Cooking, Recipes, Winter Recipes

Seared Maple Balsamic Pork Chops

Want a recipe that will wow your dinner guests, fill you up, and not break the bank? Try these easy seared maple balsamic pork chops! When I think of elegant meals I can get on the table that will impress friends and be fairly easy, when it's a small group, I can spring for a… Continue reading Seared Maple Balsamic Pork Chops

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Cajun Eggs Benedict

What you'll read here is a mixture of family favorite recipes and the influence of my office mate, who should have won Husband of the Year for 2012. Here's why. The wife of said office mate was really interested in photography, but as a busy mom of three, she just hadn't given herself the time… Continue reading Cajun Eggs Benedict

Cooking, Recipes, Winter Recipes

Bacon + Eggs Breakfast Pizza

There was a time in my life - back in my mid twenties, when I had a working metabolism - when I could have very easily subsisted just on pizza. It wouldn't be too hard, considering the vast variety of beautiful flavor combinations you can serve up in pizza form. Pizza is the ultimate flavor… Continue reading Bacon + Eggs Breakfast Pizza

Adventures, Cooking, Food Exploring, las vegas, Recipes, Winter Recipes

Food Exploring :: Creamy Carrot Soup

Over the last few years, I've been on a number of adventures around the world that have opened my eyes and inspired me to think in different ways. A lot of these adventures have inspired valuable lessons that have stuck with me, and others have inspired recipes as well! That gave me the idea to… Continue reading Food Exploring :: Creamy Carrot Soup

Cooking, Recipes, Winter Recipes

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Carrot cake has been a family favorite for as long as I can remember. But when you live with a bunch of Scandinavians, sooner or later, someone is going to whip up a delicious carrot cake. I don't think it's a particularly traditionally Scandinavian dish, but most Scandis I know really like it! This particular… Continue reading Carrot Cake Cupcakes

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Sour Cream Pancakes

As a working mama, I'd advise you to make your kitchen easy and reduce your labor where you can. Bisquick makes a perfectly lovely pancake, as do other mixes, and people who would judge you for using those mixes don't deserve an invitation into your kitchen. That being said, if you have the time or… Continue reading Sour Cream Pancakes

Cooking, Recipes, Winter Recipes

Blueberry Maple Round Scones

"Scones or biscuits." It's less of a debate around here and more of a curiosity, although I did debate for a while what I should actually be calling these lovely round goodies. As members of the unconscionably rude rebel colonies, we make them fairly interchangeably around here. But I'm sure there's a definitive authority around… Continue reading Blueberry Maple Round Scones