Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

Buttermilk Biscuits | Pick Fresh Foods

    The mind and memory are very interesting to me. I recently read that most early childhood memories are lost around the age of 7.  It doesn’t happen all at once, but gradually by the 7th year the memories they had before this age disappear. The small percentage of memories that are not lost are most likely […]

BLT Potato Salad

BLT Potato Salad | Pick Fresh Foods

    Summer is in full swing! I can hardly believe it is July. We just celebrated my husbands’ birthday yesterday. Our kids were up early to spend the day with their dad. That is a gift in itself! Normally these people sleep pass breakfast. They were really awesome kids!  They were up and ready […]

Strawberry Scones

Strawberry Scones | Pick Fresh Foods

    My first meeting with a scone was at a coffee-house. I ordered a coffee and this wonderful looking scone that was in the bakery case. From that moment, I knew I wanted to make these myself. Scones are an easy to make quick bread. I love all types of breads, but give me a […]

Southwestern Pasta Salad

Southwestern Pasta Salad | Pick Fresh Foods

    I’m going to start by saying the World Cup is ruining my life.  I can’t seem to get away from it. If my television isn’t on a game, it is on ESPN. Ok, so the World Cup is not really ruining my actual life, but my DVR watching life. My son has managed […]

Green Apple Walnut Smoothie

Apple Walnut Smoothie | Pick Fresh Foods

    Summer is officially here and the mornings are beginning to be a lot warmer. This is the perfect time for a cold delicious smoothie. It is no secret that I love smoothies. If I count correctly, there are at least 15 different variations here on Pick Fresh Foods.  I could almost create a […]

Chocolate Frosted Donuts

Chocolate Frosted Donuts| Pick Fresh Foods

When I was a kid, having donuts was always a special treat. Sunday after church, if we were lucky we’d get to stop at the bakery and get to pick a donut. You can only imagine how hard it is for a kid to pick one donut. This didn’t happen too often, so it was […]

Quinoa Fruit Salad

Quinoa Fruit Salad...Deliciously flavorful protein-packed salad bursting with fresh fruits | Pick Fresh Foods

I was listening to the radio and the DJ said he likes to call summer, skin season. After months of being totally covered up, this is when everyone is showing their skin. The tank tops, shorts, skirts, dresses, and bathing suits all make their appearance in order for people to show off their skin. Haha Nothing like […]

Grilled Honey Lime Chicken Quesadillas

Grilled Honey Lime Chicken Quesadillas | Pick Fresh Foods-2

We love to grill. We have always lived in the southern states where the weather is almost always nice and you can grill year round. After moving to Colorado, we found it is not so easy to grill as often. It seems that for more than half the year we have snow. That doesn’t stop […]

Banana Walnut Bars

Banana Walnut Bars | Pick Fresh Foods

  I don’t know why I do this, but I have a bad habit of over buying groceries. I almost always start off with a list, but I have a hard time sticking to it. I’ll walk down an aisle, see something, and think I’m out of that and grab one. I justify it by […]

BLT Salad with Avocado and Blue Cheese

BLT Salad | Pick Fresh Foods

  This is a delicious salad version of a classic sandwich. I layer red grape tomatoes, bacon, avocado, and blue cheese on a bed of crisp romaine lettuce. Top it off with a delicious drizzle of Lemon Vinaigrette and lunch is ready.   We’ve been sitting out on the deck drinking an adult version of […]

Lemon Vinaigrette

Lemon Vinaigrette | Pick Fresh Foods-5

 Lemon Vinaigrette is delicious and bursting with citrus flavor. It is a versatile dressing that can brighten up any salad. This vinaigrette is also a great marinade for chicken.   After months of cold weather and feeling like we have been stuck indoors, we are finally getting outside again. When we lived in Texas, we camped a […]

Puffed Pancakes

Puff Pancake | Pick Fresh Foods

  An oven baked Puff Pancake is not only beautiful, it is super easy to make.  I make these a little healthier by using whole white wheat flour. I also top them with Greek yogurt and fresh berries for some protein, vitamins, and antioxidants.   Lately the weather has been much warmer here and one […]

Fresh Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade | Pick Fresh Foods-8

Blend fresh sweet strawberries, lemon juice, and simple syrup and serve up a deliciously refreshing Fresh Strawberry Lemonade. It is the perfect way to cool off on a warm summer afternoon.    Somehow, with the kids out for summer break we seem busier then before. I mentioned before that my husband is retiring soon. He […]

Orange Mango Smoothie

Orange Mango Smoothie |  Pick Fresh Foods-6

Orange Mango Smoothie…fresh oranges and mango blended with vanilla protein. It’s delicious, smooth, creamy, and full of great nutrients. These bright, fresh flavors are sure to leave you feeling re-charged after a good workout!   Life is good!! My kids are out of school for the summer! My hubby has 3 more workdays until he […]

Strawberry Quinoa Spring Salad

Strawberry Quinoa Salad | Pick Fresh Foods

 Strawberry Quinoa Spring Salad is a nutritious combination of baby greens, quinoa, fresh sliced strawberries, and sliced almonds. I top it with some freshly made balsamic vinaigrette for a deliciously light and flavorful meal.    I love to talk to anyone. I’m that person who can’t be near you without saying something. I’ll start a […]

