Tag: christmas

Instant Pot Ginger Snap Sweet Potatoes

This post may contain affiliate links¬† I don’t have many Thanksgiving recipes up on this site.¬† This is crazy for so many reasons, one of which is that I have been hosting Thanksgiving at my house since I was 23 years old.¬† My reasoning for this lack of Thanksgiving food […]


DIY Brunch Gift Box

This post may contain affiliate links¬† I know we’re a few months from and after Christmas, but I know that mothers day/fathers day and graduation will be coming up in the coming months and I wanted to share this gift idea for you. About two years ago, I started getting […]


Roasted Broccoli Salad

Check out my entire collection of broccoli salad recipes! Hello!¬† I have another awesome recipe combo for you today!¬† Some of my favorite recipes on this website are combinations of my favorite things.¬† ¬†A few years ago, my love for minestrone and Chili bore my Minestrone Chili.¬†¬†Last week, I combined […]


winter broccoli salad

This post may contain affiliate links Check out my entire collection of broccoli salad recipes! 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 […]


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¬ģ for sponsoring today‚Äôs 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 […]


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 […]


Ham and Cheddar Stuffed Dates

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #InspireWithCheese When I host Thanksgiving in the fall my family members help out by bringing amazing side dishes and appetizers, and it really helps keep the stress level down when trying to host […]


Instant Pot Peppermint Vanilla Latte

I have been super busy these past¬†few weeks.¬† I have had sick kiddos, lots of freelance work to do, and lots of Christmas shopping/gift-wrapping and planning to do.¬† ¬†I am sure this will be my last post before Christmas. Merry Christmas Everyone! I thought it would be fun to make […]


“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 Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Post Edit December 2020- Scroll down to the bottom.¬† I am adding new Elf set ups as I make them. ūüôā¬†¬† 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 excited when we […]