Bring On The Brunch! St. Paul Farmers Market

The St. Paul Farmer’s Market in Lowertown is one of my favorite summer activities. I try to block off my saturday mornings every chance I get so I can sneak downtown for a hour or two and get my fix. Lately I have had some feedback on my Snapchat and Instagram, people wanting advice or to tag along on my SPFM adventures. I thought I … Continue reading Bring On The Brunch! St. Paul Farmers Market

MN Landscape Arboretum

I think I have found my newest “happy place”! A few weeks back my mom and I had an adventure day and went out to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. This place is absolutely stunning and I have already convinced myself that I will be getting a membership next year. With over 400,000 visitors per year the staff at The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum work like a … Continue reading MN Landscape Arboretum

Succulent Fountain

Many of those who frequent Pinterest have caught Succulent Fever and I am no exception. My grandparents came up this spring for one of their visits and we wanted to try our own succulent project. Apparently we caught succulent fever a little late…we could only find a very limited selection and at a very high price. After researching on Pinterest I will definitely be propagating my … Continue reading Succulent Fountain

Oven Roasted Marinara Sauce

After having such great success with my Oven Roasted Salsa I felt it only made sense to try making my own marinara sauce using the same process.  It turned out amazing and was great tossed with mini meatballs and cheese ravioli later that night for dinner. Ingredients: 6-8 Tomatoes (quartered) 4 Cloves Minced Garlic 1 Yellow Onion Chopped 1/4 C. Chopped Basil 1/8 C. Chopped Rosemary … Continue reading Oven Roasted Marinara Sauce

Salsa Fried Chicken

Last Monday was Tex-Mex night at Hunk House. I made an amazing Oven Roasted Salsa, Salsa Fried Chicken with Corn and Jalapeño Corn Muffins in an attempt to use up the large volumes of peppers and tomatoes from my Salsa Garden. Everything was delicious and so fresh tasting, not to mention super easy! Ingredients: 1 C. Oven Roasted Salsa, plus more for dipping later 3 Boneless Skinless … Continue reading Salsa Fried Chicken

Oven Roasted Salsa

I have been trying to get creative with my Salsa Garden this year. Since I decided to use all Burpee plants my gardens have produced double what I am used to and it has pushed me to try new and exciting things in the kitchen. Monday night I made Oven Roasted Salsa, Salsa Fried Chicken and Jalapeño Corn Muffins.  After bringing in a fresh batch of Bell Peppers, … Continue reading Oven Roasted Salsa

Raised Planter

My garden engineer and I were at it again! This time making a Raised Planter Box. I have been using mine as a Salsa Garden growing Tomatoes and different types of Peppers. Once you have your box made it is important to get good quality plant/seeds and nice black dirt. This will give your garden the best chance of growing quality produce. I have found through research … Continue reading Raised Planter

Jalapeño Corn Muffins

With my Salsa Garden in full swing I have been trying to find new ways to use the bowls filled with peppers I have scattered throughout my kitchen. Last night I made an amazing Oven Roasted Salsa, Salsa Fried Chicken with Corn and Jalapeño Corn Muffins. I am definitely a flavor over heat kind of person so I was very nervous how these things would turn out … Continue reading Jalapeño Corn Muffins