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One Tray Meal

Friday, August 28th, 2015

We’re always excited to put the oven on and start cooking at the beginning of fall, are you the same?

How about making dinner on just one baking tray and that’s all!

boxwood clippings | one tray meal

boxwood clippings | one tray meal

We sliced up our veggies and thawed chicken, placed them on a baking sheet, drizzled with olive oil and seasoned with s+p.

Bake at 350 for about 40 mins until veggies are tender and chicken is cooked through!

A delicious, healthy meal with only one dish to clean up…Winner, winner chicken dinner!

Bacon and Brie Baguettes

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Last Christmas our sis in law, Kimberly made the most amazing bacon and brie baguettes and we haven’t stopped thinking about them since!

Comfort food season is almost upon us, so we thought it was about time to recreate…

boxwood clippings | bacon and brie baguettes

We first cooked the bacon, and then sliced brie onto sliced baguettes and toasted in the oven until the cheese bubbled.

Topped with bacon and you have a decadent meal ready for a weekend brunch, the first football game, or any day you need a treat.

Bread, cheese and bacon….nothing not to love!

Cheese and Crackers for Lunch

Friday, August 14th, 2015

One of my early memories is of me sat in our living room at lunch time, watching my 15 minute program, with my mother on her chair with a big bread board across her knee prepping crackers.


Today with lil mouths of our own, the crackers are back!

They are such and easy and tasty lunch at any time, but in these hot summer months we really appreciate little prep and no heat!

boxwood clippings | cheese and crackers


THESE crackers are our recent fave, (we’ve been finding them at Costco) they are gluten free so Em can enjoy too.

Topped with Brie cheese, bacon and basil.

(Our baby version is goldfish crackers and Havarti cheese.)

Paired with what ever fruit on had you have the perfect lunch!



Beet + Mint Side Salad

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Do you like beets as much as us?

Did you know they are packed with cancer fighting anti-oxidants?!

This super food is in peak season (June-October), and you have to try this pairing…so delicious!!!

boxwood clippings | beet and mint side salad


2-3 beets beets

2 small potatoes

1/4 c goat cheese

2 sprigs of mint


Boil peeled and cubed potatoes until slightly soft. Toss with olive oil, S+P and broil in oven for 20 mins, tossing once.

Steam/boil beets until tender and chop to desired size.

Top with goat cheese, mint and S+P.

Serve hot or cold with chicken or fish.

Hope you have an amazing weekend!

Watermelon Slush…a healthy treat!!!

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Don’t we all need a nice treat on a hot summer day?

This watermelon slush is SO refreshing and helps you pack in your fruit servings for the day…

boxwood clippings | watermelon slush


3 c chilled watermelon

1 c frozen berry blend (we like the berry medley from Costco)

1/4 c plain yogurt

splash of orange juice


Blend ingredients together with a small amount of cold water until desired consistency.
Top with a big dollop of whipped cream and take a five minute break from your day!