Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bars

Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bar

Do you guys remember high school well? I’ve been reminiscing for the past few days about my high school years. That may be because I have my 10 year high school reunion this weekend. Oh my. Time has gone by so fast. In those last 10 year I’ve managed to get married, have 4 children and buy our first home. Might not sound like much but it feels like a lot.  Continue reading


Mexican Sour Cream Rice

Mexican Sour Cream Rice

Happy hump day friends! I hope your week is going nicely. I have a nice cranky almost 2-year-old today who didn’t sleep so my day is lovely. Oh the joys of motherhood I tell ya, one day at a time! This is my favorite age, but yet also my least favorite age. They are learning so much and showing us that but at the same time they are gaining their independence and with that comes tantrums. My daughters new word is “no.” She absolutely loves saying it, although it is absolutely adorable, she uses it to reply to anything my husband or I ask her. It gets quite frustrating at times because we don’t really know if she means it, or if she just chooses to say it.  Continue reading

Thick Fudge Brownies with Salted Caramel Frosting

Thick Fudge Brownies with Salted Caramel Frosting

I have noticed after blogging awhile that I do my best writing in the mornings. I used to try to get everything accomplished at night but that didn’t work to well. I had supper to make, kids to feed, kids to put to bed. Then it just got too late and I knew I still had to do so much and all I wanted to do was rush through a blog post and get it scheduled to post the next day. Seriously not the best thing that I could have done.  Continue reading

Strawberry Fritter Bites

Strawberry Fritter Bites

Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Not a lot accomplished around here. Kids went to the lake and a baseball game, I read a book, cleaned the house and just generally tried to relax. I’ve noticed these days I’m more or less wanting to relax when I have free time than to go go go like I used to. Don’t get me wrong, I love going and exploring but sometimes I need to appreciate the slow parts of life. Continue reading


Arancini aka Rice Balls

Yay I’m back! Who missed me? I’m sure you all did, I missed myself that’s for sure. Ugh, I mentioned in my last post that I thought that I had clenched my jaw and it caused pain. Nope, pain never ended and apparently I had a bad tooth. Needless to say, it was a hellacious last few days. Finally this lady is back in order! My cheek has started to reduce in swelling and I am relatively pain-free. All I know is that I’m so happy that I feel like this compared to what I did.  Continue reading

Vegetable Lo Mein

Vegetable Lo Mein

Hey guys! Yeah so this post is late. Usually I schedule my posts to be posted at 6 am, nope didn’t happen. I got home at 9 last night, took a shower and ate and went to bed. My 8-year-old had a baseball game, last one for the season last night. So drove a good 40 minutes there and back and with the heat the way it has been the last few days I didn’t get to posting. I’m sorry will you ever forgive me? At least its better late than never! Continue reading

Butterfinger Marshmallow Popcorn

Butterfinger Marshmallow Popcorn

I hope everyone had a good weekend. It was hot here in Minnesota the past few days! Yesterday we had a heat warning out across the state. I don’t know about you guys, but if you have ever been to Minnesota in the summer the humidity can be a beyotch. It was over 100 with the humidity today. I literally walked out of my house and my glasses fogged up. I can honestly say that has never happened to me in the summer. The winter yes, summer no. Continue reading

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

Are you all ready for the weekend? I’m saying yes please. I need to catch up on some lost sleep over this week. My daughter will be 2 in September and has hit her terrible 2’s a little ahead of schedule. So it’s been tantrums and no naps and just general naughtiness coming out of this little petite thing and has drained my energy completely. I don’t wish these meltdowns upon anyone. I do have to admit sometimes I sit back and chuckle. She gets so mad at me when she sees me laughing at her, which in turn makes me laugh harder. Ugh, I’m such a mean mommy.  Continue reading

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Is it Friday yet? This week has already been packed with lots to do. Baseball seems like it consumes my life these days. With 3 boys, they live and breathe sports. Little League this year has been fun. My oldest is on a traveling team and then another separate team. The middle one gets to play one game this coming Monday and the youngest just had practices since he is just learning the fundamentals. Soon enough we will be onto the next sport.  Continue reading