Month: March 2018

Honey Sriracha Cauliflower Bites

Honey Sriracha Cauliflower Bites

Are you a March Madness fan? Usually, I mainly watch sports for the beer, food, and good company, but college basketball is the exception. And this year my Villanova Wildcats are still in the game and playing in the Final Four this weekend! I’ll be […]

Almond Oat Energy Balls

Almond Oat Energy Balls

I’m a snacker. Are there really people out there that only eat at the designated meal times? If so, I’m not one of them. These energy balls are perfect to keep in the freezer for those moments when you’re draining and need a pick-me-up. Made […]

Meatless Lentil “Bolognese”

Meatless Lentil “Bolognese”

Do you participate in Meatless Mondays? I am very much a carnivore, but I do like to challenge myself and forgo meat at some meals and experiment with plant based protein sources. Pasta is an easy meal to make meatless (because really if you gave […]

BBQ Chicken Quinoa Bowls

BBQ Chicken Quinoa Bowls

Is it grilling season yet? We’ve had a few days over 40°, and I’ve been soooo tempted to head outside and grill. There is one saving grace tiding me over until it warms up more, my grill pan. I have a cast iron grill pan […]

Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

Fun Fact: I have a peanut allergy. When people find out about this one of the first things they say is “You can’t eat Reeses?!?”. I’ve never had one, but the concern others show makes me think I really must be missing something special! Luckily, […]

Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk Biscuits

By now you should know that I’m not afraid of carbs. Life is short and sometimes you need a fluffy, flaky biscuit drizzled in honey. I love how quick this recipe comes together. I like to use a smaller biscuit cutter so you have lots […]

Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken Parmesan

Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken Parmesan

SHEET PAN SUPPERS! These are some of my favorite types of meals. A great option for meal prepping or busy weeknight dinners, because it’s just one pan to clean and the cook time is entirely hands off. Just pop in the oven and go live […]

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Happy almost St. Patrick’s Day! I’m not Irish, but this is one of my favorite days of the year. I can’t even begin to express how excited I am that it falls on a Saturday this year. I’ll be spending the day in St Paul […]

Taco Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Taco Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

I remember when I first tried Spaghetti Squash. I was just starting to experiment with other types of vegetables. For most of my life I considered corn one of my favorite vegetables :). I roasted it up according to direction (almost breaking my knife cutting […]

Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Growing up in Minnesota, wild rice soup has always been a staple. From going to the Macy’s Holidazzle Parade at Christmas-time and having a bowl of the soup with popovers at the Oak Grill downtown, to buying it premade at our nearby Lunds & Byerlys, […]

Homemade Soft Pretzels

Homemade Soft Pretzels

Guess what day it is? PRETZEL DAY! I like pretzel day. (My fellow Office fans out there get me?). These pretzels are simple to make, no lengthy rise times. They’re great as is, or go a little crazy and have them with some cheese or […]

Soft and Chewy Cream Cheese, White Chocolate, Macadamia Nut Cookies

Soft and Chewy Cream Cheese, White Chocolate, Macadamia Nut Cookies

A couple of weeks ago my parents took a little getaway to Hawaii. Upon their return, they brought back lots of goodies including lots of macadamia nuts (both raw and covered in chocolate of course). What’s a girl to do with a surplus of macadamia […]

Easy, No Knead, Overnight Focaccia

Easy, No Knead, Overnight Focaccia

Happy Wednesday! A little personal life digression… I’ve been struggling with back pain for a while now due to a torn disc (I swear sometimes that I’m 24 going on 84…) Today I finally received a steroid injection and am hoping it gives me a […]

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookies

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookies

How was your weekend? Mine was filled with one too many beverages 🙂 and one too many tastes of cookie dough. Friday night we celebrated a couple of birthdays with a party bus bar crawl. A ton of fun, but after a night filled with […]

Fluffy, Sweet Challah Bread French Toast

Fluffy, Sweet Challah Bread French Toast

They say the French do some things better.. fries, kisses, and of course toast. You know when you have French toast at a restaurant and it is so wonderfully thick and rich? But then you try to make it on your own with the sandwich […]