bbq beef sweet potato skins {regular & paleo options}


We’ve been happily and successfully eating Paleo for a couple weeks now, and I have to say I just love it! Once in awhile I stray and have a cucumber sandwich on soft white bread, or I take a bite of a skillet cookie that has just come out of the oven (because come ON,…

zucchini spaghetti


Jeff surprised me with a Veggetti! What’s a Veggetti, you may ask? It’s this nifty tool for turning summer squash and zucchini (and other veggies) into noodles! You can make thick or thin noodles and they truly turn out awesome. There are other vegetable noodle makers out there, but what I really like about the…

hurry up dinner


Oh my goodness… We got more snow! I know it won’t be as exciting once February rolls around, but right now it’s pretty cool. I’m having fun creating comfort food dishes in my kitchen. I’ve made a bunch of new stuff, which has turned out amazing, but sometimes I just like to make tried and…

scenes from the past couple weeks


Fairy princesses and baby cows on Halloween… backyard bonfires by the light of an October moon… Red Wing Brewery beer growlers filled with Pepie’s Porter… lattes at the Red Wing Confectionery and Coffee Shoppe with a friend… brunch at the always amazing Hell’s Kitchen in Minneapolis (salads, Peanut Butter & Bacon Burger, Venison Burger, Huevos…

easy chicken chow mein


Last night while we were sleeping all snug in our beds, it snowed! Not a lot of snow, but a light dusting. All of the rooftops were sprinkled with the white stuff and our neighborhood, situated at the foot of a bluff, looked like a fairy tale. Smoke is puffing out of several chimneys and…