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 […]

Butter Popcorn Cookies


I love popcorn. I love cookies. How about a combo of the two? Yes. Just yes. I am sure you are all familiar with Trader Joe’s. Trader Joe’s used to make a Kettle Corn Cookie that was my absolute fave. I mean it was such a favorite that I really couldn’t buy them because I […]

Fluffy Fruit Salad


It is Thanksgiving week! Time to start thawing the turkey and prepping for the many sides that will grace your family table. Maybe you are feeding your family at your house or heading over the river and through the woods. As for me, I am driving the 10 miles to my parents to celebrate and […]

Don’t Look Too Close…A Little Makeover


You will notice that I am working on getting this blog spiffed up. It has been on my mind for a long time and I am taking the plunge. So if you see something strange or something doesn’t work, I am getting there. Shoot me a comment if it is something completely obnoxious. Love.

Halloween According to Maggie

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Seriously, what is this? What is on me? I know I am cute but come on! Hey, did you hear me? Is anyone listening? This is crazy! HELP! Get me out of here!!! No treat is worth this! Happy Halloween to all my bumblebees, ladybugs, duckies and sheriffs out there. Be safe! (Editor’s Note: All […]


Papa's Atlas

Today is my Papa Jim’s birthday. He would have been 93 years old today. I miss him. I miss his quiet, patient way. I miss his smiles. I miss his hugs. I miss his laugh. I miss sharing stories with him and having him try my latest recipe creation. I miss him every day. Papa […]