Patriotic Funfetti Whoopie Pies

I have had this Funfetti Whoopie Pie recipe bookmarked for quite awhile now and just hadn’t found the perfect occasion to make them yet. I stumbled across it when I was searching for 4th of July treats to feature and knew it would translate well to the red, white and blue color scheme. I mean,

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Pad Thai

Joel and I love Pad Thai but for some reason it’s something that I have never attempted to make at home. I love cooking Asian food and do probably once a week so naturally this has been in the back of my mind to whip up. I think it just seemed intimidating but turns out

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Patriotic Fruit Skewers

If you are looking for a quick, easy and cute snack for the 4th of July then I have the thing for you! Red, white and blue patriotic fruit skewers! They are super simple to put together and I think they disappeared faster than it took me to make them. It’s great to see kids grab for

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Smoked Corn on the Cob

We recently had some friends over for dinner to catch up and break out the smoker. We made delicious pulled pork and planned on grilling some corn on the cob for one of the sides. Well, unfortunately the Minnesota wind had a different plan for us. It was ridiculously windy that day which meant no

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Sesame Shrimp Stir Fry

It seems like I am always on the hunt for quick, easy and healthy weeknight meals and I definitely found all those things in this Sesame Shrimp Stir Fry. It literally only takes 20 minutes because while the rice cooks, you can prep and cook the stir fry. Can’t get much better than that! We

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Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Ever since devouring politely eating several lettuce wraps at P.F. Changs during a trip to Minneapolis a few months ago, I have had lettuce wraps on my mind and have made several different and unique varieties. I made these yummy buffalo chicken buffalo chicken wraps when my mom came to visit recently and they were a huge

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Scallops with Dill Sauce

This was my first attempt at making scallops and I will be totally honest that I was very concerned about how they would turn out. I was making them for our anniversary dinner along with filet mignon, twice baked potatoes and Caesar salad. Since I had a lot of other things going, I wanted to find

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Honey Balsamic Roasted Carrots

We have been all about carrots lately. They are a great vegetable to have on hand since they last forever and you can prepare them in all kinds of ways. My mom has always hated cooked carrots and her grandma always told her “cooked carrots will kill you.” It’s been a running joke throughout our

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Quinoa Salad with Black Beans and Corn

Do any of you have one of those foods that your significant other just won’t eat? No matter what you do? Quinoa is one of those things that Joel will not go for in any shape or form. I knew the Quinoa Black Bean Patties would not go over well with my carnivore husband but

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