Parmesan Salmon and Asparagus in Foil

Summer is my favorite season, hands down, but I swoon over fall. Signs that fall is around the corner have popped up this week in Minnesota and it has made me cautiously excited. Sometimes we don't get much of a fall and I'm hopeful that this is not one of those years ....more

Cherry Jam

When I see Bing cherries on sale, I ALWAYS buy them. I love cherries. I can make my way through a bag of cherries in no time ....more

Shrimp Fried Rice with Peppers

This week is proof that despite all attempts at mapping out time, plans can become unhinged in the blink of an eye. I had grand plans to catch up on work, laundry, cleaning and so much more ....more

Quick Sweet Refrigerator Pickles

Have you ever watched the caterpillar to butterfly transformation? Of course I have always known how it works, but until recently had never actually watched the process unfold before my eyes. It is a MIRACLE! ...more

Oven-Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

The Minneapolis Farmer's Market has always been a novelty for me. Maybe because it is always CRAZY busy and nearly impossible to keep track of two boys, routing through scads of people while scoping out produce. On Friday of last week I decided ...more

Peach Crumble Bars

'Tis the season for swimming, popsicles, tank tops, air conditioning and PEACHES! When we arrived at my dad's house a few weeks ago, there sat a huge box of ripe, delicious peaches on the kitchen counter ....more

Peach Frozen Yogurt

In the past week we wrapped up our time in Charlotte, drove all they way back to Minnesota, got (sort of) back into the swing of things at home, avoided laundry and cleaning and celebrated a BIG birthday ....more

Pink Lily Cocktail

Since my last post we have traveled from Kentucky to North Carolina. I sit now with my little apple-clad laptop on my lap in my dad and stepmom's back yard. A hornet's nest sits six feet to my left, but thankfully it seems that most of them have died in last night's hot-water drenching (don't ask) ....more

Corn and Blueberry Salad

This post is coming to you from Louisville, Kentucky! My little boys and I drove 740 miles in 11.5 hours yesterday. It sounds impossible, but we did not have even a single hiccup in our travels ....more

One-Pan Rice and Beans Taco Skillet

It's true that I love food. I mean, obviously, right? I'd be a terrible food blogger if I didn't ....more