I grew up in South Dakota. The Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota are three of nine native tribes that call the South Dakota plains home and all have a unique story to tell. Living in Maryland, my children are not as familiar with this history and when presented with a opportunity, we opened a few books … More This Land is Your Land
Meal planning is tough work. I could go the ‘delivery-to-my-door’ route, but I have two growing boys and the serving sizes just don’t provide the double helpings the boys need. I look for semi-healthy options that can be made super-sized for two growing boys and, if I’m lucky, provide leftovers for a lunch or two. … More Weeknight Ready: Garlicky Enchiladas!
I love cake. Period. End of story . . . or beginning of this one. I also love my husband and he recently celebrated a birthday. This is when I get an excuse to bake things I love for the one I love. For the past 14 years, his favorite things remain the same. He … More A Little Slice of Heaven
Three days in and most parents are done with the creativity. For my kids, it isn’t about the cute animal shaped sandwiches or the specially cut veggies, it is about the food. They will eat it if they like it. My kids would eat turkey roll ups every day if they could, but I prefer … More Feed the Foodie
Trying new recipes is a normal part of my weekly routine. I try at least two new recipes a week, filling in the other nights with easy favorites like spaghetti and traditional family casseroles. Every now and then I come across a recipe that demands inclusion on the rotation. These two salads did just that … More Pack a Picnic
It was on our summer bucket list, but no matter how many times we go to the orchard, I never learn my lesson. My efforts are always greater than the time I have to create the scrumptious recipes floating around in my head. We crossed the trip off our list and came home with buckets … More Raising a Thief
If you are a camper, these are a treat to pack for your campsite. Not a camper, these tasty treats will make you want to start a campfire. Graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows fill these tasty cookies with ooeey gooey ness too good to pass up. Start by gathering the ingredients: 1¼ cup all purpose … More S’more Goodness, Cookie Syle