New Adventures

by kara on November 21, 2013

 New Adventures I haven’t posted a blog entry since January.  My 3rd year anniversary in early June came and went. I’ve lost my food blogger mojo, my inspiration, and my motivation.  Life has taken over, and my blog has gone by the wayside.   Instead, I’ve been focusing on my family, working on my career (more on this later), doing projects […]


Pizza Dip

by kara on January 27, 2013

  There’s a big game coming up next Sunday.  Ah yes, the Super Bowl.  America’s excuse to yell at the TV, drink beer, and eat chips.  Our team didn’t make it to the final game, but we still like to get together with our Packer/Viking/Seahawk friends to watch the game, critique the halftime show, and eat and drink. […]


Osso Buco

by kara on January 14, 2013

Oh goodness.  It’s so ridiculously cold outside this week.  All it takes is frigid temps like these to make me hibernate and cook at home.  Osso Buco is one of my tried and true winter weather meals to make on a Sunday.  I start it mid-morning and let it simmer in the slow cooker, with […]


Shrimp Stir Fry

by kara on January 3, 2013

Happy New Year!  I don’t know about you all, but I needed a serious dose of healthy eats after all the wine and cheese I consumed over the holiday season.  What the heck was I thinking?  And then we came down with that nasty cold that everyone shared with each other over the holidays.  I was in need of […]

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Favorite 2012 recipes

December 31, 2012

Hi friends! A few of you have mentioned how quiet I’ve been lately. The holidays and a few illnesses have taken over my time, but I promise I’ll be back with more recipes to share in 2013. Two slow cooker dishes and one cookie recipe were the top 3 recipes from 2012.  Apparently, comfort food […]

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Date Pfeffernusse Cookies

December 2, 2012

It’s December already, and we don’t have any snow on the ground.  Im not complaining and have been thinking about holiday cookies anyway.  And these Date  Pfeffernusse Cookies have been calling my name.   The recipe for these surgary/spicy cookies is from my Grandma Tesky.  They are truly one of my very favorite holiday cookies.  Not only […]

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Famiglia Meschini Pinot Noir

November 18, 2012

Thanksgiving is fast approaching!   To me and many others, that means putting together a menu and finding a few bottles of wine that compliment a meal full of various dishes.  In that search for a food friendly wine, I often look to my favorite red wine,  Pinot Noir.  This year, I’m bringing a Famiglia Meschini Pinot Noir to share for […]

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Spaghetti Squash Carbonara

November 9, 2012

How can it be November already?  October just went by in a flash.  As the days get shorter and a bit colder, cooking at home is much more appealing.  The markets are full of different varieties of squash right now.  Of all the kinds of squash, spaghetti squash has always been my least favorite.  It’s just not […]

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Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

October 6, 2012

Wow.  It’s October already.  I can’t believe it. September went by in a flash.  Courtland and I spent a large part of the month in Paris and Barcelona.  We had a fantastic get-away and then came home to fall in full effect in Minnesota.  The leaves changed color, and there is a fall breeze in the air.  It’s all […]

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Southwest Salmon with Roasted Asparagus and Peppers

September 13, 2012

Making a healthy weeknight dinner for your family can be dreadful right?   We’re busy and tired when we get home from work, and sometimes frozen pizza is on the menu.  I get it.  Many weeknights at our house, we have tacos, BLT’s, grilled cheese sandwiches, and eggs with toast.  But I try to plan an easy and quick fish dish each […]

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