Category: Food

My Friday Five

My Friday Five

It’s that time again – thank goodness. Friday.. Friday… Friday! I had a nasty virus that knocked me off my feet for a few days, so I’m happy to report I’m back to feeling mostly myself again. Here’s My Friday Five for the week. 1) Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town – My office has

My Friday Five

My Friday Five

Happy Friday! We had a fairly typical week with work, school and a few ounces of fun thrown in. 1. Twinkle Twinkle – While it’s always a bit of work to get the tree out and decorated, it looks so magical when it’s all lit up. We spent most of last Saturday cleaning up the

My Friday Five

My Friday Five

Happy Friday after Thanksgiving! I hope you enjoyed a great feast and festivities with your families like we did! I was too busy stuffing my face and chatting to take any pictures, but here’s my Friday Five for the week. 1. Family Pics – we got our family pictures taken a few weeks ago after

Soft Gingersnaps

Soft Gingersnaps

These soft gingersnap cookies are a family favorite recipe from my Grandma Edna. If you don’t think you like gingersnaps, this recipe will prove you wrong. Soft Gingersnaps Ingredients: 2/3 cup margarine 1 cup sugar 1 egg 4 tbsp molasses 2 cups flour ¼ tsp salt 2 tsp baking soda ½ tsp ginger ¼ tsp

My Friday Five – First Snow

My Friday Five – First Snow

Another blur of a week… I’m really looking forward to some time off next week over the Thanksgiving holiday to recharge! 1. Let it snow! Well, I’m never quite ready for the snow each year (and the cold that comes with it), but the few inches that fell over the weekend were so pretty. 2. #StressBaking

Best Gifts for The Baker

Best Gifts for The Baker

This round up of Best Gifts for The Baker covers must-haves, upgrades on basics, and personalized gifts any baking addict would love! I’m certainly no professional, but I do like to bake. Many of these items I own and some are on my own wish list! Click on the underlined links to view product details.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Another great combination, these pumpkin chocolate chip muffins got rave reviews from my co-workers.  I tend to be a bit of a stress eater and consequently that also translates into being a stress baker! It’s a combination of sometimes fixing a craving and I find it a good way to take my mind off of

Best Parks in Des Moines

Best Parks in Des Moines

Now that the weather is starting to change, we’re trying to squeeze in as much outside time as we can by visiting some of our favorite parks at least one last time before it gets too cold. Here’s our list of the best parks in Des Moines. 5. Legion Park, West Des Moines Why it’s

Peanut Butter Bars

Peanut Butter Bars

I forgot how good these peanut butter bars really are! I’ve been craving them for a few weeks, in a way that Reese’s Peanut Butter cups just couldn’t curb. Made with ingredients I already had on hand, these quick and easy to make treats were a big hit at an office potluck last week. Peanut

Nail Art Designs using a Silhouette

Nail Art Designs using a Silhouette

Create your own nail art designs using a Silhouette Cameo or other craft cutting machine. Plus get tips and tricks on applying them and painting your nails. It’s college football season and time for showing off your school spirit. Todd and I went to the first Iowa Hawkeyes home game this weekend, so I decided to