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Bison and Beef Meatballs

I had friends coming for dinner recently and decided to prepare meatballs.  I should have done some more homework prior to preparation because I’ve since read that Bison is simply healthier than regular cow beef as it is lower in saturated fat.   I hadn’t had a lot of experience with it, so I mixed […]

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Penne Arrabbiata with Pancetta, Chili, and Parmesan by Hello Fresh

This is another Hello Fresh dish that I’m sharing.  Arrabbiata, translating to “angry” in Italian, is known for its kick.  They’ve reinvented this Italian classic by adding salty pancetta to the mix.  Wilting arugula into the sauce is a great way to sneak in extra greens.  If you’re not a fan of heat, simply leave […]

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Shrimp and Dill Pasta Salad

I generally still make an effort to cook while traveling if the accommodations will allow it.  Our gracious hosts fed us lunch most days while we were in South Africa spending our days in the cellars at Overgaauw Wine Estates.  Nicole is a wonderful cook and though we sincerely appreciated their generosity, we didn’t want to […]

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Angle Hair Chicken Hot Dish

What people in most other parts of the country call casserole, Minnesotans call “Hotdish” and according to Wikipedia, is a variety of a casserole that typically contains a starch, a meat or other protein, a canned or frozen vegetable, and mixed with canned soup.  It’s history goes back to when budget-minded farm wives needed to feed […]

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Shrimp and Lobster Mac and Cheese

So I had picked up some great looking little fresh lobster tails at Costco the other day; thinking I was going to treat ourselves a bit.  I don’t indulge too often in Lobster because A, you never know how fresh it is here in Minnesota and B, it’s a little spendy.  These passed my poke and […]

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