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20 Copycat Panera Recipes

Do you want to know something not so secret about me?  If I had an unlimited income, you might find me at Panera for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Every. Single Day.  ( unless I lived in a place with a Wholefoods. then you might see me at the Wholefoods salad […]

 

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 […]

 

Instant Pot Whole 30 Beef Vegetable Stew

Now that I am all moved into my new home, and my new town, I decided to try a take at whole 30.  I got the idea after I saw a bunch of whole 30 posts on Instagram, seeing beautiful and delicious plates of vegetables.  And I was like ” […]

 

Dorothy Lynch Glazed Bacon Stuffed Dates

This post is sponsored by Dorothy Lynch.  All opinions are entirely my own.  I met my husband over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend in 2005.  So with 13 Valentine’s Days under our belt, our Valentine’s celebrations are much less “commercial” and more about making time for ourselves and relaxing with […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

twelve practical holiday gifts for anyone

This post contains affiliate links.  The holiday season is almost here!  I have a love/hate relationship with the holidays.  ( when is it acceptable to start listening to Christmas music?)  I love the gatherings, the cookie decorating, the music, the lights and all of the family memories ( doing jigsaw […]

 

Autumn Roasted Vegetable Salad With Quick Weeknight Lasagna

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone  #KitchenCraftedItalian #MichaelAngelosMeals #CollectiveBias Since I run a food website for a living, I often have friends and family members calling me with their new recipe ideas that they think I should post!  I […]