Egg roll wrapper Pumpkin Pies

I have been in a pumpkin kind of mood so far this fall.¬† When I was up in Chicago visiting family over labor day, I was able to get a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks, which was a pleasant surprise. I grew up in Chicago land.¬† I now live in […]


Eggplant Parmesan mini Pizzas!

Eggplant Parmesan mini pizzas. ¬†Baked. Not fried. I was foreseeing future conversations. “You mean your mommy doesn’t take photos of your food before you eat it?” I have been a little nostalgic lately because I am currently planning my baby boys first birthday party. ¬†Its hard to believe he will […]


Apple Tuna Melts

When I ate this for lunch today, I pretty much had an ” A Ha” moment and mumbled ” Wow, this is Amazing! “while my mouth was still full. ¬†” A HA! ” ¬†I have found my new fall favorite. If you read my blog, you know that I have […]


edible baby paint

I’m currently sitting in the Omaha Hilton lobby writing this post. ¬†My baby boy and I had an amazing time at the Omaha Zoo.. But, I should have known it was not a great idea to bring a 9 month old into a hotel atmosphere for 2 days….. ¬†I am […]


Pepperoni Pizza Tomato Bowls

Pepperoni Pizza Tomato Bowls¬† I LOVE pizza. ¬†So much. that I literally never ordered a pizza once throughout the 4 years I was in college. ¬†WHY? because I knew I had the capability to eat the entire thing! Now that I am married, I can share pizza with my husband, […]


Chicken salad on a stick AND some Fair Food!

This was a perfectly wonderful light dinner, after a perfectly sinful calorie fest at the Iowa State Fair. ¬†Yesterday, was my first visit ever to the Iowa State fair. ¬†I am a Chicago area native, but since I married an Iowan and I now live in Iowa, I decided it […]


Grill fish on pineapple bark

I will just get straight to the point here. ¬†Instead of grilling fish on a cedar plank. ¬†Use pineapple Bark! ( I grilled mahi-mahi) The juices from the pineapple bark marinate your fish ( or chicken) for a smokey sweet summer flavor. * I did not come with this idea […]


Make a “Play Library”

Here is my latest installment in a long line of ” Homemade Children’s gifts”. ¬†I had been thinking about how I was going to make one of these for a while now. ¬†I like to make gifts for kids that help initiate pretend, and learning. I love making gifts for […]


Tuna Salad Celery Logs

When I started this blog last year, I never intended for it to be a ” Food Blog”. ¬†Make the best of everything I suppose has a little bit of everything. ¬†Whatever I feel like making. With that being said, I am sorry that I keep posting all of these […]


BLT boats!

This is what we had for dinner on Saturday night, my husband and I. ¬† We did not necessarily have this particular meal in mind. ¬†We started out our day at the Farmers Market, which was full of many beautiful dinner possibilities. This is a photo taken of the Fairfield, […]


Dark chocolate apple pops

One of the best parts about being an Aunt is spoiling my 4 nephews and 1 niece. ¬†If you are a reader of my blog, then you know that I make homemade gifts for them frequently. One week during each summer my nephews and niece who live in the Chicago […]


Guest room goodies

When a guest is staying in my home, I do think that it is important to always make them feel welcome.¬† I do think that it is the “little things” that make guests feel¬†at home. ¬†My husband and I live hours away from both of our families, and so it […]