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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 […]


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

by kara on 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 […]


Spaghetti Squash Carbonara

by kara on 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 […]


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 […]


Decked Out Burgers

by kara on July 21, 2012

Decked Out Burgers.  What more can I say?  Well, I guess I could tell you about the bacon, cheese, portobello mushrooms topping.  Ridiculous, right?  I went through a phase in college when I didn’t eat meat. I know, what was I thinking?  However strict I was with this meat-free diet, I couldn’t resist eating Decked Out […]

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Summer Musings

by kara on June 21, 2012

Happy beginning of Summer 2012!  I’ve been too busy working and socializing to do much cooking or baking lately.  But of course, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been thinking about food (as usual). It’s been hot, muggy, and stormy in Minnesota this week.  This weather makes it nearly impossible to cook indoors or even on the […]


Baby Back Pork Ribs

by kara on May 28, 2012

Hope you all are enjoying your holiday weekend and the festivities it brings. For me, the  Memorial Holiday has always been a time to not only remember those who have served in the military, but also a time to remember all our loved ones as well as a time to enjoy family and friends who are […]


Happy May

by kara on May 3, 2012

  Happy Cinco De Mayo weekend! Can you believe it’s May already?  Wow.  We’re heading out with friends on Friday night to check out the new restaurant, Butcher and the Boar.  I’m stoked.  Not quite sure what we have planned for Saturday yet, but it will likely involve a Mexican feast. If you’re searching for […]