Shredded Brussel Sprout Harvest Salad

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This Shredded Brussel Sprout Harvest salad is full of apples, walnuts, cranberries and shredded parmesan cheese and topped with a sweet maple balsamic dressing.

 Shredded Brussel Sprout Harvest Salad

Thanksgiving is literally right around the corner. While I’ve been trying to come to terms with the time of year, it’s so hard with the weather in Minnesota being warm then cold, then warm then cold. Read more

Mexicali Bowtie Salad

Mexicali Bowtie Salad

Are you guy’s ready for the New Year? Do you have any big dreams or aspirations for this coming year? My resolution for this year, which keep in mind I NEVER MAKE RESOLUTIONS, is to read more. I have bought all these books off of Amazon and eBay this past summer and I have proceeded to read 2.5 of them. Now that’s better than none, but I used to read all the time. So I aspire to put down my devices a little more often and go back to the old school way and put my face to paper.  Read more

Bacon and Cheese Butternut Squash Fritters

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Is it just me or does everyone else seem to be super busy around the holiday season? That it’s hard to actually get time to make meals between the get togethers, cleaning, baking and the loads upon loads of shopping? I love this time of year personally, while others I know dread it. With that love comes a lot of stress…mainly to get everything perfect. I still need to learn how to accept that perfect doesn’t always happen.  Read more

Hot German Potato Salad

Hot German Potato Salad

So first off I apologize if this post is short and sweet. I have a lovely 2-year-old daughter who has a double ear infection and we just surpassed night 3 with no sleep. I feel so bad for my poor baby girl. I have her on antibiotics and have tried the old wives methods but nothing is working. So I’m going to go try to pick up some of those pain relieving ear drops today. Wish me luck people! This mama and her little nugget need some rest. With the kids off from school for MEA and daycare kids here it’s going to be a long day.  Read more

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.  Read more

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

3 Cheese Garlic Breadsticks

3 Cheese Garlic Breadsticks

Do you know what I consider the hardest part about blogging apart from getting your content read? Choosing font for your pictures. Seriously, every time I edit a picture i spend so much time going through different fonts and colors and sizes and positions. It takes more time deciding that them writing my post all together.For this post I got frustrated and kinda said the heck with it and threw one on there. TA-DA!  Read more

Southern Style Green Beans

Southern Style Green Beans

Friday! Gateway to the weekend! So excited. I would be more excited if I actually got to sleep in tomorrow but alas, I cannot. Like mentioned before we are having our garage sale tomorrow. I think I’m prepared, maybe. Hopefully it is a success. I’m kind of just winging it. Got myself a little help here and there from Pinterest. Plus my lovely mother is coming over tonight and Saturday to help me, much to her chagrin. Read more

Cheesy Scalloped Fries

Cheesy Scalloped Fries

Well yesterday kicked off the first real week of summer vacation. It also kicked off me starting my summer daycare. Luckily as of yesterday all of our yard work is complete and the hazard area should hopefully be completely eliminated. Do you know what its like to have to make sure your kids don’t go in certain areas in your yard because of work being done? Especially when you are trying to do daycare, yeah it sucks.  Read more