Archive for May 2016

Memorial Day Respect, Honor, and Love

Memorial Day Respect, Honor, and Love

Sunset view from our cabin dock. Thank you to those that are serving, have served or sacrificed their life for our country.  I respect, honor, and am covering you and your family in prayer. In the book of Romans, chapter 13 verse 7, the apostle Paul writes, “Give […]

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Tyranena – Lake Mills, WI

Tyranena – Lake Mills, WI

A recent brewery visit was one of the most memorable visits I have had.  It may correlate to the fact that I ended up revealing my identity as someone who would be posting about the brewery on a blog (which lead to some added perks might I add).  […]

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Baby Back Ribs

Baby Back Ribs

Ahhh, baby back ribs.  Memorial Day weekend is the perfect opportunity to fire up the smoker. I prepare ribs several different ways and this is one of my favorites.  Quality time near a smoker is necessary but that’s the beauty of the experience. First up – the rub. In […]

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Survivors and Caregivers

Survivors and Caregivers

Last Friday night, our son’s high school senior class organized and hosted a Relay for Life event in our local community.  Each year, I am amazed at funds raised for American Cancer Society by the four rural communities that make up our school district. The night was beautiful […]

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Eagle in the Field

Eagle in the Field

Yesterday, Dave was plowing fields when he spotted an eagle. He stopped the tractor, got out, took a picture on his phone and sent it to me.  It made my day. Spring planting and waiting can be challenging.  This was a nice reminder to slow down so […]

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Soybean Planting and College Graduation

Soybean Planting and College Graduation

That is Lucas loading soybean seeds into the planter.  He  is our recent college graduate! After quite the educational journey, Lucas is back on the farm.  We are thankful! Dave was diagnosed with leukemia in the fall of 2014, one month into Lucas’ junior year at Iowa State […]

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Spinach Salad

Spinach Salad

One of my all-time favorite salads is Spinach Salad. We will start with a basic dressing. Mix together; canola oil, apple cider vinegar, sugar, honey, kosher salt, dry mustard and fresh ground pepper. Give it a good shake and refrigerate. Peel, rinse, and slice the hard-boiled eggs. Place […]

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Creamy White Chocolate and Lime Frozen Cheese Cake

Creamy White Chocolate and Lime Frozen Cheese Cake

My friend, Linda, makes the most incredible desserts! Check out her recent creations for the Prom Dinner. Pound Cake with Whipped Cream and Fresh Berries Tuxedo Chocolate Mousse Cups and more Chocolate Mousse Cups  Creamy White Chocolate and Lime Frozen Cheese Cake (recipe below) Beautiful guests, desserts and fresh flowers – […]

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Apple Tree Blossoms

Apple Tree Blossoms

I wish I could share the smell of this blossoming apple tree.  It is beautiful and smells incredible! Dave and I took a walk around the yard last week and took several pictures of this apple tree that sits on the edge of the grove. More to come […]

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Angel Food Cake

Angel Food Cake

Growing up, my Mom always made the best homemade angel food cake.  On a recent visit to my parents home, I asked if she would be willing to make her angel food cake so I could take pictures, step by step.  She agreed and I now have treasured photos I […]

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