Rhubarb Tart

Growing up, I knew the beginning of summer was in the air when my mom started making rhubarb desserts: rhubarb cake, rhubarb crisp, rhubarb crunch, and rhubarb bread. My husband loves rhubarb and now that rhubarb is finally in season, I've been whipping up a few of our favorite rhubarb recipes. The other night, we had our friends over for a little Memorial Day BBQ and "Bachelorette" night (that's "The Bachelorette"---my one guilty pleasure TV show). Craig made bacon-wrapped scallops…

Grandma’s Marathon Training

No, my grandma is NOT running a marathon!! I am!! Saturday, June 19 will mark my first marathon ever--Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, MN!! While, running a marathon has always been a goal of mine, the length has always been very intimidating!! Honestly, up until about a month ago, running 26.2 miles seemed SO long!! I've done some half-marathons but the thought of turning around and doing that all over again scared me. This past February I started to increase my…

The Cabin

I am a country girl at heart, so it was so nice to leave the "big" city of Anchorage for the weekend. After running 22 miles Saturday morning, we drove two hours north of Anchorage and arrived at my in-law's cabin for the weekend. Complete with an outhouse. That evening we went to a BBQ at my in-laws friend's cabin. I had half of a burger, a small portion of potato salad and baked beans, two helpings of lettuce salad,…