Love, Pomegranate House

Italian Baked Fries

The little things are everything.

Italian Baked Fries

When I was contacted by Olivari Olive Oil to join their campaign for the “Year of the Little” I was very excited. I often find it hard to make time in all the busy-ness to to enjoy the little things in life. And I’m sure I am not alone. Too often I spend my days behind one screen or another, forgetting to notice the little things.

Olivari is taking this year to remind people to make time for the little things in life. You can find out more about their “Year of Little” campaign on the Olivari Facebook page. They are sharing some awesome recipes and some cute videos. They even give great “little” tips. I really liked this one:

How To Make Different Types of Coffee

So I wanted to take a minute and remember the little things in life that bring a smile to my face these days. Ready??

Summer rain showers. Flowers blooming. Neighbor kids giggling. Falling asleep to the sound of the rain. Cheese (what!? I like cheese!). The smell of coffee. The sound of the garage door opening, signaling that my hubby is home. Silly ringtones. The summer of shakes. A great book. And homemade italian baked fries. 

Yes. Homemade Italian Baked Fries. That is what my house smells like right now. And holy wow. It is an amazing smell. That is my current “little thing” that I am appreciating. And since I am so kind… I wanted to share my recipe with you.

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Mint Brownie Milkshake

Happy Blog-iversary to ME! And to this little ole’ blog! Yesterday was the 1-year anniversary of the start of LPH. One year ago yesterday I started writing to all of you wonderful people. Some of you have been with me since the very beginning and some of you are newer friends. I love you all so dearly! Seriously! You guys have enriched my life so much. I wish I could show up at your house with this yummy treat and personally thank you! The last year has been amazing… here’s to many more years!

Mint Brownie Milkshake

In celebration of the big day, I whipped up a little creation combining a few of my favorite things: mint chocolate chip ice cream and brownies! It isn’t the first time I’ve combined these two delicious treats. Last year I made Ice Cream Brownie Bites but this time I went a different route… mint Brownie Milkshake!
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Fudge Brownies from Scratch

Would you call me a hypocrite if I told you that I love brownies and I love to bake but I have never ever ever made real brownies without a box mix? It’s true. I haven’t. I always figured you could, but whenever we made brownies when I was growing up my mom would walk to the pantry and pull out a good, ole, delicious box mix!

Fudge Brownies from Scratch

I have nothing against box mix brownies. I love the amazing taste and convenience of a box mix. Heck, I’ve even shared recipes {here and here} where I “make” brownies using a box mix. I’ve been craving brownies for about a month now. But, in my efforts to cut out snacking and sweets, I have resisted making them. And then this week my hubby asked for brownies. What’s a girl to do!? Sacrifice for your hubby and make the brownies, of course! But, being the good girl I am, I didn’t have any brownie mix. So I ventured to find a good recipe for brownies from scratch. And not just any brownies from scratch… ooey, gooey, soft, and delicious fudge brownies from scratch!

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20-Minute BBQ Cups

Howdy all! Apparently I’m southern today. I blame my near-death experience yesterday. What happened you might ask? I was sitting nicely on my patio, not moving, staining my table {sneak at upcoming project!!} when I felt a sharp pain in my right knee. I wait about a second and it gets seriously intense. I rub at it and see a wasp come flying out from under the table. What’s a girl to do? Most would be upset. Not me. I go into full.on.panic. I run inside as fast as I can and run to the medicine cabinet where I keep my epi-pen. That’s right… I’m deathly allergic to bee stings. I rush to my phone and call my hubby to get home STAT! Armed with my pen, I desperately tried to get control of my breathing. MUST. STOP. HYPERVENTILATING! After about 20 minutes I feel like I’m just a little short of breath. Should I have used my epi-pen? Maybe. Did I? No. Nurses make the worst patients, people. {FYI, if I ever felt like I was in serious danger I wouldn’t have hesitated to call 911}. Hubby’s been home to keep an eye on me and my knee is nice and swollen. Hooray.

20-Minute BBQ Cups

I’m not one to panic. Especially not in emergency situations. I’m a nurse, I’m trained to handle emergencies. But apparently when it comes to me… I freak. I almost died. Then I didn’t. What does that have to do with today’s recipe? Absolutely nothing. But I can write about whatever I want. 😉 And I thought you should all know of how almost.poop.myself scared I was.

So back to the foods. I whipped these up earlier this week and they were ah.mazing. They are definitely going on the “to make again” list. And they don’t take any longer than 20-minutes to make… baking and all! So when you need a quick recipe that will definitely impress, make these fantastic 20-Minute BBQ Cups!

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Honey BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Honey BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

I’ve been on a summer food kick recently. You probably realized that since over the last few weeks I shared ice cream and popsicle recipes. Part of summer cooking, in my opinion, does not include spending much time cooking. I would rather whip up quick and simple meals that allow more time to be spent outside with family! And the recipe I’m sharing today is definitely one of those recipes! It is so easy to make with a big flavor payoff! Without further adieu… Honey BBQ Chicken Sandwiches.

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