Smothered Green Beans with Fingerling Sweet Potatoes

September 3, 2012

Well, hello there.  It’s been a long time.  Apparently I took some time off from blogging for the summer.  Life got crazy. Trips, parties, concerts, beach, pool, and family time took priority.  Now that Jack is off to kindergarten, my schedule is a bit less hectic.  It’s a relief! I’m back to searching through cookbooks and magazines for inspiration.  […]

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Decked Out Burgers

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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Sparkling Sangria

July 8, 2012

Hi friends!  Hope you all enjoyed your holiday week!  Jack spent an entire week at camp with my in-laws, so we had lots of time to hang out with friends and go out for dates.  It was wonderful.  But we sure were happy to see him come home. We had a super fantastic pizza party […]

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Marinated Kohlrabi Salad

June 28, 2012

Kohlrabi is already popping up at farmer’s markets this year.   Kohlrabi (a “cabbage turnip”) was bred from a wild cabbage plant. Wondering what to do with this strange looking vegetable?  I was a bit afraid of kohlrabi until I saw Chef Stewart Woodman ( do a demo at Kingfield Farmer’s Market a few years ago.  I watched him make […]

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Summer Musings

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 […]

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Asparagus Spears with Asian Dipping Sauce

June 7, 2012

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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Baby Back Pork Ribs

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 […]

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Roasted Rhubarb Sauce

May 20, 2012

I was so thrilled that Fulton Farmer’s Market opened on Saturday.  Each and every time I go to our neighborhood farmers market, I am reminded how incredibly lucky we are to live in our Minneapolis hood.  I stocked up on starter plants, pea shoots, pickles, and rhubarb. And then I went home and made this sauce.  I […]

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Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

May 14, 2012

Hi friends!  How was your Mother’s Day weekend?  We traveled to Bismarck, ND to celebrate the holiday with my mom, grandma, and the rest of our family.  Such a great time!  I always seem to come back from visiting my mom with loads of new recipes to share.  This trip was no different (more of that later). I’ve […]

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Happy May

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 […]

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