Backpacking Pasta + Our Favorite Food to Eat on the Trail

I posted this picture to instagram and Facebook over the weekend from a mini backpacking trip we did with friends and many were surprised to find out it was a dinner we made while backpacking. Today, I’m here to dish all the dirty details on how we made that meal happen, plus share some of our… Read more »

Dirty Dish Club Goes Coastal

In my last post, I mentioned we just got back from a trip to the Oregon Coast. It was a glorious week of cool temperatures, runs on the beaches, and high berry consumption. Since it was a vacation, we indulged ourselves with lots of tasty food. Here is the recap of our vacation told in… Read more »

Our Top Five Favorite Cheesecakes

National cheesecake day is this Sunday! We usually throw a big party so we don’t feel ashamed about baking an obscene amount of cheesecake, but this year we just got back from a trip to the Oregon coast and sadly don’t have enough time or energy to make it happen.*

Socializing with Dirty Dish Club

According to age, we’re technically millennials. But when it comes to social media we’re kind of late bloomers. We literally joined Facebook after both of our moms did. Really, we were hoping Facebook would just go the way of the world like Myspace, but it just wouldn’t die and we just ended up being in… Read more »

Salted Caramel Cheesecake

I photographed this cheesecake one year ago and since then have made it four times, but not had the decency to share it with you. It’s been requested for two birthdays and brought in one of the highest bids at a scout fundraiser. Even when the salted caramel craze dies, I’m pretty sure this cheesecake… Read more »

Dutch Oven Stew

When I was a kid I loved canned stew. My love became so well-known that people started giving it to me for my birthday. Yep, canned stew for my birthday and I was excited bout it. At some point, my palate matured though and I lost my zeal for canned stew. (That or hit my… Read more »

Camping Menu

Hopefully it’s pretty obvious that we like camping. We consider ourselves to be fairly hardcore about it, especially considering our baggage, er children. We get dirt under our fingernails, sleep on the ground, and start fires without lighter fluid. There is one area where we do not succumb to survival tactics though and that is our… Read more »

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cobbler

During our courtship (is that word too archaic for something that only happened a decade ago?), Noel and I spent a summer apart. I was smitten which led me to do sappy things like make care packages with chocolate kisses and cheesy sayings. And because Noel was likewise smitten, he continued dating me even though he… Read more »

Five Reasons You Should Do a Sugar Detox

One of the things we knew we needed to address as we tried to get back to more healthy eating habits and #makepantsfitagain was address our relationship with sugar. (Backstory here.) At first, we tried to do things like limit our sweets to once a week, but we kept relapsing because Tuesday the kids were really hard… Read more »

Almond Stuffed Campfire Peaches

Noel mentioned in his last post that in an effort to #makepantsfitagain, we did a bit of a sugar detox. (Post on that coming soon to your favorite food blog.) Going forward we aren’t banning sugar, but we’re definitely cutting back significantly. Over Memorial Day weekend, we took our kids on a mini backpacking trip. While… Read more »

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  • Rainbow Scrambled Eggs

    Our breakfast routine doesn’t have a whole lot of creativity. There just isn’t time for it, at least not on weekdays. Every weekday follows roughly the same pattern. There’s an excessive amount of nagging directed at our children to get out of bed, to go to the bathroom, and then to get dressed. This is… Read more »

  • Burnt Almond Fudge Ice Cream

    Going to grandma’s house is always a treat, but one of the things I liked best about visiting my grandma as a kid was that she bought high quality ice cream. There was always at least one flavor of Snelgrove’s in her freezer. When I was little my favorite flavor was Canadian Vanilla, but as… Read more »

  • Quick Chicken Parm

    Most of you have probably gathered that we like to cook and bake. I honestly could be quite content baking all day long if calories were meaningless and I had both a nanny and a housekeeper. (As well as a big fat bank account to pay said nanny and housekeeper.) But since I live in… Read more »

  • High Altitude Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes

    I’ve been sitting on this recipe for a couple of months now, which is a shame because this recipe is important. It was the recipe that sealed my street cred with the preschool staff. 

  • Camp Kitchen Travel Inspiration

    We just got back from a marvelous two week road trip filled with amazing adventures. We had several delicious camping recipes we tried and want to share, but we were having so much fun we rarely got around to eating before dusk which means we have very few photos of said delicious food. So, until… Read more »

  • Skillet Hobo Dinner

    Back when Noel and I first met, long before The Dirty Dish Club was even a twinkle in our eyes, we spent a romantic night in making tinfoil dinners. We chopped up the veggies, nestled them against patties, and wrapped them snuggly in foil. Our cooking prowess was still in its infancy and our kitchen tools… Read more »

  • Chicken Quinoa Soup

    Usually this time of year I’d be brainstorming ways to minimize the use of my stove and oven in my cooking routine, but this last month has been a time of almost constant rain and cool temperatures. While others were proclaiming Memorial Day the beginning of barbecue season, I was simmering a heartwarming soup. This… Read more »

  • School Birthday Treat

    We are just dipping our toes into the world of school birthday treats and all the rules that affect them and the stress they can cause. Currently our son is in a classroom where one of the kids has a severe nut allergy and all snacks and treats (even the one’s they don’t share) have to… Read more »

  • High Altitude Churro Cupcakes

    Cinco de Mayo is a big thing at our place. Not because we’re super into Americanized drinking holidays (we don’t even drink), but because I gave birth to someone very special on a Cinco de Mayo. It also doesn’t hurt that we really like Mexican food.*

  • A Perfectly Balanced Baby Shower Menu

    I swear there must be something in the water, but there has been a baby boom amongst my friends lately.  With both of my kids solidly out of the baby stage (although our three-year-old all too often acts like one), I’ve really enjoyed my role on the sidelines where I get to cheer friends on,… Read more »