Idaho

Back from Vacation

We made it back from our two week trip to Idaho. We enjoyed the week spending Christmas in McCall with my husbands mother, step-father, and brothers. We loved having a white Christmas, cutting down our own Christmas tree, ice...

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Happy New Year!!

I am still enjoying the holiday break with my family and friends… I will be back to blogging next week. In the meantime, I thought I would leave you some healthier recipes to start your New Year off right!...

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It’s that time of year…

My kids are out of school  for the holiday break  so I will be taking the time off too. I am excited to spend quality time with them and hope to do some skiing, sledding, and ice skating as...

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Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas! From my family to yours we wish you a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year. ~Pam

Pretzel Turtles

Pretzel Turtles

When I saw the pretzel turtles on The Pioneer Woman’s site I knew I had to make them! Who can resist salty pretzels with caramel and milk chocolate? My kids were having a couple pals over for a play...

Lemon Garlic Baked Chicken Drumsticks

Lemon Garlic Baked Chicken Drumsticks

I wanted a simple to prepare dinner that I could make using what I had on hand. I had some chicken drumsticks that needed to be cooked up along with lemon, garlic, and olive oil. I marinated the drumsticks...

Orzo with Garlicky Roasted Tomatoes and Parmesan

Orzo with Garlicky Roasted Tomatoes and Parmesan

I wanted a simple and tasty side dish to serve with the chicken I was making for dinner. I was craving roasted tomatoes so I decided to serve them tossed in orzo. I poured the cooked and drained orzo...

Turkey, Sharp Cheddar, Tomato, and Avocado Panini with Basil Mayonnaise

Turkey, Extra Sharp Cheddar, Tomato, and Avocado Panini with Basil Mayonnaise

My friend Simon recently made us sandwiches while visiting his home and he used this amazing basil mayonnaise on them that he made. I was instantly hooked and couldn’t wait to re-create it at home. I made paninis this...

Slow Simmered White Bean and Ham Soup

Slow Simmered White Bean and Ham Soup

This is one of our favorite soups in my home. My son and husband absolutely love it and so do my daughter and I. I have a quick and easy version of this soup here but when I have...

Ginger-Molasses Cookies

Ginger-Molasses Cookies

I saw this recipe on Ina Garten’s site and wanted to make them for my kids’ school lunches this week. I wasn’t sure if they would like the crystallized ginger so I had them try it first. My daughter...