My Favorite Cookbooks for Answering the “What’s For Dinner?” Question

I LOVE cookbooks!  I especially love when the author shares the stories behind the recipe, the traditions around their table, how they enjoy the meal, etc. Some of my favorites for this have been Pioneer Woman’s and Shauna Niequists‘ cookbooks. It’s so much more than just ingredients, it’s like sharing the table with them. On …

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7 Easy Soup Recipes for Fall

This weekend felt like the first weekend of fall. We wore sweatshirts, played football,  we took a hayride through the fields, we gathered around a fire and ate s’mores. It was lovely.  As much as I love the summer, it’s nice to have a chill in the air and fun things of the season to …

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Happy Camper Chuck Wagon Beans

We recently camped with our neighbors at The Dunes State Park. Beautiful scenery. Great friends. Good times. Sweet memories.   However, contrary to the belief, campers are not  “Happy Campers” at every waking moment.  It sometimes takes an extra measure of patience when you’re away from home and in the elements for both kids and parents …

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Must-Haves for Soccer Moms

Thanks to y’all we survived our first soccer game…in the 40 windy degree weather. That’s love right, Mamas?  It was fun(ny) and overall a positive start to the season, despite getting semi-stomped by the fierce offense of the Orange Tigers.  Seeing my boys rotate in at the same time one point in the game was …

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Best of 4tunate 2012: Recipes

           This week I’m taking a little rest for the holidays and looking back on some of the best posts of 2012, including RECIPES.  Eat. Drink. and Be Merry {And Bright}! 1. Easy Layered Mexican Pizza 2. Roast Beef Sandwich Roll 3. Slow-Cooker Taco Soup 4. Banana Berry Smoothie 5. Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps 6. …

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Easy Crockpot Taco Soup Recipe

I LOVE SOUP SEASON!!!! Bring on the chowder, chili, and warm goodness! I put together this simple taco soup in the crockpot the other night, and it was a definite crowd pleaser! It’s a soup that you can prep and walk away from for the day, and let the slow-cooker do the magic. First you’ll …

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Simple Outdoor Adventures for Boys {Day 9}: Cook Over An Open Fire

  How To Cook Over An Open Fire…    Supplies: Fire Pit or Campfire Food Roasting Sticks Wood and Kindling Cast Iron Skillet (optional) Food cooked outdoors over a fire is some of the finest dining that exists.  When you share it in the company of family and friends, it just enhances the experience! There …

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