May 5, 2019

Garlicky Anchovy & Lemony Pasta

Sometimes (okay, most times) simple is best! When you’re taking an ingredient at its most pure peak state and allowing it to sing for itself by minimally altering it in a dish, you truly create something magical on a plate that makes you keep wanting more. Spring is (finally) here, which gets me really excited […]

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March 3, 2019

Rosemary & Red Wine Braised Lamb Shanks

There’s nothing I enjoy more than taking local ingredients and transforming them into something beautifully delicious. I mean, that is the basics of cooking, right? Taking something that is raw and transforming it into a better version of itself. And, that is exactly what I did with these lamb shanks from Luna Valley Farm. It’s […]

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December 14, 2018

Creamy Skillet Corn with Bruleed Cheese

Cooking in a cast iron skillet is like cooking in a culinary time capsule. Each pan holds the stories of the many of holiday meals cooked in it as it’s passed down from generation to generation. This Creamy Skillet Corn is the perfect side dish.. It is sweet, yet has bits of savory mixed in […]

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October 13, 2018

Lemon, Thyme, & Garlic Whole Roasted Chicken

I know, I know… I ranted and raved about soup season in my last blog, BUT! Another one of my favorite things to cook during the fall are whole roasts… it could be chicken, pork, beef, turkey, even venison that the hubby harvested himself! You name it, it’s fair game for roasting in my cast […]

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September 20, 2018

Garden Harvest Galette

A galette you say…. what the heck is that?!? I know, I know, I said the same thing when I was first learning about them; but, once I mastered the technique, I realized that the possibilities were endless when creating these beauties. While cooking for a client over the summer, I dabbled in a non-gluten […]

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September 19, 2018

Back to the Kitchen!

Now that the wedding is officially over with and we’re basking in the pictures (don’t worry, there’s some at the bottom of this post) and memories, it’s time for me to get back into the kitchen and start whipping up some fresh, local, seasonal dishes! More importantly, it’s time for me to get back writing […]

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June 21, 2018

Martha & Marley Spoon

When you think ‘Martha Stewart’ you don’t think ‘meal delivery service.’ But, you sure as heck should… and here’s why! I had the privileged of trying out Martha and Marley Spoon. For those of you who have not heard of it before, it is a new meal delivery service from Martha Stewart. But, it isn’t […]

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April 4, 2018

The Minneapolis Food Map – Part One Day One

Food has a way of bringing people together. People with different backgrounds, different skin colors, people with different beliefs. We are able to put all of these differences aside when gathered around a table for a meal. We are able to collectively agree and appreciate the experience at hand. It truly is fascinating… inspiring actually. […]

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January 17, 2018

The Winter Blues

Does anyone else have a serious case of the winter blues? I just can’t seem to shake this year’s winter blues fever! I’m pretty sure my poor Tater Dog has a caught my winter fever, too. With that being said, I find myself doing more of somethings and less of others. For example, I don’t […]

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January 7, 2018

Pineapple Nectarine Salsa with Lime and Cilantro essential oils

Hello everyone! I’m Dustin. I’m a wellness advocate, digital marketer, and creator of awesome websites – including this one! Jessie and I have been friends for a few years now and I asked her if I could be a guest poster on her blog. Being the awesome person she is, she was happy to oblige. […]

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