Recipes

Chip Aisle Bars

When game day comes along, there’s never a shortage of salty snacks like chips, popcorn, pretzels, and nuts. And while it would be easy enough to dump them in a bowl and call it good, why not turn all of these chip aisle faves into one salty and ...

Carrot-Squash Hummus Layered Dip Recipe

What’s a party without dip? Just a gathering, I guess. And every party needs a layered dip. Like that Mexican 7 layer dip recipe—you know the one with refried beans, sour cream, cheese, tomatoes, and...three other things.It’s delicious! But I ...

Peanut Brittle in the Microwave? Yes!

For Lanz family Christmas gift exchanges, the adults draw names.  A few years ago, we were challenged (dared, maybe?) to make our gifts.  A lovely idea, if you know how to make anything.  Anything at all.  Scott and I were ...

Bacon Cheeseburger Sweet Potato Tater Tot Hotdish

When I was old enough to be home alone after school, mom would sometimes leave me with the instructions of assembling a tater tot hotdish for that night’s dinner. It was simple and she knew that even a kid couldn’t screw it up because it consisted ...

3-Minute Microwave Corn on the Cob

Do you know about doing corn on the cob in the microwave?  Game changer.Now, before I tell you how to make microwave corn on the cob, let me tell you about my mom. She is many things:  beautiful, smart, generous, and funny- to name just a few.  ...

Chocolate Orange Coconut Angel Food Cake

Chocolate Orange Coconut Angel Food Cake How did I get to this fantastic Chocolate Orange Coconut Angel Food Cake recipe? I am not a “sparkly” kind of girl. Pink isn’t my favorite color, my poor fingernails haven’t seen a manicure in years, and I ...

Mexican Street Corn Recipe

Mexican Street Corn Recipe As a kid, we grew a vegetable garden in our backyard and, unfortunately, I had zero-to-little appreciation for it. The benefits of our farm-to-table-eating-before-it-was-a-thing were totally lost on me. It may have had ...

Apples on Horseback Recipe

Apples on Horseback Recipe Looking for easy appetizer recipes? Bored with crackers and cheese? Apples on Horseback are simple, delicious, and an unexpected appetizer everyone will remember.They are perfect New Years Eve appetizers, Super Bowl ...

45 Seconds to Clean Grapes

45 Seconds to Clean Grapes I love grapes and I eat them every day. I keep a bowl of them in the fridge at eye level so that when I open the fridge to browse for something naughty to eat, which is pretty often, I can slap myself back onto the ...

Roasted Turnip & Asparagus Salad with Ham Vinaigrette Recipe

Roasted Turnip & Asparagus Salad with Ham Vinaigrette Recipe Author: Cara LanzRecently inspired to try turnips where potatoes might otherwise go, I tried a spin on a warm potato and asparagus salad with bacon vinaigrette- except turnips in ...

How to Make an Angel Food Cake Roll

How to Make an Angel Food Cake Roll When it comes to cake, I’m usually more into the frosting than the cake. Except for angel food cake. It’s sweet and airy and there’s no questioning its namesake. Straight from heaven.The only ...

Roasted Radishes

Roasted Radishes Author: Cara LanzSpringtime in Minnesota means cruising with the windows down in 40-degree weather, seeing snowmobiles and motorcycles on the same day, and finally taking down the last remnants of Christmas décor (I may or may not ...

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