Appetizers

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. […]

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Asparagus.  My favorite vegetable.  Courtland jokes that one of these days I’m going to turn into a big stalk of asparagus since I eat it so much.  The spring green vegetable is always my vegetable side of choice to pair with grilled meat, chicken, or fish this time of year. My Mom made this recipe for our Mother’s Day brunch back […]

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Eggs, Chocolate, and Flowers

by kara on April 5, 2012

  Happy Easter weekend!  Easter is one of my favorite holidays.  The fresh air, sunshine, and budding flowers just make me happy.   And the food.  What’s not to love about eggs and chocolate! We’re staying home for the holiday weekend and hosting brunch at our house.   This year’s menu includes a spiral cut ham from Lunds, a […]

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Hot and Spicy Jalapeño Crab Dip

by kara on February 9, 2012

The Super Bowl is the greatest excuse for people to get together to eat and drink. The commercials and half-time show are meant to be enjoyed in the company of others.   We were invited to our friend’s house this year.  I could have cared less about the teams playing, but it was fun to get together, laugh, and feast […]

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Carrot Cashew Pâté

by kara on October 21, 2011

This recipe wowed me when I tried it at a birthday party over the summer.  I was thrilled to discover that it was from Jenny Breen, a friend I met through another friend.  If you don’t have Jenny’s cookbook, “Cooking Up The Good Life,” I suggest you purchase it.  The cookbook is full of healthy, easy, […]

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Bethany’s Salsa

by kara on August 28, 2011

My friend, Bethany, is a southern gal who moved to Minneapolis a few years ago.  She’s a classy lady.  She moved back to the Atlanta area this last year.  I miss her.   I found her recipe when I was asked to bring a dish to share at my girlfriend, Trycia’s, birthday party this weekend.  It is similiar to Texas Caviar and […]

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ND Easter trip and Bacon Deviled Eggs

by kara on April 27, 2011

We took a road trip to western ND for the Easter holiday.  In 3 whole days, we saw a handful of friends and family.  Whew! We  started out with a bang by having a pizza party (courtesy of  A and B Pizza) at my mom’s home in Bismarck.  The pizza did not disappoint, and we had a blast […]

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Food Blogger Event, The Local

by kara on April 21, 2011

I ate a lot of  “Irish Meat” last night.  I attended a MN Food Bloggers event that was held at The Local in downtown Minneapolis. I had the pleasure to meet many talented foodie writers; not to mention two of the owners of The Local, Kieran Folliard and Peter Killen.  Chef Mike Phillips from Green Ox Meats and The Local kitchen […]

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Green Smoothie

by kara on March 6, 2011

Kale I have grown to love kale.   I thought it was a bit bitter when I first started cooking with it a few years ago, .  I’ve found that the moment lemon juice is added, that bitterness isn’t so dramatic.  Kale is full of all things good for your body. . .water, vitamins, fiber.  I prefer the ”Dino” […]

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We had a wine party last night.  There was a blizzard outside.  A big one.  We were amazed that our friends made the trek to celebrate with us.  For those that braved the elements and came over, we had a fantastic time.   Everyone brought an appetizer or small dish to share.  I made Chorizo-Filled Dates Wrapped with Bacon […]

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