Nuts and Fruits Energy Bars {Homemade Kind Bars}

Since I’ve been traveling more the past few years, spending more time in airports (sometimes quite a bit more time than ever originally planned, ugh), I’ve come to rely on a few grab-and-go items that give me the energy I need without leaving me feeling bogged down. Every single time I fly, you’ll find me with...more

Jerk Baby Back Pork Ribs {#PorkBucketList}

This dish is one that I find myself dreaming of, wishing I had just one or two more bones of its ultra tender pork, sticky from slatherings of BBQ sauce caramelized over the grill. My family savored...more

Cheesy Zucchini Noodles Bake with Roasted Corn and Red Pepper

I caved in about a month ago. I let myself buy a spiral vegetable slicer, a kitchen gadget that I had repeatedly told...more

Fiesta Dinnerware Giveaway!

It seems that I’ve admired...more

Slow Cooker Island Pulled Pork {#slowNwholeCookbook}

Slow cooked pork, fork-tender and saturated with flavor, is one of my favorite dishes of all time. Today I’m sharing this wonderful Slow Cooker Island Pulled Pork recipe from Jill Holland, Chef Instructor at...more

#slowNwholeCookbook Giveaway!

This #slowNwholeCookbook Giveaway is associated with a great cause! September is Hunger Action Month. Read here about how you can help fight hunger in America, plus get a just-released slow cooker cookbook with recipes from over 30 awesome food bloggers ....more

Banana Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies with Whole Wheat, Oats, and Dried Blueberries

This past month, while we were staying with my parents in South Dakota for a few days, Mom made my sister’s famous...more

Grilled Sriracha Honey Mustard Beef Kebabs

How can it be that we’re already coming up on Labor Day Weekend? Didn’t summer just start?! I am nowhere ready to let go of our warm weather and more relaxed summer schedule, to send...more

#FrenchsMixology Giveaway from French’s Mustard

What an awesome giveaway from French’s! Thanks to their #FrenchsMixology mustard campaign, you could be entered to win a Napoleon TravelQ 285 Portable Grill, plus a selection of French’s mustards, coupons for French’s products, and a T-shirt, bag, and cap. Just use the Rafflecopter widget in this post to enter! ...more

Peach and Vanilla Bean Freezer Jam {quick & easy!}

The awesomeness of summer’s harvest has been almost too much to take in lately. As the girls and I were out in the garden yesterday picking warm juicy tomatoes and pulling up carrots and baseball-sized beets, still clinging with earth, our oldest daughter said, “It’s almost too much of a good thing.”...more