Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

This upcoming weekend is Memorial Day weekend, or in Minnesota, the kick-off to Summer. We not only use this weekend to remember those who died while serving our country, but we also use it to connect with friends and family, pot our plants, take out the patio furniture from the garage, open our pools, take our inaugural pontoon ride and grill a feast for kings and queens. So what are you bringing to this year’s Memorial Day picnic?

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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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Popovers

Popovers

Yelling. Lots of yelling. Sometimes a positive “YES!!!!!” Sometimes a negative “no. no. No. NO!! NOOOOO!!!!” This is how I remember popovers being made when I was growing up. Getting ingredients to work together to pop-up in a beautiful, fluffy way can be completely magical and, often times, a complete disappointment. No matter how they turn out…to me at least…popovers are my mom’s thing.

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Bread!

Photo Credit: Honey and Rye Bakehouse
Photo Credit: Honey and Rye Bakehouse

Ok, so first of all, we have to apologize for being absent lately. I’d like to give you all kinds of fabulous, exciting reasons for this like – being asked to appear on the Ellen Show or winning a gagillion dollars or not having internet access while hiking through the Andes – but unfortunately, no, we don’t have any great excuses other than being moms and being busy working gals and doing the holiday shuffle to several family events. All fairly typical, albeit, mostly reasonable excuses. That’s all we got folks! We are sorry.

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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

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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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7 Places to Satisfy Your Inner Steak Lover in the Twin Cities

Photo Credit: Burch Steak www.burchrestaurant.com
Photo Credit: Burch Steak

In the Twin Cities, when we talk about best places to get a tender, juicy, cooked-to-perfection piece of steak, there isn’t a conversation to be had that doesn’t include one of the two steakhouse giants Manny’s and Murray’s. Both places are what one might refer to as Minnesota steakhouse OGs and have proudly earned their claims to best steaks in the city as well as beloved and respected Minnesota restaurant staples. With slogans like, “Life is good at the top of the food chain,” and, “Home of the

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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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