{Al-Fresco} Smoked Salmon-Arugula Rollups

{Al-Fresco} Smoked Salmon-Arugula Rollups

More wraps, salmon, and picnic food!  Harvest Picnic CalzoneMeaty {Veggie} Sloppy JoesVegan Asian Lettuce WrapsSmoked Salmon & Butternut Salad

Do you hear that?

Birds singing, breeze blowing, kids laughing, people sneezing their brains out…

It must be spring.

Indeed it is!  Here in Southern Arizona, especially, this is the time to find living things out and about.  It’s hard to want to be outside on a windy, cold day in winter – and a flat out safety hazard any time in summer. 

But late April, that’s a wonderful time to be outdoors.  In fact, almost anywhere you go in the U.S. at this time of year has a potential for nice weather.  

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Easy Egg Salad Sandwich Stuffing (Tuna, Salmon, or Chicken!)

Easy Egg Salad Sandwich Stuffing (Tuna, Salmon, or Chicken!)

We all have our family traditions.  And traditions are the stuff of childhood memories and the center of every holiday gathering, no?  So when it comes to traditional recipes within the family, there are certain ones that you just know are going to stick around.  You know, for better or worse.

 

I love my mom’s traditional New Year’s Lemon Bundt Cake.  That one is for the better!  I swear I’ll never get sick of seeing that one come around. 

My grandma also has this adorable tradition of bringing olives and sweet gherkins (little pickles) to every holiday.  That one is a good one in my book – just because it’s a very my-grandma thing and, of course, brings back all kinds of childhood memories. (Ahem… eating pitted olives off my fingertips!)

There is one though, that comes around every Easter, and - let’s be honest:  We could all really do without!  

 

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Peanut Butter-Raspberry Swirl Bars

Peanut Butter-Raspberry Swirl Bars

Don’t forget to check out this week’s most excellent giveaway – Quest Nutrition products galore!

Sometimes, the entire first 15 minutes of my morning is spent lying half-awake in bed.  I’m trying to pretend there’s no such thing as having to get out of bed and be an adult.  Also wishing for the cat to have a snooze button.

This morning though, I got right up, stretched, put on my Fitbit (can’t let my family win!), made some coffee (to become a whole person), heated a couple of these delicious things for my hubby’s breakfast, and then whipped up a batch of Peanut Butter-Raspberry Swirl Bars.

Um, did you catch that?  All of that was the first 15 minutes of my day.  Quite possibly the first 10.

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7 Healthy Smoothies Video!

7 Healthy Smoothies Video!

With all the award shows going on lately, I’ve been inspired.  I’ve gotten into the movie-making business, people!

It hasn’t been up long enough to get nominated for anything… yet.  But just wait – who knows?

I mean, among movies about smoothies made at home on computers that have barely enough memory to edit a few minutes of film?  I have to say, it is just stunning.  And I’m counting the seconds until someone realizes I have incredible talent on film and throws money at me to just host my own dang FoodNetwork show, already.  No bigs.

I’ll stop waving my oversized toque now so you can instead appreciate the fact that I made you breakfast.  For, like, a week.  

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