Red, White, and Blue Parfait

Red, White, and Blue Parfait

Red, White, and Blue Parfait is a combination I've loved all my life!     It's hard to beat creamy yogurt, sweetness of fresh fruit, and a little bit of crunch that this delicious combination brings!  Red, White, and Blue Parfait would be a super fun breakfast for the 4th of July!!   Red, White, and Blue Parfait... is so quick and easy to put together not mention … [Read more...]

Fudge Brownie Sheet Cake

Fudge Brownie Sheet Cake

Fudge Brownie Sheet Cake Just like I promised~ here's another scrumptious recipe from my friend Kate's Wedding!! I didn't get a whole piece of the Fudge Brownie Sheet Cake... 2 huge plates of them were gone in a flash :)  I did get some crumbs though, and those were delish!!   I'll have to bake up another batch one of these days!   Clare will probably be mad at me for … [Read more...]

Red, White, and Blue-berries

Red, White, and Blue-berries

Red, White, and Blue-berries  is another fun appetizer for your 4th of July celebrations!!   Red, White, and Blue-berries  is a creamy and delicious fruit dip with a hint of lemon... you'll LOVE it!! * I adapted this recipe from Better Homes and Gardens' all time favorites 2012, "Ricotta Dip for Fruit"   I saw this recipe at my mom's house and, true to my "calorie … [Read more...]

Chat with Ruthie… My Weight Loss Story (part B)

Ruthie and Louise

Chat with Ruthie... My Weight Loss Story (part B)   To start out this post, I'd just like to say that I've been very touched by all the kind comments that were left on Chat with Ruthie... My Weight Loss Story, Part A and all the people that have reached out to me through email and Facebook.  Thanks to all of you for your love and support.  I've realized there are a lot of you … [Read more...]

Poppy Seed Loaf and a Wedding

Poppy Seed Loaf

Poppy Seed Loaf and a Wedding We hosted my good friend Kate's wedding last weekend!  I warned her that I'd have to blog the occasion and she was more than happy to let me :) The Steve and Kate Johnson Family... After the ceremony Kate served all kinds of really yummy sweet breads and desserts!  I'm going to highlight a couple of the recipes this week starting with this … [Read more...]

How our garden grows (week 10)

Raspberry Bed and Pathway

How our garden grows   Week 10 So, we finally completed our new Raspberry Bed and Pathway-- just in time for hosting my friend's wedding last Saturday :) In How our garden grows... (week 8) we walked you through how to build a raised garden bed! And in this post we'll show you how we finished up the bed and our tricky little Patio Paver … [Read more...]

What’s Cooking in your kitchen (week 9)

Banana Fosters Splits

What’s Cooking in your kitchen   Weekly Dinner Menu   Sometimes we all need a little help figuring out what to make for Dessert :)  What’s Cooking… in your kitchen this week??  I wanted to switch the menu up a bit and highlight some of WCw/R's fabulous Desserts!! Week 9   Monday:  The other day a friend of mine went on and on about these... she said … [Read more...]

Strawberries and Cream

Strawberries and Cream

Strawberries and Cream  is a local tradition around our neck of the woods...     Every year around this time our little town hosts "Strawberry Days" and Strawberries and Cream are a must-have at our fair and rodeo!!   Jake and I a fabulous time riding all the rides... I was only forced onto one ride, which reaffirmed my dislike for those moving things!  I'd do … [Read more...]

Jarlsberg Pasta Pie

Jarlsberg Pasta Pie

Jarlsberg Pasta Pie is another of my Aunt Ruth's delicious recipes! If your wondering what Jarlsberg is, it's a kind of cheese!  Jarlsberg is a semi soft part-skim cheese that has a mild, buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet flavor! It comes from Norway and is produced in limited quantities, it's aged for at least a year!  It can be found in the specialty cheese … [Read more...]

Lemon Honey Salad Dressing

Lemon Honey Salad Dressing

  Lemon Honey Salad Dressing is SO good you'll want to lick the plate clean!  (AND maybe the plate next to you!)  Seriously, it's really that amazing!!     This Lemon Honey Salad Dressing is so versatile it goes perfectly with whatever kind of salad you've got the fixings for... vegetables with greens or fruit with greens; it can top either type of salad perfectly!!  I also … [Read more...]

Chat with Ruthie… My Weight Loss Story

11th grade before Junior Prom with Louise

Chat with Ruthie... My Weight Loss Story   Let me just begin by saying that I'm writing this post because several people have asked me to share this part of my life. The NEXT thing is, I feel very vulnerable sharing all this. Even though I really don't want to write about it, I am--in hopes that maybe someone out there who may have the same struggles will benefit … [Read more...]

Summer Homemade Ice Cream

Baggie Homemade Ice Cream

A couple of Saturdays ago I was a guest on Skip to my Lou's "Craft Camp" ... it was such an exciting day for my blog!!  I met Cindy at Snap! blogger conference and I was super thrilled to be asked to be involved!  The Craft Camp is 30 days, 30 crafts, 30 bloggers AND it's still going on so, jump on over there and check out all the fun ideas for kids this summer :)   Hi … [Read more...]