Stuffed Pepper Casserole

Changing leaves, sweaters and boots, open window with a cool breeze, and soup on the stove, chili in the crockpot!  There is only one thing that I don’t love about Fall – that it is followed by Winter. Seriously, how cruel is that? This amazing time of year comes and goes way too fast, so… Continue reading Stuffed Pepper Casserole


Italian Sausage + Kale Soup

When I was still little but old enough to make my own plates at family gatherings, I would always pile my plate high. Everything looked so delicious. I could surely fit it all in my stomach, couldn’t it? Well, each and every time, I would take my barely touched plate over to my dad who… Continue reading Italian Sausage + Kale Soup


Chicken Tortilla Soup

Thank goodness for my husband. Friday night, I was enjoying some Angry Orchard cider while planning out this weekend’s meal prep. I had a long list that was pretty exciting – but then he reminded me that we are only in town until Wednesday. Thank goodness he reminded me before I ordered the groceries or… Continue reading Chicken Tortilla Soup


{ Bonus Post } Steak + Broccoli

BONUS POST! It felt more exciting if I put it in all caps. Tomorrow I will be departing for an impromptu trip to Santa Fe to cover a property down there for the week. This means that my normal weekend routine is all going to packed into a day and a half instead of two.… Continue reading { Bonus Post } Steak + Broccoli


Chicken Sausage Gumbo

I’m baaaack! Have you guys missed me? I have missed you! But the good news is – I have been BUSY. Busy cooking and creating new recipes for you! I did this week’s meal prep a little bit differently, spreading the cooking out over a couple of days instead of doing it all on Sunday.… Continue reading Chicken Sausage Gumbo


Gluten Free Taco Casserole – Control the drool, folks.

This recipe was inspired by my “better than hamburger helper,” enchilada bake. I call it….TACO CASSEROLE! Original, right? This recipe is of course gluten free but can easily be modified for all those lucky gluten lovers and toleraters out there. You can tell that I am Minnesotan, because we sure do love our casseroles (or… Continue reading Gluten Free Taco Casserole – Control the drool, folks.


Easy Oven Baked Chicken Wings

Do you want to know what my absolute favorite part of the week is? Definitely not the meal prep – but the meal PLANNING! These days my grocery shopping is mostly done online. I am splitting time between two properties, my husband has crazy hours, and on top of it – we are a one… Continue reading Easy Oven Baked Chicken Wings


Bonus Post: Honey Glazed Salmon

Salmon is fantastic because it is so easy, you can top it with anything and its delicious. But top it with this honey glaze. You won't regret it. Honey Glazed Salmon Prep time: 3 minutes Cook time: 18  minutes Servings: 2 – 4 What you need: (2) 6oz filets of fresh salmon 2 tbsp raw… Continue reading Bonus Post: Honey Glazed Salmon


Main Event Meal Prep + Prosciutto Pizza!

This week’s meal prep was really about versatile meals – I chose three different proteins and three different sides, two salads, and two “main event” dishes. This way, we have mix and match type meals to last a few days, which will keep the meals from getting boring! Five hours in the kitchen yielded some… Continue reading Main Event Meal Prep + Prosciutto Pizza!


Mediterannean Chicken Dish

One of the first meals, maybe even “the” first meal I ever made for my husband was diced tomatoes with zucchini, squash and mushrooms. I had cooked for him before of course but only the easy no brainer stuff, and even then… I usually screwed it up – spaghetti, hamburger helper, toasted cheese sandwiches. That… Continue reading Mediterannean Chicken Dish