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Appetizers/Snacks

Energy Bites

Energy Bites are a healthy no-bake snack you will actually look forward to! They’re filling, easy to make (no food processor needed!) and stay good for days in the fridge. Energy Bites are convenient and perfect for snacks on-the-go or as a sweet treat in the lunchbox! Sometimes it’s difficult to find a snack that’s […]

Dessert

Rhubarb Cookies

These Rhubarb Cookies are the perfect afternoon snack or dessert on-the-go. They’re soft, sweet, studded with rhubarb and topped with a smooth cream cheese frosting! Move over rhubarb crisp, there’s a new kid in town! April showers bring May….rhubarb?  Well, if you’re in Iowa, that’s certainly the case!  Happy May y’all!  April flew by and […]

Main Dish

Bruschetta Chicken Skewers

These Bruschetta Chicken Skewers are healthy, colorful, and full of all the bruschetta flavors. Easy to prep ahead of time, these skewers will be hot off the grill and ready to devour before you know it! I’ve been feeling a little bored with my workout routine lately. Wake up, run a couple miles, stretch, and […]

Breakfast

Rhubarb Berry Jam

This Rhubarb Berry Jam is packed with flavor, easy to spread and simple to make. No need for pectin or pressure cookers for this recipe – just grab your jars and a few ingredients and you’re on your way to the best jam ever!

Dessert

Chocolate Cobbler

Chocolate Cobbler has a warm, fudgy pudding covered with a moist chocolate cake.  It’s like a chocolate lava cake, but wayyyy easier and just as delicious. Top it with a scoop of ice cream, and good luck putting that spoon down! 😉 A couple of my siblings told me lately that they “couldn’t believe” I […]

Dessert

Raspberry Bars

These bars have a rich, buttery crust, a flavorful raspberry filling and a drizzle of icing on top! They’re easy to put together and hard to resist! My sister-in-law introduced me to this recipe and I’m SO glad she did! It’s a recipe that’s been in her family for quite some time and I knew […]

Main Dish

Creamy Red Pepper Pasta Skillet

This Creamy Red Pepper Pasta Skillet is so easy and perfect for a quick weeknight meal.  A jar of roasted red peppers brings a great depth of flavor and the cream cheese balances the flavor and gives it a creamy texture. Oh – and this recipe earns extra credit for being made in one skillet! […]

Dessert

Fried Ice Cream Pie

It’s like the fried ice cream you get at your local Mexican restaurant….but in pie form and without all that oil!   When us four kids were little, Mom and Dad always made sure we felt special on our birthdays. Mom was sure to make our favorite meal for supper and she’d send us to school […]

Main Dish

10 Minute Pork Chops

Weeknights are busy and the quicker the meal, the better! Pork chops offer a lean source of protein and are super easy to cook, taking just 10 minutes on the stove top! Last year I spent a day at Google’s headquarters with an amazing group of pork industry leaders and pig farmers from around the […]

Dessert

Triple Lemon Poke Cake

Every aspect of this Triple Lemon Poke Cake is vibrant and lemony!  With a flavorful base, tangy filling, and sweet homemade whipped topping, this dessert is sure to be a hit!! When my husband and I began dating six years ago now, I remember discussing holiday traditions one evening. We chatted about everything from Santa’s […]