Breakfast · Quick Breads

Baked Strawberry Doughnuts

Okay guys. If you love strawberries, this recipe is a must-make. Normally I cringe when I see “baked” before “doughnuts”, but if you take them for what they are I’ve found that I quite enjoy baked doughnuts. In my mind, they won’t ever be as good as an old fashioned fried doughnut. Period. BUT, they are… Continue reading Baked Strawberry Doughnuts

Canning · Drinks

Sunshine Rhubarb Juice Concentrate

How was everyone’s weekend? Ours was nice and relaxing, and we were able to get a lot done around the house. I made over the ugly brown file cabinet that I purchased at a garage sale a few weeks ago with a few coats of fresh white paint. I think it looks great in our office, and… Continue reading Sunshine Rhubarb Juice Concentrate


Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad

I took a little vacation from work last week, and come Tuesday morning when it was over I had a really hard time getting back into the grove of things. It was especially difficult since I am now busy preparing for pharmacy school, which starts in about a month! Seriously, where is summer going??? My vacation started Thursday, when Alejandro and… Continue reading Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad


Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge

I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday weekend. Alejandro and I enjoyed ours, despite the fact that we were rained out of our camping trip. We were able to make a quick trip to Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge, which is small nearby refuge that breaks up the vast urbanized area that is Denver metro.… Continue reading Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge

Jello, Pudding, and Fruit Salads

Red, White, and Blue Broken Glass Jello Shots

Happy Fourth of July everyone! I wasn’t able to get this post out as quickly as I wanted to, but better late than never, right? I first made these patriotic jello shots a few years ago in college. They were very well received, but I’d forgotten about them in the years since. A few months ago I… Continue reading Red, White, and Blue Broken Glass Jello Shots

Pies, Tarts, Crisps, and Cobblers

Key Lime Pie

This is one of my all time favorite pie recipes, and it’s also one of the easiest to make. I think chilled pies are an absolutely perfect dessert for hot summer days, and this key lime pie is no exception. Though I generally prefer classic flakey pie crust, graham cracker crust definitely works better for some recipes,… Continue reading Key Lime Pie


Homemade Strawberry Milk

Strawberries are such an iconic summer fruit. They’re vibrantly colored, pleasantly sweet, and just plain cute! Plus, they are incredibly versatile and a fantastic compliment to just about any other fruit.  Strawberry banana, strawberry kiwi, strawberry lemon, and my personal favorite, strawberry rhubarb, are all classic combinations. Strawberries even pair well with herbs like mint and basil! Though I don’t… Continue reading Homemade Strawberry Milk