“Millions of Peaches, Peaches for Free” Grilled Summer Peaches


“Millions of peaches, peaches for me! Millions of peaches, peaches for free.”  Literally free peaches from my sister’s neighbor provided the inspiration and, of course, main ingredient for this dish.  For our Father’s Day Feast, Beth and I had it all planned out, but  left out an important course – dessert.  Dessert is sort of an afterthought […]


“Cha Cha” Chayote Squash


There definitely has not been a shortage on squash in the Hardin household these days.  I am sure you will think that  I am completely insane for actually paying money for any kind of squash when we have had so much yellow squash and zucchini that we can’t even give it all away.  I have never […]


I’m Certainly No Christopher Columbus, But I Made a Great Discovery!!


How do I begin to explain my love for my love without going way back in time to the beginning of when I was a mere shadow of who I find myself to be today?  I will spare everyone those silly details, but I will say that if ever there were a map of my life […]


“I feel so “corn”-y!!” Corn & Tomato Salad

corn and tomato salad

A few years ago on a family trip to Dauphin Island, this recipe was created.  Vacations with my family are NEVER dull.  We definitely have lots of fun in the sun, but as you can probably guess, we have LOTS of time in the kitchen.  While no one enjoys a long drive to the beach […]


Mommy & Bear Bear Day – A Free (mostly) & Fun Nashville Adventure

Now off to our next destination!

Since he was born, Hunter and I have shared Mommy & Bear Bear Day once a week.  It is our special day that we spend together.  I love going into his room that morning and say “Do you know what today is, Boogey?”  Now that he is old enough to understand and remember, I get […]


Squash Gratin with Goat Cheese & Basil

Squash Gratin with Goat Cheese & Basil

Let’s get right down to bi-yez-ness!!!!!   I mean, who doesn’t love a gratin?!  Crispy, creamy, savory…….yes, please! Squash Gratin with Goat Cheese & Basil Ingredients: 2 medium yellow squash, thinly sliced (a mandolin is perfect if you have one……I don’t, so I will settle for irregularly cut, thin slices) 2 tbsp olive oil salt & […]


Ice, Ice Baby – Time to Freeze the Zucchini Squash

To seal the bag airtight, close the bag only leaving a small space for the straw.  Suck the air out of the bag through the straw.

I have REALLY enjoyed my nightly squash at the dinner table, but even if I ate squash for breakfast, lunch and dinner I still couldn’t possibly consume all the squash that is practically running from the garden into my produce basket.  With so much squash on hand and nobody else willing to take if off […]


We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – Super Easy Trail Mix

Trail mix

We’re going on a bear hunt! We’re going on a bear hunt! We’re gonna catch a big one! We’re gonna catch a big one! I’m not afraid! I’m not afraid! Are you? Are you? Not me! Not me! We are so fortunate that while we are away at work our Hunter Bear gets to spend […]


I’m Such a “Jerk” – Lychee Mimosa

Lychee Mimosa

I went to Jamaica with every intention of coming back with an authentic Jamaican recipe to share on my blog.  I made arrangements with Chef Andre to meet  for a cooking class at our resort and learn how to make classic jerk marinade and as vacation would have it the only knowledge of anything “jerk” that I came […]


“P90x Drop Out, Don’t Go Back to Pasta” Italian Quinoa Stuffed Bell Pepper

Italian Qunioa Stuffed Bell Pepper

In preparation for our trip to Jamaica, my crazy sexy husband decided that he wanted to do something to get back in shape.  Over the last few years, his work day has changed and his once very active work day was replaced with a few more hours behind a desk and heavy vendor lunches rather than working in the field and eating a quick meal […]