Almond Poppyseed Zucchini Bread

Almond Poppyseed Zucchini Bread

I have a case of the Monday’s. Ugh, I’ve had the last 9 days off and now getting back into the groove of things is hard. Granted I only do daycare so I get to stay home, but the sleeping in and being able to do what I wanted when I wanted was really nice. So today is going to take a little adjustment getting used to.  Continue reading

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Glazed Oatmeal Raisin Bars

Glazed Oatmeal Raisin Bars

So I’m officially halfway through with my vacation and I have accomplished zero. I feel so bad. I haven’t even accomplished sitting on the couch and relaxing watching a movie. What is wrong with me? I keep telling my husband daily that I want to do nothing for a day and just watch movies. I guess when having kids and it being summer time that isn’t a feasible option unfortunately. Unless they want to be lazy with you, and that rarely happens in my household.  Continue reading

Razorback Cake

Razorback Cake

Good morning and happy Monday. Today is my 28th Birthday. When did I start getting so old? Ha no I know it’s not old, and I honestly don’t feel 28 at all, but lo and behold I am now that age. I don’t know what my lovely kids and husband have planned for me today, they are all still sleeping, besides my hyper little 2-year-old. She is sitting here playing with our cat who she constantly pushes to the limits and I’m waiting for the day that she learns her limits. I know it’s coming soon. Continue reading

Upside Down Pineapple Bundt Cake with Cherry Glaze

Upside Down Pineapple Bundt Cake

Monday Monday Monday, MONDAY! A start to another work week. Today I have off from work, so I am going to try my hardest to go to the meat shoppe that I’ve been craving for the longest time now. Next week is my birthday week and I just so happen to have the whole week of, no plans so if anyone knows of something I can do, especially with kids that would be great.  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

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

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Can you believe it’s already Wednesday? This week is going quickly, which I love. I am so ready for the weekend. Looking forward to doing a whole bunch of nothing. I bought the kids a new little pool since our other one had a hole in it and they popped the end of our slip n slide. Don’t even get me started on our sprinkler. My daughter will scream bloody murder if that awful thing comes near her. Honestly it is an unfounded fear, but hey she’s almost 2 so I guess I can’t blame her. Continue reading

Almond Cheesecake Bars

Almond Cheesecake Bars

So I have always wanted to open my own bakery. Haven’t we all? My favorite bakery is about an hour from here and it is definitely worth the drive! They have these things that are called dream whips and I would kill for them. They are a chocolate cake topped with a flavored mousse (chocolate, caramel, cherry, peanut butter) and then dipped in chocolate ganache! It is my dream to one day recreate this. At this point I haven’t attempted it yet.  Continue reading

Patriotic Puppy Chow

Patriotic Puppy Chow 2

Who’s ready for the 4th of July? I have been having fun looking at all these creative ideas that everyone is coming up with with the red, white and blue patriotic theme! Unfortunately in Minnesota fireworks are highly regulated and we are only allowed the sad little baby ones like sparklers. Luckily we live less than an hour from the South Dakota state border and are able to go get the fun expensive ones, shhhhh.  Continue reading