Oh these bars…Banana…Brown Butter…

Well hello there friends and Happy New Year!  I can say that for another three days, right?!  Then we flip the calendar to February already!  Eek! This past month has flown by…I’ve been trying to keep my New Year “intentions” going (I like that word better than resolution…doesn’t feel as stressful to me!), along with…

Pesto & Compound Butters…oh my!

Well, would ya look at that…only a mere three+ months since my last post!  Shame on me!  Real Estate has been keeping me busy, which is very good thing!  I am still thinking about food, cooking the best I can everyday, which is all that matters, right?!  Today I wanted to share two things I…

Silver linings…

Once upon a time, there was a girl that really didn’t know how to cook.  She met a boy, who did and decided she wanted to try to impress him, with her cooking prowess. She failed, miserably. Read on… As a kid, I learned how to “feed” myself & my little brother, out of necessity basically….

Perfect Pumpkin Bars~

~Pumpkin Bars~ Ingredients: 2 cups of Sugar 4 eggs 1 can of Pumpkin 1 cup of oil 2 cups of flour 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon 1 teaspoon of baking soda 1 tablespoon of baking powder — 3 ounces of cream cheese 1/2 stick of butter 1 (+/-) tablespoon of milk 3 cups of powdered sugar…

S’mores Brownies~

What’s more synonymous with Summer than S’mores? It’s the simplest of things really; marshmallows…chocolate…graham crackers all gooed up together!  My kids would eat them everyday, if I let them 🙂  so they were super excited when I told them I was making these! The bottom is a basic graham cracker crust, that you bake brownies…

National Corn Fritters Day~

Greetings food-lovin’ friends! It’s late-July…did you notice? I don’t know about you, but this summer has been flying by! Between a busy Real Estate market (know someone needing my help?) and trying to squeeze in fun with the family, it’s been a master juggling act! I think we are fairing pretty well, having just come…

My March Madness…

Happy Spring foodie friends!  Yes, I know, if you live in Minnesota, it isn’t feeling much like it yet… Even Augie says “I’m outta here!”   You know it’s been bad when the cats want to migrate south…. It’s been a crazy ‘mad’ month for me… the hubby flew out of town twice this month…it’s tax…

Summer of Salads, Chicken…

Prior to getting my smoker, Smoked Chicken would be something I would rarely get the opportunity to enjoy, but when I did…oh, I did!  So, this year when we picked up our portion of chickens from our friends in Hugo that raise & process them for us, I knew some of these little babies were…

Summer of Salads, Pork…

I know you’ve heard me talk about Tarragon before in this amazing potato salad, but we fell in love with Tarragon using it on the Pork Chops I am sharing here today.  This post is about Pork, and how to enjoy it on a salad.  I realize that Bacon falls into the Pork category, but…

Summer Sippers, Wine…

I love Pinterest.  Can I just say that?  Seriously, I swear, it has become a search engine for me and all things food & beverage!  I “googled” the search term “cocktails made with wine” while researching for this blog post and the second listing in Google was a link to a board on Pinterest titled…