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Oven “Fried” Onion Rings with a Creamy Dipping Sauce

Posted by on Oct 25, 2018 in blog, blogs, recipes, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Oven “Fried” Onion Rings with a Creamy Dipping Sauce

Happy almost weekend, Mamas! I don’t know about you all, but in my household, football Sundays are a big deal. Usually it involves hours on the couch, raised voices (because we all know how to play football better than the professional players, of course), and lots of junk food. I have been slowly replacing the chips and dip for carrots and ranch, and the pizza with some hearty chili, but there is still a feeling of missing something else. So today I went out of my comfort zone and tried a new spin on the old classic of onion rings. See, if I have too much fried food, I tend to get an upset stomach. So today I oven “fried” these bad boys (aka just baked them but...

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Steps to Starting an Organic Lifestyle

Posted by on Oct 18, 2018 in blog, blogs, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Steps to Starting an Organic Lifestyle

Making the decision to go organic is a big one, and we applaud you for that! There is something exciting and daunting about going through this process, but we are here to let you know that you are not going to go through it alone! We have compiled a list of tips and suggestions that we hope will be helpful during this transition, enjoy! Take Baby Steps Step One: Decide you are going organic. Step Two….where do you even start? I personally have a horrible tendency to assume that the second I decide to make a major change in my life, I impulsively start without thinking about the logistics or difficulties along the way (this has led to some pretty questionable haircuts)....

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Burger Bar Condiments

Posted by on Jul 3, 2018 in blog, blogs, good meals, recipes, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Burger Bar Condiments

One of our favorite summer entertaining tricks is a Build Your Own ____ Bar. It can be build your own brat, burger, veggie burger, salmon sandwich, hot dog, chicken sandwich…you get the idea. Ask your guests to bring a side dish or fruit for dessert and your work is considerably less! This 4th of July we’re offering brats we got from our local pastured meat supplier (All Grass Farms for any of you locals!)  These toppings pair perfectly but honestly we’ve used this exact spread with beef burgers and salmon sandwiches too.  While it may seem like a lot condiments to ‘make’, keep in mind that they all are only a few ingredients, and...

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Homemade Chicken Tenders

Posted by on Jun 18, 2018 in blog, blogs, good meals, recipes, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Homemade Chicken Tenders

These chicken tenders only took 84 tries before they were deemed ‘perfect’ by both me and the test group of kids. Arduous? Yes. Worth it? Most definitely.  I wanted a recipe that was as quick and easy to make as possible, but didn’t sacrifice on crunch and flavor. We tried a few methods; the standard three step dredge, a flour-egg-flour dredge, and even a ‘toss everything in a bag and shake it up’ method that some swear by. We also tried out various types of bread crumbs; panko, traditional and a delicious gluten free option made from crushed chickpeas.  The Dredge Method: The traditional flour-egg-breadcrumb dredging method...

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Breakfast Casserole with Mama Jess Garden Pasta Sauce

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018 in blog, blogs, good meals, recipes, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Breakfast Casserole with Mama Jess Garden Pasta Sauce

  Breakfast casseroles may be completely out of style but I’m going to keep loving them until the end of time. My mom started a holiday tradition of breakfast casseroles on Christmas, Easter or any other significant morning, so for me they feel a bit celebratory. She often used the overnight recipes that were so convenient; prep ingredients and assemble the night before and then throw it in the oven to bake first thing in the morning.  Lately we’ve been knee deep in all sorts of wonderful life craziness; end of the school year, house construction, summer travel and kids home all. dang. day. Which means amidst all the construction dust and coming...

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Lentils with Anything

Posted by on May 31, 2018 in blog, blogs, good meals, recipes, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Lentils with Anything

There are some recipes that have true staying power. They’re the ones you reach for in a pinch or when company is coming, when you’re celebrating a special occasion or picking yourself up after a long week.  It may be a sheet cake that always turns out and works equally well for birthday celebrations and potlucks. Or an appetizer that both impresses and relaxes your guests. No matter what the dish is, these types of go-to tried and true recipes are the backbone of any home cook.  And today, I’m sharing one from my kitchen. A recipe for lentils that is so sturdy and well worn that I’m confident you can take it any direction, add or...

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