Lack of Inspiration Corner


Are there days, weeks, even months where you lack inspiration? I am at a point that I am lacking inspiration. I want to find it, I try looking for it, and then I find that I can never find it. Looking for it actually makes it worse. It also doesn’t help that there are personal [...]

Attempted Cutie Photoshoot


When the Cuties see me bring my camera out, the typical reaction is not a positive one. I usually have to include some type of bribe to get a formal photoshoot. I tried one a couple of weeks ago and decided to try a trick. I told them that there was a butterfly in my [...]

A Warm Look Back


Since Minnesota has had 50-something days of below zero weather, I thought I would take a look back at summer. The warm sun beating down. The cool lake beckoning. I actually have a hard time imagining that right now. So here are some glances…try to imagine the warmth. And the pictures above show THREE bucket [...]

Three Years


3 years. It just doesn’t seem like it has been 3 years since I lost one of the most influential people in my life…my Papa Jim. It has been 3 years since I heard that soft kind voice or held that strong hand. 3 years since a Papa hug…papa gave the best hugs. I miss [...]

Gooey Butter Cookies


I have a recipe to share with you today for melt-in-your-mouth cookies that are so easy to make with just a couple of ingredients. These cookies will be perfect for your game day guests! They are also a great idea to save in your recipe box for your next bake sale, family get-together or just [...]

Asian Salad Cups


Growing up, my parents hosted a huge party every year for the big game. Lots of food. Lots of games. Lots of fun. There was also always a movie in the living room for the people that didn’t want to watch the game. I remember watching Anne of Green Gables very fondly. Because you need [...]

Muffin Tin Taco Cups


Who doesn’t like tacos?  Well, some people might not like the process of putting together a taco (looking at you dad) so I decided to try to make a bite sized appetizer for Betty Crocker that is packed with all the taco ingredients you love without all the work! Muffin Tin Taco Cups! These apps [...]

Indian Butter Chicken Naan Pizza


It is the middle of the week. It is a month since I last updated. It is a fact that Minnesota may freeze off the planet. It is almost time for the Big Game. These are all facts. Some that I am truly and deeply embarrassed about. But instead of wallowing in my usual self-pity [...]

Goodbye 2013…Hello 2014


Yes, it is time for New Year’s resolutions. That time that I always make the list to better myself. To perfect myself. To fix those problem areas. Not this year. This year I am waking up tomorrow with an attitude of love. I am going to try to love the person that I am. The [...]

Baked BBQ Pork Sandwiches


It’s the holiday season! Time for lights, shopping, presents, carols and of course FOOD! I just love being with my family at the holidays and sharing stories around the dinner table over ham and my grandma’s cheesy potatoes. Or late nights filled with snacks, games and laughs. It just makes me stop and continue to [...]