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Say ‘Cheese’, and head to Costco!

Friday, October 14th, 2016

I have such a sweet tooth that it’s hard for me to get as equally excited about anything savory, but cheese does just that!

Really, this is the perfect snack/meal for me: a great cheese, yummy crackers and ripe fruit.

(Lets not forget, easy prep and zero clean up)

I sometimes wonder why I don’t eat like this every day!

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Costco is by far the best place for cheese. This Cranberry Wensleydale is a family favorite and although it’s imported from England I swear you wouldn’t know it by the price. Only $6 for the block above. With the holidays right around the corner their selection is better than ever. What I always love about Costco is that if I buy something I don’t love, it’s always returnable…even food!

These crackers are also on sale now for around $5,50 for 5 boxes. My twins have been loving them.

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With these prices it’s basically the same as nibbling on Cheddar and Wheat Thins, but SO MUCH BETTER and more sophisticated don’t you think?! I feel like a grown up now…well, almost!

Sarah, x.

Baked Peaches

Friday, October 7th, 2016

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Utah peaches are so amazing right now. Bake them in the oven with crumble, serve with cream and you have the most amazing dessert ever for these cool and chilly autumn nights!


4 peaches halved
1/4 c brown sugar
1/4 c butter
1/2 c flour
1/2 c oats
dash of cinnamon
cream/ice cream to serve

Make crumble by combining oats, flour, butter, sugar and cinnamon should be crumb-like. Place peaches face up on cookie sheet or baking dish and spread crumble over top.

Bake at 350 for 30 mins until crumble is golden brown and peaches are soft.

Serve with heavy cream or ice cream and enjoy every. single. calorie. Serves 8, or you can eat them all up for yourself and we won’t tell a soul!

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

-Sarah and Em x

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Soup

Friday, September 30th, 2016

boxwood clippings sweet-potato-soup

You guys know how much we love a good sweet potato, as well as a hearty soup, so here’s a recipe perfect to kick off soup season!


three medium sweet potatoes
32 oz carton of chicken broth
one small onion
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg


Peel and cube sweet potatoes and dice onion. Saute in olive oil on med-high until onion is clear and potatoes are slightly tender. Add chicken broth, reduce heat and simmer until sweet potato is soft (about 30 mins). Blend with immersion blender and season with nutmeg and s+p to taste. Serve with a swirl of heavy cream. Serves four.

Best served on a chilly and windy day!!!

Sar and Em x

A Fall Salad

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Fall is in the air! Can you feel it too?
Yesterday we made the most amazing salad featuring yummy fall produce.
We just had to share it with you!
boxwood clippings | fall-saladINGREDIENTS

Spring mix salad
roasted squash and zucchini (20 mins broiled with S+P, EVOO)
sweet potato diced (5 mins in microwave then 20 mins roasted with squash)
bratwurst sausage (20 mins broiled)
cheddar and parmesam
drizzle of Brianna’s honey mustard dressing HERE
roasted sunflower seeds

This salad was packed with flavor, high in protein and oh so delicious!
What seasonal produce do you like to add to your salad this time of year? We’d love to give your favorites a try!

Dinner in 10 Minutes: Asian Cashew Salad

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Dinner in 10 minutes has become a thing we love…

We LITERALLY have dinner all ready in under 10 minutes, START TO FINISH.

Who doesn’t love that?!

Of course this is not an every night event (unfortunately!) but about once a week we like to have a ‘quick fix’ dinner on hand, and this Asian inspired one has become a favorite at Sarah’s house.

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It’s simply the bag of Asian Cashew Salad from Costco!

For under $5 it’s a great base, and to make it more of a meal she either fry’s up some organic potstickers, or pops some egg rolls in the oven, (both of which is also from Costco, and a nice to keep on hand in the freezer.)

The salad kit contains all the dressings and seasonings and is a great healthy way to do dinner in a hurry!