A close up of air fryer wings with ranch and celery.

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Fridays are “party nights” in our household. Essentially this means that we imbibe of some adult beverages, play games, and eat our favorite bar snacks. Nothing says TGIF like a crispy plate of air fryer wings. And with a smorgasbord of sauce options, it’s hard to get bored! Why make air fryer wings? Ok, honestly, […]

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A close up of thai style wild rice in a blue bowl

Thai Style Wild Rice

This thai style wild rice is loosely based off of a winning dish from the 2018 MN Wild Rice Recipe contest. I had the chance to eat that chicken thai wild rice as part of the yearly conference that we have with our growers. I enjoyed it so much that I knew I had to […]

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A close up of a not yet folded buffalo chicken wrap.

Ranch Buffalo Chicken Wrap

There is something very satisfying about the classic mix of buffalo chicken and ranch. This buffalo chicken wrap features a homemade sriracha ranch, which makes it just that little bit more flavorful. Accompanied by crunchy red cabbage, sliced green onion, and a lightly crisped tortilla, this simple wrap makes a perfect lunch. The Chicken The […]

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A close up of honey curry chicken on a pile of cooked wild rice.

Instant Pot Curry Chicken

My mom makes honey curry chicken every year for Rosh Hashana. It is one of the meals that I look forward to all year and it does not hurt that it’s made by the best mom out there. She will definitely read this post, like she reads every other one, because she is my number […]

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Minnesota wild rice soup being dipped into by French bread.

Minnesota Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Minnesota creamy chicken wild rice soup is one of the few soups that Elias enjoys. It’s pretty hard to go wrong with a hearty grain, like wild rice, and a creamy broth. This soup is comforting, satisfying, and filling. Oftentimes, I find myself hungry just a couple hours after eating soup but this one really […]

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A close up of strawberry, chicken, and arugula salad with a balsamic dressing drizzle

Balsamic Chicken Strawberry Salad

Some days, especially in the spring and summer, I start to crave a big plate of salad. My body, having emerged from months of cream filled winter decadence, is ready for something nutrient dense and fresh. This balsamic chicken strawberry salad fits the bill perfectly. It has an excellent balance of sweet and acid, nutrient […]

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Best Spicy Buffalo Wing Sauce

This buffalo wing sauce has a big punch of flavor. Impress your friends with your wing dressing prowess.

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Weeknight Fried Rice

In the last year, I have tried to limit my grocery shopping to once every other week. By the end of that span I am left primarily with pantry staples and long lasting produce, such as onions, garlic, carrots, and celery. That is where chicken fried rice fits into my meal planning perfectly. The ingredients […]

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An over head shot of the chicken stock cooking with all the vegetables floating on top.

How to Make Chicken Stock from Scraps

One of my favorite ingredients to have on hand is a high quality chicken stock. My favorite way to procure that stock? Make it with my scraps! How many dishes do you make that use onion, carrot, celery, garlic, mushrooms, or fresh herbs? I’d be willing to bet quite a few. Now, stop throwing away […]

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A plate of roast chicken, sweet potatoes, quinoa, and green beans.

Garlic Butter Roast Chicken

You know what I never really envisioned loving to cook? A whole freaking roast chicken! Ok, I didn’t butcher it so technically it’s missing some parts, but BASICALLY a whole freaking chicken. Standing in the poultry aisle, it is tempting to reach for the nicely trimmed breasts or thighs and sometimes that’s great. However, I […]

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