Category: Food

Shortbread Toffee Bars

Shortbread Toffee Bars

Shortbread Toffee Bars are made using a simple shortbread recipe with decadent caramel, chocolate and toffee topping. They are rich, but you won’t be able to eat just one! Fall baking season is in full force. I generally bake on Sundays, so I can take them into work on Mondays, otherwise we will EAT IT

Treasure Hunting at The Picker Knows Antique Store

Treasure Hunting at The Picker Knows Antique Store

The Picker Knows antiques and collectibles store opened in my West Des Moines ‘hood recently. I spent an hour or so last weekend meandering through the aisles and booths checking out any potential treasures that might need to come home with me. I’m not what you’d consider a die hard antique lover or a “junker”. I

Salted Caramel Popcorn Mix

Salted Caramel Popcorn Mix

This salted caramel popcorn mix includes salted caramel, popcorn, chocolate, your favorite nuts and is perfect for tailgating, snack time or your wine down time. (yes, I meant wine down and not wind down!) ‘Tis the season for football tailgates and we’re right around the corner from fall parties and the holidays. This salted caramel

My Friday Five – Summer Endings

My Friday Five – Summer Endings

It was a whirlwind of a summer! Good times capped off by our recent vacation to Disney, an Ironman for my husband, and all sorts of other things thrown in between. School started last week signaling the official end of summer. Here’s a few of our last summer moments and the start of the school

At Home Store – Home Decor Warehouse

At Home Store – Home Decor Warehouse

I mentioned last week that a new home store had opened in our area – At Home. Honestly, I’d never heard of it before, but I was excited to check it out. On Sunday, Todd gave me a few hours to myself, so before going to get my first post winter pedicure, I went to

Monogram Succulent Garden

Monogram Succulent Garden

Create this easy monogram succulent garden for a personalized planter perfect for your home or office. While I have some very talented gardeners in my family, I tend to be a bit of a black thumb. I recently moved into a different pod at work and the people on my team in my new pod are all

My Friday Five – Spring Break Fun at Home

My Friday Five – Spring Break Fun at Home

Oh, hello Friday… I couldn’t be happier to see you! It was hard to get back into our routine after Carter’s spring break last week. We didn’t jet off anywhere exotic, but made some good memories right here in Des Moines. Carter went to the school program a few days while Todd and I worked. He

Homemade Bubble Solution

Homemade Bubble Solution

Make a homemade bubble solution with common household ingredients you already have on hand. We had a great end to Carter’s spring break from school last week. I took Friday off from work and we went to the Science Center of Iowa. It’s a place Carter has really grown to love more as he’s gotten

My Friday Five – March Madness

My Friday Five – March Madness

Here we are at the end of another week. Most of the schools here were on spring break this last week. While we didn’t jet off to somewhere warm, and I’m incredibly jealous of those who did, I was happy to have taken a few days off to spend with Carter AND the office was fairly

Smashed Potatoes

Smashed Potatoes

Smashed potatoes are my new favorite way to make potatoes. They have great flavor and the skins get a perfect crisp to them. This recipe was adapted from the Pioneer Woman’s Crash Hot Potatoes. I had pinned this recipe quite a long time ago and finally got around to making them a few weeks ago.