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Strawberry Sorbet {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Strawberry Sorbet…

Strawberry Sorbet - A cool and refreshing way to enjoy strawberries this summer.  Super easy with just a few ingredients. My son is loving tennis lessons so far.  He has only had 2 lessons, but he says he is getting better and really liking it.  … [Read More...]

Corn and Radish Salad {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Corn and Radish Salad…

Corn and Radish Salad - An easy radish and corn salad topped with an avocado dressing.  Great use of summer produce! What a busy weekend!  It was our first weekend in forever that we didn't have plans.  But it turned into a busy and exhausting … [Read More...]

Weekly Meal Plan brought to you by 8 top bloggers

Weekly Meal Plan Week 2…

So are you a fan of the new Weekly Meal Plan feature?  I have heard some good things from readers, so I hope you enjoy it.  The whole goal is to make life easier on you with quick and easy dinner recipes for your whole week.  Make it a habit each … [Read More...]

Watermelon Ice Cream {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Watermelon Ice Cream…

Watermelon Ice Cream – Refreshing watermelon gets mixed with cool and creamy ice cream for a great summer treat.  Plus a few chocolate chips for the “seeds.” Yesterday we got to attend a summer party with my husband’s company.  In the past it has been at their site, but they have brought in all sorts […]

Middle Eastern Pasta Salad {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Middle Eastern Pasta Salad…

Middle Eastern Pasta Salad – put a spin on your traditional pasta salad with a chutney lime vinaigrette, chickpeas, cumin and sauteed onions.  It is great served hot or cold! Today I am sitting in the middle of a park watching my son and his friend play tennis.  My son has been obsessed with tennis […]

Raising Cane's Sauce Recipe {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Cane’s Sauce Recipe…

Cane’s sauce is known for its crazy good flavor profile. Dip your chicken fingers, potato chips, and even fries. Have you ever been to Raising Cane’s? It is a chain fast food restaurant that only serves chicken fingers. We have one in Fort Collins, and were a little skeptical at first, but it has quickly […]

Week 1 Collage 2

Weekly Meal Plan Week 1…

  Weekly meal planning just got a little easier!  We have 8 food bloggers coming together to bring you 6 main dishes and 2 desserts!  It could not be any easier for you to plan your week and get dinner on the table each night!  I gathered … [Read More...]

No Churn Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

No Churn Mint Chocolate Chip…

No Churn Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream - super creamy mint chocolate chip ice cream that you can make in minutes, no ice cream maker required! I had the privilege of getting together for breakfast with a few local Fort Collins bloggers yesterday.  … [Read More...]

Five Spice Pork Lo Mein {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Five Spice Pork Lo Mein…

Five Spice Pork Lo Mein - Lo Mein is a classic take out dish, but this takes it up a notch.  Chinese Five Spice Powder gives tons of great flavor in this quick and easy dinner! We have had crazy weather here this summer.  We had the most rain ever … [Read More...]

Easy Balsamic Bruschetta {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Easy Balsamic Bruschetta…

Easy Balsamic Bruschetta - Fresh summer tomatoes make the best bruschetta!  Top with single serve balsamic vinaigrette packets, and you can have bruschetta for 1 or many, any night of the week! What a fun weekend, not ready to be back to work yet. … [Read More...]

Walk down to the shores of Lake Wanaka New Zealand

New Zealand –…

New Zealand - Wanaka/Queenstown: Traveling in Wanaka and Queentown New Zealand. See what we saw and did over the week. I am finally getting around to sharing our New Zealand trip with you.  The hold up has been the pictures.  Seriously, 6 weeks … [Read More...]

Mixed Berry Kool-Aid Pie {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

No Bake Kool-Aid Pie…

No Bake Kool-Aid Pie - Creamy, cool, and delicious with only 3 ingredients!  You can not get easier for a no bake pie this summer!   I can not believe how fast this summer is going.  I swear school just got out, but we are already past the 4th of … [Read More...]

