Main Dish

Main Dish

10 Minute Pork Chops

Weeknights are busy and the quicker the meal, the better! Pork chops offer a lean source of protein and are super easy to cook, taking just 10 minutes on the stove top! Last year I spent a day at Google’s headquarters with an amazing group of pork industry leaders and pig farmers from around the […]

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Easy Taco Pasta Skillet

This Easy Taco Pasta Skillet is perfect for a quick weeknight meal – it’s beefy, cheesy, and full of Tex-Mex flavors. Best thing about it?? Clean up will be quick too, because it’s all done in one pan. Can I get an “amen?!” There are very few week nights that I make a meal that […]

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Cheesy Tater Tot Pie

This Cheesy Tater Tot Pie is an easy dinner solution for busy families – with just 5 ingredients, it’ll come together in a breeze! And for real…..when is tater tots + cheese a bad thing?? That’s what I thought. 😉 When I was little, Mom used to make a casserole with sliced potatoes, a layer […]

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Instant Pot Smoky Corn Chowder

A fun twist on a classic favorite – this smoky corn chowder is full of flavor and will be done in a jiffy, thanks to the Instant Pot! I promised myself I’d stop whining about the piles of snow and ridiculously cold temperatures we’re (still) having here in Iowa….and I will. But it’s March and […]

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Boom Boom Shrimp Tacos

These Boom Boom Shrimp Tacos will whisk you away to a tropical paradise – with crunchy shrimp, a fruity salsa, and a sauce with a touch of heat, these tacos have it all! Do you ever get halfway through the snowy cold months and think “gosh, it really would be nice to escape the cold […]

Appetizers/Snacks, Main Dish

Game Day Skewers

Hey there! Who’s loving this balmy weather?! I mean, after a week of the Polar Vortex, we considered busting out the swimsuits! Ok, maybe not quite, but man does it feel good. I was hoping to get this post out a little sooner, but what can I say…..we were enjoying the fresh air and having […]

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Beefed Up Ramen

Step up your ramen noodle game with this 15-minute, three ingredient meal fix – Beefed Up Ramen!! When I say “ramen noodles” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For most, it’s probably the endless bowls of ramen noodles you downed as a college student. I can’t say I was a huge ramen eater […]

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Spring Roll Bowls

I have a love/hate relationship with Iowa’s weather.  I love our mild summers, putting on a sweatshirt in the fall, and snowy winters.  However, I really only like winter until about December 26th.  Once Christmas has come and gone, I’m ready for the snow to melt, the grass to turn green again, and the temperatures […]

Main Dish

Enchilada Casserole

As a first time parent, sometimes I’ve felt like a 5-year old walking into the first day of kindergarten. Excited, nervous, and completely clueless. There have been many times in the past year that Zach and I have said well, I don’t know! Such as “is she getting enough to eat?” or “does her poop […]