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Chicken Taco Burgers - combine 2 favorites (tacos and burgers) into one summer time dinner!

Chicken Taco Burgers #BurgerMonth…

Do you have your kids do "school" work during the summer?  My son is really good at math and reading, and he likes both of them.  So we have him do some math each day, and he reads each day as well.  No matter what, he reads for awhile before bed … [Read More...]

Peach Salsa - fresh peaches bring so much flavor to this salsa.

Peach Salsa…

Peaches are kind of a big thing in Colorado.  I know that Georgia is known as the peach state, but Colorado has to come in close behind.  I remember in Iowa seeing stands on the side of the road selling Colorado peaches.  So when we moved here, I was … [Read More...]

Southwestern Corn Salad - summer corn never tasted so good!

Southwestern Corn Salad…

Apparently summer days are hard when you are 9 years old.  You have all this stuff in your head that you want to do, but within a couple hours of waking up you are bored.  Mom suggests a bunch of stuff that you could do, but none of it interests you … [Read More...]

Chocolate Chip Caramel Swirl Ice Cream {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Chocolate Chip Caramel Swirl…

Over the last month my 9 year old has become obsessed with soccer.  He is currently playing baseball on a team, but spends almost all of his free time playing soccer in the back yard.  He even saved up his allowance money, and used it to buy a USA soccer shirt.  He changes into his […]

Char Siu Pork Burgers - an Asian favorite turned into a burger!

Char Siu Pork Burgers…

Last week I shared a Jalapeno Turkey Burger as part of burger month.  Today I am back with another burger.  I am loving playing with different flavors, and making different burgers this summer.  I also shared a Pesto Chicken Burger earlier this summer.  Hopefully you like these fun burgers, because I have another one coming […]

LG Door-In-Door Fridge

Life’s Good in the Kitchen…

                                                            Photo Credit:  LG The kitchen really is the heart of the home. If you have a get together, where does everyone hang out? In the kitchen! Even when just our family of 3 is home, we gather around the kitchen when someone is making a meal. Something about being in the kitchen, even if […]

BLT Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs; time to up the hot dog game!

BLT Bacon Wrapped Hot dogs…

Crispy bacon wrapped hot dogs topped with lettuce, tomato, avocado, and a spicy Sriracha ranch. Hot dogs are kind of a staple at most American barbeques in the summer.  Often times there are choices between hot dogs, hamburgers, and brats.  At … [Read More...]

Roasted Garlic & Chive Dip - perfect for entertaining

Roasted Garlic & Chive Dip…

Summer time is the time of entertaining.  It seems that almost every weekend someone is having a get together, and you are bringing a dish to share.  I love getting to hang out with friends, relax, and enjoy good food.  But sometimes, I struggle with … [Read More...]

Jalapeno Turkey Burgers {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Jalapeno Turkey Burgers…

I am excited to be taking part in Burger Month today. Kita from Pass the Sushi and Girl Carnivore set up a whole month of different burger recipes from all around the web. There are over 30 bloggers participating, and we are all sharing recipes on … [Read More...]

No Bake Peanut Butter Puffs Bars - Peanut butter, peanut butter candies, peanut butter cups, and peanut butter puff's cereal!

No Bake Peanut Butter Puffs…

I hope that everyone had a great 4th of July weekend!  We were busy spending time with friends, going to a Colorado Rockies game, getting in a good hike, going on a bike ride, and getting to watch fireworks.  It was so much fun, but kind of … [Read More...]

Mixed Beery Lemonade - fruity and refreshing for summer!

Mixed Beery Lemonade…

I wasn't going to post a recipe today, but I wanted to give you one last fun drink that you can enjoy this weekend!  Do you have any fun plans to enjoy the 4th of July?  I think that we are going to go on a bike ride tomorrow.  Hopefully the trail … [Read More...]

Fruttare Frozen Fruit Bars #FruttareCGC @FruttareFruitBars

Fruttare Frozen Fruit Bars…

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Cake Batter Muddy Buddies {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Red, White & Blue Cake…

Are you ready for the 4th of July?  Only a few days away!!  I am so ready for a couple days off from work, relaxing, grilling out, and fireworks.  One of my best friends is going to be in town for a couple days, so it will be great to be able to … [Read More...]

Peppermint Pattie Milkshakes {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Peppermint Pattie Milkshakes…

Summer is in full swing and it is time for some treats that will cool you down instead of warming up your house.  As much as I want to bake brownies or cookies, I just can't bring myself to do it right now.  So instead, I am playing with some ice … [Read More...]

Quest Bars

Thursday Things…

Summer is flying by!  I can not believe that it is almost July already.  Where did the time go?!  We have gone to our neighborhood pool quite a few times, baseball games a few nights a week, and then enjoying the weather on the weekends.  I took my 9 … [Read More...]

Soy-Ginger Marinated Grilled Swordfish: Quick marinade that gives so much flavor

Soy-Ginger Marinated Grilled…

As I type this a man is here working on our freezer.  It has been leaking water into the freezer for about a year now.  We have been a little worried about how much it was going to cost to fix, so we have been debating about getting a new one or just … [Read More...]

Blueberry French Toast Bake - the perfect make ahead breakfast

Blueberry French Toast Bake…

With the 4th of July coming up in just over a week, I figure it is time for a comforting make ahead breakfast recipe.  You might have house guests, or were up late the night before and don't want to deal with having to feed the kids the next day.  Or … [Read More...]

Idaho Nachos - loaded with lots of bacon and cheese

Copycat Granite City Idaho…

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of KRAFT Natural Shredded Cheese and Safeway for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I am usually the one in the family that manages to hurt myself.  I run into the coffee table that has … [Read More...]

Angel Crisp Cookies - Cookies Grandma used to make!

Angel Crisp Cookies…

I have to say, I am really enjoying our first week with no camps or anything going on. It is nice to spend time with my son, and relax a little. Get a little work done, for both of us, in the morning and then hit the pool or something else fun in the … [Read More...]

Cherry Limeade Margaritas

Cherry Limeade Margaritas…

I trust that all the Dad's out there had a wonderful Father's Day weekend.  Ours was low key, which is exactly what my husband requested.  We have been so busy lately, he just want to have some time at home.  I had big plans of going away for the … [Read More...]

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana Snack Cake - a cake you can feel good about!

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana…

The second week of summer break is coming to a close, and it has been another busy one! My 9 year old had camp from 8-3 every day last week, plus baseball games 2 nights.  This week it was an outdoor survival camp every day, and 2 nights of … [Read More...]

5280 Burger Bar Denver Colorado

Thursday Things – 5280 Burger…

A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to go to a new restaurant in Denver called 5280 Burger Bar.  My husband is a big fan of burgers, so I was super excited to try it.  My brother lives in Denver, so my 9 year old got to hang out with his aunt … [Read More...]

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade - perfectly refreshing for a hot summer day!

Fresh Squeezed Lemonade…

Has anyone ever dried their own herbs before?  My thyme plant in the garden, decided it wasn't going to die over the winter.  So I have a thyme plant the size of a small bush growing out back now.  I trimmed it back some, so I had more space to plant … [Read More...]

Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins…

We may be on summer break around here, but somehow our mornings are no less busy than during the school year.  My 9 year old is doing a science type camp this week, that starts at 8am!  That is an hour earlier than his school started.  Next week he … [Read More...]