March 28, 2017

Are You Ready for Game Day? (Or Fun Food?)

Jan18

Yes, my husband grew up in Green Bay. That says it all. We bleed green and gold and even have our own brick at Lambeau field with our kids names listed followed by “Pack fans since birth.” If you throw […]

Hot Parmesan, Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Dec7

Between Thanksgiving and the Super bowl, savory appetizers are pretty much a main course in our home. I could put out a spread like this every single daily and my family would be thrilled. This Parmesan, Spinach and Artichoke Dip served […]

I Speak French: Yes, French Fries

Oct24

If you’ve been friends with me for more than five minutes or have eaten at any restaurants with me, you know that French fries are my favorite food. Yes, my girlfriends know that I always order a salad and a side of […]

10 Minute Parmesan Ranch Chicken Tenders

Jun4

Every once in awhile, a little small miracle occurs around the dinner table. (Well, in full confession, it happened around the TV, but since I recommend fighting for family dinners around the table, we’ll just pretend for the sake of […]

Easy Cheesy Vidalia Onion Dip

Dec2

As each of our children turned five or six, they already knew how to make their own Taco Dip. Yes, this is true. We are a family which holds a deep and abiding love for our appetizers and some of […]

Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Apr2

I’ll never forget the first month I sent our 17 year old son to public school. Homeschooled since Kindergarten, but needing to be on a public school football team to receive scholarship offers, it was a whole new world. Now, […]

Fresh, Homemade Pico de gallo

Feb27

As I’ve shared a little about our homestead, with 30 acres, 19 cousins and my siblings, I’ve also shared my attempts at gardening. There’s something about the onset of spring that brings out the Little House on the Prairie feel. […]

5 Minutes, 5 Super Easy Seasoning and Rub Recipes

Feb18

Whenever friends watch me in the kitchen, I’m pretty sure I make them nervous. “How do you ever know how much seasoning to put in without measuring?”they always question. “I just taste it and keep adding until it’s right.” At […]

Little Smokies Cocktail Sausages Appetizer

Feb1

Growing up in Wisconsin, sausage and cheese are staples at the family dinner table. In fact, last week, I came across some little smokies turkey sausages marked down, so I whipped them up with just some bbq sauce and sauteed […]

Fully Loaded Tex-Mex Nachos

Jan25

Last night, our son announced, “Mom, I’m going to make some amazing Nachos. That’s alright with you, isn’t it?” My mind raced, “Alright? Alright? Of COURSE, it’s alright.” When any of our kids determine they are going to cook, and […]

Create the Ultimate Baked Potato Bar

Jan16

To open one’s home to others and welcome them to share life with you is one of the greatest gifts we have, yet often we allow our house, budget, decor, cooking skills and a host of other excuses get in […]

5 Minute Pizza Pull Apart Bread

Jan14

As a home where this pizza bread is served during sporting events, please pause and mourn the loss of our beloved Packers. (Que silence for a minute 30 seconds.) OK, I feel much better now. Here are a few little […]

My Favorite Cold Veggie Pizza Appetizer

Dec28

For many of us, this delicious Cold “Veggie Pizza Appetizer or Veggie Bars” recipe created with crescent rolls, cheese, veggies and an amazing ranch cream cheese spread has graced our tables for years, but just in case it hasn’t, you […]

Stuffed Pizza Puffs

Dec9

Stuffed Pizza Puffs This past weekend, iconic football games lured my guys to the TV for more hooping and hollering than I have heard in a long time. That says a LOT considering I sit through more noise than any […]

Fresh and Delicious Southern Caviar Dip

Aug2

I just love all things summer and that means taking advantage of the fresh garden produce that graces our presence during these months. We’ve been making a variety of vegetable dips these last few months and they hit the spot. […]