Grandma Sarah’s Blueberry Muffins

One thing Jeff’s Grandma Sarah was known for was her blueberry muffins. Right after we got married, we drove over to her house to drop in for a visit and she had just picked blueberries from the bushes in her yard and was baking these muffins. Since we’ve been picking so many blueberries this summer,…

Red, White, and Blueberry Salad

Need a simple, delicious, and healthy side dish for your 4th of July barbecue tomorrow? Try this fresh fruit salad! Ingredients (for the salad) 2 cups watermelon, cut into bite sized cubes 1 cup strawberries, cut into quarters 1 cup blackberries 1 cup blueberries 1 cup fresh pineapple, cut into bite sized pieces 1 banana,…

Happy July!

I don’t know what happened, but I feel like I blinked and June just disappeared. What is it about time off work that makes time seem to fly by? July is my last month off before returning to work in August, and it’s going to be a super busy month! We are packing in lots…

Jack’s First Zoo Trip

Last weekend, we drove up to Birmingham for Jack’s first zoo trip. We’ve taken Jack to the aquarium in Chattanooga and the aquarium on Dauphin Island, and he absolutely loved looking at the fish, so we thought he’d enjoy seeing other animals, too. Of course, Jack ran straight to the fish as soon as we…

Grandma Sarah’s Blueberry Pound Cake

Grandma Sarah was Jeff’s grandmother. We moved into her house after she passed away, and as we were cleaning it out, I found a big book of her recipes. Since our blueberry bushes are full of berries right now, I went through her book a few days ago looking for blueberry recipes. She had a…

Back Deck Refresh

Our back deck is one of our favorite spots in our home. It’s a large, covered area that we can easily reach from a door in our kitchen and dining room, and we love it for entertaining or just for hanging out together as a family. Since our deck is covered, it doesn’t require as…

Sweet and Spicy Grilled Pork Chops

If you’re looking for a protein option that packs a ton of flavor and is made with all clean ingredients, this is it! These sweet and spicy grilled pork chops have almost converted my husband into a pork chop fan (which is a big deal, because he has always hated them). The secret is in…

Instant Pot Beef Tips

This recipe definitely can’t be filed under “healthy” or “clean,” but it is filed under “Jeff’s Favorite” in my recipe book, so it’s a staple at our house. It’s also super easy – it only takes about 10 minutes of prep time and hands on cooking, then finishes up in the Instant Pot in less…

Family Time in Fairhope

We’ve been on quite a few trips since Jack was born, but earlier this week we went on our first solo trip as a family of three (we have always traveled with either my parents or Jeff’s mom before this). Jeff and I spent the weekend at The Grand Hotel in Fairhope last September (you…