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zucchini meatball with a bite out of it on a white plate
Main Dish

Zucchini Meatballs

These Zucchini Meatballs are full of flavor and have a sweet & tangy topping! The moisture from the zucchini makes these meatballs so tender and the kids will never know they’re full of veggies! Nothing beats great garden produce – especially that first ripe fruit or veggie you harvest! All that time spent planting the […]

French toast casserole on a plate with maple syrup drizzling down on it

Overnight French Toast Casserole

This easy Overnight French Toast Casserole starts with a box of frozen French toast sticks and gets a crunchy coating with one simple ingredient! Top with a drizzle of maple syrup and dive on in! Any French toast fans out there?! Well, I love a good slice of French toast but find myself rarely making […]

chocolate zucchini muffin broken in half to see the inside
Bread, Breakfast

Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

These Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins are full of chocolatey goodness – no one will ever know they’re actually good for you! When I think of the farmers market back home, I think of a small town farmers market.  There’s some art, a couple food vendors, and a handful of people selling fruits and vegetables.  […]

How to Freeze Sweet Corn

How to Freeze Sweet Corn

After testing several different ways to freeze sweet corn, I’m sharing the BEST way in terms of texture, flavor and ease of prep! If you don’t know where I’m from, this post juuuuust might give it away! Us Iowans (and those from other midwest states) sure do love our sweet corn, so much so that […]

mexican meatloaf with sour cream and parsley on top
Main Dish

Mexican Meatloaf

This flavorful Mexican Meatloaf is a taco-lover’s dream! With tortilla chips, salsa, corn, black beans, big chunks of cheddar cheese and the perfect amount of seasoning, it’s a fun twist on a classic meatloaf! You guys…my husband is OBSESSED with this meatloaf!!! Now I’ll be honest, he’s not a picky eater by any means, but […]

raspberry cake on a white plate

Raspberry Cake

This moist and tender Raspberry Cake starts with a cake mix and is packed with flavor from fresh raspberries and raspberry gelatin! A simple raspberry whipped cream tops the cake, making it a light, refreshing dessert! Raspberries have always been one of my favorite (probably THE favorite) berry, because they’re juicy, sweet and the perfect […]

Garden Lettuce Dressing
Salad, Sides

Garden Lettuce Dressing

This Garden Lettuce Dressing is super easy to make with just three ingredients. Toss with your favorite fresh garden lettuce for a refreshing summer side dish! When we moved into our new home this spring, I was worried I was going to be too late to plant a garden. And being so last minute, I […]

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

These Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes make celebrating a birthday just that much better! Filled and baked with cake batter, topped with vanilla buttercream and finished with sprinkles, they’re fun to make and fun to eat! When I think of the most classic, nostalgic birthday treat from my childhood, these Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes are the […]

Haystack cookie close up on a white countertop

Haystack Cookies

Haystack Cookies are a quick and easy no-bake dessert everyone loves. Chow mein noodles & nuts give them a great crunch and they’re coated in a peanut butter & butterscotch coating!! These cookies always take me back to my childhood. It’s one of those treats I completely forget about until I see a bag of […]