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Apple Spice Cupcakes {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Apple Spice Cupcakes…

Today I am here with a few other ladies to celebrate Lauren from Keep It Sweet Desserts.  Lauren is having a baby!!  A baby boy!  As a mom to a boy, I know how much fun little boys can be.  I am super happy for Lauren.  She is super sweet and always … [Read More...]

Italian Herb Dipping Sauce - a great vinaigrette for salad or dipping bread

Italian Herb Dipping Sauce…

I just realized that it is getting to be the end of September, and I have no idea what my son is going to be for Halloween.  It is just over a month away, and we haven't even talked about it.  We don't usually just go to the store and buy a costume, … [Read More...]

Costa Rica Waterfalls

Thursday Things – Costa Rica…

Last week I shared with you the week we spent in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica.  That part of the trip was the more relaxing, civilized portion of the trip.  After we left Manuel Antonio we spent some time in the jungle, really experiencing what Costa … [Read More...]

Greek Meatball Sandwiches - quick, easy, and so much flavor

Greek Meatball Sandwiches…

  I think I might finally be recovered from our hike this last weekend.  On Sunday we got up at 5:30 am and hiked about 11 miles to the top of 2 mountains; Flattop Mountain and Hallet Peak.  We climbed over 3,000 feet to almost 13,000 feet above sea level.  It was a steep hike […]

Hot Caramel Apple Cider - perfect for a cool fall day

Hot Caramel Apple Cider…

Fall is definitely in the air. The weather here has been up and down like crazy, but it seems like it is finally cooling off just a little bit. I love the fall season. All of the colors, the foods, and the cooler temps (hello jeans and comfy sweaters)! I am all about pumpkin, but […]

Taco Meatball Skewers - great quick dinner or fun appetizer for game day!

Taco Meatball Skewers…

Football season is in full swing!  Are you a fan?  I enjoy watching a couple games, but only if I care about the teams.  If it isn’t the Badgers or the Vikings, I don’t really care. Tomorrow we are actually going to the Colorado State game.  My 9 year old is super excited, and I […]

Rain Maker National Park Costa Rica

Thursday Things – Manuel…

I have been saying for over a month that I was going to share our trip to Costa Rica with you. Well, I am finally getting around to doing it.  I have yet to go through all of our pictures, we just loved the trip so much, I have to share. We … [Read More...]

Caramel Apple Pie Bars {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Caramel Apple Pie Bars…

Oh fall, how I love you!  Apples are all over the stores, the farmers markets, and my friend's trees right now.  So I am going to wait just a bit before we jump into pumpkin, and give the apple the spot light.  I have a friend who has a few apple … [Read More...]

Green Chile Pork {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Green Chile Pork…

Our weekend started off a little wet. My son's school had their fall festival on Friday evening.  It was chilly and rainy during most of it. The kids had a great time on the inflatables, the obstacle courses, the climbing wall, and everything else. … [Read More...]

S'mores Brownies - rich, chocolatey, heaven!

S’Mores Brownies…

The temperatures are finally starting to cool off in Colorado, at least for the next week.  It was 95 degrees yesterday, so you really never know.  But I am taking advantage of the 70 degree temps, and turning on the oven to do some baking.  Are you … [Read More...]

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Granola Bars - a perfect snack!

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Granola…

So now that we are after Labor Day, I think all the kids are officially back to school.  We have been in school for 2 weeks now, and I can finally say I think we are getting back into a routine.  I love summer, and am not ready for cold temperatures … [Read More...]

Brown Sugar Caramelized Onion Bacon Cheeseburgers - a must make burger before the end of grilling season

Brown Sugar Caramelized Onion…

I am wearing jeans today, and I am loving it!  Fall is in the air, and it is only a matter of time before pumpkin and apple recipes will be all that you see.  But, we still have a major summer holiday to celebrate.  That means grilling, outdoors, … [Read More...]

