Two Peas and Their Pod

Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Vegetables and Chickpeas

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When we were participating in the $100 Food Challenge we had to “put on our thinking caps” to create some of our meals. I tried to cook healthy, tasty dishes using the ingredients we already had at home. It was challenging on some nights,...

Plum Nectarine Buttermilk Cake

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I am sure most of you have seen or even baked the fabulous Raspberry Buttermilk Cake from Gourmet. When I saw the recipe I immediately added it to my “must” bake list. I love baking with buttermilk and fresh fruit desserts are so good...

Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad

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“Summer time and the living’s easy!” It is Friday and I have the day off so I am feeling pretty good today:) We don’t have huge weekend plans, but I am still excited it is here! Fresh, local produce is one of my favorite...

Chocolate Toffee Cookies

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It is hot in Utah. The other day it was 102 degrees outside and of course that was a day I wanted to bake. I try not to turn on the oven when it is roasting outside, but I came across a recipe for...

Recipe for Apricot Sorbet

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We had a great weekend. Josh’s mom came to visit and so did our friends from Colorado. They have five kids so it was quite the party! We went hiking, stopped by the farmer’s market, went swimming at the Dewey’s, and did a lot...

Dried Apricots

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I have always been fond of apricots. My grandpa has a farm in Idaho and we used to go almost every summer when I was a kid. We loved exploring the farm, riding horses, chasing peacocks, milking cows, and picking apricots. There’s nothing better...

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pretzel Bars

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I don’t usually crave salty snacks, but I do love pretzels. Twists, rods, sticks, chocolate or yogurt dipped, I love them. We’ve made homemade soft pretzels and those are super scrumptious too. Pretzels are just a fun snack, in any shape or form! I...

Recipe for Toasted Coconut Lime Cookies

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A couple of weeks ago I made lemon blueberry cookies and fell in love. They are so good, especially in the summer. I decided to play with that recipe again. This time I created a toasted coconut lime cookie. I used the same base...

Neff’s Canyon Hiking Photos

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Utah is a beautiful place. If you haven’t been, I highly recommend you add it to your list of travel destinations. We love having company too:) I am feeling lazy today so I am sharing some of our recent hiking pictures. Utah received a...

Recipe for Cherry Oatmeal Crisp

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We picked up a big bag of Rainier cherries at the farmer’s market on Saturday. They are sweet and juicy. I have been mixing them into my Greek yogurt this week. I also made individual cherry crisps for dessert. I love making mini or...