The Best 7-Layer Taco Dip {VIDEO}

The Best 7-Layer Taco Dip {VIDEO}

Summer is the best time for parties, gatherings, get-togethers or whatever you wish to call them. I am constantly preparing food in the summer months and I love it because it means we are spending time with people. I have a handful of favorite..

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Easy Italian Meatball Sub Casserole Recipe

Easy Italian Meatball Sub Casserole Recipe

A few summers ago I had an addiction to food magazines. It was bad. I spent most of my spare time flipping through them, salivating over photos, excited to make a million different recipes. I still have my enormous stash and over the years Dan has occasionally threatened to throw them away.

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Classic Hummus

Classic Hummus

I refuse to talk about the weather. I'm not talking about the weather. Minnesotans talk about the weather waaaaay too much. Nothing in this post will be about the weather...that really cold weather that creates an ice skating rink on my driveway and that makes me want to scream every time I open my front door.

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Crockpot Reuben Dip

Crockpot Reuben Dip

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. day, hence no school or work. Dan and I brought the boys to Grandma's house for a few hours and sneaked away to see a movie (a rare but cherished treat!). Have you seen American Sniper yet? I can say with all honesty that it was one of the best, but also one of the most heart-wrenching and saddest movies I have ever watched.

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Club Sandwich Dip

Club Sandwich Dip

My boys and I were a giant tornado of commotion for months and now things have abruptly quieted down for us. It is taking me a while to adjust and truly enjoy this unique quality time that we have together. We are also still adjusting to life after Elijah's recent surgery and his challenging recovery from it and the news that we learned.

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Zingy Berry Basil Turkey Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Zingy Berry Basil Turkey Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Although I am tired beyond words (excited for this "season" to be done), I am so happy to cheat a little bit and share some forbidden fruit with you all. This sandwich comes from my beloved grilled cheese cookbook that I spent all of last winter creating...in that super cozy favorite coffee shop of mine.

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Slim and Delicious Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Slim and Delicious Chicken Lettuce Wraps

The time that I am able to spend with my little Sammy in the mornings while Elijah is at school is so precious. It's always the most entertaining part of my day, as I answer question after question followed by constant commentary followed by bossy orders telling me exactly where I can sit and what I cannot touch or breathe on.

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Corn and Tomato Stuffed Avocados

Corn and Tomato Stuffed Avocados

We are coming off a weekend that has left us totally exhausted yet totally happy. We spent our first weekend this season at the dropzone as a family (in the, yes, freezing cold). It was so nice to see our friends again and to spend time away from the city. We love our "second home," as our boys call our trailer life in the country.

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