Tuna Salad with Shells

Its officially summer in Minnesota! I know this, because it is humid as sin outside and there’s mosquitoes everywhere! Oh, you thought the summer solstice is what signals the beginning of summer? Maybe in a land without 10,000 lakes to attract 100,000 mosquitoes! But, the beginning of summer to me means its salad season! I… Continue reading Tuna Salad with Shells


Italian Chicken Sausage Soup

This post is dedicated to two of this blog’s biggest supporters; Don + Denise. I once posted this video on facebook with the caption “I wish someone would make this for me!” A couple of days later, we got a text from Denise that said they were on their way over to drop off… Continue reading Italian Chicken Sausage Soup



  Bravo, husband. Bravo.  Another fantastic suggestion that resulted in another delicious recipe.  He really is the brains behind this operation, you know. I’ve been making a lot of stir fry lately, as you know and the thing about stir fry is that it is meat and vegetables, mixed with rice.  Well, that’s a great… Continue reading Jambalaya/Gumbo


Red Wine Beef Stew + Mashed Potatoes

I was going to share another taco recipe in honor of today – you know, #tacotuesday. But I think I’m being a little bit of a one tricky pony over here, so I thought I better switch it up and post at least ONE non-taco recipe before I post more taco recipes. This one is… Continue reading Red Wine Beef Stew + Mashed Potatoes


Shepherd’s Pie (did I spell that right?)

IT’S SO COLD. Winter is the worst. Seriously, the worst. It’s like they try to trick you into thinking it’s great because of the holidays and all, but really that’s just a couple of fun days of distraction in the midst of a whole bunch of nose-hairs-frozen-solid kind of days. I keep wondering if it… Continue reading Shepherd’s Pie (did I spell that right?)


Chicken & Corn Chowder

It’s here! It’s here! It’s not just beginning to feel like fall. ITS FULL BLOWN FALL! The leaves are changing color. The smell of cold is in the air. And it is official sweater and boots weather.  And nothing is better than wearing your sweater and boots while eating a big giant warm bowl of… Continue reading Chicken & Corn Chowder


Crockpot Turkey Chili

This weekend I celebrated the big 2-8 and boy was it special!  I got all dressed up and spent the evening at an industry event with the amazing people I work with. After the awards dinner, we all got a sneak preview of US Bank stadium at the after party!  Bring it on, 28! I… Continue reading Crockpot Turkey Chili


Crockpot Pot Roast with Mashed Potatoes

It is a gloomy, rainy Sunday here in Minnesota. There is something just so comforting about Crockpot meals on rainy days. Put the food in the pot, then sit back and relax with some TV while the crockpot does all the work! That’s my kind of meal prep day! Of course, I have other things… Continue reading Crockpot Pot Roast with Mashed Potatoes


Crockpot Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie (Kind Of)

It’s been a while since I posted, 24 days to be exact and I wish I could say I have been off exploring the world, or doing something super exciting. But I haven’t. I’ve been working. A lot. Like 6 days a week a lot. Working out, a little (3 – 4 times per week;… Continue reading Crockpot Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie (Kind Of)

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Shredded Chicken Chili

As you know, I live in Minnesota. I hate the cold. The only good thing about Minnesota weather is that it is Soup Season pretty much 9 months out of the year! This week my husband requested chili. Ugh. He thinks it is the greatest meal because it is basically just protein and veggies, and… Continue reading Shredded Chicken Chili