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    German Potato Salad

    German Potato Salad: No mayo here! Just an authentic German recipe of warm potatoes in a simple bacon and vinegar dressing.
    Grandma Beautiful. That’s what my kids have called my mom since they were little. It’s her “grandma name.” In fact, several of our friends’ kids call her that, too. She’s Grandma Beautiful to pretty much the whole neighborhood! And since it’s her birthday, we thought we better pay tribute to this beautiful woman with one of her faves: German food!

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  • Classic BBQ Chicken Pizza: An easy-to-make crust topped with all the traditional toppings: bbq sauce, roasted chicken, mushrooms, cheeses and fresh cilantro. It's a classic!
    dinner, lunch

    Classic BBQ Chicken Pizza

    Classic BBQ Chicken Pizza… You know how you can just always expect certain things to be the same in your life forevermore? There are just some classics that will remain unchanged and…

  • Simple Green Curry - tender chicken and sautéed veggies swimming in a creamy coconut curry sauce. Served over rice and garnished with fresh cilantro and crushed nuts.
    dinner

    Simple Green Curry

    This Simple Green Curry reminds me of two things: Thailand and Ambien. (Yup, the gnarly sleeping pill Ambien…) Anytime I eat curry, I think about the two months I spent in Southeast…

  • Kalua Pork Power Bowl - a giant bowl of mixed greens piled with shredded kalua pork, sweet potatoes, craisins, pistachios, crumbled goat cheese and shallots. Full of color and flavor!
    dinner, lunch, sauces

    Kalua Pork Power Bowl

    Earlier this week, my mom and I held a cooking demonstration for some of the ladies in her neighborhood. It was a fun time. We were flying back and forth, preparing One-Pan…

  • Instant Pot Kalua Pork: Just a few simple ingredients - bacon, garlic, onion, salt and pepper - turn a basic pork roast into a mouthwatering, tender, juicy dinner in 90 minutes, with almost no effort.
    dinner, lunch

    Instant Pot Kalua Pork

    MAGIC. Harry, Ron and Hermione were pretty dang good at waving their wands around and making cool things happen. And I, for one, am still holding out hope that a letter from…

  • Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli - all the Asian flavors of Beef and Broccoli without the additives you get from takeout. This Beef and Broccoli recipe uses the instant pot to get tender, juicy meat with lots of flavor!
    dinner

    Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli

    Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli. YUM. You know when you were little, you kinda had the weirdest tastes for food? At least that’s how my family’s childhood was. Particularly my sister, Katie. She…

  • Easter Recipe Roundup: 5 recipes to make the perfect spring brunch: Prosciutto and Asparagus Tart, Feta and Vegetable Frittata, Immune-Boosting Strawberry Smoothie, Lemon Cookies and Carrot Cupcakes!
    Dinner Menus

    Easter Recipe Roundup

    How much do I love this time of year? Can I just say that Winter and I have a love/hate relationship?! Sure, it’s beautiful and peaceful and cozy, but March hits and…

  • Stuffed French Toast is a quick and easy breakfast that satisfies any sweet tooth! Layers of French Toast piled high with cream cheese filling and fresh fruit.
    breakfast, Gourmet Toast

    Stuffed French Toast

    Stuffed French Toast is all the feels. It’s road-trip diners, weekends at the cabin, Easter mornings. Stuffed French Toast is just one of those foods that’s filled with memories for me. Every…