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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 […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

Omelet- Hash Brown Waffles

Thank-you to the Iowa Egg Council  for sponsoring this post.  This past summer, my almost 9-year-old has taken an interest in cooking!  It is so fun, and almost a little relaxing to sit at the kitchen table and instruct and monitor him while he cooks us food!  He loves making […]

 

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 […]

 

Best Ever Collection of Broccoli Salad Recipes

This post may contain affiliate links.  Broccoli Salad is such a great side dish to bring to any barbecue or potluck gathering.  Broccoli salad is also a great dish to make when you’re trying to get your family to eat more vegetables!  I love making broccoli salad when I feel […]

 

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 […]