Category Archives: really good recipes

celebrate summer with a tasty cherry treat

celebrate summer with a tasty cherry treat
Here in Michigan we don’t have an “official” state fruit, but cherries seem to be the fruit of choice for many around here. Not only does Michigan produce 70-75% of the cherries grown in the US, Traverse City is the host of the annual National Cherry Festival each year. It’s no surprise that if you dine out anywhere in the state–you’re sure to spot a dish (or two) featuring this versatile fruit on many .

smoothies aren’t just for sipping anymore

smoothies aren’t just for sipping anymore
Say hello to the smoothie bowl…the smoothie’s more satisfying cousin. This nutrient-packed fare offers something that you can really sink your teeth into. The fruit and protein combinations are endless—feast on fruit that is in season or re-create a grown-up (and healthier) version of a childhood favorite~peanut butter & jelly! These smoothie bowls are a fabulous way to start your day or stave off hunger in the afternoon. Lindsay enjoyed her first smoothie bowl .

7 heavenly hummus recipes

7 heavenly hummus recipes
Yes…you can buy pre-packaged hummus at your nearest supermarket, but it’s just as easy to make your own at home. We think this assortment offers something to please almost every palate out there. Serve this dip with a confident smile on your face~you and your guests will be enjoying a healthy snack that’s not only high in fiber and protein, but low in saturated fats. It’s loaded with complex carbohydrates that will keep you .

hang onto your hustle with a balanced energy bite

hang onto your hustle with a balanced energy bite
Energy bites are wonderful pick-me-up snacks…so, maybe you’re not a morning person–these yummy treats are a wonderful way to start the day and get you going. Reach for one of them instead of hitting the vending machine when that afternoon slump rolls around and you’ll avoid that dreaded sugar crash. And it’s perfectly okay to enjoy a couple after your workout (a munchie you won’t regret that’s also packed with beneficial protein). No matter .

8 razzle-dazzle rainbow recipes

8 razzle-dazzle rainbow recipes
Create a stir in the kitchen by transforming an ordinary recipe into dynamic dish with a big splash of color. This fare doesn’t call for a special occasion–tempt finicky toddlers or astonish your famished family when you serve up one of these fun family favorites that features a kaleidoscope of colors. Keep your cool this summer with a chilly Rainbow Ice Pop. Jill from Craft Create Cook made these tasty treats by layering fruit .

7 sriracha recipes that will rock your world

7 sriracha recipes that will rock your world
Sriracha was first produced in eastern Thailand and served with seafood dishes, but this zesty sauce is now not only a very trendy condiment in the US–it’s being worked into a lot of recipes. If you’re ready to take the plunge and heat up your menu at home~here at some great ways to get started…   Special fries call for a special sauce–Whitney from That Square Plate drizzled these sprial spuds with a mouthwatering .

6 quick quinoa power bowl lunches

6 quick quinoa power bowl lunches
Over the past few years quinoa has risen through the ranks on menus everywhere in this country. This superfood is not only rich in essential amino acids, it’s also very high in protein–which makes it the perfect building block for a lunch that packs some punch. These power bowl lunches will keep you satisfied well into the afternoon… How much does Lauren love this delicious BLT Caprese Quinoa Bowl? On her blog she states .

6 scrumptious guilt-free muffin recipes

6 scrumptious guilt-free muffin recipes
Muffins are a great make-ahead option for a snack or breakfast on the run. If you want all of the flavor and none of the guilt, you’ll want to check out these tasty, healthy muffin recipes that we came across in our search for a more nutritious alternative. The next time you’re on the search for a snack–consider one of these wholesome choices…they’re so good even the kids will love them!   Julie from .

got a minute? make a mug cake!

got a minute? make a mug cake!
Cute little mug cakes…they’re the ultimate solution to “I want something sweet, but don’t want to bake an entire cake”. These homemade desserts are made for one (or two) and take only a few minutes to make in the microwave–no need to drag out the big mixing bowl or heat up the kitchen. Believe it or not, these decadent treats can be whipped up in less than ten minutes. Even if you’re not a .

8 incredibly easy no-bake treats

8 incredibly easy no-bake treats
Craving a homemade sweet, but don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen forever? These recipes will not only cure that craving, but don’t require you to crank up the oven at all. We’re sure you won’t miss even one of those dirty baking sheets that would require even more of your time…instead, you’ll be enjoying the delicious payoff as you snack on one of these delightful desserts.   Ashton from Something Swanky created .