{Kid Friendly} Jack O’Lantern Stuffed Peppers

{Kid Friendly} Jack O’Lantern Stuffed Peppers 4 Orange Bell Peppers 1 lb. of lean meat (either ground beef or turkey) 1 can of Manwich 1 cup of corn 1 small onion – optional Shredded mozzarella cheese to taste – optional Jalapeno to taste – optional Advertisements

Camping Hacks {TESTED}

If the Brownies used a pass/fail system, I wouldn’t have graduated.  Don’t get me wrong, I love being outside soaking up the sun, swimming, boating, walking/running.  But when the sun goes down and the creepy crawlers come out, I prefer the serenity of my bed.  I’ve camped before, but back in the day – pre-kids…

Strawberry Mango Salsa

Sometimes I feel like I have it all – the family AND the career.  Other times I just feel torn between work and the moments I miss with the kids.  Thanks to two amazing caregivers the kids have had an amazing summer – swimming and trips to the park almost daily!  Today they are taking…

Blackened Chicken Greek Salad

I’ve mentioned I love to make a recipe my own by playing with measurements and adding a twist.  When going out to eat, one of my favorite meals is a Greek Salad.  I have to credit one of my lifelong besties for inspiring my love of Greek Salad.  Not only because she is Greek, but also…

Mickey Mouse Cake

I’ll start this by saying, I am NOT a baker.  I’m not even close.  I love to cook, but I just haven’t mastered baking.  Perhaps it is because exact measurements are not needed in cooking.  Often I make a recipe my own by playing with the measurements and sometimes I add an ingredient or two…

Mickey Mouse Table Setting

As I discussed over margaritas, I’ve been working on material.  My son, Noah, is turning 3!  Although I’m astounded at how much of a little man he has become, part of me questions how this little firecracker can only be 3 – he has given me significantly more years worth of memories and laughter!  He is great.

Margaritas

Call off the search parties – I’m here.  I know it’s been a bit since my last post.  I’ve been basking in the Summer sun working on material.  Seriously.  We have been entertaining up a storm this Summer and I’ve been loving every minute.  Coincidentally the weather has been outstanding, which means we have been doing…

{4th of July Grilling FAVORITE} BBQ Bacon Cheddar

To me the word Summer is synonymous with grilling!  Well, that statement is somewhat misleading as we grill year round in my house.  Summer just means we can grill 5+ days a week, which is no exaggeration.  Heading into Fourth of July weekend, I thought I would share some of my favorite easy grilling recipes.  I…

Baseball Birthday Party

As I’ve mentioned, my son is a sports nut.  His birthday is in July, so it coincides nicely with baseball season and 4th of July, which made a baseball/Americana themed 2nd birthday a no-brainer.  I started with some simple table settings.  For the tablecloths I used solid red that I popped with a red and white picnic…

2015 Packers Family Night

I married a Packer lover!  As a native of Wisconsin I’ve always rooted for the Packers – for as much rooting as I did.  Sure, I wanted them to win, but my interest in the Packers centered around the party and the socialization.  It was an added bonus when they won, but I didn’t really care…

Banana Bread

There are many things I don’t do well.  I can’t sing.  I have poor hand/eye coordination and I can’t bake a good chocolate chip cookie to save my life.  I must say, when it comes to my banana bread, that is one thing I have nailed!  I don’t mean to sound boastful.  It is rude…

Gender Reveal

It was the classic scene from Steel Magnolias – a Sunday afternoon in the hair salon and a group of women gossiping. One of the women was pregnant with her first. The once cohesive group quickly became divided at the topic of how the baby’s gender should be revealed.  It was now 3 against 1.  The three of us…