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Chicken with Asparagus and Quinoa

Chicken with Asparagus and Quinoa

It’s asparagus time in Minnesota! Our friends have a beautiful asparagus patch and they shared a couple bags with us yesterday. ***HEALTHY ALERT *** A friend recently shared a healthy recipe – Chicken with Broccoli and Quinoa.  I adjusted the recipe a bit and substituted asparagus for […]

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Double Smoked Ham

Double Smoked Ham

We were blessed with beautiful weather on Easter so instead of baking our ham, I decided to do the cooking outdoors.  The smell on the deck was amazing! My sister-in-law shared her recipe years ago.  It’s my favorite way to prepare ham, both indoors and out. Let’s […]

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Barbacoa with Pickled Red Onions

Barbacoa with Pickled Red Onions

My sister makes the most amazing Barbacoa, a family gathering favorite!  Topping the Barbacoa with pickled red onions is a must.  Trust me! Let’s get started… First, the Pickled Red Onions… Grab a red onion. Peel and slice the onion and place into a glass baking dish. […]

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Spinach Crust Pizza

Spinach Crust Pizza

A friend asked me the other day if I ever tried making a pizza crust with spinach.  It sounded like a good idea/challenge.  I gave it a try and seriously, it was good! For those that watch carbs, you will be happy.  For those that cannot have gluten, […]

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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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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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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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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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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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