Modern Homecooking with a Midwestern Heart

Chipotle Burrito Bowl

Tonight, stay in and build your own Chipotle Burrito Bowl with the copycat recipes you know and love. Fluffy rice, black beans, tender chicken, sweet corn salsa, tomato salsa, and lots of guacamole. It’s great…

35 minutes
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How to Make Rotisserie Chicken

Learn how to make rotisserie chicken at home with my super simple spice rub (4 ingredients plus salt & pepper). Or, recreate that same delicious flavor for your next oven-roasted chicken!

1 hour 15 minutes
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The Best Mashed Potatoes

The Best Mashed Potatoes in the world are just 3 ingredients (plus salt and pepper) and so simple they barely even need a recipe. No matter what’s on the menu for the holidays, mashed potatoes…

30 minutes

Roasted Broccoli with Lemon and Parmesan

This recipe for Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan and Lemon turns boring broccoli into something crispy and caramelized in 40 minutes or less. Delicious! True confession: I actually grew up eating frozen broccoli with melted Velveeta…

40 minutes

How to Make Biscuits

Here’s how to make biscuits that are so light and fluffy, they practically float off the plate right into your mouth. They’re seriously easy to make, too; you don’t even need a pastry blender to…

20 minutes

Strawberry Season

Strawberry Shortcake

You don’t need to be a pastry chef to make Strawberry Shortcake Recipe from scratch, just a love of luscious summer berries and a little biscuit know-how. This recipe shows you the steps, all the…

20 minutes

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

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Healthy is anything but dull when there’s a giant Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing waiting for lunch. It’s colorful, naturally sweet, and as wonderful as it gets.

20 minutes

Strawberry Peach Frosé

This delicious Strawberry Peach Frosé is sweet, summery, and made with just 4 ingredients! If you keep frozen wine cubes on hand, you’ll always be 1 minute away from your own personal happy hour. My…

2 hours 5 minutes

Strawberry Cupcakes

These strawberry cupcakes are pretty, pink, and light as clouds. I use fruit purée in the batter and freeze dried strawberries whipped into a classic cream cheese frosting to give them their rosy color. As…

1 hour 45 minutes

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

More dessert than salad, Strawberry Pretzel Salad is sweet, salty, made with Jell-O, and topped with cool whip. If you’re still reading, it loves to be made ahead and is an absolute winner at potlucks…

3 hours

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

If you’re lucky enough to find stalks of fresh rhubarb and good strawberries, then this pie should be at the very top of your to-do list. A masterpiece of sweet-tart fruit baked under a flaky…

2 hours 20 minutes

Strawberry Topping for Cheesecake

A quick berry compote that tastes as fresh as can be, 3-ingredient Strawberry Topping is delicious spooned over cheesecake, ice cream, or a buttery biscuit fresh from the oven.

30 minutes

Strawberry Citrus and Ginger Smoothie

Quench your thirst with this refreshing Strawberry Citrus and Ginger Smoothie, a fast and fruity treat perfect for crushing your sweet cravings. This smoothie is perfect for breakfast, dessert, or anytime in between. The orange…

2 minutes

Red Wine Vinaigrette

This Red Wine Vinaigrette is easy and fabulous. 5 pantry ingredients (including salt!) is all it takes for the easiest vinaigrette, ever.

2 minutes
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Spring Salads

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Easy Garden Salad

Don’t underestimate the charm of an easy Garden Salad, made with lots of leafy greens and crunchy, colorful vegetables. No matter the season, you can toss up a simple green salad in minutes with a…

15 minutes
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Fresh Fruit Tart

Loaded with a lush assortment of seasonal berries and other fruit, there’s nothing quite as lovely as a beautiful Fresh Fruit Tart. Learning how to make a fruit tart is one of the classic, basic…

3 hours
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Brownie Pizza

Want to wow all your chocolate-loving friends? Tell them you’re serving brownie pizza for dessert! With a chewy brownie crust, sweet cream cheese frosting, colorful fruit toppings, and an apricot glaze to finish, it’s a…

1 hour 10 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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How to Make Tart Crust

Learn how to make a tart crust that is crisp yet tender, rich and buttery in flavor, and a little sweet (pâte sucrée). It’s a classic French recipe that is easy to master.

30 minutes

How to Make Pastry Cream

Learn how to make pastry cream, a classic French stirred custard (crème pâtissière) used it to fill cakes, pastries, tarts, and pies. It’s delicious plain or try one of my flavor suggestions.

25 minutes

Loose Meat Sandwich (Maid-Rite Copycat)

The most popular item on the Maid-Rite menu, these Loose Meat Sandwiches taste as good as the Iowa-famous diner classic. This easy ground beef recipe cooks in just 10 minutes! Not quite as sloppy as a sloppy…

10 minutes