Mexican Quinoa Bowl

Mexican Quinoa Bowl | Pick Fresh Foods

  My Mexican Quinoa Bowl is a deliciously healthy meal that is quick and easy to make. It is a flavorful combination of zesty quinoa, black beans, spicy pico de gallo, and creamy avocado.    There is something about saying words out loud that truly makes them real. Our family is about to go through […]

Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies | Pick Fresh Foods

If you love chocolate then these are the cookies for you! They are full of rich chocolate flavor.  They are full of chocolate chips, moist with soft chewy brownie-like center, and a little crisp on the outside.    I haven’t made cookies for months. Well, I have made cookies, but I was suffering from some […]

Vegetable Niçoise Salad

Salade Nicoise | Pick Fresh Foods-4

A delicious twist on a Niçoise salad! I plate warm red potatoes and fresh green bean tossed in a red wine vinaigrette on a cool bed of mixed greens, sprinkled with hard-cooked eggs and red grape tomatoes. It is light, vibrant, and fresh…perfect for any spring day.   Warm weather calls for lighter foods. This […]

Favorite Mexican Food Recipes

Cinco de Mayo

  Everyone loves a reason to celebrate, right?! So, get your party hats on because Cinco de Mayo is just days away! I’m from Texas and because there is a heavy Hispanic influence and population it is always celebrated there. It is also celebrated there because Texans Gen. Ignacio Zaragoza and  Juan Seguín led an […]

Texas Migas

Texas Migas | Pick Fresh Foods

Texas Migas are a delicious combination of scrambled eggs, loaded with fresh tomatoes, red onions, jalapeños, and corn tortillas.    Have you ever been to Texas? If so, you probably have heard of, seen on a menu, or actually had the pleasure of having a dish called Migas. My father introduced me to this dish. He […]

Homemade Sopapillas

Homemade Sopapillas | Pick Fresh Foods

 Soft, sweet puffy Mexican pastry is a must for any fiesta. This delicious dessert bread is dusted with cinnamon sugar and drizzled with honey.   As a kid my family rarely went out for dinner. So, when we did it was always a special treat. I fondly remember the first time I ever laid eyes on a […]

Chicken Spring Rolls

Chicken Spring Rolls | Pick Fresh Foods

Chicken Spring Rolls…quick, easy, and healthy! They are delicious served with my Asian dipping sauce for lunch or dinner.   Eeek! We have 20 more class days before school is out for summer! Where has this year gone?! It seems like it was just January and now I’m preparing for summer. Last week we had […]

Smoked Gruyère Macaroni and Cheese

Gruyere Mac and Cheese | Pick Fresh Foods

My version of grownup Macaroni and Cheese will make the kid in you jump for joy! It is rich, creamy, loaded with smoky Gruyère cheese, bacon, and topped with fresh bread crumbs.   Sunday, it’s a wonderful day and also a day I don’t look forward to for a couple of reasons. First, it means tomorrow […]

Fresh Pineapple Salsa

Pineapple Salsa | Pick Fresh Foods-6

Sweet and spicy come together in this delicious Fresh Pineapple Salsa recipe. It pairs perfectly with grilled chicken fajitas or as a stand- alone salsa.   The beginning of the April is always busy here in our house. Both of my kids have April birthdays, only 10 days apart. So, over the weekend we celebrated my […]

Cinnamon Sugar Baked Yogurt Donuts

Cinnamon Sugar Yogurt Donuts | Pick Fresh Foods

  Here we are again with another snow day. So, what are we going to do? Get ahead and do upcoming homework? Clean house or that closet your mother keeps telling you needs to be organized?  Well, first we are making some donuts…Cinnamon Sugar Baked Yogurt Donuts!!! Before I get to these delicious donuts, I […]

Baked Rigatoni in Meat Sauce

Baked Rigatoni | Pick Fresh Foods-17

My daughter loves reading books. She can normally reads 1-2 books a week. I’m not talking little books either.  She is into the young adult dystopian genre. Those books are easily 300+ pages.  Well, for her birthday she wanted to see Divergent the movie. She has read the entire series and when she heard there […]

Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie + One Year Anniversary

Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie | Pick Fresh Foods

Today is my one year anniversary of starting Pick Fresh Foods!! It’s hard to believe it has been a year. Time sure does fly when you do something you love. I started this blog after we moved to Colorado; I didn’t know anyone and wasn’t working. Nutrition education is my forte’ and I wanted to […]

Shortbread Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars| Pick Fresh Foods

I think Pat Green says it best:  “everybody gotta get away sometime…forget about yourself for a while…”   This Texas girl loves some Pat Green and for me those lyrics ring true. Getting out of town, spending time in the mountains, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life was simply invigorating. We enjoyed […]

Lasagna Soup

Lasagna Soup | Pick Fresh Foods

Aww, the joy of being able to hang up your coat for the winter. We have had beautiful weather here…nearly 70 degrees! I always feel bulky heading into work. I’ve got my coat on, tote bag, lunch bag, and coffee. So, losing one of those items felt good. I was in a class with my […]

Crock Pot Shredded Beef

Crock Pot Shredded Beef | Pick Fresh Foods

When you are busy or working a lot, nothing is better than getting home and dinner is already done.  Now it would be nice if I had a little fairy that would come in while I was away and cook up something tasty. Oh, and while she’s there she could clean up the house and […]

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