• Baked Ham and Cheese Tart September 30, 2014 Baked Ham and Cheese Tart
    This didn’t start with me.
    Every Sunday was the same growing up in my house. Both mom and dad were in the kitchen cooking, sometimes good ole eggs and bacon, sometimes kimchi fried rice.
    It didn’t matter. We just loved waking up to the smell of something delicious coming out of the …
  • Zucchini Ricotta Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter Sauce September 25, 2014 Zucchini Ricotta Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter Sauce
    One of the great, truly rewarding things about blogging is connecting with other people. The readers, fellow bloggers, foodies, other home cooks. It’s wonderful to connect with people who share the same passion: cooking and food.
    Today, I’m guest posting over at Laura’s Mess. Laura is my friend over in Perth, …
  • Quick and Easy Soba Noodle Salad Bowl September 24, 2014 Quick and Easy Soba Noodle Salad Bowl
    It’s funny. .  whenever I think I have control of everything and am in some kind of groove, I feel like it all kinda comes crashing down. OK, I’m just being dramatic. I’ve been reminded recently that things are never fully in our control and we have to just let …
  • White Bean and Chicken Chili Soup September 22, 2014 White Bean Chicken Chili Soup_main
    The official first day of autumn is tomorrow. Not that I needed an official day to get into my fall mindset and whip up one of our favorite chili soups. Now, initially, this soup happened by accident. .  or maybe I should call it experimenting. .  My kids love white …
  • Mexican Biscuit Casserole September 18, 2014 Mexican Biscuit Casserole
    I’d like to think that my kids are pretty adventurous eaters. Well, sometimes. .  and when bribed with ice cream, we can usually get them to try something new. I might try this tactic every now and then and especially when I’ve slaved away at something fabulous and I want …
  • Three Cheese Chicken Broccoli and Orzo Casserole September 15, 2014 Three Cheese Broccoli and Orzo Casserole_main
    Last week I was participating in the Love Your Kitchen Challenge with The Kitchn and Every Day with Rachael Ray (check this out, it’s going on all month and you can win $2,500 for a kitchen upgrade!) and I got to clean out my pantry. This was a very big job because …
  • Slow Cooker Spicy Asian Beef Short Ribs September 12, 2014 Slow Cooker Spicy Asian Beef Short Ribs
    It seems totally fitting that I whipped out my slow cooker this week. It’s getting cooler here in Wisconsin ..  yesterday was a brisk 46/47 degrees and today it’s 55 degrees! Fall is a comin’ and I love it!

    I absolutely love the smell when you walk into your kitchen if …

  • Cheater Nutella Sticky Buns September 10, 2014 Cheater Nutella Sticky Buns_main
    I’ll admit it. I used to be a Ben & Jerry’s/ rom com Friday night gal. And ok, maybe I frequented the freezer section of my local grocery store to find my favorite pint of Chocolate Fudge Brownie when I had an especially long and crazy work week or when I just …
  • One Pan Roast Chicken with Root Vegetables + A Cookbook Giveaway! September 8, 2014 One Pan Roasted Chicken with Root Vegetables_main
    Everyone is now back in school and back to their weekday school year routines. I don’t know about you but I’m always pressed for time the few hours leading up to dinner time. I tried the cook 4 meals over the weekend thing and freeze/store for the rest of the …
  • Rock The Lunchbox + A Giveaway with #TeamAnnies September 5, 2014 Rock the Lunchbox_main
    We survived our first week of school! Woot woot!! It’s funny, after Day 1, I was like. .  “oh I sooo got this.” and then, of course, on Day 3 I crashed and burned. As a mother who stays at home, but also works from home, it’s sometimes hard to …
  • Fall Baking with LAND O LAKES® Butter #SpreadTheLove September 4, 2014 LAND O LAKES Butter with Canola Oil

    I can’t believe September is here! September represents so much. The kids are back in school, the beginning of fall weather, where the air becomes a little more cool and crisp and fall baking and cooking! Fall is my favorite season, I love seeing the leaves change colors and …

  • Pumpkin Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies for #OXOGoodCookies September 2, 2014 Pumpkin Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies_main
    Well, the day has arrived my friends. We’re back to school today. Yes, today . . . finally. I feel like everyone else in the country started school two weeks ago.
    If you have kids, you know how tiring this last week has been. Getting ready for back-to-school, both physically and …
  • Zucchini and Summer Squash Crostini for #SundaySupper August 31, 2014 Zucchini and Summer Squash Crostini_main
    I couldn’t let August go by without sharing one more fabulous recipe using my favorite summer vegetables. Zucchini and yellow summer squash. This crostini recipe is simple, quick and delicious. Great for a Labor Day party tray. Or simple appetizers before a meal at home.
    It doesn’t get any easier than …
  • The Best Zucchini Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cake . . . Ever. August 29, 2014 Zucchini Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cake
    You guys. .  this cake. .  this cake!!
    I loved this cake so much. Zucchini cake, cupcakes and cookies seemed to be all the rage this month and so I figured I had to bake something and see for myself. Zucchini cakes are known for being super moist. Well, I kicked …
  • Back to School with Tuna Veggie Rolls #BumbleBee101 August 27, 2014 Tuna Veggie Rolls
    I can’t believe my kids will be back in school in less than one week. It’s been a glorious and fun summer and even though I’m not looking forward to pulling them out of bed in the mornings, I am looking forward to getting back into a regular schedule. Hooray!
    Back …
  • The Pumpkin Banana Bread You Have To Try August 25, 2014 Pumpkin Banana bread_main
    Last week was a whirlwind. I drove to Chicago (only 2.5 hours away) and was in my first ever real photoshoot. All the anticipation, drinking water non-stop to help my complexion, cutting down on the carbs, trying to get to bed earlier, practicing my smile craziness is over! Hallelujah!
    And how …
  • Kimchi Deviled Eggs August 22, 2014 Kimchi Deviled Eggs_main
    I recently watched the movie Chef and loved it. This is the first movie I think where the term, “food blogger” has been used. Am I right or am I forgetting another movie? Anyway, in Chef, the food blogger is also a food critic and has a huge following on …
  • The Ultimate Chicken Sandwich + A Giveaway from Maille August 20, 2014 The Ultimate Chicken Sandwich with Honey Dijon Mustard with Balsamic Vinegar by Hip Foodie Mom
    Sometimes you just need a sandwich. A big sandwich. Or a chicken burger. One that drips when you take a bite and is juicy and full of flavor. This is for the days when a salad won’t cut it. When you just need more.

    I could have grilled a big, juicy …