Bacon, Corn & Avocado Pasta - fresh corn and tomatoes with crispy bacon and avocado are perfect together!

Bacon, Corn & Avocado…

We are in the last few days of August.  Hard to believe how fast the summer flew by.  This weekend my husband and I celebrate 13 years of marriage.  We actually have a friend who is going to watch our 9 year old so we can go out!  Not sure what we … [Read More...]

Cheeseburger Macaroni Skillet - a dinner the whole family will love, ready in just 20 minutes

Cheeseburger Macaroni Skillet…

The second week of school and I am already tired of packing my sons lunch.  This is not a good sign.  He has seen my Instagram feed with all the pictures of fun and creative lunches that kids are getting.  And now, he wants that.  For the last year, … [Read More...]

Back To School Dinner Ideas

30+ Back to School Dinner…

If your kids haven't started school yet, they are very soon.  One thing that all parents have in common, no matter what their job, background, area of the country etc; is struggling to come up with quick and easy dinner ideas the whole family will … [Read More...]

Zucchini Chocolate Cake {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Zucchini Chocolate Cake…

We have made it through the first week of school.  So far the year is off to a good start, I think my 9 year old is going to love 4th grade.  To celebrate the end of a great week, my son is having a friend sleep over tonight.  I guess I better get … [Read More...]

Browni Batter Dip - great for snacks, parties, or dessert!

Brownie Batter Dip #IDelight…

We had the first day of school here yesterday.  For the most part things went well.  It was a little hectic getting out the door in the morning, but that was mainly because we have friends visiting right now.  Hopefully by the end of the week, we … [Read More...]

Walnut Chocolate Chip Protein Bars 5  Imperial-1

Walnut Chocolate Chip Protein…

I hope that everyone had an great weekend.  We spent the weekend with some wonderful friends.  My husband's college roommate and his wife was in town.  We hadn't seen them in over 3 years, so it was great to spend 2 full days with them.  We ate way … [Read More...]

Creamy Tomato, Zucchini & Ricotta Pasta - a quick and easy weeknight dinner

Creamy Zucchini, Tomato &…

I can not believe today is the last real day of summer break.  The summer has really just flown by.  Yesterday, I took my son to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.  He loves exploring there, and having fun with all of the hands-on exhibits.  … [Read More...]

Quest Protein Chips

Thursday Things…

I know that I promised to share about our trip to Costa Rica, and I will.  I just need things to slow down a bit first.  My son goes back to school next week, so hopefully after that I will have a little more time to go through our pictures and share … [Read More...]

Cheesy Steak Sandwiches {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Cheesy Steak Sandwich…

I can't believe it is mid August already! Last week we were in Wisconsin visiting family. Every day was jam packed with activities and people to see. We had to get up at 4am on Saturday to make our flight home. Then on Sunday we went hiking up in the … [Read More...]

No Bake Oreo Cream Squares - layers of cookies, pudding, cream cheese, and whipped cream!

No Bake Oreo Cream Squares…

Today is our last day in Wisconsin.  Our flight leaves tomorrow at 5:45 am.  It is going to be an early morning, and a very long day!  We have had a great week here though.  Spending time with family, seeing friends from when we lived in Iowa, and … [Read More...]

Bacon Burger with Barbeque Sauce and Onion Straws - never go out to a burger place again!

Bacon Burger with Barbeque Sauce…

This summer I have shared quite a few different burger recipes and no-bake desserts.  Hopefully you are enjoying the completely seasonal and fun recipes I have shared.  If you missed some of the burgers there was a Chicken Pesto Burger, a Chicken … [Read More...]

Bourbon Peach Limeade - a great use for those fresh peaches

Bourbon Peach Limeade…

I can not believe that it is August already.  My 9 year old and I are visiting family in Wisconsin this week.  We spent the weekend with my extended family in Minnesota.  It was a great time catching up with everyone, and we had great weather.  On … [Read More...]