macadamia white chocolate cookies overlapped on a blue and white plate.

White Chocolate Chips Macadamia Nut Cookies

These white chocolate macadamia nut cookies are creamy, nutty, and sweet. Like my chocolate chip cookie recipe, these cookies have an extra egg yolk, which creates a soft and chewy texture. The chewiness contrasted with the crunchy toasted macadamia nuts, makes for an ideal mouthfeel. These cookies are perfect on a good or bad day, […]

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A close up of air fryer tofu on a blue plate.

Air Fryer Tofu

I have loved tofu ever since middle school, when I suddenly became a vegetarian. Although I’m no longer a vegetarian, I like to keep crispy tofu in the house to add easy protein and texture to a whole multitude of dishes. Besides, it’s fun to prove people wrong when they’re adamant that they don’t like […]

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oatmeal chocolate chip cookies stacked on a plate

Toasted Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m not saying that my marriage hinges on my ability to prepare a solid oatmeal chocolate chip cookie…but it might rank in his top ten favorite things about me (Note: Elias was not consulted about this claim but it’s my blog so I can say what I want). Anyway, there really is something special about […]

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Meat scrap pho with thai basil and cilantro

Low Waste Meat Scrap Pho

Pho is the national dish of Vietnam and it’s ALSO one of my favorite soups. The broth is full of complex flavor, there are noodles in it, and I can eat it with an outrageous quantity of fresh herbs. So anyway, what can I contribute to the long history of this soup? Well, it’s not […]

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A close up of garlic herb pizza dough topped with sauce, mozzarella, and a sprinkle of cheddar.

Garlic and Herb Pizza Dough

Pizza is a staple in our house. Ever since I have known Elias – it’s been quite a while – pizza has consistently dominated his diet. We used to spend a good amount of money buying pre-made crusts or ordering pizza. Having now made this homemade garlic and herb pizza dough for years, I really […]

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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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stacked english muffins in the background and an open muffin in the front with apricot jam

Homemade English Muffins – Easy

Homemade English muffins are an easy way to make your breakfast more personal. They are perfect for an egg sandwich, eggs benedict, or slathered with jam.

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two chicken tacos folded up next to each other on a plate

Fast and Easy Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

You are probably sick of hearing me say that I love tacos. But that’s too bad, because this is my blog and I can do what I want. So, as I was saying, tacos are the stuff of my dreams and it does not get better than these super quick and simple instant pot chicken […]

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The finished beef stew served in a blue-black bowl and sprinkled with some parsley

Stovetop Beef Stew

Spring in Minnesota is a fickle beast. Routine weather swings have you alternately snuggling in blankets on the couch and dawning shorts to dig in your garden. It is hard to know what to wear during this volatile time but it does not have to be hard to plan dinner. This hearty spring time beef […]

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