Cheesy Zucchini Noodles Bake with Roasted Corn and Red Pepper

Cheesy Zucchini Noodles Bake with Roasted Corn and Red Pepper - #zucchini #zucchininoodles @farmgirlsdabbleI caved in about a month ago. I let myself buy a spiral vegetable slicer, a kitchen gadget that I had repeatedly told myself I didn’t need. First off, where was I going to store it in our small kitchen, already bursting at the seams? And then what if I didn’t even like the thing? What if all the hype didn’t quite measure up? Then what?!

But after visiting my friend Joanne in NYC this past summer and eating the wonderful raw zucchini salad she served one evening, plus having a convincing conversation with Liz about this crazy zucchini noodle maker contraption, I knew that I needed one. Yes, my spiralizer questioning zoomed quickly from a held-off want to a burning need in one lovely New York City visit. And you know what? I can say that I love my new kitchen gadget. It makes the most awesome textured raw zucchini “noodles” salads. And here, with this Cheesy Zucchini Noodles Bake with Roasted Corn and Red Pepper, I have ventured into placing those noodles in the oven, too. I think my friend Amanda, Queen of Zucchini, would be very proud of how far I’ve come since getting my hands on her newly released cookbook, Smitten with Squash. I’ve truly taken her love of squash to heart!

Fiesta Dinnerware Giveaway!


It seems that I’ve admired Fiesta Dinnerware forever, but it wasn’t until just a couple years ago that we ditched our everyday cheap white dishes and invested in our own set of Fiesta, in a mixed color scheme of scarlet, turquoise, lemongrass, and sunflower. I am so happy with the shapes, sizes,...

Slow Cooker Island Pulled Pork {#slowNwholeCookbook}

Slow Cooker Island Pulled Pork

Slow cooked pork, fork-tender and saturated with flavor, is one of my favorite dishes of all time. Today I’m sharing this wonderful Slow Cooker Island Pulled Pork recipe from Jill Holland, Chef Instructor at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. This recipe is included in the just released slow...

#slowNwholeCookbook Giveaway!

slownwholecookbook giveaway

This #slowNwholeCookbook Giveaway is associated with a great cause! September is Hunger Action Month. Read here about how you can help fight hunger in America, plus get a just-released slow cooker cookbook with recipes from over 30 awesome food bloggers. Join us, along with Feeding America and Second Harvest...

Banana Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies with Whole Wheat, Oats, and Dried Blueberries

Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cookies with Whole Wheat, Oats, a

This past month, while we were staying with my parents in South Dakota for a few days, Mom made my sister’s famous monster cookies. As I was looking at the recipe on the kitchen counter that morning, I found myself trying to figure out if those awesome cookies could actually...

Grilled Sriracha Honey Mustard Beef Kebabs

Sriracha Honey Mustard Beef Kebabs

How can it be that we’re already coming up on Labor Day Weekend? Didn’t summer just start?! I am nowhere ready to let go of our warm weather and more relaxed summer schedule, to send our kiddos back to school while watching the days quickly shorten and the thermometer slowly descend. I do...

#FrenchsMixology Giveaway from French’s Mustard


What an awesome giveaway from French’s! Thanks to their #FrenchsMixology mustard campaign, you could be entered to win a Napoleon TravelQ 285 Portable Grill, plus a selection of French’s mustards, coupons for French’s products, and a T-shirt, bag, and cap. It’s all worth over $450!

Peach and Vanilla Bean Freezer Jam {quick & easy!}


The awesomeness of summer’s harvest has been almost too much to take in lately. As the girls and I were out in the garden yesterday picking warm juicy tomatoes and pulling up carrots and baseball-sized beets, still clinging with earth, our oldest daughter said, “It’s almost too much of...