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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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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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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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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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Lasagna

Lasagna

My Mom’s lasagna recipe is special.  To this day, I have yet to order lasagna at a restaurant, knowing it will disappoint.  I am excited to share it with you. Let’s get started… In a mixing bowl, combine cottage cheese, grated parmasean cheese, parsley flakes, salt, and […]

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Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

Happy Halloween!  🎃 An early morning pickup ride to check fields often includes our dog, Nessie. Yesterday morning, I joined Nessie and her favorite human, Dave. Safe, underneath Dave’s arm, is where she likes to rest. Peek-a-BOO! 👻  Speaking of  BOO 👻 and Halloween 🎃, a favorite ‘scary’ beverage of […]

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Grilled Lamb with Rosemary Garlic Butter

Grilled Lamb with Rosemary Garlic Butter

A special occasion dinner at our house includes a grilled rack of lamb.  When grilled to the right temperature, it is fantastic!  A visit from out of state family members calls for a special meal. On the menu – Grilled Rack of Lamb with Rosemary Garlic Butter. […]

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Grilled Chicken Salad Wraps

Grilled Chicken Salad Wraps

Will, our youngest, graduates from high school tonight.  We are excited, proud, a little sad, and every other emotion parents experience when they think about watching their youngest walk across that stage to receive their diploma. In preparation for the graduation party, we have been busy all week in […]

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