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Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer Giveaway…

Just in time for Mother's Day...   We're giving away a bright and shiny KitchenAid mixer. Your mom deserves one, right?   Or maybe you deserve one.   One lucky winner will receive a 5-quart KitchenAid stand mixer in … [Read More...]

Mini Key Lime Cheesecakes | Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

Mini Key Lime Cheesecakes…

Are you ready for Easter?  It is only a couple days a way!  I hope you are doing better than I am with a plan.  I did manage to pick up a few things for an Easter basket today, but that is about it.  At least my 8 year old will be pleased!  Our … [Read More...]

Healthy Mac and Cheese

Healthy Stovetop Mac and Cheese…

My son didn't have school on Monday, so my week is completely thrown off.  I can not believe that today is Wednesday.  I am starting to freak out, knowing that Easter is only 5 days away, and I have nothing ready.  Aside from knowing we are having … [Read More...]

Basil Garlic Bread

Basil Garlic Bread…

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gro-ables for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I love having a garden with fresh herbs. It is so easy to grab just a little bit to add to whatever I am making. Currently I have 2 basil plants and 1 spinach plant that [...]

Greek Easter Lemon Cookies

Lemony Greek Easter Cookies…

With Easter coming up soon, it is time to start menu planning. Do you have a set menu each year, or do you change it up? We have ham each year, but the sides are pretty much up for grabs. And the dessert always changes.  Last year I made this French Silk Pie.  I am [...]

Creamy Spring Gnocchi

Creamy Spring Gnocchi…

I think that spring has finally sprung around the country!  We have had a week in the 70′s here in Colorado, and it is just gorgeous.  I am just crossing my fingers that it actually stays this way.  I think a lot of parts of the country still need to melt out, but I think [...]

Italian Sausage Casserole

Italian Sausage Casserole…

We are all busy these days.  Moms with young kids, parents juggling work, kids, practices, etc.  I don't know how all the people who have to travel for their jobs all of the time, manage to keep up with things.  I am so thankful to be able to work … [Read More...]

Peanut Butter Brownies w/ Peanut Butter Cup Frosting

Peanut Butter Brownies w/…

Who watched the Wisconsin vs Kentucky basketball game on Saturday night?  Such a tough loss for the Badgers.  They played so well, and then lost by 1 point in the final seconds of the game.  Only the 3rd time in school history that they have made … [Read More...]

Chicken Sausage Sandwich on a Pretzel Roll

Chicken Sausage Sandwich on a…

I think one of the best parts of vacation, in my opinion, is getting to try new restaurants and different foods.  We don't go out to eat a lot at home, so it is a special treat when we are traveling.  Especially when you go to a new area, that is … [Read More...]

Thursday Things - Legoland

Thursday Things –…

Last week I shared with you our trip to Sea World.  This week I am going to share about another day of our trip.  The first day we were in California we went to Legoland.  My 8 year old loves his Legos, but my husband is slightly obsessed as … [Read More...]

Bacon, Ranch, Chicken Pizza

Bacon, Ranch, Chicken Pizza…

Are there certain ingredients that you always have in your house? No matter what, we always have Ranch Dressing in my fridge. Often times you can find a bottle or two in the pantry as well, just in case. Since my son was about 18 months, he has had a … [Read More...]

Oreo Cookie Dough Blondies

Oreo Cookie Dough Blondies…

What a weekend!  Gorgeous weather, Costco, Trader Joes, a trip to the Planetarium, and the Badgers won!  Did you watch any of the Elite 8 basketball games?  We don't watch a lot of basketball, but come March Madness, that is about all that is on … [Read More...]

Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars…

I think the whole country is ready for spring.  We are actually having spring here, but I am still ready for warmer temps.  To be able to go outside without a jacket one would be nice.  I can't wait to be able to open up the windows and let some … [Read More...]

Sea World

Thursday Things – Sea…

As I mentioned before, we were on vacation last week for spring break.  We we went to Southern California to visit the San Diego area as well as Anaheim.  While we were out there went to Legoland, Sea World, and spent a few days at Disneyland.  It … [Read More...]

Brown Butter Seafood Risotto

Brown Butter Seafood Risotto…

Today I am sharing a recipe over at Cravings of a Lunatic.  Kim is having a full week dedicated to all things seafood.  She and her daughter are both allergic, so unfortunately she can not indulge.  I am excited to be able to share a recipe with … [Read More...]

Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

Gardening with Seeds…

This post brought to you by Gro-ables. All opinions are 100% mine. I love to have a garden.  Years ago when we lived in Minnesota, we had 2 very large gardens in our yard.  Behind our garage we had a steep hill, that we made into steps to … [Read More...]

Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Shells

Spinach & Artichoke…

It is so nice to be home!  We have spent the last 10 days traveling for spring break.  It was so nice to take a break for a while, but I am happy to be back in my own bed and in my house.  We had access to a kitchen a few nights on vacation, but … [Read More...]

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip…

My son has started football practice.  They have a fall and spring flag football season in our town, and he loves that he gets to play it twice a year.  He has almost all the same kids on his team, and the same coaches, which is really nice.  But … [Read More...]

One Pot Thai Shrimp Pasta

One Pot Thai Shrimp Pasta…

St. Patrick's Day is over, and now we have about a month until Easter.  I haven't really thought about any Easter ideas to share with you.  Do you have any requests?  We usually have ham and potatoes for Easter, the only thing that ever changes is … [Read More...]

Slow Cooker Balsamic Pork with Polenta & Avocado Cream

Slow Cooker Balsamic Pork with…

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  We do not really do anything to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.  We are not Irish.  We aren't big drinkers and my 8 year old thinks that anything green is vegetable that should be avoided at all costs.  I don't think I have … [Read More...]

IPad Air Giveaway

iPad Air Giveaway…

Have I got a great giveaway for you today!  The new iPad Air is up for grabs!!  I know you want to win one.  I am not even an iPad fan, and I want one.  I am with a great group of bloggers sponsoring this today.  Please use the entry form below … [Read More...]