Making Tamales & memories…

Greetings fellow foodie friends! It’s mid-November here in Minnesota and we’ve yet to really see any Winter, which is just fine by me! But, my body-clock knows it’s almost here, because I am craving soups, macaroni & cheese, any pasta dish for that matter and bread and cheese. Oof! I’ve decided that instead of being…

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…

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…

Beer braised Brats & Onions

Looking for a way to make Brats more exciting for dinner? Click on the link below to watch my video! Beer braised Brats & Onions.

Brine that bird Baby!

(the above picture was from my #summerofsalads post on Chicken salad but it’s a good representation of what your Brine will look like once you’ve placed in the bird) Hey there!  It’s the week before the big feast and I am sure alot of you are starting to think about how you’ll prepare your bird…

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 Sippers, fruit/herbs, mixers & cubes…

Greetings cocktail lovers!  First, I am sorry for not posting when I said I would…life took over this past week and so here I sit, 9:19pm on a Saturday night, trying to get this ready for your viewing pleasure as soon as possible!  One thing I failed to mention in my last post, that when…

Summer of Salads, dressings…

First, an apology.  Right out of the gate, I dropped the ball on my posting this series, when I said I would. Originally I hadn’t planned to start this until this weekend, but I wanted to give you a little something to start with, over Memorial Day weekend and so I stupidly started earlier than…

Summer of Salads, greens…

Welcome to my #summerofsalads post number TWO! Today, we talk greens. Yes, salads can be made without the use of greens, but the type of “salads” we eat most, are those where the base is some sort of greens. Later on we’ll talk about pasta, grain, legume & other non-greens salads. I had hoped to include…

Summer Sippers, starting with the basics…

Alright, so here we are, on the verge of the unofficial start to summer, Memorial Day weekend.  What do you have planned?  Picnics?  Fishing?  Spending time with those who’ve served and honoring those who can’t be here with us?  Oh yes, that’s what I am planning too! Will there be some cocktails in your weekend…