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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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Roasted Rhubarb Sauce

by kara on 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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Coconut Curry Shrimp

by kara on 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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Ginger Chicken Soup with Vegetables

by kara on 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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