5 tips for hiking with kids

Thank-You BODYARMOR sports drink for sponsoring this post.¬† All opinions are entirely my own.¬†¬† I arrived home this week from a weeklong vacation in South Dakota with my family.¬† We spent the majority of our days outside hiking and observing nature while visiting national parks and monuments.¬† Although I wasn’t […]


Pressure Cooker Pork Tenderloin Marsala

This post contains affiliate links When you’ve had ten days of¬†steamy temperatures, and you finally get a cold rainy day, it is time for a comforting meal.¬† Have I ever mentioned to you that I choose to live in Iowa?¬† I happen to love this state.¬† It is an amazing […]


Grilled Steak with Rosemary Honey Butter Sauce

  This post contains affiliate links.¬† All opinions are entirely my own.¬† My heart feels so full right now!¬† ¬† Let me explain.¬† In May I was dreading summer just a little.¬† ¬†My child who has the most intense personality in our family was in school all year.¬† ( not […]


Mango-Black Bean Quinoa Salad with Lime Dressing

this post may contain affiliate links¬† When our college friends get-together ( about 5-6 couples) we all have the dishes we frequently bring.¬† Bridget likes to bring cucumber sandwiches or a cheese and cracker plate.¬† Jeannie loves to bring her famous chicken dip or a jello poke cake.¬† Hillary always […]


Mango Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This post contains affiliate links.¬† I still can’t believe that we have had such strange weather this year.¬† Snow throughout the entirety¬†of April and now blazing hot in June.¬† ¬†When the weather gets this steamy, I try not to heat up my house too much while cooking meals.¬† ¬†I like […]


Kid- Approved Peanut Butter Noodles

  I love these Peanut Butter Noodles. ¬†I will tell you why. This is an easy make-ahead recipe that can be fantastic when eaten for lunch or dinner. These peanut butter noodles are delicious when eaten hot. ¬†But on these hot days of summer, they can be enjoyed cold. My […]


Garden Markers and Peter Rabbit Movie Night

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.¬† All opinions are mine alone.¬† #WelcomeToFamilyNight #PeterRabbit #CollectiveBias Last winter the PTA organization at my son’s school rented out a movie theater on a Saturday morning for all the kids to watch Peter Rabbit.¬† It was super fun, […]


Warm Spinach Salad With Bacon Dressing and Poached Eggs

Thank-you to Iowa Egg Council for sponsoring today’s post.¬† All opinions are entirely my own.¬† #putaneggonit Can we talk about some of my all-time flavor combinations for a minute?¬† Warm, sweet bacon salad dressing, gooey goat cheese, and the magic of a poached egg.¬† Uh yeah, I would say that […]


Instant Pot creamy sun-dried tomato chicken and video

I am going to try to make this short today.¬† ¬†A few weeks ago I was up late and reading a thread all about technology on a Reddit¬†thread when I read opinions about people not liking to hear ” life stories” about recipes they find online.¬† ¬†So¬† I guess,¬† I’m […]