Strawberry Milkshakes {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Strawberry Milkshakes…

Strawberry Milkshake - An old fashioned milkshake made with fresh strawberries and vanilla ice cream.  A delicious and refreshing treat this summer! Do you go strawberry picking where you live?  When we lived in Iowa we used to go every year … [Read More...]

Jalapeno Bacon Burger {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Jalapeno Bacon Burger…

Jalapeno Bacon Burger - A burger with bacon and jalapenos in the patty!  Topped with a chipotle mayo for little smokey and spicy kick!   Can you believe that July 4th is right around the corner?  Are you ready?  Are you hosting a party for … [Read More...]

Peanut Butter Magic Shell {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Peanut Butter Magic Shell…

Peanut Butter Magic Shell - Ditch the store bought magic shell for your ice cream, and make your own peanut butter magic shell at home.  Just 2 ingredients, and a couple minutes! My son and I have been in Wisconsin for a week now, and he has not … [Read More...]

Cilantro Lime Chicken {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Cilantro Lime Chicken…

Cilantro Lime Chicken – chicken kebabs marinated in garlic, cilantro, jalapeno and lime juice.  A quick and easy grilled chicken dinner the whole family will ask for again and again.   I love grilling in the summer.  The prep and the clean up … [Read More...]

Strawberry Sweet Tea - Southern style sweet tea with a little twist of strawberry. Turn up your ice tea game this summer and make strawberry iced tea.

Strawberry Sweet Tea…

Strawberry Sweet Tea - Southern style sweet tea with a little twist of strawberry.  Turn up your ice tea game this summer and make strawberry iced tea. Today my son and I are flying to Wisconsin!  We get to go see my parents and my in-laws for the … [Read More...]

Skirt Steak Street Tacos {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Skirt Steak Street Tacos…

Skirt steak street tacos – tender grilled skirt steak wrapped in a charred corn tortilla and topped with a creamy cilantro lime sauce. Just like Southern California at home in no time! I cannot believe that summer is here. School is out, and it is … [Read More...]

Mexican Coleslaw - A quick and easy side dish for just about any meal. Also great on burgers or tacos!

Mexican Coleslaw…

Mexican Coleslaw - Not just your average coleslaw this is a quick and easy side dish for just about any meal.  Also great on burgers or tacos!   I hope you had a great weekend!  I was traveling with Certified Angus Beef for the last part of last … [Read More...]

Dr Pepper Vanilla Floats {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Dr. Pepper Vanilla Ice Cream Floats…

Dr. Pepper Vanilla Ice Cream Floats - an all time favorite summer treats gets a little makeover with Dr. Pepper Vanilla Float. Summer is here.  Time for family vacations, barbecues with friends, and lots of time out doors.  As an adult, it seems … [Read More...]

Southwestern Cobb Salad {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Southwestern Cobb Salad…

Southwestern Cobb Salad - A classic Cobb salad with a Southwestern, tex-mex twist!  Topped with a creamy cilantro lime dressing for a hearty, filling, and delicious salad.   Summer is all about eating better and not trying to heat up your … [Read More...]

Caramelized Onion Dip {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Caramelized Onion Dip…

  Caramelized Onion Dip - a homemade onion dip that is so much better than any store bought alternative!   French Onion Dip is one of my favorite dips.  I could eat it almost every day.  I like the full fat stuff too, not the Lite.  So it is … [Read More...]

Strawberry Margarita Punch - Your favorite strawberry margarita all dressed up and turned into a fun strawberry punch!

Strawberry Margarita Punch…

Strawberry Margarita Punch - Your favorite strawberry margarita all dressed up and turned into a fun strawberry punch! The one camp that my son was in all summer was this week, and today is the last day.  He loved it!  He came home every day and … [Read More...]

Homemade Guacamole {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Guacamole…

Homemade Guacamole - super easy dip recipe with ripe avocados, tomatoes, onions and a couple spices.  Perfect with tortilla chips. Photos updated as of 6/10/15 I have loved guacamole as long as I can remember.  We always had Mexican food … [Read More...]