The Best Butternut Squash Soup

Fall is one of the best times of the year with its crisp, cool air and beautiful changing leaves. With cooler weather coming into town, almost nothing tastes as comforting as a piping hot bowl of butternut squash soup. With perfectly seasoned roasted vegetables mixed with cream, this heart-warming recipe is sure to give you…

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Pink Grapefruit & Avocado Salad

Grapefruits are one of the healthiest fruits you can eat, and can be a delicious mix of sweet and bitter. If you’re looking for creative ways to incorporate this juicy fruit into your diet, look no further than this simple Pink Grapefruit & Avocado Salad.

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Spring Salad with Asparagus, Cucumber, and Peas

We wanted to make a salad that both took advantage of fresh produce but also incorporated interesting textures and bright flavors. We love the peppery radishes, the cool spiralized cucumbers and the ribbons of asparagus that pair perfectly with feta & parmesan cheese. Use your favorite dressing (just about anything will work!) or use the…

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Asparagus and Parmesan Tart

Using frozen puff pastry from the grocery store is THE way to get great pastries with very little effort. In this recipe we layered dijon mustard, parmesan & mozzarella cheeses and blanched asparagus on top of puff pastry dough and baked for 15 minutes to get a shatteringly flaky, cheesy Spring tart perfect for any…

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Pineapple Broccoli Coleslaw

We love coleslaw and enjoyed this fun take on the BBQ classic. Fresh pineapple adds a nice punch of tart, sweet flavor (if you like Hawaiian pizza, you’ll love this). We also added broccoli for a little more crunch and thinly sliced scallions for their herby, mildly sweet onion flavor. We also broke up the…

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Sweet Corn Polenta with Sage & Feta

I’m not sure why we don’t eat more polenta in South Dakota. It’s a great way to use corn as a side dish and base for creative sauces. It’s especially delicious when made with fresh sweet corn, a seasonal treat. Top with tangy tomato chutney, sliced grilled sausage, marinated shrimp, in-the-shell stir-fried peas… the options…

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Lemon & Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Do you capitalize Brussels sprout or leave it as brussels sprout? How about the “s” at the end of brussel? According to my research, the following are all correct: Brussels sprout, Brussel sprout, brussels sprout, brussel sprout. Regardless of how you say it, I do hope you try this recipe. It would make an excellent…

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Buttered Mushroom and Herb Gnocchi

Mushrooms are perfect little culinary sponges that can be manipulated to soak up amazing flavors. When cooked with lots of butter, shrooms first release all their own moisture and then soak it back up along with the melted butter. This magical process creates incredibly delicious savory morsels that work perfectly with gnocchi. Squeeze lemon on…

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Autumn Salad with Maple & Spiced Pear Vinaigrette

  I know, I know… Two maple recipes in one week? Yes, I do like maple in the fall! This salad is a great side dish for Thanksgiving or as a quick lunch option. The vinaigrette can be stored in the fridge to quickly use when assembling salad for just one meal at a time.…

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