Happy 3rd Birthday Anna

It’s hard to believe that 3 years ago this little peanut, who is the center of our world, didn’t exist. We were anxiously waiting to find out if we were having a boy or a girl and were taken by surprise when we had a little girl, Anna Elizabeth. Now, at...

How to make maple syrup – a field trip!

Did you know that it takes 50 gallons of maple sap to make 1 gallon of pure maple syrup? It’s no wonder that real maple syrup is so expensive. Growing up, my cousins and I used to always visit our grandparent woods to hike, explore and watch how maple syrup was...

Toddler Activities & Anna Lately

When I am not in the middle of teaching classes, training or cooking, Anna runs the show.  She keeps us on our toes, helps us with everyday things, and is always wanting to learn.  She doesn’t except generic answers to her many questions but instead wants real...
Healthy Panko Crusted Tilapia

Healthy Panko Crusted Tilapia

Another great weekend flew by and all of a sudden it was Sunday evening.  We were lucky to have Brady’s mom in town and hanging out with us during the week. Then we had neighbors over for dinner Friday night and watched a movie on Saturday night.  In between, we...
Panera’s You Pick Two: Soup + Salad

Panera’s You Pick Two: Soup + Salad

Who wouldn’t want to have a lunch date with this little lady? When I was recently sent a gift card (through Daily Food and Panera) to try and review Panera Bread’s soup, I was excited to plan a lunch date with Anna and our friends Julie and Sadie. For...