Author: Kristen

Ham and Cheese Johnny Cakes

This post is sponsored by Milk. Love What’s Real, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. #lovewhatsreal #realmilkmoments  Milk Life Let’s go back a few years ago, I was at a Pioneer day festival, and there was a booth, where we learned about foods Pioneers used to […]

 

Buttermilk Baked Chicken

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RealMilkMoment #LoveWhatsReal ​ #CollectiveBias As we entered into a new decade on New Year’s Eve, I was reflecting on how much my life changed in the past ten years. Within the last ten years, I […]

 

DIY Montessori Snack Station

 Thank you to Entenmann’s Little Bites for sponsoring today’s post.  All opinions are entirely my own.  #LoveLittleBites and #LunchboxGoals All of our kids attended Montessori preschool, and we have loved what the Montessori learning method has done for our children.  One of my favorite things about Montessori is that it teaches […]

 

Pickle Juice Ranch Dip

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine. #TysonGamedayatMeijer #CollectiveBias Truly, this pickle juice ranch dip and Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips is a match made in heaven. I discovered the power of pickles and pickle juice last […]

 

Chicken Minestrone Stew

This post may contain affiliate links Last fall, I shared with you a recipe for Instant Pot Minestrone Soup– that was such a hit with my family that Minestrone Soup has since become part of our regular dinner rotation.  It is a great way to get your kids to eat […]

 

Greek Sheet Pan Egg Bake

Thank-you to the Iowa Egg Council for sponsoring today’s post.  All opinions are entirely my own. This past year, eggs have been the answer to everything when it comes to feeding my family. When I needed a fast dinner when our house in Cedar Falls was on the market, I […]

 

Top 10 Recipes 0f 2019

Happy New Year!  Thanks for visiting to view all of my recipes, old and new this year!  I literally couldn’t be what I am doing without you!  Thank you for letting me into your kitchen.  I truly hope your family enjoys my recipes as much as I do! In the […]

 

25 Pork Recipes to Make in Your Instant Pot

This post may contain affiliate links  Three years ago, after I purchased my first Instant Pot ( I now have three), Pork was the first thing I made in it.  Pork cooked in an Instant Pot, or I suppose any pressure cooker turns out amazing and ten times more flavorful […]

 

Instant Pot Pork and Hominy Stew

ot, This post contains affiliate links  Back when my husband and I were first married, and I knew hardly anything about cooking, I would frequently bring home cans of hominy and make different chilis and soups with it.  I really didn’t know anything about hominy, or it’s heritage at the […]

 

Instant Pot Rice Stuffing

This post may contain affiliate links I know that a food blogger’s best business practices include posting  Thanksgiving recipes before Thanksgiving, not after. Still, my little stuffing experiment worked out so well, and I wanted to share it before it gets lost in the archives of my kitchen. ‘ I have […]

 

Breakfast Polenta Bowls with Sauteed Plums

This post is sponsored by Greek Gods, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.  #Greekgodsholiday Two quick things about this fantastic winter polenta breakfast bowl: When my 6-year-old son tried this, he told me never to give him a plum again unless it was cooked just like […]

 

Made in Iowa 2019 gift guide

 This post is sponsored by Travel Iowa.  All opinions are entirely my own. #thisisiowa #madeiniowa It’s that time of year again!  Time to buy all those Christmas gifts for your loved ones.  I realized over Thanksgiving how incredibly lucky my family is when I sat there with my younger brother, […]