Spinach Artichoke + Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Christmas is nearing & holiday parties are in full swing. Traditions new + old are being celebrated with friends & family. I love this time of year – but not for all the Hallmark reasons. For me it’s a time when we gather round the table and reflect on the gifts of one another’s company. Inevitably, there’s also a lot of great…

Sage & Butternut Squash Crostini

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and I for one am beyond excited for its arrival. I love the simplicity of the holiday and what it stands for: to be thankful. It doesn’t revolve around gifts or some cutesy stuffed character who will deliver any sort of gift; rather it’s a rare holiday in which…

Cranberry Apple Sauce

Autumn in Minnesota this year has been incredible. The colors, the smells & the weather have all collaborated so perfectly – it’s truly one of the best I can recall. Another part of what makes autumn so great is the bounty of local harvesters. We recently joined a co-op and have enjoyed so much local…

Chicken & Vegetable Potstickers

Potstickers. No, seriously:: POTSTICKERS! What day couldn’t be turned around by inhaling aaaaaaaall the potstickers? There’s a reason why these little pillows of flavor are so good; they are a complete labor of love. That being said, they are completely worth the time.  Because they are so tedious, I make them in huge quantities. This recipe…

Cheese & Herb Pull Apart Bread

As autumn creeps into Minnesota, menus tend to shift from BBQ’s and salads to soups and heartier dishes that warm both the body and the soul. To accompany those meals, what could be better than a soft and herbaceous bread filled with cheese in every layer? Food really is a love language for some people – clearly…

Rosemary Cheddar Tots

My family has an affinity for tots. {Okay, most families probably have an affinity for tots.} While time doesn’t always permit for everything to be homemade – I like to recreate things to keep the ingredients pure whenever possible. What I’ve found is when I’m able to make foods from scratch, my mom guilt decreases and typically…