recipes

The Best Homemade Strawberry Jam Recipe

It’s strawberry season and I cannot get enough of those deep red, flavorful beauties. Whether your garden is overflowing with them or you just picked some up from your local store or farmer’s market, now is the time to indulge. It’s also the perfect time to make some homemade strawberry jam. When I am craving something sweet, I love to load up a piece of gluten free bread with homemade strawberry jam. My husband always reminds me when I’m making his toast that he doesn’t want a “Lauren style” spread of jam…what can I say I …

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Summer Salads: Watermelon Mint Salad + Rosemary Chicken Salad

There are a few things I (Lauren) cannot help but crave during these hot summer days. Right now it’s fresh herbs, watermelon, and ice cold salads, so I thought I’d share a couple of my go-to salad recipes. These salads are not only hearty and filling, but they pack a punch of delicious flavors that will keep you coming back for more.  First up let’s talk about the refreshing, irresistible summer staple; watermelon! I have no problem scarfing down an entire bowl in one sitting. Watermelons are mostly water — about 92 percent — …

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Grilled Peaches with Dairy Free Pecan Crunch Ice Cream Recipe (GF + DF)

It’s creamy, with just a hint of cinnamony sweetness. Plus has a little surprise crunch with toasted brown sugar pecans swirled in. This ice cream recipe is perfectly sweet, scooped onto a grilled peach, this is literally what summer tastes like. It’s already summer style hot here in Texas.  It will be triple digits in no time, so cue tank tops and shorts for the next four months. In my book, that means it’s officially ice cream season, too.  Not that I need an excuse to eat ice cream, but we all know it’s hard to resist that ice …

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Fruit Kabobs with Coconut Dip for 4th of July

Fruit kabobs are one of my favorite summer party treats and the best 4th of July dessert. These red, white and blue kabobs are perfect for your patriotic celebrations and all summer long! Serve them with this creamy coconut chia dipping sauce for a fruit appetizer everyone will love. As if your day couldn’t get any better, we’re bringing you the easiest and most delicious 4th of July dessert bar Chai Fruit Kabobs with a Coconut Chai Dipping Sauce. If you’ve been a part of this community for some time now, you have likely already heard …

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