Coconut Curry Shrimp

April 23, 2012

  We went to NYC last weekend and had a fantastic time.  I got to meet up with my girlfriends on Thursday night.  Jack and I toured Rockefeller Center, Central Park, 9/11 Memorial on Friday. Then on Saturday, we took a day trip to Southhampton to visit family and go to the beach. Of course we ate some seriously rich food […]

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Eggs, Chocolate, and Flowers

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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Ginger Chicken Soup with Vegetables

April 1, 2012

Ever trade one service for another?  A friend of mine gave me a chiropractic treatment in exchange for a batch this soup.  Seriously.  Easy trade for me since I make it all of the time. This is my go-to chicken soup recipe.  I’ve been preparing it for years and think it tastes better everytime we eat it. I […]

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Mediterranean Kale Salad

March 23, 2012

Does this salad look like spring or what?!  I’m saving my soup and chili posts for rainy days.  It’s just too hot and balmy here in Minneapolis to think about anything other than light food.  I’ve mentioned before about my love affair for kale.  It’s so versatile and crazy good for you. My friend Dana introduced me […]

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Harvey Wallbanger Cake

March 15, 2012

I love this cake.  It has sentimental value.  As a kid, my mom made it for dessert when we had dinner parties at our house.  Yeah, it has cake mix in it. . .and pudding mix.  So what.  Just go with it. I decided to make Harvey Wallbanger Bundt Cake as our dessert for a dinner party […]

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Brittlebush Brunch

March 8, 2012

We went to Vail, CO last week for a much needed get-away celebration with friends.  Friends came from ND, MN, NY, and CO.   We woke up to Brittlebush Brunch on the first morning and quickly learned that Molly (who lives in Brooklyn, NY) is one awesome cook in the kitchen.  I’ve never had an egg dish quite like this.  I took one […]

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Brussels Sprouts with Lardons and Candied Pecans

February 23, 2012

The stomach flu hit our entire family hard last week.   We were forced to postpone our Valentine’s Day dinner until we got our appetites back.  It was worth the wait. We kept our menu simple: Filet Mignon, Creamy Poltenta, and  Brussels Sprouts with Lardons and Candied Pecans.  Dinner was lovely and delicious.  I had to share the recipe for Brussels […]

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Hot and Spicy Jalapeño Crab Dip

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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Sweet and Spicy Asian Pork Roast

February 2, 2012

I’m on a slow cooker kick.   My last three posts have all been slow cooker recipes. Lately, Sundays have been crazy for us with hockey, yoga, errands, and housekeeping.  My slow cooker and rice cooker ( a new favorite kitchen appliance)  have been on auto-pilot.  I just love coming home to savory smells from the kitchen.  This dish […]

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Slow Cooker Bison Roast with Carrots and Parsnips

January 22, 2012

Alright.  It’s officially winter in Minnesota.  I’ve accepted it.  I’m embracing the elements, which means roasting heartier fare.  This bison roast was a winner.  Browning the roast in bacon grease before placing it in the slow cooker added an extra richness to the overall flavor.  If you don’t have bacon grease on hand, use a few tablespoons […]

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