Cooking for You and Me

An Introduction to Cooking for You and Me

Cooking for You and Me is a series of recipes that can be made within 45 minutes of stepping into the kitchen and are designed to help people get into the routine of making dinner at home.

Caramelized Onion White Bean Dip Recipe

Caramelized Onion White Bean Dip

This creamy white bean dip recipe is a delicious and healthy appetizer with a touch of sweetness from the caramelized onions that is perfect for serving with crackers or vegetables.

Thai Beef with Herbs

Thai Beef with Herbs

This Thai Beef with Herbs recipe gets its bright Thai flavors from a squeeze of lime and a handful of fresh herbs.

Creamy Corn and Bacon Pasta

Sweet Corn and Bacon Pasta

This Sweet Corn and Bacon Pasta recipe is a great way to take advantage of the summer bounty. It is also delicious with frozen kernels if you need to infuse a bit of summer into the middle of winter.

Chicken Tacos with Lime and Cilantro

Chicken Tacos with Lime and Cilantro

This chicken taco recipe is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner that still feels a bit special.

Orzo, Chickpea, and Tahini Salad

Orzo, Chickpea, and Tahini Salad

This Orzo, Chickpea, and Tahini Salad recipe combines crisp vegetables with a touch of heat from the harissa. The recipe makes a vegetarian dinner for one or two with a few leftovers.

I love the crisp top of the bread toasted in the oven

Stuffing with Sausage, Apples, and Dried Cherries

This stuffing recipe combines sweet and savory with just the right balance to pair well with all the other Thanksgiving dishes. Sometimes I also make it for dinner and serve the stuffing with a salad on the side.

Andouille Sausage, Pepper, and Potato Hash

Andouille Sausage, Pepper, and Potato Hash

This hash recipe combines crispy potatoes with slightly spicy sausage and a bit of sweetness from the well-caramelized onions and red peppers to balance everything out. The fried egg on top, especially with a creamy soft yolk, brings the flavors…

Lamb Ragù

Lamb Ragu

This lamb ragù recipe is a twist on the original that has a touch of smoky flavor from the cumin and smoked paprika, freshness from mint, and a bit of creaminess from feta.

Egg Pasta with Spinach, Mushrooms, and Tarragon-Mustard Cream Sauce

Egg Pasta with Spinach, Mushrooms, and Tarragon-Mustard Cream Sauce

This easy vegetarian pasta recipe combines mushrooms, spinach, and shallots with egg pasta and a creamy tarragon mustard sauce for a delicious weeknight meal.

Kimchi Fried Rice Recipe

Kimchi Fried Rice

This fried rice recipe uses kimchi and Gochujang to create a delicious twist on traditional fried rice recipes. Kimchi and Gochujang, which is a Korean chili paste, are both fermented and a bit spicy, so they bring depth and heat…

Vanilla Bourbon Ice Cream

Vanilla Bourbon Ice Cream

Combining vanilla and bourbon make an exceptional ice cream. This bourbon vanilla ice cream recipe is reminiscent of classic vanilla ice cream with just enough bourbon to make it stand out.

Potato Frittata

Potato Frittata

Frittata is a versatile dish that is perfect for any meal. This delicious potato frittata recipe combines the creaminess of mascarpone with cheddar cheese finished under the broiler for a nicely toasted top layer.

Honey almond ice cream is a perfect topping for fruit crisps.

Honey Almond Ice Cream

One of my favorite treats at the Minnesota State Fair is a honey and sunflower seed ice cream. It inspired this honey almond ice cream recipe that has the perfect combination of floral honey flavors and a touch of nuttiness.

Rigatoni with Fennel, Sausage, and Tomato

Rigatoni with Fennel, Sausage, and Tomato

Caramelized fennel, spicy Italian sausage, and fresh cherry tomatoes come together to create a delicious pasta recipe perfect for weeknight dinners.