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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 Bars…

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 the trip with […]

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 mountains with friends; 10 miles, […]

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 getting to meet a few ladies from […]

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

Bacon Burger with Barbeque…

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...]

Pasta Salad with Summer Sausage and Grilled Veggies - great for picnics or a summer side dish

Pasta Salad with Summer…

I can't believe that it is August already, and that school is right around the corner.  It seems like summer just started.  Between baseball multiple nights and week and traveling it has gone by so quickly.  Today my 9 year old and I are off again … [Read More...]

No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

No Bake Peanut Butter…

Going on vacation is always so much fun, but getting back is so much work!  All the laundry, the work, the cleaning, and everything else.  Plus, I am actually heading out on another trip this weekend.  My 9 year old and I are headed back to the … [Read More...]

Mixed Berry & Mint Slushies - fun summer treat

Mixed Berry & Mint…

We just got back from the best vacation in Costa Rica.  We spent the last 2 weeks there, and it was so incredible.  For the first week, we were in a rented house near Manuel Antonio with family.  This year is my in-laws 45th wedding anniversary, and … [Read More...]

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

Chicken Taco Burgers…

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 … [Read More...]

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 … [Read More...]

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 … [Read More...]

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 Bars…

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 Batter…

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...]