Nani’s New Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Everyone in Minnesota loves Chicken Wild Rice Soup. It is a staple on many Minnesota restaurant menus and every family has their favorite recipe. I have a recipe on this blog called “World’s Best Chicken Wild Rice Soup” and it is! Unfortunately it is loaded with fat and calories. I have found a new recipe […]

Not your Granny’s Lemon Bars

I am sure you have gone to a potluck and been served old fashioned lemon bars. You know the kind with 1/4″ soggy crust and the 3/4″ tasteless custard on top. You must erase that memory from your mind and try these scrumptious lemon bars. These are the real deal and what lemon bars should […]

Easy Fall Off the Bone Ribs

I recently found this recipe on the Penzey Spice Website. I like to smoke ribs, but was looking for an easy oven method. These ribs literally fall off the bone when they are done. Since most of the cooking is done in the oven, they do not have much of a smokey flavor like smoked […]

Best Whole Wheat Pancakes

Here is a great recipe for some really good and easy whole wheat pancakes. They are light and delicious. Whip up a batch for your next Sunday morning breakfast. They whole family will love them. Ingredients 1 cup whole wheat flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 Tablespoon honey 3 Tablespoons oil 1 […]

Garlic Balsamic Reduction Sauce

I have been attempting to perfect balsamic reduction sauce. I finally made one yesterday that I am quite pleased with. My first attempt at making a balsamic reduction sauce resulted in a caramelized lump of goo. My second attempt was better, but not quite right. I decided that I needed a double boiler. So I […]

Best Almond Biscotti

Nothing is better with a cup of coffee than biscotti. I have always been a bit afraid of making it. Not sure why, just thought it would be hard to make. I found a recipe on All Recipes and decided to try it. Not only is it delicious, but so easy to make. I revised […]

Mexican Black Bean and Hominy Salad

My sister-in-law recently sent me this recipe. It was served at her book club and was a big hit with all the ladies. I tried it tonight and it was a big hit here at my house, too. The combination of black beans and hominy is really interesting. Always use top quality olive oil like […]

Super Bowl Salsa

My daughter loves salsa and thinks that she has mastered the perfect salsa. She got the recipe from her Mexican friend, Monica and has been fine tuning it to her taste. Make it to go with those chips on Super Bowl Sunday. I know you will love it. Ingredients 20 or so tomatillos (the smaller […]

Spiced Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Citrus Glaze

Here is a great dessert recipe for your Thanksgiving Day meal. It is easy and sure to please those in the family that don’t like the traditional pumpkin pie. Ingredients 2/3 C Oil 1 C Canned Pumpkin 2/3 C Water 1 T Pumpkin Pie Spice 1 Box Moist Spice Cake Mix 1 Box Moist Yellow […]