burst cherry tomato pasta in a bowl.

Cherry Tomato Sauce for Pasta

This vegetarian burst cherry tomato pasta is packed with flavor. From the roasted tomatoes to the balsamic reduction, this recipe is designed to tantalize your taste buds. Best of all, it requires very little effort on your part. I have banned the chopping and peeling of tomatoes for this recipe because, honestly, I’m not here […]

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stovetop brussels sprouts on a plate with roasted chicken and mashed potatoes

Stovetop Brussels Sprouts

So, I didn’t know I liked brussels sprouts until I got old enough to cook them myself. It’s pretty difficult to feel happy about eating bland, bitter, boiled sprouts. This stovetop recipe is quick, easy, and full of flavor, with very few ingredients. It only takes 15 minutes to whip these bad boys up. Which, […]

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A close up of squash risotto with chicken

Recipe for Butternut Squash Risotto

Nothing quite says fall to me like a roasted squash. While I could eat a squash all by itself, I’d way rather puree it and incorporate it into a comforting fall risotto. This butternut squash risotto is creamy and rich, without the need for a bunch of dairy products. My lactose intolerance thanks me and […]

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Three open faced juicy hamburgers with cheese and homemade buns.

Juicy Burgers

My dad makes good burgers. They’ve even been nicknamed “Billy burgers” and have been requested by many a friend and family member. In an effort to keep up with this very important family legacy, I submit this recipe as tribute. These juicy burgers are simple to make, more difficult to ruin, and packed with flavor. […]

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pecan pie bars stacked atop each other.

Pecan Bars With Shortbread Crust

These shortbread pecan bars are perfect for when you want a pie but don’t want to go through the hassle of making a pie crust. Because look, if I couldn’t even go through the effort of putting real pants on today, there’s no way I’m rolling and crimping. This shortbread crust is simply smushed into […]

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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 toasted smores bars.

Smores bars

Smores remind me of fall. Of camping and spending all night in front of a big ol’ campfire. As much as I love fires, many summer days are just too hot for them. These smores bars are the perfect flavor fix to get you through until weather permits. Besides, it’s way easier to perfectly brown […]

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air fryer sweet potato tacos with cilantro, cabbage, and creamy sriracha on a flower patterned plate.

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Tacos

At this point if you don’t already know that I love tacos, you are not paying attention. Admittedly, I have historically relied heavily on chicken tacos. While those are amazing and I stand by them entirely, I thought it was time to try something a little different. So, I strayed right into the vegetarian realm […]

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A close up of creamy sausage and tortellini soup

Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage and Spinach

Sometimes a big bowl of creamy sausage and spinach tortellini soup is just what the doctor ordered…but the doctor is me and I don’t have a medical degree. I do have a strong foundation in the desire for comforting meals though, so I have some relevant credentials. This is not the kind of meal to […]

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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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