I don’t even know where to begin, you guys. I made this dish a while back and I am literally about ready to jump through the screen in an attempt to devour these photos because I want to eat this again immediately. Incredible. Just incredible.
Now let’s just start from the beginning, okay? Urban Halo…yes? No? If you haven’t…you are welcome for the introduction, and I apologize for your addiction all at the same time. I’ve been a fan of this company and their headbands for a solid couple of years and for so many valid reasons…it’s local, started by a fellow mama like myself who was looking to create the most stylish, functional headbands on the planet and I’m pretty sure she has accomplished her mission. These are my gym bff (and they don’t slip!!!)..and they are cute and comfy enough to keep on all day long after my workout. Also, pretty much my saving grace on those rush-out-the-door mornings with no time to do my hair. Not to mention Georgia is also obsessed..and man do they look cute on a silly little five year old, too. So fun to share my stash with her! 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
What a weekend! Along with some much needed, totally relaxed family time we had a quite a bit of rain around here and it was so cozy. Turned out to be perfect weather for a light, fresh soup. And a giant bowl of Garden Fresh Tomato Basil was just perfection. 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
Happy Tuesday, friends! Nothing like a little healthy ditty like this Baked Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta to get things moving…and so quick, to boot!
Again, here, I hail the ripe tomato. I just can’t stop. They are so lovely and sweet right now and I want to utilize them in any way I am able before they are no more….what a sad day that will be.
This is such a simple recipe that includes a whole lot of freshness. The sweet, acidic tomatoes and white wine make just the most perfect, bright, simple sauce for the shrimp; and you better grab some crusty bread for sopping up all of that juice, its a must. Continue reading
There really is no excuse not to make this stuff. It takes about as much time as it takes to open up a jar of salsa from the market and, well, I don’t need to tell you how the taste compares, right?
We all know how delicious fresh salsa is. And when the tomatoes, peppers and onions are as fresh and perfect as it comes it really is just the most unbeatable condiment on the planet, in my humble opinion. Gobs of garlicky, acidic, sweet, spicy flavor…yes, please, I’ll go right ahead! Continue reading
Summer is officially halfway over you guys. Each year around this time I seem to begin easing into fall mindset; it’s a point of bittersweetness thinking about what’s shortly ahead.
School. Structure. Less daylight. Earlier bedtimes. More responsibility. And quite honestly, each time around this year, that all tends to sound slightly appealing to me. As much as I adore our summers here in MN, the fall brings so much wonderful newness. The scenery is impeccable. The crisp air and lack of mosquitos are like a dream. The kids getting into a new routine and their utter excitement about school is so uplifting. And schedules…you know I love a solid, predictable schedule 😉
But before all of that comes, while things are still warm and sticky and loosey-goosey, please, please, I beg you, do me a favor? Celebrate these last days of summer in your kitchen and make this dish. It’s sheer delight; summer at its very very very finest. And if you have even the slightest love for Mediterranean flavor, this is absolutely for you. Continue reading
Happy Zucchini Week, friends! I have taken it upon myself to dedicate this entire week of posts to this oh-so-pretty veggie…they are perfectly ripe, perfectly available, perfectly local and so very versatile. I’ll be pumping your recipe boxes full of some really fun ways to utilize this yummy in-season veggie and I hope you love each one!
The goal is to give you zucchini lovers some new, fun inspiration and to turn you haters into believers. Zucchini is so much more than a soggy, sautéed side dish or casserole and I hope to prove that time and time again this week. And what better way to start that mission than with these Zucchini, Corn + Cheddar Cakes? Words cannot express my love for these little bundles of yum!
This is the good stuff, guys. The really reeeeaaallllyyyy good stuff.
Rack of Lamb. Sounds fancy and intimidating, no? Take one breeze over this recipe and you will be so pleasantly surprised. It’s just so simple to do. And the results? So good. Like stupid good. Incredible. Continue reading
Here we have the boss of all brats: Grilled Beer Brats with Mustard Jalapeño Slaw: mastering BBQ’s since 2016.
Not much can top a perfectly cooked, fabulously seasoned beer brat. No? Yes. Yes, something can!