This is one of those staples we all need for busy nights, guys! Get it going in the slow cooker in the morning and by dinner time you’re left with tender, savory, perfectly seasoned shredded beef that is just waiting to be devoured! Honestly, it’s giving Chipotle a solid run for their money:)
Use it for salads, tacos, nachos, burritos, or our favorite: piled high on a tostada with queso fresco, pickled red onion, hot sauce and guacamole. So stinking yum! Continue reading
You guys, I just can shake this need for comfort food! It’s officially spring, but this weather has me feeling the need to stay warm and cozy. Am I alone here? We are slowly sprinkling in lighter, brighter foods these days, but for now, this stew is tasting so very yummy! Continue reading
My guess is if you’ve ever had Korean Beef Tacos in any way, shape or form I’m not going to have to do much convincing here to get you to make this recipe. But just, in the tiniest case, that you’ve never been blessed with such a delightful experience, let me just say a few words of encouragement… Continue reading
You guys, the weather around here has been straight up INSANE…and I mean that in the best way possible! It’s February. And we have gone to the park nearly every day for the last week, no joke. Almost every bit of the snow is melted, the sun has been working overtime and there are literally birds chirping. Can I get allllll the virtual high fives and happy dances from you!? So let’s celebrate this spring-like feeling by eating spring-like…at least until we get hit with that snow storm thats in the forecast for this week. Only in Minnesota, my dear friends. The land that I love ;)
These lettuce wraps are pretty much the whole shebang. The flavors are so bright and fresh. So much, that you wont even miss the tortilla one bit; it would just take away from all of the goodies inside! Continue reading
You guys, this weather we are having around here! It’s COLD! Gorgeous, but man does that change in temp feel like a chill or what? It’s pretty much the best kind of weather. You know, the kind of weather where it’s not too cold to sleep with your windows open…but them when you wake up in the morning you can’t possibly seem to peel yourself out of those perfectly warm, cozy covers because your room has an insane chill going through it.
We have been comfort-fooding around here like crazy people lately. It must be the weather. And these Quick-Chili Loaded Baked Potatoes made the roster. I feel like I say this a lot, mostly because I only tend to share the recipes that get my family’s stamp of approval, but these are definitely a favorite among the kiddos. Continue reading
A couple of months ago I had the honor of attending the launch of the James Beard Foundations Blended Burger Project here in Minneapolis. The blended burger initiative aims to influence chefs to incorporate mushrooms into burger recipes, both for sustainability and health benefits. Makes perfect sense to me. And the coolest part is that this movement is being welcomed and respected to no end. From elite restaurants to classic burger joints, these blends are showing up on menus all around the world. And get this, schools throughout the country have incorporated blended burgers into their menus. Can you imagine? It’s time for change, friends, and I suppose we could start one household at a time. Continue reading
Well now if this doesn’t scream my husbands name, I’m not sure what does. This, right here, is one of his very favorite meals…and I have to admit, he has pretty darn good taste.
Lets just start this party immediately, guys. There’s a lot of celebrating to do, no sense in wasting anyones time.
First, we’ve got grilled bread. No, wait. Glazed with olive oil, grilled, crunchy on the outside slightly crisp on the inside bread. And you know, I don’t eat much bread on the regular. But this bread right here? ALWAYS an exception for this girl. Continue reading
Hello, Friday…so nice to see you!
MN friends. The Juicy Lucy. Discuss…
Non-MN friends. The Juicy Lucy. Thoughts? Have you been blessed enough to experience such amazingness? If you aren’t familiar I’ll give you the lowdown. It’s a burger thats filled with cheese on the inside. And a burger thats been owned and treasured by the Twin Cities for as long as I can recall. You’ve got legendary places like this that have absolutely hit the nail on the head with showing folks how a classic Juicy Lucy is done. And then there’s spots like this that take the concept of the Juicy Lucy and run with it. The stuffed cheese is accompanied by things like bacon, caramelized onions, pepperoni, sauces of all sorts, peppers…the list could go on. Continue reading
When I first moved up to Minneapolis I waited tables at this place. There was a reuben on the menu that they were sort of known for at the time. But it wasn’t like any other reuben I’d ever had. The corned beef was braised. So the results were not a slice of dry beef, but the most tender, pull-apart, juicy bliss. It was basically like a love child between a pot roast and a corned beef brisket.
Fast forward about a bajillion years and here I was, just this past weekend, standing among a St Patricks Day haven at the local market: a giant cooler full of corned beef briskets. Score! Totally trying this reuben thing at home. Continue reading
Because sometimes you just need a dang sandwich.
The warm, crunchy-bread, juices-dripping-down-your-arm-so-you-revert-to-a-fork, cheesy-gooey kind of sandwich. Continue reading