Purple Ribbon Banana Bread

Purple Ribbon Banana Bread

Award winning Banana Bread recipe! The best (and only!) recipe for banana bread you’ll ever need. Moist, flavorful and super delicious!   If you knew me when I was a kid back in rural  South Dakota, you knew that I was heavily involved in 4-H.  I was in 4-H from the ages of 8 toContinue Reading…


Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake

Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake

The most amazing coffee cake! Loaded with lemon flavor, and packed with blueberries, its the perfect breakfast or brunch treat! As a little girl my very first introduction to coffee cake was something very unorthodox.  My mom would take a couple leftover pieces of cornbread and split them open in a bowl, she would thenContinue Reading…

Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie

Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie

How are mornings at your house?  If the answer is “rushed”, “hectic”, “chaotic” you’re not alone.  This weekend was the dreaded daylight savings time, spring forward fiasco.  If you have school aged kids, you know exactly why I used the word “fiasco.”  This time change puts a serious amount of stress on an already difficultContinue Reading…


Made with a cake mix, this super chocolaty Double Chocolate Turtle Bars are just as easy as they are delicious! Loaded with lots of chocolate, caramel, and pecans, these bars are amazing anytime you're in the mood for a sweet treat!

Double Chocolate Turtle Bars

Double Chocolate Turtle Bars

Made with a cake mix, this super chocolaty Double Chocolate Turtle Bars are just as easy as they are delicious!  Loaded with lots of chocolate, caramel, and pecans, these bars are amazing anytime you’re in the mood for a sweet treat! I don’t know about you, but when I get a little stressed, anxious, orContinue Reading…

Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Just after I had graduated college, I did something rather daring.  I moved halfway across the country for a job…and a boyfriend!  Right away I found a great apartment, right on the river in gorgeous, Boise, Idaho.  I loved living in my tiny one-bedroom apartment.  In college I always had roommates, and before college IContinue Reading…


Smokey bacon, ham, red and green onions and plenty of cheese top this delicious thin crust pizza! The perfect dinner option for any night of the week!

Thin Crust Smokehouse Pizza

Thin Crust Smokehouse Pizza

Smokey bacon, ham, red and green onions and plenty of cheese top this delicious thin crust pizza!  The perfect dinner option for any night of the week!   Well, I don’t know about you, but we’ve had quite the winter!  Multiple snow days for my son, (so many they are having to make up daysContinue Reading…

Triple Chocolate Espresso Brownies

Triple Chocolate Espresso Brownies

So, I don’t know about you, but I have a bit of a chocolate problem.  A problem, by the way of wanting it eat chocolate far to often than whats good for me.  About every two weeks or so I get an intense craving for a really rich, chocolaty brownie.  I like my brownies onContinue Reading…