Spring has FINALLY sprung!

Ask any Minnesotan about the Winter of 21′-22′ and they will all agree…it felt never-ending! But, as it always does, Spring has finally broke free and everything is bursting with color! I love living where we do…I can’t imagine a place that doesn’t have the change of seasons (extreme and all) like we do here in the Midwest. Although…I did just return from a trip … Continue reading Spring has FINALLY sprung!

Looking forward to leftovers…

I may have mentioned this before, but I LOVE to cook! I am not perfect, but sometimes, when I have the time, I do pretty darn good! I listen to alot of food podcasts and over the past year I kept hearing about Pomegranate Molasses, so I decided to order some and make something with it. This recipe, for one-pan Pomegranate Chicken was perfect, although … Continue reading Looking forward to leftovers…

Cream of Roasted Mushroom soup~

Wow, what a week it has been! 😬 I hope this finds you doing well, staying healthy!  I have to admit, I really never thought I would live in a time like we are living in today…last night at Midnight, the state of Minnesota went into “stay-at-home” status…shelter-in-place…lockdown…whatever you want to call it.  I have basically doing just that for the past two weeks…now I … Continue reading Cream of Roasted Mushroom soup~

Homemade Gyro’s~

My first experience with this delicious sandwich was many years ago, when I lived in Iowa. I had a couple of food memories created in those years…the most amazing fried Pork Tenderloin sandwich, that I used to get from my local Hy-Vee deli counter…that sucker came on a standard hamburger bun, slathered with mayo, and layered with lettuce and pickles.  The Pork patty itself was … Continue reading Homemade Gyro’s~

Goulash, like the good ol’ days…

I grew up in a little river town, in southeastern Minnesota…at least for the years of my life I remember anyway.  I was born in Iowa and lived there until I was starting Junior High School… This dish, has all the feels for me…I remember crowding around a little table, in the middle of a tiny kitchen that also served as the back entrance of … Continue reading Goulash, like the good ol’ days…

Open Arms of Minnesota – Harvest Pop-up Dinner…

Last night, my husband and I had the opportunity to attend the Harvest Pop-up Dinner, hosted by Open Arms of Minnesota, a nonprofit that cooks and delivers free, nutritious meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses in the Twin Cities.  Each year, they “host intimate, multi-course feasts prepared by our talented chefs. For one night at a time, our beautiful facility in South Minneapolis transforms … Continue reading Open Arms of Minnesota – Harvest Pop-up Dinner…

Hazed & confused…but it was SO fun!

This past week, the hubby and I took in the Growler Magazine’s event in St. Paul, called Unlabeled: A Blind Tasting Beer Festival. This is a brand new kind of beer festival series, never before seen in Minnesota (or the U.S. for that matter!) which consisted of a blind tasting of 48 (plus one bonus beer they added at the last minute!) Hazy IPA’s from … Continue reading Hazed & confused…but it was SO fun!

Zucchini Coconut Bread~

One of my favorite times of the Summer is when the Zucchini harvest is in full effect…grilled, frittered, put into bread & brownies etc. etc. I love it!  I found this recipe at Two Peas and their Pod, just randomly one day, looking for coconut recipes.  The original recipe calls for AP and whole wheat flour, but I have always made it with straight AP … Continue reading Zucchini Coconut Bread~

Life is busy…

It’s been just over a year since I last wrote here…that’s terrible!  2016 was a business & family focused year…and honestly, I’ve missed playing with my food!  😜 I didn’t spend much time trying new recipes either, but instead just kept plugging along with our usual favorites.  Sometimes that’s just the easiest route, you know?  This year however, I have decided we need to thin out … Continue reading Life is busy…