Creamy Goat Cheese Pesto Dip

  This 5-ingredient Creamy Goat Cheese Dip will be a game changer for your next barbecue. And serving it in individual cups makes it even more party-friendly. 

Creamy Goat Cheese Pesto Dip

Ah, goat cheese. It gets me every single time. This Creamy Goat Cheese Pesto Dip – filled with fresh basil, goat cheese, parmesan and garlic – is definitely a keeper.

Recipes that use a handful of ingredients and that take mere minutes to make are my absolute favorites. (Remember this Tomatillo Salsa or these Pesto Bites?) True, there are some days where I have the time to spend in the kitchen and enjoy putting a lot of effort into meals. But this summer is going to be a doozy. …

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Mini Pavlovas with Blueberries and Kiwi (1 of 2)

Mini Pavlovas with Blueberries and Kiwi

Come join the fun! We’re celebrating the arrival of a special baby boy today with these Mini Pavlovas with Blueberries and Kiwi. My first baby just turned twelve (What!?! How did that happen??), but I can still recall the wave of emotions I felt anticipating her arrival. Little did I know that bringing her into…

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Watermelon Gin Punch (1 of 2)

Watermelon Gin Punch

Batch cocktails let you spend time with your friends at a party instead of playing bartender. Sweeten up your summer gatherings with Watermelon Gin Punch.  Sometimes entertaining feels like it can be a lot of work. But it doesn’t have to be if you do as much as possible in advance….and when you have Watermelon Gin Punch…

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Grilled Romaine and Steak Salad 1

Grilled Romaine and Steak Salad

Reward yourself after a long day of spring chores with this mouth-watering Grilled Romaine and Steak Salad! Spring is kind of a lot of work. Don’t get me wrong; it’s my favorite season. Few things rival the smell of freshly blooming lilac bushes and crabapple trees in my book. And after a back-breaking weekend of…

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Rhubarb Bars (1 of 2)

Rhubarb Bars

Rhubarb lovers unite! Spring is here in full force, and that means my rhubarb is coming in strong. These Easy Rhubarb Bars are the perfect way to let the tangy flavor shine through in all its glory. Are you a rhubarb lover? I find people fall into two camps: you either love it or you…

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Mini Crab Cakes 1

Mini Crab Cakes

Need a new appetizer to bring to a party? Mini Crab Cakes are the perfect summer indulgence. Crisp, golden and filled with jumbo lump crab meat. Be sure to get one before they disappear! I’m a purist when it comes to a lot of foods, and crab cakes are at the top of the list. I…

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Balsamic Berry Shortcakes with Greek Yogurt Whipped Cream (1 of 2)

Balsamic Berry Shortcakes with Greek Yogurt Whipped Cream

Shortcake doesn’t have to be boring! Surprise Mom on Mother’s Day with Balsamic Berry Shortcakes with Greek Yogurt Whipped Cream. It’s May! Which also means the beginning of berry season. While our Minnesota berries are not ready to pick quite yet, they ARE abundant at the grocery store. And there is something about spring berries that…

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Lemon Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo

Lemon Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo

Put a fresh spin on your weeknight dinner menu with this 30-minute Lemon Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo.  This was a recent conversation with Grady: Grady: “Mom, what’s for dinner?” Me: “Chicken.” Grady: “Again?! We ALWAYS have chicken.” Me: “We do not ALWAYS have chicken. Just some of the time.” Grady: “Yeah, well, I think we do….

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Easy Pea and Cheese Salad

Easy Pea and Cheese Salad

Look no further! This Easy Pea and Cheese Salad is just what your Memorial Day Picnic Menu needs to be complete! Pea Salad – kind of a funny name, right? I don’t think anything of it since I have been eating pea salad forever; it’s one of my dad’s favorites. But Kevin and the kids…

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