It’s starting to officially feel like fall, guys! How have you been celebrating? Give me all the warm coffee, crunchy leaves, cool, refreshing air, pumpkins, corn mazes, scenic colors that will blow your mind…and APPLES! It’s all happening in our neck of the woods and if I could just pile on an extra couple months of this stuff I’d be one over-the-moon mama. Minnesota truly feels like the most magical place this time of year.
We had our annual apple orchard trip a couple weeks ago and, well, if you know me you know that it’s my very favorite family outing of the year. Being stuck in the middle of nowhere surrounded by the most incredible scenery with my four favorite humans just simply isn’t a terrible way to spend a Saturday. We got to show the baby all the ropes this year…and man the big kids are becoming pro pickers! Here are a few photos from the day Continue reading
Friends, new things are on the horizon, and I just couldn’t wait to share what’s happening with you any longer. How long have we been together now? Some of us for almost four years, no? Can you believe that? Let me just say that your support has made so many opportunities possible for me and I feel beyond grateful for that. And I’m so excited to share the latest of those opportunities, one that is already so near and dear to my heart.
As you likely know by now, I am all about the 80/20 rule. 80% of the time I strive to keep myself and my family living a healthful, nourishing life. And that leaves 20% to just simply “do what feels good or right”. Some of you may not agree with this mentality, but it is most definitely what works for me and helps me keep things manageable and achievable in everyday life. You already know we eat this way; we fill our everyday diets with mostly good but indulging a little is totally acceptable. Continue reading
Oh you guys. You guys. We’ve got some major catching up to do. I feel distant and I can’t stand it any longer. So see, heres the deal…
My writing to you has been sparse, I know. And I am so very sorry…but really, I can explain myself
Guys, I write to you with reservation. This is not how this was supposed to go. We weren’t supposed to end our zucchini week this way. I had big dreams. High hopes. Goodbyes are difficult…zucchini goodbyes, well, they deserve more than a confidence-lacking post.
You see, I was kind of saving the best for last here with this bread. I made it last week…it was incredible…but I didn’t take photos. Figured I’d make it again this week because my kids acted like famished wolves when I made the last batch…it would be a perfect opportunity for me to get some photos for you. How special to be able to share them on this last day we have together with zucchini. I hate goodbyes. Continue reading
I’d like to introduce you to my absolute, without-a-doubt, not-an-ounce-of-questioning, favorite sweet treat there ever was forever and ever and ever. Take special care of this one, you guys, it’s an absolute gem. Continue reading
Sunshiney weather calls for sunshiney food! And these quesadillas are all that..and a bag of delicious.
By using chicken breast tenderloins and just a few simple ingredients you are allowed to marinate and cook the chicken so incredibly quickly. Perfect for a weeknight. Fabulous for any night. Or day. So good. Continue reading
I’m inventing a thing. It’s called a Chorder. Oh, funny you asked, my personal, dilluted-brain dictionary just happened to create a definition
Because sometimes you just need a dang sandwich.
The warm, crunchy-bread, juices-dripping-down-your-arm-so-you-revert-to-a-fork, cheesy-gooey kind of sandwich. Continue reading
Let’s just get right to it. I’m not a cod girl. Never have been, never will be. It just doesn’t do much for me. Unless its battered. And deep fried. And doused in a lip puckering dunking sauce of deliciousness. Then I’m a cod girl.
So thats what I’ve done here with this recipe. I’ve ‘battered’ it. And ‘deep fried’ it. And doused it in a lip puckering dunking sauce of deliciousness. Without truly battering it. And without deep frying it. Shh…my family has no idea! Continue reading
Once upon a time there was a blender. Lets just call him Mr Blender. Clever, I know. Continue reading