Mom on the Run

“This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Lean Cuisine, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #HonestlyGood #ad” You know that song Man on the Run? Well, most days I feel like I’m the mom version … I’m mom on the run! At least that’s […]

Crockpot Lasagna

The first time I made an Italian meal for my in-laws I was shakin-in-my-boots nervous. You see, they’re not just Italian, they are super Italians – in name, in spirit and in their ability to cook the most amazing food ever. Why I ever thought lasagna was a good idea for dinner, I’m not sure. […]

Toasted Coconut and Banana Dutch Baby

I promised over on Instagram to eventually share the recipe for this fabulousness and would you look at me, here I am following through. High five!  I’ve been making Dutch Babies for years. And why they are called that, I’ll never know. I think they are more commonly known as German pancakes. Anyways, they’re awesome. […]

Picnic Perfect

Last night I packed up a picnic and we made our way downtown for music in the park. Our church was hosting a benefit concert to support the employees of a restaurant that had recently burned down since they’ve been displaced from their livelihood. Great idea, huh? With crisp, warm air blowing we settled next […]

Pioneer Woman Copycat

I’m back with another round of Pioneer Woman copycat recipes. First round here. Ree Drummond is seriously one of my favorite gals and her food is just scrumptious! Perfect Pot Roast ★★★★★ We buy a 1/4 of a cow every year and I had some roasts I didn’t really know how to cook. So, I […]

Hearty Italian Pasta Salad

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pompeian Olive Oil. We be getting our grill on around here!  Lordy, lordy … summer isn’t one of my favorite seasons (Fall girl represent!), but since it brings grilling to the forefront of our menu planning, I allow it to come around once a […]

Strawberry Cream Muffins

With strawberries in full swing, we’ve been whipping up quite a few very berry treats, one of which is these delicious strawberry cream muffins from my mama’s recipe arsenal. This is our third year munching on these muffins with fresh strawberries and I couldn’t wait to snack on a batch this summer. I was lucky […]

Chinese Chicken Salad

Am I the only mom who is tired of eating PB&J and mac ‘n cheese alongside the kids at lunchtime? Oh, good! I figured I wasn’t alone!  Instead of prepping a second “mom” lunch every day of the week when I’m short on time (which is usually why I end up with a bowl of […]

The Crockpot Club | Award Winning Chili

AWARD WINNING CHILIBrought to you by Lauren from The Crafty Ginger INGREDIENTS 2 lbs ground beef, browned & drained 2 cans each of Kidney Beans, Red Beans & Black Beans (with the juice)  1 jar each of spicy & original Tabasco chili seasoning (we buy this at hy-vee) DIRECTIONS Mix all ingredients together & cook […]