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Citrus Berry Spring Salad with Blood Orange Raspberry Vinaigrette

Citrus Berry Spring Salad with Blood Orange Raspberry Vinaigrette

Now that the weather has turned gorgeous, I’m ready for easy meals that don’t heat up the house, especially delicious, filling salads, packed with fresh fruits and veggies and tasty nuts or seeds. I used to think eating salads all the time would become incredibly boring and repetitive, but as with many things, you can easily inject variety into your salad routine with fun new combinations of ingredients and different dressings!

Dry Erase Menu Board: Easy Picture Frame DIY

Dry Erase Menu Board: Easy Picture Frame DIY

We desperately need to start staying on track with our meal plans, and the idea behind this project couldn’t be simpler. Glass makes a fantastic dry erase surface, so grab an 8×10 picture frame, print out one of our free menu boards, grab a dry erase marker, and that’s it! To help make this process super simple for you, I created 8 different menu board templates; hopefully you’ll find one you like!

Smoky Chipotle Salsa

Smoky Chipotle Salsa

This simple salsa brings smokiness to the forefront while packing good heat at the end; it’ll keep you reaching for chip after chip until your bowl is empty (and I won’t judge if you lick the bowl clean). Canned chipotles in adobo provide this great, complex flavor and are readily available in most grocery stores. We add red onion, cilantro, lime juice, and salt to the mix to round out a fantastic salsa that’s great with chips or as a condiment for other meals.

Simple Spring Greens with Blood Orange Raspberry Vinaigrette

Simple Spring Greens with Blood Orange Raspberry Vinaigrette

This simple spring greens side dish keeps the work to a minimum and allows the blood orange and raspberry vinaigrette to steal the spotlight. These easy greens make a perfect pairing for spring and summer dishes and are so simple to throw together for a last minute gathering or on a blazing hot grilling day when you don’t want to heat your home.

Colorful Chevron Coat Rack – Easy Wooden DIY

Colorful Chevron Coat Rack – Easy Wooden DIY

We achieved the look of this coat rack by first painting a design with white acrylic paint. After one coat of paint, we then stained over the entire piece with a rich cobalt blue stain, giving the white paint a light blueish tinge. It took very little work and minimal hands-on time, and since we had all but the coat hooks lying around the garage, this project was also super cheap! Bonus!

Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate No Bake Cookies

Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate No Bake Cookies

These delicious no bake cookies are exploding with wonderful peanut butter and chocolate flavor. They’re healthy, simple to make, and a great source of protein. Make a batch for desserts or for mid-morning and/or afternoon snacks. Pack them for meals on the go, take them to work or school, or eat them as a light breakfast!

DIY Bottle Cap Catch

DIY Bottle Cap Catch

I’ve been wanting to make a bottle cap catch for a long time; we’ve had a bottle opener mounted over by our bar for awhile but have always just caught the cap in our hand and then stored them away. We finally had some time to work on some DIYs, so we got to work.

Apples & The Perfect Peanut Butter Honey Dip: A Quick, Healthy Snack

Apples & The Perfect Peanut Butter Honey Dip: A Quick, Healthy Snack

At times like these, when the fabulous busyness of spring activities threatens to overwhelm me, I turn towards the simplest of recipes in order to stay on track health-wise. To that end, I felt compelled to share this dip recipe with you today. It’s a staple snack in our home and is incredibly simple, delicious, healthy, and satisfying!

Green Chile Popcorn

Green Chile Popcorn

Popcorn is a the perfect snack. It tastes wonderful, can be made in so many flavors (including spicy!), can be eaten on the go, and compliments movies perfectly. I love popping up a batch of popcorn and curling up with Joelle for a movie night or grabbing a tub of the stuff to enjoy when we’re at the theater. It’s one of those snacks that you can always eat and can never seem to stop eating.

Crock-Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

Crock-Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

We originally created this insanely easy crock-pot buffalo chicken dip for a superbowl party, and having eaten it multiple times since, I can assure you that this dip is seriously addictive and ridiculously simple to make. Of course most of the time, buffalo sauce consists of about equal parts hot sauce and butter or margarine… not my fave combo for overall healthiness, so for this dip we traded the butter for thick, rich, creamy Greek yogurt, leaving us with a delicious buffalo sauce flavor but with a lighter, healthier twist.