Posted in April 2012

Cinnamon Coconut Ice Cream Scoops

Cinnamon Coconut Ice Cream Scoops

…but more importantly, we had lunch with Lindsay and her family yesterday. (Sorry, Travis!) We went to church together. We made (and ate pizza) together. Our kiddos ran wild together. And then we had this insanely good ice cream dessert that had here a few weeks ago…together. (Lindsay is out here for BLEND – which … Continue reading

Birthday Cake Pancakes

Birthday Cake Pancakes

What do do with that one, lone leftover piece of birthday cake that’s too dry and crusty to eat on it’s own? Crumble it up and add it to some more cake, of course. Specifically, a pancake. Then watch your baby scarf down four whole pancakes and mash the rest of them in her eyes … Continue reading

Kale Salad with Roasted Beets

Kale Salad with Roasted Beets

…for breakfast. It’s not often that wake up wanting salad for breakfast. But it does happen. Today was a kale for breakfast kind of day. Something about the light in my kitchen in the morning makes me want to do all my cooking between the hours of 7am – 10am. This salad was a copycat … Continue reading

Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake

  This is the second cake I’ve made this week. Meeker has requested two in the last two days. My heart is singing. While making the first one, I ran out of eggs and had to run (barefoot and flour-covered) to the neighbors to borrow one from them. I  promised them an egg and a … Continue reading

Frozen PB Maple Banana Bites

Frozen PB Maple Banana Bites

So, basically every time I tell you guys that I simply detest bananas…I guess I’m lying. I don’t mean to, but I’m pretty sure I make an amendment to that statement at least once a week on this blog. Today is Amendment XVI. Because the combination of maple syrup and peanut butter is tremendous and … Continue reading

Aspen in April

Aspen in April

(Alternate title for this post: The trip where I forgot a hairbrush. Please excuse the tornado on my head) Not only was this Meeker’s birthday present, but it was Adrienne’s first real trip. She did fabulously and read to herself in the backseat for a solid three hours. (Also, Meeker didn’t guess where we were … Continue reading

Friday Things

Friday Things

1. We are currently (as you read this!) on Meeker’s birthday surprise trip that I told you guys about last week! Eeee, I can’t wait to show you guys pictures. I imagine we are having a blast right now.   2. This elephant head towel makes me the happiest person alive.   3. Speaking of … Continue reading

Chicken Vegetable Taco Soup

Chicken Vegetable Taco Soup

This meal started out as a freezer make ahead meal. It was originally called Vegetable Soup with Meatballs. Except that we detested the meatballs (not anyone’s fault, I begged our shopper to buy the cheapest EVERYTHING possible). So I took them out, threw in some chicken, put some plain greek yogurt and chips on top… … Continue reading

White Vegetable Pizza

White Vegetable Pizza

Yes, another pizza. I can’t stop. But seriously, when you can make pizza this good at home, why would you ever stop? I, for one, have no plans. This was one was inspired by Papa Murphy’s Veggie deLight pizza. Actually, less inspired, more of a copycat. Because I am tired of paying silly amounts of … Continue reading

Meeker’s Marinara

Meeker’s Marinara

Do you want to know how spectacularly fortunate I am to be married to my husband? I’ll tell you… When I’m laying on the couch on Sunday afternoon and proclaim I don’t know what to make for dinner, he says.. I’ll make it! Then proceeds to make his one world famous dish. Spaghetti with marinara … Continue reading