Peanut Butter Burgers (with optional Candied Bacon)

Peanut Butter Burgers with optional Candied Bacon

So it’s the first official weekend since school has been out. It honestly doesn’t feel any different. My boy’s are already telling me they are bored by 10:00 am. I have a feeling this is going to be a long summer. Thankfully last year we moved into town from the country! I know a lot of people who would kill to live out in the country, not this gal. Yes, the privacy is nice, and the quietness is awesome, but it’s almost too quiet. I’m the type of girl who likes to go, go, go. Country didn’t suit me well because there never really was anything to see or do. Now with the conveniences of town I have access to other moms, a gas station, a restaurant, a pool and a park. Have you noticed how I used these words in the singular? That’s right, they have one of each of these things. My town = population 800. Read more

Dirty Blondies

Dirty Blondies

I don’t know about you guys but I don’t trust those desserts baked in 8×8 pans….I just can’t bring myself to make them. When I make a dessert it has to be at least in a 9×13 inch pan for my enjoyment because we all know that if it were any smaller it would be gone in like 2.7 seconds. Kinda like these blondies. THAT GOOD!!! CANDIED BACON, chocolate chips, caramel, sea salt?!?!? Now who can deny that’s not a heaven you want to be in? Read more

Crockpot Taco Chili

Taco Chili

OMG it’s almost Friday. I am so ready for the weekend. It’s my kids last day of school today as well. It’s about to get real busy around these parts. Luckily the weather here in Minnesota has finally started to perk up! It was 88 yesterday, so we spend the majority of the day outside. We have a few trees in our yard that are dead and have been in need of being cut down so I had the lovely opportunity to be on medial watch over my dad and his friend while they attempted to cut down our behemoth! Luckily no one was hurt, and the tree came down as expected. Now my yard looks barren and I have to get used to this open space and a nice big tree stump. If anyone has any ideas on how I can dress that eye sore up, let me hear them. Read more

Cowboy Quiche

Cowboy Quiche

Do you ever get those days where you just don’t want to wake up? Today was one of them. Usually I’m up by 6:00-6:30 every day but today wasn’t one of those days. With the last day of school being tomorrow I think my body thinks it’s appropriate to be sleeping in. Yeah, not gonna happen. Even though I am so excited to have all my kids home with me. Here is a little history on my kids, I have 3 boys; Jaiden who is 10, Keagen who is 8 and Avery who is 6. Then we have our little princess Nova who is 1 and a half. They are a handful but they are my life.  Read more

Beer Brats

Beer Brats

I hope everyone had a relaxing, food filled Memorial Day weekend! I know that I did. And now I can almost guarantee that I’m going to be so lost on what day it is for the rest of the week. Being a stay at home mom I have a hard time keeping track already but throw in a holiday at the beginning of the week where my kids and husband are home and now you just disrupt my whole natural process. I’m sure I can’t be the only one who can say this! Read more

Baked Butterfinger Donuts

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Happy Memorial Day all! What better way to start the day than some delicious homemade donuts? I’m highly addicted to sweets and anytime I can have sugar for breakfast then I’m sold. I do have to admit though, I’m not entirely a breakfast person. Yes I know they say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but I’m sorry I’m just not a breakfast person! Read more

Impossible Pie

Impossible Pie

Pie, who doesn’t love it? Especially when you don’t have to spend hours slaving in your kitchen. One thing that makes this the most simplest of all is that it makes its own crust. Who doesn’t love a recipe who does half the work for you? Um, if your’re raising your hand then shoo, because in my life with 4 kids, simplicity is key.  Read more

BLT Pasta Salad

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Is anyone else as happy as I am that summer is nearing? This is my most favorite time of year. I live in Minnesota and the majority of our year is spent in the cold weather. Heck, just the other day it was 40 degrees out and now today its 75. Mother nature here just cannot make up her mind. I can in all honestly say that after my kids grow up and start their lives I am going to be a snow bird. Read more