Author: Kristen

Game Day Popcorn Mix

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #OrvilleGameTime #CollectiveBias Every year during the week of Christmas and New Years a few different things happen. It is always brutally cold, dark or rainy here in Iowa. I drink way too much […]

Gooey Pressure Cooker Mug Brownie

My husband and I have tried making microwave mug cakes, cookies and other desserts a few different times, and have always been a little disapointed at how they turned out. A little on the dry side, and left us with most of it sticking to the actual mug. A few […]

Pressure Cooker Beanless Quinoa Chili

I am #sorrynotsorry that I am posting another chili recipe.   This chili is a recipe that I dumped in my pressure cooker last weekend because I needed a dish to serve my parents and my husband’s parents lunch after my son’s birthday party.  I thought this chili turned out so delicious, […]

Lemony Chicken Florentine Soup with Quinoa

I have been basically doing nothing but eating soup and listening to Christmas music for the better part of a month.   I have about a dozen Christmas playlists on Amazon music right now. Coffeehouse Christmas Traditional Christmas Carols Kids Christmas music ( gotta love that hippopotamus song!) Acapella Christmas music Instrumental Christmas […]

winter broccoli salad

This post may contain affiliate links There is nothing that I love more than a well-balanced crunchy salad.  So this E coli and lack of romaine lettuce have got me down just a little bit.  Last spring when we had this romaine lettuce crisis, I made my favorite southwestern salad into this […]

Made in Iowa Holiday Gift Guide

This post is sponsored by the Iowa Department of economic development.   All opinions are entirely my own. #madeiniowa I have spent most of my adult life living in Iowa.  The nicest people in the world live here and are a constant reminder to why I know that I am raising my […]

Bloody Mary Pot Roast

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FlavorYourWorld #CollectiveBias I have found myself in the Christmas spirit unusually early this year.  I mean listening to Christmas carols before Halloween early.  And last weekend I finally realized why.   This was the first […]

Snow Day Activity Ideas

This post is sponsored by Red Baron but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. There is something so magical about waking up to those big pillowy snowflakes swirling and whirling outside.  Every time it snows my kids run downstairs with excitement as if it were the first […]

Minted Carrots

Thank-you to Sugar In The Raw® for sponsoring today’s post #intheraw.  I have been compensated for this post.  All opinions are entirely my own.    Carrots. Such mundane food, yet some of my very favorite things to eat are made from carrots.  My favorite gingery soup is made from carrots, my […]

Pressure Cooker Cheesy Cauliflower

This post contains affiliate links.  Abruptly, This fall, all three of my sons started loving and gobbling up cauliflower with cheese.   Sometimes I make a cheese sauce, and sometimes I just top the steamed cauliflower with shredded cheese.  My middle son, who has never been very excited about eating will […]

Sausage gravy green bean casserole

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #CookingWithOdoms In my house, we love green beans all year round.  We have two vertical garden boxes devoted to just green beans every summer, we enjoy canned green beans for a quick side […]

pressure cooker tomato-free chili

this post may contain affiliate links  Once it starts to get cold outside my favorite activity becomes bumming around and eating bowls of chili.  I love all the soups, stews and chili of this time of year! Every year my husband and I plant a huge garden that consists of […]