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Author: Mel

Acorn Squash Pancakes

Acorn Squash Pancakes

Now that the heat wave has passed, it’s finally starting to feel a bit like fall in the Midwest. What better way to celebrate than with our favorite fall meals? I gotta tell you, though… I may be a bit too excited about sharing all […]

Accepting the Blogger Recogition Award

Accepting the Blogger Recogition Award

I’m so excited to be nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award! This comes as quite a surprise, since my blog is so brand new, but truly makes me feel like I am on the right track. I want to give a huge “Thank You!” to […]

Butternut Squash Spinach Lasagna

Butternut Squash Spinach Lasagna

This is the second time in seven days that I’ve made a meatless meal. And the second time my carnivore Hubs has devoured it! I’ve gotta tell ya… I’m very proud of how he has adjusted to my new recipe obsession. No complaints, no questions, and […]

How to Reboot Your Morning When You Wake Up on the Wrong Side of the Coffee Cup

How to Reboot Your Morning When You Wake Up on the Wrong Side of the Coffee Cup

You know it’s going to be a rough day when your toddler starts throwing his first fit at 5:35am. I am not even being sarcastic this time. I actually looked at the clock. Usually I get a happy little boy in my face at 5am, […]

Taco Seasoning

Taco Seasoning

We are finally that household who has homemade seasonings instead of paying through the roof for the store bought kind in a packet! You have no idea how happy I am about this. Seriously. I’ve been searching on Pinterest for months and had tried a […]

Butternut Squash Enchilada Casserole

Butternut Squash Enchilada Casserole

In our house butternut squash has always been either a baby food or a mash with butter and salt. The idea of peeling and chopping to use in a casserole hadn’t occurred to me, and I’m so glad I ran across this recipe! Introducing my […]

Easy Weeknight Chicken Fajitas

Easy Weeknight Chicken Fajitas

This is a super quick and easy meal to whip up on the fly. The Hubs gets so excited whenever he sees fajitas on the weekly menu! Tonight when I made it was actually the very first time I measured any of the spices. Lol, […]

Twice as Sweet Triple Layer Double Flavor Cakes

Twice as Sweet Triple Layer Double Flavor Cakes

You guys, I may have gone just a teeny bit overboard for B’s birthday this year. I mean, the boy lived on pizza and cake for 24 hours! Not joking. Totally not joking. We’ve been asking him for the last couple weeks what kind of cake […]

Gramma’s Sloppy Joes

Gramma’s Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes are just one of those meals you can’t go wrong with. There are so many variations, and everyone has a different favorite recipe. My Gramma’s recipe is still my all time favorite! So simple and only a few ingredients makes this one an […]

Consistency in Parenting for a Respectful Toddler

Consistency in Parenting for a Respectful Toddler

Toddlers are nuts. Don’t deny it, you know it’s true. I firmly believe that they are smarter than they look, and are constantly thinking and plotting and planning exactly what moves will drive us batty to the extreme. And it works. B has been pushing […]


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