Author: Kristen

100 Enriching Activities for Kids

I don’t think I need to explain why I am writing this post right now.  Summer camps have been canceled, pools are closed, I pulled my kids out of baseball this summer because people don’t know how to wear masks in public, and Target is totally wiped out of ” […]

 

Pickle Juice Ranch Cucumber Salad

This post may contain affiliate links.  Last summer, at a party,  a friend of mine introduced me to creamy cucumber salad.  I spent the rest of the said party snacking on the mentioned cucumber salad.  It was delicious!  This summer, we’re not exactly having parties, but I decided to kick […]

 

Instant Pot Hot Pulled Pork Sundaes

This post may contain affiliate links. Last year, I posted  These Instant Pot Hot Beef Sundaes, which is a copycat recipe from the Iowa State Fair.  They were such a hit with my family and the whole dish cooked together in one pot!  I mean, who doesn’t love the ultimate […]

 

Mango Poppyseed Broccoli Salad

This post may contain affiliate links  I have been making broccoli salad a lot this spring/summer.  I can always get my kids to eat broccoli salad.  I am totally fine with mixing broccoli with a sugar-mayonnaise sauce if it get’s my kids to enthusiastically eat their vegetables. I have a […]

 

Sheet Pan Zucchini Parmesan

If you frequent this blog often or are a personal friend of mine, then you probably know that I have an unwritten love for Eggplant Parmesan.  It is a dish I make once or twice every summer when I can get my hands on freshly gown eggplant.  I have a […]

 

Triple Apple Oatmeal Muffins

This post may contain affiliate links.  Usually, you don’t see many baking recipes on this site.  I don’t bake much in my typical day to day life.   However, these times are extraordinary times.  I have been baking—a lot. And I have been having fun experimenting with many baking recipes.  These […]

 

Runny Egg Warm Asparagus Salad

Thank-you to the Iowa Egg Council for sponsoring today’s post.   During this time of quarantining and uncertainty, one thing I have been doing a lot lately is listening to podcasts.  I can’t tell you how comforting it is to hear real-life people who are going through the same things I […]

 

Instant Pot Herbs De Provence Pork Roast

This post may contain affiliate links. Once I figure out a flavor profile I love, I tend to run off with it.  Last summer, I rediscovered Herbs de Provence and started using it in Everything.  The combination of Herbs de Provence, lemon juice, dijon mustard, and garlic simply can’t be […]

 

The Best Crispy Greek Potatoes

This post may contain affiliate links  Right now, I am taking a back to basics approach to cooking.  I plan on sharing with you some of my favorite simple recipes.  Some of the recipes that I make during my day-to-day life are mundane, but I can rely on them to […]

 

Chicken Gyro Quesadillas

If this whole pandemic has taught me one thing,  it is that it is so important to learn to be adaptable.  Here are a few observations that I have made about this lately.  I have seen kids ( my kids and on social media) adapt to these abrupt changes with […]

 

Healthy foods with a Long shelf life

Can I tell you something?  There hasn’t been much recipe testing going on at my house lately.   I can’t fathom wasting precious ingredients on something my kids may or may not eat.  I have a few ideas, and maybe when I feel up to it, or when I get a […]