Main Dishes

Spicy Shrimp and Kale Rice Bowls

Spicy Shrimp and Kale Rice Bowls (2 of 3)

Sometimes you just want to eat something that is both comforting while also being clean and really fresh. Enter the rice bowl. We are a big fan of rice bowls in our house mainly because they are delicious, healthy, and so simple – a matter of layering flavorful ingredients on top of a bowl of fresh, steamy rice. I love rice bowls because they just look so darn pretty.

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Stuffed Breakfast Buns

A fresh baked bun stuffed with eggs, cheese, bacon and spinach. Easy to freeze and reheat on the go!

Quick, quick, quick!! That’s what these Stuffed Breakfast Buns are. And, let me be honest, that’s what I need these days. Once upon a time, there was only Chris and me and we only had to worry about getting ourselves up and out the door in the morning. Fueled by extra large, extra dark coffee and that sort of energy that only seems to be reserved for twenty-something professionals. Now-a-days, our morning routine looks a little different. It’s still Chris and me trying to get up and ready, but add in one 26-year-old brother and a one and a half-year-old to wrangle and mornings feel a little bit more like a mad dash to cram food in faces and get out the door (hopefully) with the same two shoes on.

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Grilled Steak Fajitas

Grilled flank steak and veggie fajitas

It’s officially spring in Minnesota, which, for my family, means the start of grilling season! We bust out the patio furniture and start planning what delicious things we are going to grill up this week. This week, with some of the first warm, sunshiney evenings we’ve had in a long time, we are grilling up flank steaks seasoned with cumin, lime, onion and chipotle pepper for grilled steak fajitas.

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Steak “Cobb” Salad


Chad and I are attempting to cut foods out of our diet, eating as “clean” as we can. This charged, “fad” word can have different interpretations and can certainly be confusing. All I know is that you can still eat steak. 

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Philly Cheese Steak

Philly Cheese Steak

Being a new mom, I feel like I’ve lost every spontaneous cell in my body. I’m finding out that a little one requires a pretty rigid routine (unless you’re one that enjoys zombie cries at night).  

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Savory Spinach and Salmon Pannekoeken with Lemon Bearnaise Sauce

Savory Dutch pannekoeken flavored with herbs de provence and filled with sauteed garlic spinach, peas and salmon, served with a lemon bearnaise sauce.

When I was a little girl, I used to love sitting on my mom’s lap and hearing her tell stories about what it was like when she was growing up in Fergus Falls, MN. When she was young, one of her favorite memories was visiting her grandma (my Great-Grandma Mark) with her 4 siblings on Sunday mornings after church. They would all sit around her small kitchen table,

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Simple Baked Salmon and Chopped Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing

Baked salmon with lemon and garlic served with chopped romaine and arugula salad tossed in maple balsamic dressing

The week after Thanksgiving is always a bit of a rough re-entry into reality. Back to work, back to school, back to meals that (most likely) don’t include 10 starches and 3 Jello salads. Even though it’s the beginning of December, I start craving something lighter, fresher and healthier to help balance out the rich food frenzy that tends to occur in my family during the months of November and December.

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3 Delicious Ways To Re-Use Leftover Thanksgiving Stuffing

Sweet Delicata squash stuffed with leftover Thanksgiving stuffing, wild rice and Italian sausage

The turkey is picked to the bone. The pie plate has been all but licked clean. The dishes are drying one the rack and you are fully enjoying your stretchy pants and the well deserved afternoon snooze that always follows that delicious victory which is Thanksgiving dinner. You did it. You officially made it through the greatest food holiday of the year.

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