Jul 292014

We have been seriously enjoying the beautiful summer weather over the last few weeks.  Pool time, playing in the backyard, trips to the park and zoo.  We even managed to sneak in a couple of cookouts at my inlaws’ house.  And of course a little vacation fun, with a couple of day trips and weekend overnights!

Enjoying the Summer Weather! #IDelight

In between all of our events, we’ve made time for some tasty summer treats, too.  Anything cool and refreshing has topped our list – from fresh fruit to popsicles to ice cream and everything in between.  One recipe that seems to have pleased everyone especially are the Almond Joy Pudding Parfaits I’ve been making. Continue reading »

Jul 172014

Growing up my Mom always made some really yummy meatballs.  They were served up at most family potlucks or gatherings and often disappeared faster than anything else.  I know they were certainly one of my favorite things offered.

She called them German Meatballs, but I’m not sure where she got the name from.  To me, they’re much more like a Sweet and Sour meatball, so that’s what I’m sharing them with you all as.  The only thing you’ll really care about calling them, is delicious.

Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe

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Jun 112014

Growing up in Maine, we learned to thoroughly enjoy the warm summer weather when it presented itself.  The summers could get hot, but it didn’t happen frequently.  When they did, though, we made sure cool off with lots of frozen treats.

Easy Creamy Banana Vanilla Popsicle Recipe

There was always lots of ice cream, much of it homemade.  And plenty of milkshakes and slushy lemonade, too.  What was really popular with the younger kids, though, were popsicles. Continue reading »

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Jun 012014

This BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger recipe is sponsored by DataRank and KC Masterpiece. All words and opinions are my own.

This seems to be the time of year when more and more cookouts and backyard barbeques become more frequent. And that is totally okay with me, because the foods that are served at these events – burgers, grilled pizza, roasted veggies – are some of my favorites.

When I was in high school I did a lot of grilling out for my friends during the summer. My parents’ house was a natural gravitation point for everyone, and we spent a number of summer nights with burgers around a campfire. I knew I figured that I must be doing something right when even my guy friends complimented me on my grill capabilities.

BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Recipe

BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Recipe #KCMasterpiece

With grill plates I can thankfully grill year-round, but it’s more fun outside. There are a few good occasions for it coming up – Father’s Day, graduation parties. To have a little something special to serve, I put together this easy BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger recipe. Continue reading »

May 122014

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A few years ago my husband and I had the pleasure of dining at Boma restaurant at the Animal Kingdom Lodge.  I had heard and read rave reviews of the place for a long time, so we made plans to eat there during one of our overnight trips.

I knew that it would be a bit of a culinary adventure for us; Boma features many African-inspired recipes, not a cuisine either of us had a lot of experience with.  But we were both pleasantly surprised at how many dishes we ended up enjoying.  Especially the chicken and soups.

Family Christmas Photo #TysonMovieTicket #shop

Recently I caught one of the first commercials for the upcoming movie Blended.  It’s the story of two families coming together during separate trips to an African family resort, a story I can somewhat relate to.  While the vacations we’ve bonded over haven’t been African, I did have the pleasure of marrying into a beautiful family that included Ashley and Austin, and then rounding out our family with Bubbles. Continue reading »