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Gift Ideas for Adults during Quarantine

Woah.¬† 2020 has been quite a year.¬† ¬†Everything has looked different this year.¬† School is different, socializing is different, work is different, sports are different, and our holidays will look different this year.¬† ¬†Is your family still getting together for the upcoming holidays?¬† We’re going to spend Thanksgiving with just […]

 

20 Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Side Dishes

These days, almost everyone has a friend or a family member who eats a gluten-free diet.¬† ¬†I do.¬† Although my immediate family isn’t gluten-free, I try to have a gluten-free option when I host a get-together at my house.¬† Eating a gluten-free meal is easier than you think!¬† ¬†Here is […]

 

Instant Pot Pumpkin Minestrone Soup

Minestrone is my favorite kind of soup to make in my Instant Pot.¬† Minestrone is my favorite meatless meal. It is full of flavor and is filled with loads of vegetables!¬† When I started making minestrone in my instant pot, it became a game-changer.¬† This soup tastes like it has […]

 

Everything Bagel Panzanella Salad

This post may contain affiliate links.¬† Your taste buds will burst when you try this Everything Bagel Panzanella Salad!¬† This salad is the perfect lunch, dinner, or side dish to enjoy during late summer when tomatoes are in full bloom!¬† This salad has crispy bagel croutons, sweet tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, […]

 

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 […]

 

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‚Äôs Days under our belt, our Valentine‚Äôs 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 […]

 

20 delicious things you can eat on whole 30

Whole 30 is a 30-day eating plan, meant to reset your eating habits, cutting out most processed foods so you can focus on eating whole foods.¬† ¬†I did a round of whole 30 in 2019, and I still make whole 30 meals because it felt so good to focus on […]