stopped by a great little Indian-Italian…

Funfetti Cheesecake with a Whipped Vanilla Icing

Funfetti Cheesecake with a Whipped Vanilla Icing

This cheesecake makes me smile. The sprinkles remind me of summer pool parties and sunny weather. That’s why I think it’s a great recipe for a Monday morning. Sprinkles are perfect for brightening up the start of a week. The sprinkles disintegrate during baking, so the entire cheesecake is super-creamy and smooth. Topped with a light,…

Spiralized Sweet Potato Enchilada Casserole

Spiralized Sweet Potato Enchilada Casserole

This spiralized sweet potato enchilada casserole is a great skinny casserole. It is loaded with vegetables and all those soul-warming things that make us love casseroles. It’s packed with flavor and you can enjoy it guilt-free! By using sweet potatoes instead of pasta or tortillas, the amount of fat, carbohydrates, and calories that are generally packed…

Mint Black Cherry Sparkler

Mint Black Cherry Sparkler

As the summer months are quickly approaching, so is the warmer weather. That means I’ll finally get to dig my sundresses and shorts out of the back of the closet and put away my cozy sweaters. That also means that I need to hit the gym a little harder and fine-tune my diet. Even though…