Tag: summer

Caprese Roasted Brussels Sprouts

, I love almost always add balsamic vinegar to my roasted Brussels sprouts.  I got an idea to add fresh garden tomatoes, basil, and soft mozzarella cheese for a delicious Caprese -inspired side dish.   These Brussels sprouts turn out crispy and bursting with flavor!  This is a delightful “end of […]

 

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, […]

 

Chimichurri Cucumber Salad

I love classic cucumber salad!  This year, I have decided to switch cucumber salad up a bit by adding zingy chimichurri sauce!  Chimichurri sauce is an Argentinean condiment.  I have started adding it to many of my favorite midwest dishes. This salad screams summer.  Crispy garden fresh cucumbers and chimichurri […]

 

100 Enriching Activities for Kids

I don’t think I need to explain why I am writing this post right now.  Summer camps have been canceled, pools are closed, I pulled my kids out of baseball this summer because people don’t know how to wear masks in public, and Target is totally wiped out of ” […]

 

Pickle Juice Ranch Cucumber Salad

This post may contain affiliate links.  Last summer, at a party,  a friend of mine introduced me to creamy cucumber salad.  I spent the rest of the said party snacking on the mentioned cucumber salad.  It was delicious!  This summer, we’re not exactly having parties, but I decided to kick […]

 

Mango Poppyseed Broccoli Salad

This post may contain affiliate links  I have been making broccoli salad a lot this spring/summer.  I can always get my kids to eat broccoli salad.  I am totally fine with mixing broccoli with a sugar-mayonnaise sauce if it get’s my kids to enthusiastically eat their vegetables. I have a […]

 

Sheet Pan Zucchini Parmesan

If you frequent this blog often or are a personal friend of mine, then you probably know that I have an unwritten love for Eggplant Parmesan.  It is a dish I make once or twice every summer when I can get my hands on freshly gown eggplant.  I have a […]

 

Whole 30 Potato Salad

This post contains affiliate links  Last June, when I started my Whole 30 journey, I wasn’t planning enough to realize that I would still be finishing up Whole 30 when the 4th of July hit.  So you can imagine my disappointment inside when my mom told me that we would […]

 

Whole 30 Eggplant “Hold the Parmesan”

This post may contain affiliate links  Eggplant parmesan is the one dish that I order at Italian restaurants. Every time.  My love for Eggplant parmesan runs deep.  As I will eat eggplant parmesan without parmesan, without sauce, like a pizza, and eating breaded eggplant slices straight out of the fridge, […]

 

5 Summer Parenting Hacks

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SummerWithStouffers #CollectiveBias After the longest, coldest, iciest winter that Northern Iowa has had in recent memory, summer is finally here, and it feels like quite the feat. My family moved last week, and […]

 

Whole 30 Bacon Lettuce Tomato Chicken Salad

This post may contain affiliate links  Hello from whole 30,  day sixteen!  One of my favorite parts about the Whole 30 program, is planning and looking forward to trying new recipes.   I am at the point where I am not super hungry between meals because I am getting enough protein, […]

 

Peach Melba Iced Tea

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TeaProudly #CollectiveBias During the summer iced drinks are my life.  However, now that I am officially in my upper 30’s, I have become much more mindful about the calorie intake and the sugar […]