Archive for January 2017

Obstacles

Obstacles

We spent some time snowshoeing over the weekend.  Powder fresh snow AND sunshine in Minnesota?  YES! See that man in the picture below?  He has faced some obstacles in life yet each time, has found strength in our great Helper and Healer. A few times while snowshoeing, […]

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Roast Beef and Cheddar Panini

Roast Beef and Cheddar Panini

Roast Beef and Cheddar Paninis are one of our son’s favorite sandwiches and they are quick to throw together. First up, the horseradish sauce. Decide how much, if any, horseradish you want to add. We like to add 1/2 teaspoon. Mix together mayo, sour cream and horseradish. […]

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Pistachio Mousse Cups

Pistachio Mousse Cups

How about a dessert that can be thrown together quickly?  I’m in!  Pistachio Mousse Cups work great when pinched for time. First up, the mousse… Whisk together a 3.4 ounce box of instant pistachio pudding with one cup of milk. Gently fold pudding with 8 ounces of […]

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Carmelized Onion and Mushroom Puffs

Carmelized Onion and Mushroom Puffs

My friend, Jody, gave me this recipe and it’s a crowd pleaser! Let’s get started. Thinly slice mushrooms of your choice and onions.  Over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon butter.  Add sliced mushrooms and saute’ about 5 minutes until tender.  Remove from the […]

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Tex-Mex Cheese Soup

Tex-Mex Cheese Soup

It’s soup time of year in Minnesota. Tex-Mex Cheese Soup is quick to throw together and loaded with flavor. Let’s get started… Sauté diced onion and green pepper in olive oil and butter until translucent. Add seasonings; cumin, garlic powder, pepper, chili powder and salt. Stir in […]

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Mini Egg Rolls

Mini Egg Rolls

Warning – once you bite into a homemade egg roll,  your egg roll cravings will increase! I have a favorite recipe for egg rolls.  They are filled with fresh ingredients and do not require deep frying.  Let me repeat – NO DEEP FRYING NECESSARY!  Happy day! Before […]

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Seeking January Joy

Seeking January Joy

Minnesota Januarys tend to be challenging.  The temperatures typically dramatically drop, the sun shines less, some New Year’s resolutions have been broken, bringing on blah feelings.  Blah, blah, blah, blah……. I have noticed a look of sadness in people’s eyes at times during the month of January. […]

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Parmesan Popcorn with Chipotle Butter

Parmesan Popcorn with Chipotle Butter

Have you noticed the simplest of foods often bring the most comfort?  This leads me to popcorn. Popcorn is my all time favorite snack and comfort food.  My Dad loves popcorn.  Growing up, he made it often and passed on this love to my siblings and me. […]

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Dangerous Man Brewing Company – Minneapolis, MN

Dangerous Man Brewing Company – Minneapolis, MN

My husband and I have visited several Minnesota breweries over the past year.  By far, Dangerous Man Brewing Company is one of our favorites! Dangerous Man is located in an eclectic area in the North East part of Minneapolis. The tasting room is warm, inviting, family friendly […]

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Braised Pork Chops with Maple Dijon Sauce

Braised Pork Chops with Maple Dijon Sauce

I am always looking for ways to prepare tender pork chops that are flavorful yet require minimal time to prepare.  Braised Pork Chops with Maple Dijon Sauce is a go to in our house. I sometimes finish this dish in the oven and other times in a […]

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