Friends, it is my call of duty in life to get these darn kids to EAT THEIR BRUSSELS! It’s debatable, no? I mean is it really required? Sure they love plenty of the veggies we serve around here, great, fantastic, I’ll take it! But they just don’t do the whole Brussels Sprout deal. They cringe at just the mere sight of them…before even a taste.
But Im a giant fan…and so is Nick…and it has been my 6-year long quest to find a way for these kiddos to see that they really are yummy. We roast them, throw maple syrup on them, butter them to the nines, even shred them and still, nothing. Nada. “Mom, I tried them but I just don’t care for them” is usually the response I get when they are served.
So, it is with great accomplishment and near tears of joy that I present to you the recipe that has done it. They are believers. They are Brussels Sprout believers! Continue reading
How about this weather, friends? It’s so random this time of year. Mornings feel like fall at its finest: cool, crisp air perfect for that cozy sweater. Head into afternoon and the sun is blazing and the temps are rising forcing you to tear that sweater off as quickly as you can. Part summer, part fall, no?
And this gratin is right there with the weather these days. Part summer with those farm fresh poblanos, potatoes and corn. Part fall with that comfort an warmth.
I hope your Easter was a blessed one, friends. We had such a lovely weekend…a ton of family time, endless fun for the kiddos and food galore.
Ham was on the menu over here and I know for many of you, as well. So in an effort to simplify your meal plans for the week, lets find a way to use up that leftover ham in 5 Simple, Delicious Weeknight-Worthy Meals! Continue reading
So let’s talk about this farro love affair I have going on. Remember this? My feelings toward this super grain simply hasn’t changed. If anything, I’ve fallen deeper. So it should come as no surprise that I am two-thumbs-up’ing this One Pot Savory Chicken + Farro. Continue reading
Happy Friday! I’m going to send you into your weekend with a family favorite recipe that I shared on Twin Cities Mom’s Blog recently. Continue reading
Good old kale. It’s wonderful. It’s versatile. It’s full of so many fantastic nutrients. The total package. I’ve always adored it; for salads, wilting into soups and stews and so much more. But I have got to say this Kale with Lemon Cream Sauce is up there high on my list of very favorite side dishes. Continue reading
I planned on just leaving you with a bit of Thanksgiving meal inspiration today. I did. But it felt wrong, you know, not sharing a new recipe and all. It felt like going to a dinner party empty handed. No dish to share, no bottle of wine or even fresh flowers. It felt icky. So it’s not going to happen. This snack mix is your hostess gift. I hope you like it 😉 Continue reading
Spaghetti Pie. My guess it’s graced your family’s table in some way, shape or form. Think baked ziti, with spaghetti noodles. It’s casserole-ish. Hot dish-ish, to my Minnesotan friends. It’s comforting, rich, gooey and just plain welcomed in my home.
So, how about Spaghetti Pie with roasted spaghetti squash? Have you? Would you? You should. You totally should. Heres why… Continue reading
This number was inspired by an awesome side dish, my sisters “cheesy potato” recipe, on a I-dont-feel-like-cooking kind of day. Because, well, sometimes we need an easy side dish to turn into a complete meal. It’s quite possibly the most effortless dinner to put together in the entire universe and my family goes nuts for it. Cheesy, gooey, comfort mania, right here folks. Continue reading