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.  Read more

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. Read more

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.  Read more

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.  Read more

Easy Cheddar Bread

Easy Cheddar Bread

I don’t know about you guys, but I love to cook for other people. Christmas is my favorites. I’m like a kid in a candy shop, picking out recipes and tasting all the treats that I get to give as gifts. I’m on of those people who will sit around and watch a person eat what they make. I love seeing the reaction on peoples faces to see if they like what I have to offer. I’m also kinda the same way with gifts. I love love love giving gifts.  Read more

Butter Nut Cake

Butter Nut Cake

So I seriously struggled on naming this dish. Do you ever get those days? Yeah, I had no idea so this is the best I could come up with. So take it our leave it! But seriously, you’ll wanna take it. This cake! THIS CAKE! I loved this cake so much. The whole thing asked to be in my belly. Unfortunately me and that area aren’t getting along right now, so it had to settle for a few slices here and there with the rest almost taken from me.  Read more

Steakhouse Alfredo

Steakhouse Alfredo

You guys, I feel so out of the loop. I seriously don’t adjust well to coming back from vacations. The unpacking, the washing, the cleaning, the putting things back in order. Usually takes me a while since I’m so meticulous about it. For some reason I just can’t get back into the swing of things. It doesn’t help that I come back and I have activity after activity that I need my kids to go to. Ugh, parenthood. Gotta love it! Soon I will hopefully be back to my normal self. Read more

Grilled Chicken with Honey Mustard Bacon Bourbon Sauce and Baked Beans

Grilled Chicken and Baked Beans

Hey all! I’m on vacation! Whoop, I will be back Sunday so in the mean time I have my friend and former co-worker Eston guest posting for me for the next two days. He is an awesome cook and it was fun getting to cook with him when we worked together not too long ago. He is going with a bourbon theme! Who doesn’t like booze and food huh? Hope you all enjoy! Read more