Kale and Cannellini Soup topped with Pepitas

Kale & Cannellini Soup

The weather in the Midwest is still quite cold. So much for springtime. Typically by now I’m bringing out all the fresh fruit and brightly colored veggies to eat raw. With this constant cold snap I’ve been craving fresh earthy vegetable soups piping hot to keep me warm and...

Chocolate Pretzel Easter Basket filled with Pastel Candy Eggs

Chocolate Pretzel Easter Basket Video

Easter is less than 2 weeks away.  If you’re like me, coming up with colorful projects to enhance the table and experience for the holiday, is paramount. One of my favorite things to design is this adorable Chocolate Pretzel Easter Basket. Even your kids will have a great time...

High Heel Cupcakes

***National Shoe The World Day – Donate & Bake *** *HIGH HEEL CUPCAKES*

I’m guessing most of you didn’t know that today is National Shoe The World Day? Each day, over 500 million children, teens and adults around the world do not have a pair of shoes to wear, and despite the terrain and the climate, they have to walk barefoot everywhere....

Quinoa Trail Mix

Cape Town South Africa – Quinoa Trail Mix

  (view of the Marina from our room) Our last stop in Africa was to Cape Town South Africa.  Our travel from Rwanda to Cape Town was a total of 19 hours from the time we left the lodge in Rwanda, until arriving at Cape Grace Hotel. Cape Grace...

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda we came across a Silverback

Part 3: Rwanda & Gorilla Trekking

Our next stop was Rwanda do to some Gorilla Trekking.  We had no idea what to expect. Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge our home for the next 2 days was set within a forest high in the mountains of Rwanda.  The trek to our cottage alone was a workout that I...

Ngorongoro Crater Hippos peering out from under the water

African Safari: Part 2 Ngorongoro Crater

If you started following my African adventures then you’ve already read Part 1 on the Northern Serengeti, Tanzania.  Quite the experience and one that if you haven’t had the opportunity to read, and view my photos, I hope you’ll do it now. After visiting the Northern Serengeti we hopped...

Serengeti, Africa- Lions of Tanzania

African Safari: Part 1 Northern Serengeti

An African Safari has been on my bucket list ever since my husband and son went some 10+ years ago.  So when my daughter called saying she had vacation time coming, asking if anyone wanted to go, I said I’d love to! With little time to spare my son chimed in...

All Beef Chili with Espresso

All Beef Chili with Espresso for Super Bowl!

Super Bowl is this weekend. Since I shared healthy game day recipes last week, I decided to share my All Beef Chili with Espresso today.