Modern Homecooking with a Midwestern Heart

The Ultimate 4th of July Cookout Menu

Inspired by all of my childhood barbecue favorites, this 4th of July potluck is a pure taste of summer. Featuring hot dogs, all the salads, cookies, and more, the only thing missing is a big…

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Carne Asada

It’s summer grilling season; if you follow your nose in Southern California, chances are you’ll find delicious Carne Asada on the coals at every backyard party. Once it’s marinated, this irresistible recipe cooks up faster…

25 minutes
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Easy Cold Pasta Salad

This Easy Cold Pasta Salad has broccoli, bell peppers, zesty Italian dressing and Parmesan cheese. It’s simple and always a favorite! There are tons of fun ways you can change up this salad, depending on…

30 minutes
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Easy Garden Salad

This Easy Garden Salad is colorful, delicious, and completely customizable depending on the season, where you live, and what you have. It’s the perfect side dish to almost any meal!

15 minutes
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Slow Cooker Calico Beans

From cowboys to kiddos, everyone goes crazy for Slow Cooker Calico Beans. Loaded with beef and bacon, they’re great for a cookouts, parties, and easy meals! Oh, this recipe! Sort of a chili, kind of…

4 hours 30 minutes
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If you like Rice Krispie treats, then you’ll go head over heels for no-bake Scotcheroos, one of the most decadent peanut butter and chocolate desserts you’ll ever have. They’re ready in minutes and devoured in…

10 minutes
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8 Infused Water Recipes

Stay hydrated with these easy infused water recipes. If you find plain ol’ H2O to be boring, consider making a pitcher of infused water that scores a hint of flavor from fresh fruit, vegetables, and…

5 minutes
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Strawberry Margarita

This easy-breezy Strawberry Margarita is made with just 5 ingredients and a blender. Add a salted rim and have it on the rocks or frozen. Either way, its delicious!

5 minutes
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Build the Ultimate Mezze Platter

Craving a taste of the Mediterranean, Middle East, or North Africa? Discover how to make the ultimate Mezze Platter, a global cousin to a charcuterie board or antipasto platter, for a taste of the region…

20 minutes
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Born and raised in Wisconsin, I started Culinary Hill over 10 years ago to share the recipes I loved with friends and family. Since then, I’ve moved to California, had 3 kids, completed culinary school, and brought on a full-time team to support my culinary vision: Modern homecooking with a Midwestern heart.

We tirelessly develop and test recipes so you can find success in your home kitchen, each and every time. We are obsessed with good food done right and we can’t wait to cook with you!

What’s in Season in June

We have finally arrived: Peak growing season! Discover the best June fruits and vegetables (like berries, stone fruit, nightshades, and more) to buy at the farmer’s market, supermarket, or to harvest from your garden. Then…

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Antipasto Platter

For a snack dinner or Italian appetizer idea, you can’t beat this easy Antipasto Platter. It takes just 20 minutes to build a feast of cured meats, cheeses, olives, and more.

20 minutes
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This appetizer recipe idea is more than a trend! Jarcuterie, or single-serving charcuterie assembled in a jar, is ideal for parties, potlucks, or even food gifts. What started as a food trend during the pandemic…

5 minutes
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How to Stock a Bar Cart

Learn how to stock a bar cart that is perfectly tailored to your personal taste and the cocktails you love to make. Staying in just got a lot more fun! Whether in a cupboard, cabinet,…

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Chipotle Pinto Beans (Copycat)

These copycat Chipotle Pinto Beans are easy to make, inexpensive, and healthy! Add to burritos and salads or serve with rice for a tasty vegetarian meal. Pinto beans are versatile and healthy, inexpensive and delicious.…

2 hours 5 minutes

Chicken Fajitas

This easy Chicken Fajitas recipe uses my perfected homemade fajita seasoning, juicy chicken thighs, and colorful peppers and onions, all sizzled up and ready to tuck into warm tortillas. Fajitas are truly Tex-Mex! Down in…

50 minutes

What’s in Season in July

Summer tastes sweet! Prepare to dig into the best July fruits and vegetables (from berries and stone fruit to squash and corn). Then, I’m dishing about how to incorporate these seasonal produce picks in the…