Turkey Burgers w/Bacon Jam

The gauntlet has been thrown down for the week…in the struggle of what to make for meals for the week, a challenge was thrown down to create a different burger every other night…can I do it? Can I make up my own burgers? Do I have enough ideas right now? To be clear, the challenge…

Mexi Turkey Burger

We’ve had a busy summer so far – between ending the school year with soccer fun every weekend, planning for the upcoming wedding, group birthdays and traveling for the holidays, we haven’t had a lot of down time.   In those seriously busy moments, I turn to my food.  Food is something easily controllable and…

Smoked Rib & Baked Bean Quesadilla

I can only take credit for a portion of this recipe – and that portion is combining everything together.  The smoked ribs and baked beans were left overs from a fun-tastic family gathering this spring.  The food spread was amazing – it included the smoked ribs and baked beans, along with chips and dips, salads,…

Pesto Pasta with Chicken Sausage & Roasted Brussels Sprouts

It’s no be surprise that if you have seen my blog before, that you know I’m a fan of Brussels Sprouts.  Finding something new to do with them is always a treat for me.  This recipe came together by the desire to try something new with a fresh flavor for summer that the pesto brings. …

Grilled Cod with Citrus Browned Butter Sauce

This recipe is more about the sauce than the cod.  There isn’t anything special to say about the seasoning on the cod, but the brush of canola oil and sprinkling of salt and pepper.   The winner of this is the sauce.   This citrus browned butter sauce is fantastic with the richness of the…

Braided Chicken Calzone

Ever have a day where you really just don’t want to cook everything from scratch or really want to cook that much at all.  I occasionally do and lucky for me, this particular night, E must have know and he took over the kitchen and created quite the tasty dinner. These flavors came together well…

Ultimate Grilled Cheese

Many of you know that I’m originally from Wisconsin and now living in Minnesota…roughly translated means that cheese will still reign supreme and when I find a recipe that embodies multiple cheeses, we are trying it.   I say all of this in jest because the others in home NEVER say no to anything related to…

The Best Easter Ham Ever!!!

Who is ready for Easter next weekend???  If you are not, here is something that can help and it’s easy  There has been one style ham that we have made in my family forever!  It has been made in the oven along with using a slow cooker.  I love the slow cooker style because then…

Artichoke, Olive & Feta Pasta Salad

This is my nod to desiring spring to be here soon.  Looking for light and fun things to make that will help along a warmer season.  I know that it isn’t spring yet because there is still snow on the ground and it is much colder outside than you would think by looking at the…

Breaded Chicken with Cherry Date Compote

Daily cooking can sometimes find you wanting more – not to say that the food is bad, but things get repetitive, you long for something that is different.  This day was one of those days.  Trying to make the dinner just a little different, I breaded the chicken with the simple 3 bowl process and made a…