Thursday, July 31, 2014

We Finally Dove In

I love camping. I’ve always liked sitting out in the heat and enjoying the day and especially the night. It’s so incredibly serene. I haven’t been since having my twin boys. To be honest I’ve been scared. I didn’t know how they would handle the heat, the bugs and really roughing it and on top of that we aren’t on the east coast anymore. I’ve never camped in the mid-west. You have to deal with a few more weather extremes plus wildlife that I’m not used to at all.

After getting pumped up from a local friend about how simple it is we finally went. We had such a great time and I was dying to go so bad that we have trips for weeks. We started out at private campgrounds and now we’re starting to hit county parks, state parks and national parks. It’s been such a blast and an amazing bonding experience for the 4 of us.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Summer 2014
Check out the most recent edition of Vintage KC Magazine for our renovated vintage recipe BBQ spread – pages 36+37!
Recipes include Quick Fall off the Bone Baby Back Ribs, Mashed Turnip Potatoes with Bacon and Chive, my East Meets Mid-West Dry Rub and KCMO Style BBQ Sauce all inspired by a Short Rib and Yellow Turnip recipe from 1919...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Boys Turned 4

I’ve been so busy that I haven’t been around at all for updates the last 2 weeks. The big news - yesterday was Parker and Eli’s birthday. They just turned 4!! We had a really great time. This is the first year that they picked out a cake theme, were excited about it and actually ate it. In fact, they ate a little too much of it. We went all out with Thomas the Train. Then we grilled out and hit Chuck E. Cheese later at night. It has changed a lot since I was a kid, but it was a lot of fun. The laid back easy going kid’s rides that were only a token a piece were a great deal. All in all it was a great day! Happy birthday boyyyyyyyyyyyys!


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Spiked Ginger Apple Cocktail

I’m always on the lookout for the opportunity to whip up new refreshing drink recipes during the spring and summer. I can’t do red wine when it’s hot out, white wine can wind me down and beer is just waaaaaaaaay too heavy.

So we had a scorcher over the weekend with 80 degree temps and I pulled a new recipe out of mid-air. It’s smooth, refreshing, bubbly and if you love ginger ale, you’re sure to love this drink!


4 ounces ginger ale
3 ounces apple juice
2 ounces clear tequila
1/2 ounce orange triple sec


Pour, stir, add ice and serve! If you want it to look extra nice for company, cut a sour green apple into wedges. Wind the wedge around the edge of the glass and rim with sugar. Then cut a slice in the apple and use for a garnish! Enjoy!!

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