If you’ve been hanging out around here for any length of time you’ve probably figured out that I go batty for Asian food in any form…but the Banh Mi Sandwich trumps them all for this gal. Remember this one? Continue reading
Oh Lordy. Meet my new best friend, you guys. And I’ve got one lousy photo to prove it…ugh, a food bloggers worst nightmare. I contemplated waiting to take more photos and post this recipe after the next time we have it but you know what? I don’t really think its a good idea for me to wait any longer than necessary to hand this one over to you. It’s a weeknight game changer and it tastes like a giant bowl of happiness. Continue reading
So really, dinners have been about as quick and effortless as ever around here for the last few weeks. You too? Getting back into a school routine can be challenging for everyone involved so easy breezy meals help out a ton while trying to get everything else in order. So heres a quick success from this week: Sheet Pan Chicken + Veggie Ranch Wraps. 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
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!
So my guess is that we’ve all experienced pickled veggies of some sort, whether from a food truck putting out stellar street food or topped on an entree at an upscale restaurant. I heart pickled ANYTHING. Zingy is just simply the perfect compliment to so many dishes.
So when I had a fridge full of fresh, gorgeous radishes they were screaming ‘pickle me please!’ And I have eaten an entire jar in one day. Continue reading
It’s funny. Sunday, in my brain, is supposed to be for ‘Sunday Meals’. You know, the fancy, time-consuming meals you can’t get accomplished during the week. But rarely does it end up being that way around here. Sunday is typically the day I go out during nap time and get my meal plan/shopping done for the week. It sounds silly, but that little mission takes time, so I am always rushing back home to get dinner on the table before it’s too late. Sunday dinners usually need to be low maintenance and ultra quick for me. And often times that means firing up the grill to throw steak or fish on and often times it’s paired with these Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges. Insanely quick. Continue reading
Meet my new Culinary Best Friend. The light to my kitchen darkness. The vibrant to my blah. The gorgeous sunshine to my spring. I have fallen. And let me just tell you why.
I must begin by saying this is the easiest, most no-fail, fabulously scrumptious vegetable recipe on the face of the planet there ever was forever and ever. Continue reading