Tag: holidays

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 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 […]

 

Rosemary-Almond Crusted Salmon

  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 ” low fat,” we like to think of food as a way to obtain nutrients.¬† Ten years ago, […]

 

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 […]

 

Rosemary Parmesan Polenta Bites and a video tutorial!

  I get amused sometimes when I hear people talk about polenta like it is some super fancy food that is hard to prepare. Um, guys?¬†It’s CORNMEAL!!¬† ¬†and it is the least expensive appetizer one can make! AND it takes less than 10 minutes to make.¬† AND it’s gluten-free.¬† ¬†AND […]

 

Strawberry Cheesecake Breakfast Rolls

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. ¬†#HallmarkForMom ¬†#CollectiveBias Whenever I see grandparents show up at school pick-up, I get a small twinge of jealousy. ¬† You see, here in Iowa, it is normal for kids to have their grandparents […]