THIS!!!! Whether you are watching the game, planning a party or doing yard work and have time to tend to the grill (5-6 hours of time) this apple wood pulled pork with maple chili sauce is worth the 5-6 hours of on the grill time that it takes. Prep is minimal, the pork shoulder roast is rubbed with spices, placed on the preheated grill and then cooked by simply turning every hour until the proper internal temperature is reached or for 5-6 hours. We don’t have a smoker at our house, but it is simple to do on your grill by soaking the wood chips in water for at least an hour and then placing them on the hot coals halfway through cooking and allowing them to “smoke”= FLAVOR!! Let us begin…. (more…)
No matter where you live, you either have Swiss chard growing in your garden (if you are not growing it, give it a try, it requires minimal maintenance and looks gorgeous in any garden) or you are seeing it at your local farmer’s market right about now. It is growing big and beautifully in my garden and I knew it would be the perfect addition to a “slightly healthier” version of a breakfast sandwich. This Swiss chard, turkey bacon, egg and cheddar fold over is packed with fiber and protein and could not be tastier. (more…)
I love prepping dinner (any meal actually), as my family and friends know the more slicing and dicing, usually, THE BETTER!! There are, however, those nights when there is way too much going on and I don’t have time to do all of that prep that I so enjoy. This Philly-Style Beef sandwich is the perfect solution for me. I am still doing a bit of prep (to make it my own), but using the convenience of already prepped ingredients (deli roast beef,) as well. This one is quick and so satisfying, you will come back to it again and again!! (more…)
A beautiful weekend is upon us here in MN, hope it is for you too, wherever that may be. This is a great meal for a picnic, for the patio or deck, or just about anywhere. Wraps are very versatile, use whatever you have on hand. I really love the combination of freshness, pickle and great garlicy flavor from the hummus in this one, but this is your opportunity to show off some creativity. Avocados, tomatoes, apples, greens, beets…you name it, it can be used here. Cheers to being outside!! (more…)
I know…I know…white bread is shameful. No, it’s not! Once in a while it is a wonderful, delicious baked good that will make your house smell amazing for hours. This recipe is fool proof, even if you have never made bread before. I have subbed some whole wheat flour at times, but it is not an even swap. You will have to rely on consistency of the dough and if you feel comfortable doing that go for it, otherwise it is a fabulous recipe as is. This is great with that homemade soup you are going to make, as the base for a BLT dinner or with a good smear of PB and honey. Enjoy friends!! (more…)
70 degrees….in MN….in early April….on a Saturday, picnic IT IS! This, my friends is the perfect sandwich to pack for a picnic AND it can be made the day before. I made this over the weekend and there wasn’t a bit left at our picnic. Bring a cutting a board and bread knife and slice on location. Pack the cooler, pack the Frisbees and GET OUTSIDE!!! (more…)
Served with an Irish feast or toasted with a bit of butter for breakfast this bread is easy and quick to make. It is most delicious any time of the year!! (more…)
YES, we live in MN and YES we grill all year and you should too!! Along with “getting the wine,” Tim is fantastic on the grill, so I like to include that cooking technique as much as possible in my menu planning. This recipe involves a little prep, but is quick, flavor-packed, healthy and liked by all. A great meal for a busy weeknight as a hot date dinner or with the entire family. Use whatever greens you have on hand in the salad, but cabbage add a great, crunchy texture to this one! Cheers to grilling in the snow…..it won’t be much longer!