Month: November 2019

Mom’s famous spaghetti and meatballs….

Mom’s famous spaghetti and meatballs….

What truly makes a good meatball? I think inquiring cooks would like to know… My mouth is watering right now thinking of my mom’s famous spaghetti and meatballs. It’s one of those meals you always come home to eat. It’s the one that feels so 

How to make your frozen pizza night even better…

How to make your frozen pizza night even better…

Tonight was one of those nights, when a frozen pizza was a must! With thanksgiving days away, and a blizzard coming within hours, my shopping cart was plump with ingredients for way too many dishes. Unfortunately, dinner wasn’t one of them. Well, I guess I 

Hearty homemade black bean soup with quinoa

Hearty homemade black bean soup with quinoa

How can you go wrong with a black bean soup made from scratch. Made with a bag of dried beans, homemade vegetable stock, onions, tomatoes, peppers. And a squeeze of lime and lots of cilantro. Then just enough quinoa added to make this a hearty 

Food and memories…

Food and memories…

Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner, I’ve really been thinking about food and how it creates memories. It’s fun to think back at Thanksgivings throughout the years. The ones from childhood, and growing up. And the ones with my husband’s family. And those thanksgivings 

Companion planting with tomatoes

Companion planting with tomatoes

It’s fun to sit and reflect on our last growing season. The good and the bad. This year we really focused on companion planting, and I feel like it made a difference in our garden. One thing we really noticed was our basil. Our basil 

Roasted chickpea, sweet kale and red quinoa wrap with homemade oven fries

Roasted chickpea, sweet kale and red quinoa wrap with homemade oven fries

I guess it’s another meatless meal. Not intentionally but I’m cooking with the ingredients I already have. Good thing my husband had some meat for lunch today lol. Roasted chickpeas actually sounded really good to me today and pairing it with my favorite salad mix 

3 Cheese Tortellini with a Roasted Beet Salad

3 Cheese Tortellini with a Roasted Beet Salad

During the week I’m always looking for those easy meals. And honestly, meals I know my kids will eat. Tortellini and Ravioli are always one of my easy cards I pull out from time to time. Now, this roasted beet salad is something I really 

Meatless Monday Recipe

Meatless Monday Recipe

{Peanut Butter Stir Fry Noodles} I’ve always heard of this “Meatless Monday” concept and I like it!! I like it a lot. The thought of picking one day a week to go meatless is not only healthy but in the long run will save you 

Reuben pizza

Reuben pizza

If you made the reuben sliders this week chances are you have some leftover ingredients. Today my husband took those ingredients and magically turned them into a pizza. I left for a target run with my littles not knowing how it would turn out. But 

Homemade pizza recipe

Homemade pizza recipe

Have you always wanted to make your own homemade pizza? I’ll show you an easy way to make your very own homemade pizzas. This pizza recipe is simple once you get the hang of it. All you need to remember is… if you want pizza 

Homemade pizza

Homemade pizza

Who doesn’t love pizza? It’s definitely a staple in our house. If we’re not at my kids favorite restaurant Punch Napoleon (Wood fired pizza) we are making it at home. We used to order a lot of delivery when our kids were younger until we 

Meal planning

Meal planning

With this cold weather I have meal planning on my mind. This is the time of year when cooking can be fun. Things slow down and with the holidays coming up you really try to hold on to every little cent. Let’s be honest, I 

Cauliflower Tacos topped with a sweet and spicy slaw

Cauliflower Tacos topped with a sweet and spicy slaw

I love making cauliflower tacos! Especially cauliflower tacos topped with a sweet and spicy slaw. I really enjoy cooking with cauliflower. It’s a great substitute for chicken. If you’re looking to incorporate more meatless meals into your meal plan, cauliflower is a great vegetable to 

Reuben sliders

Reuben sliders

I love Reubens and my favorite part has got to be the sauerkraut. These little guys are delicious and super simple to make. Great for a meal during the week or on game day. What you’ll need: •1 bag of dollar buns (any small slider 

The love of cooking

The love of cooking

Some say your born with it. Others may say they were surrounded by it as a child. Or maybe you just had no choice but to learn how to cook to survive. Or possibly it could of been created by watching Sunday morning cooking shows 

A change of season is so refreshing…

A change of season is so refreshing…

Another growing season has come to an end. With all the added work in the yard this year, I am welcoming the season change. Plus fall in MN is just beautiful!! I believe growing flowers in your yard can benefit your vegetables too! This year 

The Journey Begins

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

Today feels like a chicken noodle soup day…..

Today feels like a chicken noodle soup day…..

Fall is when things slow down for me, no gardens to tend to, and a daily cup of tea is needed! Things do indeed slow down, until the rush of the holidays. For now, I’m savoring that tiny little window. One of my family’s favorite