Holiday Entertaining with Midwest Dairy – Can I get an A-‘MOO’-EN?!

One of the things I love most about this time of year is gathering with friends – new and old – and getting to spend time chatting, laughing, and sharing stories. Moments shared around the table are never moments wasted. I feel truly fulfilled!

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A 10-Yr Reunion, Julia Child, and a Roasted Salmon Filet Walks into a Bar…

Here we are. Another Thanksgiving has come and gone. I’ve officially experienced 29 Thanksgiving’s in my lifetime. I guess I don’t technically remember much of the first 10. So I’ve officially experienced 19 cognizant Thanksgivings. There. Now I don’t feel so old. I’m 19 cognizant Thanksgivings old. I do realize 29 is not old. But…

Blueberry Crumble with Salted Caramel Ice Cream

This post is sponsored by Turkey Hill. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I simply cannot get enough blueberries in the summer. I love to eat them frozen, to blend them into smoothies, and to bake them in desserts. The other day I was CRAVING a warm blueberry crumble with a scoop of cold-melty…

BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza

Anytime I work with dough I think of my Great Grandpa Geusebroek. I never got to meet the man – but his legacy lives on through stories that have been passed down from my Grandma Underwood and my Mom. My Great Grandparents immigrated to America from Holland in the early 1900s. They settled down in…

Paleo Zucchini Bread

Heyyy hey hoooo! Happy Saturday friends. I’m just sitting here drinking my coffee, eating this paleo zucchini bread and watching the third season of Desperate Housewives on Hulu (OMG WHY IS IT SO GOOD?!). Matt and I have been house hunting the past month and put an offer on a house last night. It was…

Shredded Zesty Italian Beef

About 6 years ago I had just discovered cooking. I mean I could always make toast and EXPERTLY microwave a hot-dog but I had never really been that in to cooking. When I first started dating Matt, he was the cook. He knew what flavors went well together, how to cook all the meats, and…

The Best Damn Bloody Mary’s

Happy Friday, friends! It’s the weekend and I’m sharing my cult-classic Bloody Mary, just for you. Or I could just say this is a primer on how to make the perfect Bloody Mary! I love these because Bloody’s (we’re on a first name basis) are a great pick-me-up after a long Friday night, and perfect…

Local Lavender French 75

Hey, hey! I know, it’s been a hot sec since you last heard from me! I’m good, thanks for asking. OMGSH I’ve missed you, too! What?! You’re thirsty and need a cocktail? Oh, I’ve got you covered! I made a fun little recipe for a Local Lavender French 75 for my friends at Sweet Streams…