Recipe – Cheerio Treats


These are some of the easiest bars I have ever made.  They are basically like Rice Krispie bars, but use Cheerios, and add some peanut butter and M&Ms.  Simple enough, right?  They are a very tasty treat, and a good one for summer since you won’t need to heat up the oven.

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Recipe – Salted Pretzel Caramel Brownies


I made this recipe a few months ago when I had family over for game night.  It tasted great, but warning, it is a little messy!  Since the recipe uses a box mix to make the brownies and a jar of caramel sauce for the topping, it really doesn’t take long to put together.

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Simple pictures


I love to take pictures and I definitely take plenty of them.  I’m always so thankful that I am in the digital age and don’t have to deal with film.  I can easily take 100 pictures of a sunset or a day out and about.  That would be about 4 rolls of film, plus the time waiting to get them developed.

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Do you know why I pulled you over?

Have you ever been pulled over?  Did you get a ticket, or maybe just a warning?  Did you know you were violating a traffic law at the time?  I’ve done a lot of driving in my life.  I don’t mind it really.  As I threw out in a previous post, I usually drive about 5 over the speed limit.  Not a big deal.  Usually keeps me in the flow of traffic.  I would guess I’ve clocked around 100,000 miles as a driver.  In that time I have been pulled over exactly one time.  Once.  Uno.  Want to know why?

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Sunset at Red Rock Lake

This past Friday night I went out for a walk.  It was a decent night and I had been taking it easy all week so was ready to stroll about for a while.  I started off heading East, then eventually decided to head back home.  As I turned back West, the sky greeted me with some beautiful colors!  I could tell it was going to be a gorgeous sunset.  As I neared home, I checked the time and realized I would have time to get out to the lake to watch the sunset over it.  I drove out there and found the perfect spot to watch the sunset over Iowa’s biggest lake.  It was stunning.  I took near 100 photos, but have narrowed it down to some of my favorites.  Hope you enjoy!

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Recipe – Poppyseed Buns


Poppyseed Buns are one of my family’s favorites.  Whenever we traveled home from my grandparent’s, my grandma would make a dozen of these and stick them in our travel food bag, usually with grapes, Fritos or Bugles, and frosted animal cookies.  My brother and I learned to make them and would put some together when camping with friends.  Setting up an assembly line is the fastest way to get these tasty sandwiches put together.

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Today’s Adventure

I had every intention of getting a new blog up today.  I was going to go fishing first, soak up some sun, hopefully catch a bass or two.  Then come home and relax and put up another recipe blog.  Well, every once in a while, life likes to remind you that you aren’t actually in charge.  When I woke up this morning I was experiencing a lot of pain in the lower right side of my abdomen.  I started experiencing other symptoms and started googling them.  I had myself convinced that I had appendicitis.  I had my boyfriend take me to the ER.  The pain got way worse, to the point that I was laying in the bed and screaming.  The doctor gave me one look and realized I was….passing a kidney stone!  Oh joy.  They gave me pain meds several different times and they never worked.  Finally they switched to something a little stronger, the pain subsided, and I fell asleep.

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Recipe – Rice Krispies S’more Pinwheels


Happy 4th of July everyone!  I saved this recipe a few months ago when I saw it floating around on Facebook.  I knew at some point I’d find a good occasion to make it.  Well, what says America and the 4th better than Rice Krispie treats and S’mores?  Why not combine them?  I met some friends for the annual Yankee Doodle Pops celebration.  Even though there are vendors available, the lines are usually very long considering there are 100,000 people and only 8 food stands.  I offered to bring supper for everyone and made these for dessert.

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Yankee Doodle Pops


I enjoy establishing traditions.  Sometimes these traditions are based around holidays, or family gatherings.  Whatever the case, they are something to look forward to throughout the year.  Tomorrow night I get to enjoy one of my favorite summertime traditions.  In celebration of the 4th, the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra puts on a concert called Yankee Doodle Pops.

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