FOOD

Hamburger Hotdish with Peas

Hamburger Hotdish with Peas

Just when I thought winter was coming to an end….more snow and cold.  I am in need of some comfort food and nothing says comfort quite like hotdish. Minnesotans take their hotdish serious and I have realized over the years, the simpler the better. Hamburger Hotdish with […]

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Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce Wraps

I remember the first time I had lettuce wraps.  I think I dreamt about them for months.  The combination of fresh, stir fried vegetables and crisp lettuce greens is delicious.  For years, I have tried all kinds of combinations and don’t recall ever having one I didn’t […]

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Pleated Baked Potatoes

Pleated Baked Potatoes

Pleated Baked Potatoes are a great alternative to a traditional baked potatoe. Here’s how I like to make them… Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Give some potatoes a good scrubbing… Using a sharp knife, slice the potatoes in thin slices without slicing all the way through. Pick […]

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Raw Juice

Raw Juice

My friend owns a raw juice bar, WYSI WYG.  It’s my favorite and I continue to learn about the nutritional benefits of juicing. Juicing (like canning) is a labor of love.  It takes a lot of fresh produce so planning ahead is a must. This is our […]

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Chimichangas

Chimichangas

Chimichangas stuffed with shredded pork (beef or chicken) and smothered with enchilada sauce are delicious.  Thank you my friend, Jody, for discovering this delicious dish and sharing it! Let’s get started… Heat olive oil over medium heat.  Saute chopped onions until translucent.  Add minced garlic and cook […]

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Rosemary Spiced Nuts

Rosemary Spiced Nuts

Friends of ours recently served Rosemary Spiced Nuts at a gathering.  I seriously wanted to take the entire bowl, run to the car, lock the doors and eat every single nut.  Not kidding! We recently spent time with my parents in Arizona and after seeing the beautiful […]

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Thai Chili Roasted Shrimp

Thai Chili Roasted Shrimp

Short on dinner prep time?  Thai Chili Roasted Shrimp to the rescue!  Use them as an appetizer or main dish. Let’s get started. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grab a bottle of low sodium soy sauce and sweet chili sauce. In a small bowl, add 1/4 cup […]

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Jalapeño Chipotle Cream Cheese Poppers

Jalapeño Chipotle Cream Cheese Poppers

In our house, Jalapeño Poppers rank high on the most requested food items list.  I decided to throw in a little Adobo Sauce this time and must say, that little bit of sauce made them extra good.  The Jalapeño Chipotle Cream Cheese Poppers are spicy, smokey and […]

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Smoked Pork Butt

Smoked Pork Butt

This past week, I decided to shake things up in the kitchen.  Perhaps it is the craving of sunshine and warm weather that inspired me to pull out my electric smoker.  To the garage I went with a pork butt. Before we get to the pork butt, […]

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Power Smoothie

Power Smoothie

How about a power smoothie to jump start your day?  Smoothies that provide fruit and veggies are great for those on-the-run days. Adjust the amounts to your family’s liking.  This combination, when blended, is an interesting color.  Pour the smoothie into a dark cup with a lid and […]

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