Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hummus and Greek Yogurt Lettuce Wraps


It's the time of year when a quick healthy dinner is a critical part of daily life. We have soccer games or practice every night among a variety of other activities. We tend to get in a rut and make the same stuff over and over and I like to try and find some fresh new things to throw in the rotation.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Panko Crusted Baked Mahi Mahi with Garlic Greens



The Virtual Potluck team is throwing another potluck this month in partnership with Cut 'N Clean Greens for Healthy Vision Month. We've got some great recipes using all kinds of greens and I have loved trying all of their great varieties over the past few weeks.

We used chopped rainbow chard on grilled flatbreads, we made an avocado and citrus salad with kale for Mothers Day and I've been using all of them in my smoothies in the morning too!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Gardening with OXO



This is my favorite time of year here in Minnesota. We can get outdoors again and that means it's time to plant our garden!

We worked on our backyard last year and built new garden boxes. We've had tons of questions about them so I wanted to share some more here. We're just getting started on our planting this year and can't wait to see everything start coming up!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Salsa, Beef and Cheese Chiles Rellenos


 
Happy Cinco de Mayo! When you hear of Sabra, most of you probably think of their amazing hummus, but did you know they also have an amazing assortment of salsas and dips? I absolutely love their salsa and I am always amazed at how fresh they taste. They have 8 varieties that are perfect for any party or event you have coming up and are always made with vine-ripened tomatoes and perfectly selected vegetables .

Monday, April 27, 2015

Pistachio French Macarons


There are some difficult foods that are not worth making and some that most certainly are. One that isn't, in my opinion; croissants. While I've made them a few times and am glad to know and understand how the process works, I can find pretty decent or even amazing croissants in pretty much any bakery for a decent price.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Festive Cranberry Apple Tea Ring

 

I love baking from Red Star Yeast's collection of recipes. They are always clear, well tested recipes that have always turned out for me. They have so many great recipes to choose from too and I love finding things that I haven't tried before. I've definitely made tea rings before but this was a new combination that was perfect for Christmastime. It has a festive collection of apple, cranberries, orange and walnuts throughout the dough that creates a beautiful loaf that would be perfect for sharing with friends and family.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Glazed Yeast Doughnuts



After all these years, it's finally here. It's my early Christmas present to everyone; My doughnut recipe. It's not that it's necessarily been a secret or that I haven't shared it with others. Just not formally here. And of course I'm excited to be sharing this recipe through my partnership with Red Star Yeast.