Ramen Salad

Ramen Salad

It’s not truly a holiday or family gathering without Ramen Salad. This super simple side dish brings fresh crunch and unique flavor to any menu. *Edit: photos and text in this post have been updated since its original post date in 2012. The recipe has not changed. With the holidays fast approaching, I’ve got menus

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Veggie Lo Mein

When Joel is out of town or has to work late, I almost always make some kind of version of Veggie Lo Mein. Whether it’s all veggies or chicken and broccoli, it’s always my go to meal. He’s not a big veggie guy if you guys haven’t figured that out by now. This is quick

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Hawaiian Pulled Pork

I really need to stop watching TV while attempting to write. I’ve been sitting here for about an hour and have only got a few measly sentences. Pathetic time waster I am. I need to turn it off. But I’m watching The Taste so that makes it ok right? All I have to say is

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Salt and Pepper Pork Chops

I know I am always talking about quick and easy weeknight meals and hopefully I’m not boring you with them because I am sharing another one today with these Salt and Pepper Pork Chops. Wondering why they have become so prevalent around here? Joel’s new job is downtown. All of the garages downtown are FULL.

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Stir-Fried Noodles

I’m an Air Force Brat. I have lived in Alabama, Germany, Georgia, Nebraska, North Dakota and Minnesota (the last 2 as an adult). As a kid, I didn’t mind it too much until our move to Nebraska after my 6th grade year. It was hard to leave my friends and I’m sure I was unpleasant

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Quick and Easy Dinner: Peanutty Sesame Noodles

This is one of our favorite quick, go-to meals around our house. I never thought I would like peanut butter in a savory meal but turns out I love it.  The addition of soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar and hot sauce tones down the peanut butter taste and rounds out the sauce nicely. I have

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Quick and Easy Dinner: Chicken Satay

This is an incredibly simple and amazing meal that we eat at least once every two weeks during grilling season.  It’s perfect for busy weeknights since you can mix the marinade in the morning and throw in the chicken then simple come home and grill. The soy, sugar and ketchup combine to bring a sweet and savory flavor

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