mango tango chicken & pasta salad {in a jar}

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As I’ve said before, we adore salads and meals in jars this time of year. Just pack them on ice and head to a beautiful picnic spot. Jars make pretty, earth-friendly vehicles for food. Here’s my latest jar creation. I made up a big batch of Mango Tango Chicken Salad and layered it with pasta…

cabbage roll casserole {deconstructed cabbage rolls}

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I’m munching on a bit of this casserole as I write this blog post. Gracie and I just took a long hike up Red Wing’s Barn Bluff and now I’m hungry! Cabbage roll casserole hits the spot. It’s good for you, low in fat and high in fiber, but my favorite thing about this casserole…

speculoos chocolate chip banana bread

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Gracie and I made this a few days ago and the entire loaf is gone. It’s SO good! This is a fantastic way to use up some over-ripe bananas that may be lurking on the counter. You can purchase Speculoos Cookie Butter at Trader Joe’s. ~ preheat oven to 350 degrees F. ~ 3 very…

easy bacon wrapped bbq chicken

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This is an easy, delicious way to make chicken. You can grill it or make it in the oven, whichever way you choose. If you decide to make it on the grill, cook it over medium heat and watch it closely so the bacon doesn’t burn. You could always start it on the grill and…

onion & garlic smashed potatoes

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If you like potatoes, you’re going to love these. They’re the perfect accompaniment to grilled steaks or my favorite bacon wrapped bbq chicken. Dress them up however you like. We make them like this… ~ preheat oven to 450 degrees F. ~ 8 smallish russet, red or Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed 1/3 cup melted butter…