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Made in Iowa 2019 gift guide

 This post is sponsored by Travel Iowa.  All opinions are entirely my own. #thisisiowa #madeiniowa It’s that time of year again!  Time to buy all those Christmas gifts for your loved ones.  I realized over Thanksgiving how incredibly lucky my family is when I sat there with my younger brother, […]

 

10 tips for making soup in your Instant Pot

this post may contain affiliate links  I have owned my Instant Pot for over three years now.  And if I had to choose one thing to make in my Instant Pot for the rest of my life, I would choose soup. All soups taste magical when cooked in an Instant […]

 

15 Places for Family Fun in The Cedar Valley

Since initially writing this post, my family has moved away.  If you have anything else you would like me to add to this list, please feel free to contact me.  My e-mail is makethebestcrafts @ Gmail. com  This post may contain affiliate links  I loved raising my family here in […]

 

Almond Thai Basil Chicken Salad

This post is sponsored by Sensible Portions, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. #BackToNutrition #VeggieStraws #EarthsBestOrganic I have always thought of making a chicken salad as one of the very best ways to use leftover chicken.  I love that you can pretty much add anything you […]

 

Dorothy Lynch Glazed Bacon Stuffed Dates

This post is sponsored by Dorothy Lynch.  All opinions are entirely my own.  I met my husband over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend in 2005.  So with 13 Valentine’s Days under our belt, our Valentine’s celebrations are much less “commercial” and more about making time for ourselves and relaxing with […]

 

20 Crazy Good Pressure Cooker Chili recipes

It has been a long while since I have done a round-up on this website.  I have two good reasons for this pressure cooker chili round-up.  Tomorrow it’s going to be colder in Iowa than in Antarctica, so we will all need a nice bowl of chili to warm up […]

 

Cookies and Cream Root Beer Floats

This post is sponsored by A&W Rootbeer.  All opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own.  #AWRootBeer All of my summer rituals seem to include nostalgia for a time and a place back when.  I love living viscously through my kids, especially during the summer.  Early morning summer lessons […]