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Classic Cowboy Casserole is the ultimate comfort food this time of year.  If you’re from the Midwest, you know casserole season is upon us.  Temps are dropping, there is a chill in the air, and you want something hearty and filling for dinner.  That’s where my Classic Cowboy Casserole comes in 😊 It’s hearty, cheesy, has a little bit of spice, and is packed with different flavors and textures.  It’s a wonderful Tex-Mex recipe. The recipe can be found here. Start by preparing the ingredients; thaw the corn, chop the onion, mince the garlic, drain, and rinse the black beans, and slice the green onion.  All ingredients can be set aside until ready to use. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and spray a 9×13 baking pan with cooking spray. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the ground beef and season with salt and pepper.  Cook until completely cooked through, crumbing as you cook, for about … Continue reading

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Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole is a favorite and easy to-to dinner when we are looking for something hearty and delicious.  It includes tender, juice chicken that is coated in a creamy mixture and topped with spicy jalapenos, shredded cheese, and crisp bacon.  This is a great recipe for lunch or dinner. The recipe can be found here. Start by cooking the bacon according to package instructions.  If you are using rotisserie chicken (which I highly recommend), remove the chicken from the bones and shred.  If you are using boneless skinless chicken breasts (which also work just fine), cook and cube or shred.  You want the meat to be pre-cooked before assembling the dish. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spread the chicken in the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish.  Season with garlic powder, paprika, and pepper (optional). Whisk together the heavy cream, chicken stock, and cream cheese.  Spread … Continue reading

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We are in the midst of apple season in MN has some of the best orchards around!  Prime apple picking is mid-to-late August through late October and makes for a wonderful family tradition!  Our family went to a local apple orchard recently and it was a blast.  We enjoyed some delicious apple treats, took a nice walk through the orchards, picked out a pumpkin to bring home, and just had an all-around good day. Most people have a favorite kind of apple but with so many varieties to choose from, I think it’s hard to pick.  And different kinds work for different recipes, so you have the option to sample different flavors while you cook and try out new recipes. Not everyone has time to spend at an apple orchard or doesn’t have any locations close to home.  In that case, you probably swing by your local grocery store to … Continue reading

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Can you believe Thanksgiving is almost here?  It’s been an interesting year (to say the least), so I’m looking forward to the holidays.  Although, the holidays might look a little different this year.  We still plan on seeing our immediate families for a nice Thanksgiving meal but will keep our gathering to 4-6 people.  We will miss traveling, seeing extended family, participating in some Black Friday shopping, and more this Thanksgiving, but will savor the time we do have with the few we choose to celebrate with…socially distanced with some delicious food 🙂 We are going to start our day with a nice fall-themed charcuterie board.  You need something to snack on while you cook, right?  If you’ve never made a charcuterie board before, you are in for a treat.  They are very simple to make, can include as many or as few ingredients as you choose, and make a … Continue reading

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One of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions from my childhood was getting up early to help my mom prepare all the food.  We’d spend hours in the kitchen chopping vegetables, assembling casseroles, prepping the turkey (one in the oven and one on the grill), and baking pies.  We would clean up and get ready for the day while everything was baking in the oven, then we’d wait for company to arrive.  It was the best! This year, I’m thinking of changing the plan.  Why not do something a little simpler and less time consuming so we can enjoy each other’s company and spend the day with family?  The holidays are busy enough without spending hours in the kitchen, so I want to create a menu that is delicious but also fairly quick to put together.  At least that’s what I want my thought process to be going into the holiday season!  … Continue reading

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What a wonderful time of year!  Time to explore wonderful foods of St. Patrick’s Day that help us usher out the long winter and celebrate the return of spring!  For the suggested menu this week we hope you find some fun items to share with your family and friends that even complement the leftover corned beef! Irish Soda Bread and Pumpernickel Bread – Made from scratch favorites fresh out of the ovens at Taste of Scandinavia!  For a limited time we are baking loaves of Irish Soda Bread.  If you have not tried it, it is definitely worth the try!  A heavier bread with currants that can be served at room temperature or toasted with butter.  Just a heavenly bread eating experience  most would not expect. If you are planning a party, you can order a loaf to reserve yours online by clicking here. Irish Cheeses are some of the … Continue reading

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