Tag: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“Elf Sized” Hot Chocolate

  As a child, I always had a mug of Hot Chocolate after a day of playing in the snow or selling Christmas trees at the YMCA.  I would run into the house and rip open a packet of Hot Chocolate when I wanted to warm up.  A least a […]

20 ” Lazy Mom” ( and Dad) Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Post Edit December 2018:  Hey guys.  I have photos up on my Instagram with my nightly elf set-ups.  Don’t forget to check them out! When my oldest son was a baby, and when Pinterest was new, I LOVED looking at all those Elf on the Shelf scenes!  I was so […]

Chicken Cordon Bleu Ham Cups

  #cheeselove Christmas Eve at my parents house is perfect.  I look forward to it every year.   Sometimes they have a big crowd, sometimes it’s a quiet gathering.  It doesn’t matter which way it goes.  I love it all. My dad plays the perfect Christmas playlist- one that he usually […]

Sheet Pan Cauliflower Au Gratin and Video Tutorial

  today’s post is sponsored by Crystal Farms® Cheese.  #cheeselove  Oh my gosh, you guys.  This Cauliflower.    So amazing, and this just reiterates why I have an obsession with pepper jack cheese.   This pepper jack cheese adds just a little kick to this dish.   Just enough kick to make the […]

Gluten-Free Coconut Oil Cornbread

Last November, I hosted a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving.  My sister-in-law made this Gluten-Free Cornbread recipe.  And, in my opinion, it was the star of the meal.   ( I guess I am not a huge turkey fan.) However, I wanted to switch up this recipe a bit, and use ingredients that my […]