crock pot sour cream cornbread dumplings

Mmmmm! Comfort food. We love it this time of year when it starts to get rainy and chilly outside. There’s nothing like coming home to a cozy meal. Here’s a versatile recipe that you can use to top virtually any soup, stew or chili. I personally think it’s the perfect accompaniment to a spicy chili,…

peach mango salsa

A beautiful, fresh salsa with bright flavors that’s wonderful with grilled fish or chicken. It’s also amazing on fish tacos or served as a little side salad. Be sure to use perfectly ripe fruit for this. 4 large, perfectly ripe peaches, unpeeled, pitted, cut into chunks 1 perfectly ripe mango, peeled, pitted, cut into chunks…

italian veggie & pepperoni pasta salad

We love pasta salads, so I tend to make them a lot. This one is pretty standard, and you’ve probably seen a lot of salads like it, but it’s so delicious and easy to prepare I thought I’d share it with you anyway. We love to make this for picnics, potlucks, and game day! To…

bacon egg & cheese breakfast croissant sandwich

A wonderfully simple, cheesy, bacony, breakfast sandwich! I start with a big, buttery croissant, a little garlic aioli, a cheesy omelet, hot sauce and bacon! This goes together in no time so it’s easy enough to serve on busy mornings. Tip: To make this even faster, you can use precooked bacon that only requires a…

north coast ~ 2017

Our annual vacation to the “North Coast” was amazing, and relaxing, and beautiful. We love welcoming the school year with one last hurrah, and Lake Superior is a great way to do that. I’ve spoken of our “Up North” getaways on several previous blog posts. If you want to see them, just do a quick…