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. […]


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 […]


Grilled Cheese Party

by kara on December 12, 2011

Our friends Keith and Trycia  hosted a grilled cheese party on Saturday night.  What a brilliant idea!  Who doesn’t love melted cheese, crusty bread, beer, and wine in the company of fabulous friends? Keith has always claimed that his grilled cheese recipe is one of the best.   Keith’s “Old Fashion” Grilled Cheese was a slight variation […]


Green Chile Cheeseburger

by kara on August 11, 2011

These cheeseburgers are awesome.  No lie.  Throw them on the grill before summer is over and you will be sure to impress your guests.  We really like cheese, so added more than the original recipe.  Use less if you prefer.   I can’t get enough of the beets or tomatoes at the farmers market right now.  […]

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Cheese and Chicken Chimichangas

by kara on July 27, 2011

When I married Courtland, his mom gave me a recipe collection of his favorite childhood meals.   Cheese and Chicken Chimichangas is the recipe he requests most often from the collection.  Since they’re baked and not fried, I’m more than happy to make them.  I boil, cool, and then shred the chicken ahead of time.  When it is time to assemble the chimichangas, it doesn’t […]

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Crustless Quiche Lorraine

by kara on March 3, 2011

We had such a lovely Christmas holiday this year.  We were fortunate to have my Mom and Tom come visit us from North Dakota for the weekend.  Christmas day was entirely full of celebrating, cooking, and eating.  A simply wonderful holiday.  We started our morning off with Jack making sure that Santa had arrived. And then […]


LOVE breakfast for supper.  Eggs, toast, bacon. . .simple, satisfying, and kid-friendly.  In an effort to utilize corn-on-the-cob from our CSA box, I found an old Corn Frittata recipe from Cooking Light (circa 2005).  The original recipe calls for Smoked Mozzarella, but my grocery store didn’t have any.   I substituted Fontina (which is my favorite cheese for frittatas).  I made […]


Father’s Day

by kara on June 20, 2010

Father’s Day.  The last 2 years, I’ve shorted Courtland when it comes to celebrating Father’s Day by mistakenly planning girls weekends (insert selfish comment here) and coming home late by missing my planes.  . .I know. . . not one, but two years in a row.  So, this year, I marked my calendar and made sure […]


Sausage Egg Bake

by kara on June 13, 2010

Whenever Courtland and I host brunch for company, we seem to make egg bakes. There are so many different ways to bake them. They are easy and can be prepared ahead of time. You are certain to impress your guests ifyou serve one with pastries/bagels, fruit, coffee and mimosas. My sister-in-law was in town last […]


Italian Turkey Lasagna

by kara on June 10, 2010

Lasagna–if there’s ever a recipe that I get a request to make over and over again, it’s lasagna. ve baked various kinds, but this recipe is by far my favorite. I’ve adapted it from Ina Garten’s recipe for Turkey Lasagna. It’s wholesome, comforting, yummy goodness; fabulous when served as a leftover dish the next day, […]

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