I first had this soup at one of our favorite local restaurants – Interurban (“IU”). As I examined the menu, I noticed the soup of the day “Cream of Jalapeño Soup” and was instantly curious. Before I tell you all about the soup – let me first tell you where I worked while in college — guess. Continue reading
The last time I made this recipe, I made it for David’s grandpa – Ken. The truth of the matter is, he’s my grandpa too. I just love him. He loves many things; outdoors, hard work, hunting, but his most treasured possession is family. He spent countless hours being present with his grandsons and their families. Continue reading
Fresh green beans are probably my most favorite side ((except for mashed potatoes, fried okra, fried zucchini, sliced fresh tomatoes, Mexican creamed corn… hmm, no wonder I write a food blog. The struggle — it’s real.)) Well, even though I do have a long list of “favorites” when it comes to sides, these green beans are no less awesome. Continue reading
Three weeks and OH how these babies have grown! Do you remember what those tiny, almost hairless babies looked like? So many changes in such a short time – it really is amazing. Continue reading
It’s Spring and that means it’s time to warm up that grill! Grilled chicken is a staple in our family from March through October, but it wasn’t always my fave ((sorry chicken lovers)). It seemed like no matter what I did to the outside of that bird, the inside was dry, tough and flavorless.
but I would not, could not from a box. And really – there is no need to eat “boxed-mix brownies” when homemade is so very easy and crazy delicious. So with this tasty truth, I am squeezing in a bonus recipe in my recent “Tasty Meals for Tired Travelers” series.
About 5 years ago, I found myself in a predicament ((I imagine most moms find themselves in)). Dinnertime was upon us and there I was – AGAIN begging my kids to eat something green. This time the something green was peas. All four were mid-refusals when I decided to demonstrate the “proper pea-eating method”. Continue reading
Well, we are 4 days in and have made a few changes that have proven to work! First of all, I moved the nest into a larger box.
The third meal planned for our Spring Break ski trip adventure :: Mexi-Mac. If you haven’t caught the first 2 handy meals our fam enjoyed while traveling to New Mexico follow the links below. Continue reading
We have been keeping a little bunny secret for the last 6 weeks or so and are excited to let the “bunnies” out of the bag! We have 2 new mommas in our family! Continue reading
Hearty Italian Herbed Tomato & Meat Sauce w/ Semo Conchiglie ((Part 2 of 3 “Tasty Meals for Tired Travelers”))
Before you run for the hills, muttering things about how “Semo Conchiglie” is not among the list of things you consider making when you are tired, just take out those words and replace them with “Macaroni”. Thanks to T.J. Maxx, I have access to “fancy” noodles — and oh how I LOVE fancy noodles. Continue reading
If you have been following me on Instagram or Facebook, you may have caught a glimpse of our recent Spring Break family ski trip to Sipapu. We LOVE the family friendly nature of that fun, compact resort. It has a little something for everyone :: perfect for the little learning ones, challenging enough for the “men-folk” boys ((and “boy-folk” men too, haha)) who are breaking limits & barriers with every turn & great for cautious mommas who need to see their chicks at least every 14 minutes. Continue reading