Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins

Sweet orange muffins loaded with chocolate chips and drizzled with a delicious orange glaze. The chocolate-citrus combination is so yummy and perfect for breakfast or snack time!

Sweet orange muffins loaded with chocolate chips and drizzled with a delicious orange glaze! The chocolate-citrus combination is so yummy and perfect for breakfast or snack time! | LoveGrowsWild.com

So the other day I was grabbing a stack of junk mail out of the mailbox and discovered a letter from my oldest son, Alec’s, principal. “Hmm… that’s unusual…” I thought. My worried fingers quickly tore open the envelope and unfolded the letter. I scanned the page faster than I think my brain could actually read the words, so I went back and read it again.

Alec was just nominated as Student of the Month for his school, and we were invited to attend the next school board meeting where Alec would receive a plaque for his achievement. I’m pretty sure my mouth hit the floor. “Alec has been nominated for this award for his citizenship, respect, responsibility, and character.” The tears flooded my eyes.

We watched Alec walk in front of the entire school board to accept his award and listened his teacher commend him on his willingness to help others and his fierce passion for reading books. Then his principal read off a little interview they had earlier in the week where she asked him questions like “What’s your favorite food?” and “What do you want to be when you grow up?” He said, “I love my mom’s orange scones, and I want to be a farmer just like my dad.” I’m pretty sure my heart was in a puddle on the floor by this point. We were so proud of him!

I decided to celebrate Alec’s big accomplishment with a big batch of his beloved orange treats, but this time with a special twist. Hey… we’re celebrating, right? And what better way to celebrate than with a whole bunch of chocolate chips added into the mix? [Read more…]

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Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo
Board and Batten Tutorial

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Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo

Creamy, cheesy pasta that is light on calories but big on flavor! This Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo is ready in under 20 minutes and tastes every bit as delicious as traditional Alfredo sauce!

Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo - creamy, cheesy pasta that is light on calories but big on flavor! Get the recipe at LoveGrowsWild.com

It has been FAR too long since I’ve given you a new pasta recipe to try. What could be more delicious than a big bowl of tender noodles bathing in a super creamy, thick and cheesy, mouth-watering Alfredo sauce? Man, I just love this stuff. [Read more…]

Board and Batten Tutorial

The complete guide to adding board and batten to your home! Keep reading for a full tutorial, supply list, and our best tips for giving your home a beautiful upgrade.

The complete guide to adding board and batten to your home! Click for full tutorial, supply list, and our best tips at LoveGrowsWild.com

The big day is here! Today I get to share with you our experience of adding board and batten to our living room/dining room. If you watched our video tour a few weeks back and follow along on Instagram, you’ve been seeing sneak peeks of this big project for weeks now, and I know you’ve been waiting to see how we did it all! I finally cleaned up all the sawdust and paint cans to snap a few pictures for you guys, so let’s dive right into the tutorial.

We decided to board and batten our walls to: a) add some architectural detail and b) lighten up the bottom half of the wall while leaving the top half with some color. It took my husband and I about 8 or 9 days (working on and off) to do both the living room and dining room from the first cut of wood to the last coat of paint. If you wanted to just do one focal wall in a room, I would imagine this could be easily completed in just a day or two, but we did the entire space for a BIG impact! [Read more…]

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Skinny Fried Apples | Slow Cooker Chicken Wild Rice Soup

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Skinny Fried Apples

A simple clean-eating dessert made in less than 5 minutes with just 5 healthy ingredients. Satisfy that sweet tooth without the guilt!

Skinny Fried Apples - a simple clean-eating dessert made in less than 5 minutes with just 5 healthy ingredients. Satisfy that sweet tooth without the guilt! | LoveGrowsWild.com

You guys are going to LOVE me for this one! Now it’s pretty safe to say that I’m probably not the most health conscious person in the world. I love my dessertcookies are my life… and don’t even think about touching my pasta.

But over the last few years, I’ve learned a lot about what my body needs to feel fit and healthy, and I try to make sure I’m balancing all my favorite sinfully delicious foods with some of the good stuff too. Let’s face it… when I am REQUIRED to test a new cookie recipe a minimum of 3 times just to make sure it’s absolutely perfect for you guys before it hits the blog… the pants can get a little snug real quick if I’m not careful! ;)

Skinny Fried Apples - a simple clean-eating dessert made in less than 5 minutes with just 5 healthy ingredients. Satisfy that sweet tooth without the guilt! | LoveGrowsWild.com

So that brings me to today’s recipe… Skinny Fried Apples.

5 ingredients
5 minutes
clean eating
sweet and satisfying [Read more…]

Slow Cooker Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Grab yourself a big bowl of Chicken Wild Rice Soup made in the slow cooker! This creamy, comforting soup is full of tender chicken, flavorful rice, healthy veggies, and the perfect blend of seasonings.

Chicken Wild Rice Soup made in the slow cooker! Creamy, flavorful, and so simple! Get the recipe at LoveGrowsWild.com

On a freezing cold, gloomy winter day, there is nothing that can warm me up like a big bowl of soup. Two years ago, I was obsessed with this Creamy Cheesy Cauliflower Soup. Last year, it was my Ham and Potato Chowder. This year though, it’s all about Chicken and Wild Rice. When you have that earthy, nutty wild rice mixed with tender chunks of chicken and veggies all cooked into a thick, creamy, steaming-hot soup… it’s positively magical. [Read more…]