Brats with Grilled Onions & Peppers |

Brats with Grilled Peppers & Onions

Temperatures are consistently above 40° F and sun is shining at least part of the day. Time to bust out the grill in North Dakota!

I’m so excited to grill out this year and I’ve got a slew of grill recipe ideas to back up that excitement. One of the first things I made this year? Brats with grilled peppers & onions (a.k.a. the recipe you’re here for).

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Stuffed Salmon (Two Ways) |

Stuffed Salmon (Two Ways)

I hope you’re a fan of fish, because after making stuffed salmon you’ll want it all. the. time.

This is one of those showstopper recipes that seems extremely fancy when you serve it, but in reality it’s quite easy and insanely versatile. Even though the recipe below will show you the two ways I prepared it, there are really endless possibilities. And I’ll give you a few more ideas for filling the salmon (that I haven’t tested, but I can bet will be good), that you can easily pull off on your own using the same method. So read on and enjoy.

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Silky Butternut Squash & Apple Soup |

Silky Butternut Squash & Apple Soup with Toasted Pecans

Depending on the outcome of Groundhog Day, it’s a little late in the season to be eating butternut squash & apple soup. If there are six more weeks of winter to look forward to, though, this silky soup is ideal.

Ah, Groundhog Day. That strange holiday where we depend on a single mammal to predict the weather. Does anyone know why this is still a thing? I mean I understand the historical significance. Still, it seems weird that on this one day, we throw on some science-and-common-sense-blocking glasses and pretend that we really trust what Punxsutawney Phil does. I mean, the little ground squirrel is only right about 39% of the time. Less than 50% is less than chance! How many other historical traditions have been tossed out because they’re incredibly ridiculous? Why do we hold on this this one?

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Honey Garlic Chicken Wings |

Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are quickly becoming one of my favorite foods to experiment with. I’ve got my sweet-and-spicy Thai Curry Chicken Wings, my recently-published Next Level Chicken Wings, and now these sticky-sweet Honey Garlic Chicken Wings to add to the growing list of chicken wing recipes on this blog.

Fortunately for me, it’s football season, so it’s the perfect time to brag about all the awesome chicken wing recipes that you can make for game day.

I’m not much of a sports fan, but I’m happy for any excuse to make chicken wings. I mean, if you invited me over for the big game, I’d probably have some fresh chicken wings in tow…because you can’t do football without chicken wings, right?

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