Modern Homecooking with a Midwestern Heart

Oktoberfest 🇩🇪 (Sept 17 – Oct 3)

The Ultimate Oktoberfest Menu

Craving a reason to celebrate between Labor Day and Halloween? Set up a spread of my best Oktoberfest recipes for German food and drink to commemorate the largest “volksfest” or people’s festival in the world.…

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Tropical Party

Whip up this tropical party menu, slide on your sunglasses, and pretend like you’re on vacation. Starting with Pineapple Salsa, spiked with a Blue Hawaiian cocktail, and ending with Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, this easy party…

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Hi, I’m Meggan!

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 September

Harvest time has arrived! Discover the best September fruits and vegetables to add to your farmers market or grocery list this month, then learn how to incorporate these seasonal produce stars in my favorite early-fall…

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Tater Tot Casserole

Kick the can! This easy Tater Tot Casserole features ground beef, green beans, and a creamy homemade mushroom sauce instead of canned condensed soup. This comfort food recipe is a dreamy Sunday night dinner idea.…

1 hour 10 minutes
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Beef Noodle Casserole

Transform ground beef, pasta, cheese, and a few pantry staples into Beef Noodle Casserole. This easy Midwestern hot dish recipe is the ultimate comfort food dinner. If a Midwesterner had the chance to revise the…

1 hour 10 minutes
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Tuna Noodle Casserole

This Tuna Noodle Casserole is made from scratch with a simple mushroom cream sauce and a buttery cracker crust. It’s better than you remember and ready in under an hour.

1 hour
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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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Smoked Tri-Tip

Ideal as a barbecue main dish, Smoked Tri-Tip is hearty, juicy, and surprisingly simple. With just 3 ingredients, learn how to smoke tri-tip to tender perfection. Perhaps you’ve grilled tri-tip at home, and maybe you’ve…

2 hours 40 minutes

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Learn the secret to the crispiest baked wings. My 2-ingredient Air Fryer Chicken Wings recipe flies above the competition with ease (and with remarkably juicy chicken wing results). Toss with barbecue sauce, buffalo sauce, or…

1 hour 25 minutes

Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Tea)

Made from dried Hibiscus Flowers, this Agua de Jamaica recipe is one of my favorite all-ages drink recipes and is a tart herbal tea you can serve hot or cold. Sweeten Hibiscus Tea with sugar…

1 hour 5 minutes