Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Easy Homemade Peach Ginger Vinaigrette


Easy Peach Ginger Vinaigrette | Cooking on the Front Burner
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News alert - the peaches are here!  I was pretty excited the other day when I walked into Trader Joe's and saw the display of boxed peaches.  I've always had the best luck getting them there and hope they stick around for a long time - they are the juiciest and most flavorful ones ever.  Besides just eating them plain, I was inspired to create this Peach Ginger Vinaigrette from my Cuisine at Home magazine.  I'm always looking for new dressings to try and making homemade is super easy - peachy keen, right :)

Friday, June 17, 2016

Fresh Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream


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With summer in full swing, it's time to be thinking about ice cream! Because summer + a treat = ice cream, right?  Today for your brain freeze pleasure, I'm sharing this Fresh Cherry Chocolate Homemade Ice Cream.  As a kid, one of my favorite flavors was vanilla with fresh cherries.  I liked that way the cherries were cool and icy.  Back in the day, I don't recall chocolate chunks in it but you can never go wrong with chocolate added to anything as we all know.  It was an interesting day trying to get pictures and keep reading to see what happened!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Mango Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles


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Today's the 12th and the #12 blogger group is keeping you cool today with 12 frozen treats!  I brought to the party these Mango Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles.  And the best part is all you need is 4 ingredients - how easy is that?  Summer is in full swing in the midwest with temps the last 2 days in the 90's.  It's hot, hot, hot!  If you are experiencing these hot temps as well, then be sure to see how you can keep your cool (and your kids) with some of these refreshing summer treats!

Friday, June 10, 2016

The Big Apple!


Top places to see when visiting New York City!

A couple weeks ago we went on a family vacation - no, not the one where we all pile in the family truckster and head out to see Wally World!  Though that could be interesting!  We flew from Minneapolis to Philadelphia to visit our east cost family including parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. We were 7 total - the DIY Guy, our younger daughter, older daughter, her husband, the two grandkids and myself.  Our stops included Bangor PA (John's family), Endicott NY (my family and where we lived before moving to Minnesota) and Scranton PA (extended family and oh, The Office anyone?).  The weather was great, the visit was fun and we all enjoyed spending time with everyone.  A four day whirlwind! 

About two months before our trip my younger daughter Danielle asked if I would be interested in going to NYC for a couple days afterwards and the answer was yes (John did not want to go)!!!  Today I'll be sharing some of the sights we saw and why you might want to plan a trip there as well.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins


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How about jazzing up your morning breakfast routine with these Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins!  Not only are these easy to make but they will go perfectly with your morning cup of coffee or tea.  And muffins are meant to be shared, right?  Be sure to call a friend over and catch up on all the chit chat while enjoying these lip smacking, lemony muffins that also have a lemon glaze!  Today you'll find me sharing this recipe over at Real Housemoms for my monthly contributor post.  So sit back and enjoy and remember, a real friend will let you know if you have any poppy seeds stuck in your teeth :)  Well, at least my friend did!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Top 25 Patriotic Food Recipes


Top 25 Patriotic Foods!
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It's almost holiday weekend time and there is still plenty of time to pull out all the stops with these Top 25 Patriotic Foods!  You'll find sweet, savory and all delish from some of my favorite bloggers! I hope you have a wonderful celebration this holiday weekend.  We are heading to visit family on the east coast (as long as the airport lines aren't too long!) 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Ball


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Today's recipe reminds me of my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter Emily because it is pink (underneath those yummy mini chocolate chips)!  She loves everything pink.  One day I was with my daughter picking her up from day care and I said Nana has a gift for you back at the house and the first thing out of her mouth was "is it pink?"  Too darn cute and yes, it just happened to be that color!  She was thrilled.  So when I was making this Strawberry Cheesecake Ball, I had Miss Em on the brain.  Not only would she love to dig in but it is the "correct" color!  So if your favorite color is pink (or even if not), head over to  Real Housemoms where you will find me sharing my monthly recipe.