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…

Christmas past….

What the heck happened to January?  Although, with the craziness happening in my family & the weather issues we’ve had this month, it feels like it was three months long.  I once again fell off the blogging train, not being here since Thanksgiving, and am sorry for that.  As per usual, one of my goals this year is to post more often…we will see how … Continue reading Christmas past….

A family recipe, Hunkie Ribs…

Greetings food-lovin’ friends! Yes, I know I’ve been away awhile…I have been busy with family & work… the kind that pays the bills, so sadly my food blogging has taken a back seat this past month.  I have also been getting ready for a couple great blog post series for the Summer, that I hope you’ll join me on! First, a “Summer of Salads” sharing … Continue reading A family recipe, Hunkie Ribs…

Curried Chicken & Couscous…and the winter that won’t end!

Sorry I’ve been away for awhile…priorities have gotten in the way of fun…work…taxes…family…cats…you know, LIFE!  🙂  I feel like we are drowning in snow, here in Minnesota.  We’ve had 6+ inches of snow this past week (to add to the two+ feet on the ground) and today we are under a Winter Storm Warning currently with another 3-5 inches of snow today…AND temperatures are diving back … Continue reading Curried Chicken & Couscous…and the winter that won’t end!

The day my life changed, 13 years ago…

I became the mother of a teenager this week.  Wow, that truly boggles my mind.  I remember waiting for her arrival, just 13 short years ago.  She was late…not surprising, she likes to take her sweet time with most everything!  I remember feeling like she’d never get here and then after waiting what seemed like forever, I didn’t even realize I had gone into labor! … Continue reading The day my life changed, 13 years ago…

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes for your Valentine…

A few years back, I had the opportunity to work for a really great restaurant in the north metro that eventually opened for Brunch.  On that Brunch menu were these amazing Lemon Ricotta Pancakes.  Sadly, that restaurant eventually closed and in the last few days I hit up the chef for her recipe.  They are light, fluffy & just a bit creamy because of the … Continue reading Lemon Ricotta Pancakes for your Valentine…

Balsamic & Fig rubbed Chicken & a Beatrice update…

Well it’s been an interesting week here; the previous frigid cold temps have been making me want to eat comfort food everyday and now it appears as though we are plunging back into the deep freeze after a lovely three day hiatus!  I’ve got some oh-my-gosh-they-are-so-cute-I’m-gonna-die pictures and updates of our adorable new family member, Beatrice.  There, I said it.  Now, can we make it … Continue reading Balsamic & Fig rubbed Chicken & a Beatrice update…

Last minute Thanksgiving favorites…

Well, I don’t know about you, but good ol’ Turkey day sure snuck up on me!  It’s not a stressful holiday for me, but it’s more of a final breathing point.  I try to remember to relax…breathe…enjoy.  After that, it’s all baskets & shred & bubble wrap…oh my!  I am hoping this year’s holiday orders are off the hook!  If you are interested, check out … Continue reading Last minute Thanksgiving favorites…