Five Minute Date Balls

It feels so good to be home after a busy weekend away with the babies.  Traveling with little ones is not for the faint of heart. But the memories are totally worth it.  My Monday plans so far consist of leggings, coffee, the couch, and these super easy date balls. Lots of carbs were had […]

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Peanut Butter Oreo Crust No Bake Reeces Cheesecake

AKA Anniversary Cheesecake.  Before we had kids, I made huge, Paula Deen-esque meals with over the top desserts like this all the time.  We never ate anything fresh.   But, when you know better, you do better.  And we know that we have to make sure our babies get lots of healthy food to have a good life, and […]

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Slow Cooker Beef Bourguinon

Today was my first day as a full-time stay at home/work from home mom.  So, naturally, that calls for celebrating.  With wine. Which is exactly what I was tempted to do when I woke up at 5:30 this morning.  But I think that’s frowned upon or something.  So I settled for making a red wine reduction […]

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Ice Storms and Laundry Room Feng Shui

In typical Missouri fashion, I prepared for Icepocalypse 2k17 only to be severely disappointed.  No power outages, no mass hysteria, and very little actual ice. Just slush.  Which I have no desire to go out into.  Perfect weather for sweats, coffee, and my sketchpad.  I’ve spent about 4 hours nailing down the details of our […]

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Slow Cooker 3 Bean Chicken Chili

In a perfect world everything we ate would be fresh and totally from scratch.  But perfect is boring and I’d rather be prepared for real rather than perfect.  This recipe takes about 10 minutes to prep, if that. This chili is half from scratch.  Good enough.  We are going to be moving into a rental in a […]

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The Original Farmhouse

Our farmhouse plans are coming along and we’re getting really, really close to actually starting the building process — which I’m so, so excited to share! Our kids will be the 5th generation of Dieckman’s to live on this farm, how cool is that?! I love that they will grow up in a place with […]

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Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark

So I forgot to put the first layer of chocolate down.  I suffer from night time dementia induced by my kids. Caramel.  Who doesn’t like caramel?  True question…I want to know…how in the world could you NOT like caramel?  It’s sugar + heat.  The stuff addiction is made of. Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips are my […]

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