Tag: holidays

Hot Buttered Rum Roasted Carrots

This post may contain affiliate links.  I always include a bag of baby carrots, AND a bag of full-sized carrots on my online grocery order each week.  The baby carrots are for my three-year-old because he loves to dip them in ranch.  I always run out of my bag of […]

 

Instant Pot Rice Stuffing

This post may contain affiliate links I know that a food blogger’s best business practices include posting  Thanksgiving recipes before Thanksgiving, not after. Still, my little stuffing experiment worked out so well, and I wanted to share it before it gets lost in the archives of my kitchen. ‘ I have […]

 

Breakfast Polenta Bowls with Sauteed Plums

This post is sponsored by Greek Gods, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.  #Greekgodsholiday Two quick things about this fantastic winter polenta breakfast bowl: When my 6-year-old son tried this, he told me never to give him a plum again unless it was cooked just like […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

Brown Sugar and Butter Frozen Ham in the Instant Pot

As a child, I never liked ham.  I was traumatized by it.  Especially since there were several years where my family made ham instead of turkey on Thanksgiving!  Talk about the ultimate crime! But these days, ham might be the most prevalent food around here.  My kids love it.  Serving Hot ham […]

 

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 […]

 

20 Lazy 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 […]

 

Rosemary-Almond Crusted Salmon and getting vitamin D

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #NatureMadeVitaminD #CollectiveBias  In one month, I am turning 35. During the past few years, my husband and I have become more health-conscious.   Instead of just eating foods that are ” low calorie” or […]

 

Lavender Hot Chocolate

I have received information and materials from ©Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. 2017.The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post. #ForBetterTomorrows #BetterTomorrows #FallBack #CollectiveBias Guys.  We need to talk.   It’s about the holiday season that’s coming up.   Thanksgiving and then the craziness of Christmas. I just have to […]