Bacon and White Cheddar Pork Chops

Bacon and White Cheddar Pork Chops | Mini Van Dreams

You know how some days you just get tired of chicken?  And plain pork chops are so boring!  I decided to kick it up a bit and came up with these Bacon and White Cheddar Pork Chops.  I mean… bacon, tomatoes, and white cheddar cheese… how could it be wrong?  These are perfect in the oven, […] Read more…

Halloween versus Fall Festivals

Halloween versus Fall Festivals: My Take on the Debate | Mini Van Dreams

Halloween versus fall festivals – a hot topic this time of year.  Let me start this post by saying… I am a Christian and I believe in God.  I was brought up in a Baptist church and was raised “right” as my parents would say.  This post is about my opinion on the whole Halloween […] Read more…

Smoked Sausage Penne Alfredo with Cherry Peppers

My smoked sausage penne alfredo with cherry peppers is a twist on traditional alfredo.  It combines the smokiness of sausage with the creaminess of alfredo sauce and the spiciness of cherry peppers.  If hot isn’t your thing, feel free to omit the cherry peppers or swap them out with cherry tomatoes!  Enjoy! Read more…

My 40th Birthday

My 40th Birthday | Mini Van Dreams

Yesterday was my 40th birthday.  I have been dreading this day for about a month.  I was going to be 40.  What have I accomplished?  I have two amazing children, a Master’s degree, a great job, and a handful of great friends.  But, what about that bucket list I made when I turned 30?  I […] Read more…