The Best Olive Oil Dips You Must Try!

Roasted Garlic Olive Oil Dip

Olive oil is so smooth, delicate tasting and just plain delicious! It has such a distinct aroma and flavor that’s irresistible. A good bottle of extra virgin olive oil doesn’t last long in my house and a lot of it has to do with me. Not only is it prefect for cooking, but it’s great…

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Change the Current with Colorado Spring Utilities!

Colorado Springs! In partnership with Colorado Springs Utilities, let’s #ChangeTheCurrent! Be mindful of conserving energy and let’s save time and save our precious resources! It isn’t just about saving electricity or being energy savvy; it’s also a great way to save money. We want to help and preserve the future of Colorado Springs by committing…

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Very Best Carrot Cake

Carrot cake

Carrot cake is not a cake I make often, but when I do, my family goes crazy over it! They eat my batter, they eat my scraps, and they definitely eat most of my icing. I’m lucky to have a cake to ice, let alone icing to ice the cake! This carrot cake recipe is…

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Overdrive Raceway: Indoor Kart Racing – Fun Family Time!

With my husband and his brother, who is visiting this week, and both being car enthusiasts, we decided Overdrive Raceway would be a perfect afternoon activity – and it was! It was fun and exhilarating, fast and crazy. Overdrive Raceway is the country’s first two-story indoor electric go kart facility. It is located in northern…

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Brighten Your Day Lemon Curd

Cheery yellow, sweet, slightly tangy, silky and velvety smooth – this lemon curd is so fresh! Made with squeezed lemon juice and zesty lemon zest, it will definitely brighten any day or dessert! Lemon juice is the star, but in addition are a few ingredients such as egg yolks, sugar, heavy cream and butter. Butter…

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A How-To Wedding Series: Wedding Officiant and Music

Wedding time again! From the officiant uniting the Mr. & Mrs. to the music that fills the room, these are two very important aspects to consider in the planning process. Picking who to marry the happy birde and groom can be one of the toughest decisions of your life, if not the toughest! This is…

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Red, White & Blue 4th of July Rosette Cake

4th of July rosette cake wih sparklers on top with

Happy 4th of July! It’s a day for popsicles, poolside fun, family, friends and barbecue. Time to celebrate! And as you know, every celebration in my house has a cake!  Obviously a red, white and blue cake is on the menu, so I thought this year I’d stick to easy and decorate a cake covered…

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Berry Red, White & Blueberry Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Sugar Chips

Celebrating the 4th of July is always a great time. It’s the middle of the summer, and it’s hot, hot, hot outside. Sparklers are sparkling, poppers are popping, good food is being prepared, family and friends are having a blast, and of course, fireworks are lighting up the sky!  Being me, I like to focus…

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Something New – Horseback Riding Lessons!

My daughter, Hope, got to have her very first horseback riding lesson this week! After it was all said and done she took to it way easier than I imagined and loved it more than I ever thought. She is my little horse fanatic! It could be the start of a life long passion she…

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Dachshund Days – Toaster and His Attitude

Red long hair dachshund head shot

Toaster the dachshund! Dachshunds are lovable, clever, cute little creatures with a mind of their own. Being extra long with short little legs gives them their signature look. They’re little walking hot dogs! These doggies are truly (in my opinion) the best dogs on the planet! They are comical, mostly stubborn, possessive, treat loving little…

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