The Whole30 is over for me, and although I am eating a much more healthy diet (give me all of the fruits and vegetables!) I am finding that a little indulgence goes a long way, and is SO needed from time to time. Take these Double Chocolate Olive Oil Brownies for example. Each brownie has a crackly top, a fudgy, chewy interior, and chocolate for days. And they’re made with my secret weapon from Queen Creek Olive Mill! Bet you can’t eat just one! (head directly to the bottom of the post for your new favorite recipe).
Summer is here and I just can’t stay away from the grill. Seems like now that the weather is warm, everything needs grill marks, and everything needs to be eaten outside. Am I right? We are lucky enough to partner with Queen Creek Olive Mill, and in my mail a few weeks ago was a bottle of their amazing Fresh Crush Jalapeño Olive Oil. I was having a hard time narrowing down the million ideas I came up with to use this oil, but I finally settled on these Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Jalapeño Chimichurri. Quick, easy and delicious. Try them for yourself! Or better yet, make them for a friend-they will thank you!
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” -Eleanor Roosevelt.
I am a sucker for a good story. And as I’m currently on Spring Break in sunny Arizona, I’ve had plenty of time to be introspective. This is one of those feel good stories that I just couldn’t help passing on to you. This is the story of the Queen Creek Olive Mill, and why you NEED to visit on your next trip to the Phoenix area!
I am a carb addict. It’s true. A few years ago, I tried to do the whole low-carb thing and let’s just say, I wasn’t a pleasant person for a while. I have no problems passing up a tray of sweets, but salty carbs? Don’t get in my way. That is especially true for roasted potatoes. I love them prepared just about any way, but these Bacon Olive Oil Smashed Potatoes are my new favorite thing. As some of you may know, we’ve partnered with Queen Creek Olive Mill in Arizona to feature some of their amazing oils and vinegars throughout the year. We have been long time fans of their amazing products and I make it a point to get out to the olive mill each time I’m in the Phoenix area (I have serious cravings for the prickly pear lemonade and the olive oil cupcakes!). They recently sent us some fun product to try and the first thing I couldn’t wait to use was their amazing Bacon Olive Oil. You guys, I have been putting this stuff on everything. It’s such an easy way to add that great savory bacon flavor to eggs, salads, or in this case, potatoes. …
Well, this is post is officially a day later than I had hoped but I guess that’s what happens when you head out of town and forget your laptop charger. Oops! With a few days away from work and no plans in hand, my husband and I made a last minute decision to head to his family’s cabin in the northern Minnesota lake country. We invited some friends to join us and had a great couple of days of sun, sand, water, and some good food. I love the simplicity of summer foods – marinades and grilled chicken or burgers, fresh fish, and plenty of salads. As part of our Southern themed dinner party earlier this summer, Lane and I tossed together this Grilled Peach and Arugula Salad to lighten up an otherwise heavy menu….
It’s that time of year for Gift Giving…and we’ve got you covered! Give generously, these options won’t break the bank!
If you’re like us, the Holiday Season brings invitations to a wide variety of celebrations and events. The struggle to find the perfect host or hostess gift is real! Often you just need a little something to give, but you’d like it to be unique, fun and most importantly useful. Here are a few simple (and mostly local!) host/hostess gift ideas for the foodies in your life. Give one, or give generously and make a basket containing all of them! You’ll be invited back every year – we promise….