Tater Breakfast Bombs

Hoppy Easter! While you’re probably full of honey baked ham, deviled eggs, and jellybeans, it only makes sense that dinner is something just as delicious but maybe a little lighter. While these breakfast bombs are the perfect way to start a day, I’d also eat them for dinner too 🙂 Tater Breakfast Bombs (Inspired by Damn…

4 Ingredient Coffee Smoothie

Things I like: black coffee [hot & cold brew are my favorite] chocolate sunshine sitting on our deck on my lunch break Yesterday, as I sat there watching Massey do sprints around the yard, I started daydreaming about a frozen mocha. I’m pretty weak when it comes to daydreaming about food. If I think about…

Flank Steak Slow Cooker Tacos

It’s almost April which means that it’s almost Cinco de Mayo. Close enough anyways. I love nothing more than a good taco. Give me all the tacos. Over a year ago, this photo popped up on my Pinterest and I about fell out of my chair: Photo Credit: Half Baked Harvest Not only are these…

Pesto Pasto with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Roasted Asparagus

You know how sometimes you share weird, random facts about yourself and your life and other people just don’t really get it? A prime example is when I was in junior high, and boys started to really look at my face. If you know me, I’m sure you’ve noticed that I have two different colored…

Make Your Own Sliders: Tropical Mango and Spicy Hatch Chile Pepper

Jerrod and I were grocery shopping at Hy-Vee the other night and we noticed that they sold beef sliders of all different kinds (mushroom & swiss and bacon & cheddar to name a few). While they looked delicious, we were feeling a bit inventive and wanted to create our own. I was craving something with a…

Crockpot Chicken Burrito Bowls

During my senior year of college, my cross country team would go to Chipotle at least twice a week. We couldn’t get enough. After a hard workout, heck even after a easy run, that first bite of burrito tasted like gold. We always sat at the same booth, we laughed, and we bonded. Flash forward to…

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Today was nice. Really, really nice. Warm weather (50-60ish degrees!) and the perfect day to hit the trails. We live pretty close to a huge park that is hardly ever used by other people (at least every time we’ve gone to it) and it’s full of trails! The ground was really muddy so we ran…

Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice Casserole

When I hear the word casserole, it brings me back to crisp, autumn nights spent huddled around a car in the middle of a corn or soybean field. Growing up in a farming family, I got the chance eat dinner other places than the dinner table. During Harvest, my mom and I would drive from field…

Baked Funfetti Donuts

Saturday and Sunday mornings have quickly become my most favorite time of the week. I love when they are slow, when I can actually enjoy my coffee and the little of the morning light that streams in our windows. The house is quiet. I can make a big breakfast that isn’t rushed. The best. Shortly…

A Night at Hy-Vee

I’ve never really won anything before. The last thing I won was at a conference for work – my prize? 2 plastic folders from a school I don’t work for. Sigh. Earlier this week (Tuesday to be specific), I was mindlessly scrolling through Facebook when I came across a post from Hy-Vee Bloomington. Hy-Vee is a…

Apple Cider Glazed Pork Chops

I’m sure that reading Apple Cider immediately made you think of fall? Me too. What about pork chops? Did those make you think of summer? Maybe a county fair? Me too. What better time to think of both the comfort of fall and the sunshine of summer?! Winter, be gone! So that’s Jerrod (my fiancee)….