• Red, White, & Blue Deviled Eggs

    A few years ago my family got a kick out of my dying the eggs pastel colors for Easter. This year, I decided to revive that project and do red, white, and blue deviled eggs! They are super easy to…

  • Easy Caprese Bites with A Balsamic Drizzle

    Springtime generally signals the beginning of cookout season and I’m always looking for dishes to bring along that are outside of your traditional potato salad, baked beans, and macaroni salad. These Caprese bites are very simple to prepare and offer…

  • Italian Dunkers with Homemade Dipping Sauce

        This is one recipe that takes me back to my childhood. Italian Dunkers were almost a weekly staple at my school and the only day I took extra money so I could purchase a double lunch. They are…

  • Simple Slow Cooker Applesauce

    This autumn we have the pleasure of living in Northern Michigan where apple trees are abundant. A few weeks ago we took a trip to Hoxie’s Farm Market for a corn maze, apple picking, and even an apple cannon! We had…

  • White Truffle Macaroni and Cheese

    In our house, macaroni and cheese is a staple, especially my homemade mac-n-cheese. We have had truffle mac-n-cheese a few times at restaurants and finally decided to recreate it at home. It was an instant hit! Ingredients: 1/2 lb small…

  • Mouthwatering Baked Beans

    We decided to have a small cookout this past weekend and I figured I would prepare something other than plain ol’ canned baked beans. While those are delicious, I knew I needed something that people would not forget. These had…

  • Instant Pot Macaroni Salad

    This is my absolute favorite recipe. My go-to when we’re asked to a cookout and everybody seems to love it. It’s really easy to make and I highly suggest making it the night before and refrigerating overnight, as the sauce…

  • All-Natural Strawberry Jam

    One of our favorite spring-time adventures as a family is to go strawberry picking. It’s so wonderful to get out into nature and just enjoy the sunshine and a healthy treat with the ones you love. I stumbled upon a…