The kids are grown, now what?


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Lamb Patties with Tzatziki Sauce

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Lamb Patties with Tzatziki Sauce

The weather is warming and the Black Hills Farmer's Market is on Spring hours! It's too early in the season in South Dakota for most produce although we do have one hydroponic gardener who has the most amazing tomatoes! My favorite produce stand is selling herb plants right now. Soon he will have some of the most awesome vegetable stands. And then there's the lamb. There's a local ranch that raises New Zealand lamb. I try to stock up in the fall but we never make it through the winter. Lamb is one of my favorite forms of protein. This was the first stand that I hit up! And we're going back for more this Saturday!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Pork Lo Mein

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Gluten Free Pork Lo Mein

May is Celiac Awareness Month. At our house every day is Celiac Awareness. When we first went gluten free 6 years ago, many people accused us of jumping on a fad. It's no fad for my daughter Ryan. We read the ingredients on every processed food that we buy. When we go out to eat we talk to the chef to find out what is safe for her. If Ryan eats gluten she gets a horrible rash on her legs, she has large amounts of blood in her stool and experiences joint pain, diarrhea and stomach cramps.It took years to discover what was wrong with her.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Pork Tacos

Pork Tacos

Do you ever have one of those days where you take something out of the freezer to thaw for dinner but have no idea what you are going to make? Yeah, that was me yesterday. I took out a pound of center cut boneless pork chops and then texted back and forth with my daughter, what do you want? I don't know, what do you want? You get it!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Dry Rub Baked Chicken

Dry Rub Baked Chicken

It's grilling season but it's not. The weather has been warming up nicely. We were in the 60s yesterday and expect to be in the high 80s by the weekend. We grilled for Mother's Day but it's been way too windy to grill at all lately. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

CF Champions, Navigating the Journey Together

This post was sponsored by Walgreens Cystic Fibrosis Services as part of an Influencer Activation by Influence Central. I received compensation as a thank you for my post.

Eli and Ryan

This is a photo of my two youngest. They were born a little more than a year apart. My chubby girl and my skinny boy. What you can't tell from this photo is that my son was very sick. He was malnourished and dehydrated and in danger of dying because they could not figure out what was wrong with him. One of the first tests that his doctor ran was a sweat test. A positive sweat test is indicative of Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Children with CF excrete a lot of salt in their sweat. Eli's test was negative.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Party, Snap, Share, Win with Oriental Trading

This post is sponsored by Oriental Trading. I received no compensation for this post.

Oriental Trading Instagram Contest

It's that time of year again, party time! Graduation parties, end of school year parties, summer fun parties, you name it, we celebrate it!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

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I love Amazon. I become a Prime Member about 7 years ago. I get free two day shipping, unlimited movies and tv shows, music downloads, free ebooks, free phone apps, all due to my Prime membership. It pays for itself! Here's your chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. What will you do with it?

Prize: $100 Amazon Gift Card
Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck! (Please email with any questions.)
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 5/26 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.
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