Welcome to the World Emmett Francis

Welcome to the World Emmett Francis

Meet Emmett Francis Hands born June 8, 2018, measuring 8 pounds 11 ounces and 21 inches. We're having fun getting to know Emmett. He is changing every day and proving to be the happiest baby I've ever seen. He's constantly smiling at everything and it makes my heart burst. He is now a little over two months, and I have no idea where the time has gone. I am trying so hard to savor every moment.

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

I am all for quick simple meals at the moment. It's a tricky time of year for one-pot meals though. No one wants to make a batch of chili or pot of soup when the weather is beginning to warm and we are all craving salads and fresh produce. I like this pasta salad recipe because it's filling with a relative hardiness, but also fulfills my needs for fresh veggies!

Three Bean Salad with Dried Cranberries and Celery

Three Bean Salad with Dried Cranberries and Celery

I like to make this salad the night before, allowing the garlic flavors to absorb into the beans. The dried cranberries add a nice sweet chewiness, which the celery and red pepper add a crunch. The dressing is a simple mixture of oil, balsamic, maple syrup, garlic, salt, and pepper.

Biscuits with Bourbon-Blueberry Quick Jam from the 'The Minimalist Kitchen' Cookbook

Biscuits with Bourbon-Blueberry Quick Jam from the 'The Minimalist Kitchen' Cookbook

I wanted to share this biscuit recipe with you because they are so versatile and easy to make. You can enjoy them for breakfast with this delicious blueberry jam, or with an egg and some cheese, depending on whether you prefer sweet or savory.