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 […]

Mountain Dew Bundt Cake


Well, hello there friends, family, strangers, readers…love you all and glad you are here. I am here too. Somewhere behind this computer screen. Realizing that I cannot let months go by. Realizing I need a plan. Realizing that I can’t do it all. Oh well, enough of that. Fall is here! I heart fall. I […]

Pantry Makeover and a Remember Me?

Bags from the Pantry

Hi! It’s me! Jess! Remember me? Anyone out there? Hello? Hello? Is this thing on? Yeah, yeah it has been a while but let me just say, it has been an amazing summer. Lots of things crossed off my bucket list! But with this past summer came ALOT of work projects and time on that. […]