Modern Homecooking with a Midwestern Heart

Grilled shrimp skewers on a white platter.

Grilled Shrimp Skewers Recipe

Light, bright, herb-marinated Grilled Shrimp Skewers transform a weeknight dinner into something worth celebrating with almost no effort…

Tri-tip slices on a wood cutting board.

Tri Tip Recipe

Today I’ll let you in on a California secret: The humble tri-tip. Part steak, part roast, and totally,…

Beer brats topped with onions and shredded cheese.

Wisconsin Beer Brats Recipe

It wouldn’t be summer without my favorite, most foolproof Beer Brats recipe ever, straight from the Midwest. After…

Barbecue chicken on a white platter.

Barbecue Chicken Recipe

Smoky and sticky-sweet, there’s nothing like tucking into a plate piled high with juicy grilled Barbecue Chicken. Here’s…

Grilled swordfish on a white plate with a side of greens and a silver fork.

Grilled Swordfish Recipe

When the weekend arrives and I feel like celebrating, grilled swordfish topped with a salty black olive, basil,…

Carne asada on a white plate with a silver fork.

Carne Asada Recipe

It’s summer grilling season; if you follow your nose in Southern California, chances are you’ll find delicious Carne…

Seven layer salad in a clear glass dish.

Seven Layer Salad Recipe

Bright, crunchy, and colorful, this easy Seven Layer Salad recipe is a fun blast from the past for…

Potato salad on a white plate.

Easy Potato Salad Recipe

This old-fashioned recipe for Easy Potato Salad has probably been passed down by our grandmas for generations. It’s…

Bowl of Cowboy Caviar with fresh chopped vegetables and black beans. Pictured in a glass bowl with a dark background.

Cowboy Caviar Recipe

This easy recipe for Cowboy Caviar is fun, colorful, and endlessly adaptable. Healthy black-eyed peas, vegetables, and beans…

An easy Cold Pasta Salad recipe with broccoli, peppers, zesty Italian dressing and Parmesan cheese. Make it ahead; the flavor gets even better as it sits!

Easy Cold Pasta Salad Recipe

An easy Cold Pasta Salad recipe with broccoli, peppers, zesty Italian dressing and Parmesan cheese. Make it ahead;…

An overhead shot of fresh fruit tart on a wooden stand.

Fresh Fruit Tart Recipe

Loaded with a lush assortment of seasonal berries and other fruit, there’s nothing quite as lovely as a…

It only takes 4 ingredients to make this easy Margarita Slush! Great for backyard barbecues, pool parties, and summer nights!

Margarita Slush Recipe

It only takes 4 ingredients to make this easy Margarita Slush! Great for backyard barbecues, pool parties, and…

Brandy Slush in a clear glass with a slice of orange and a slice of lemon on the rim.

Brandy Slush Recipe

This sweet and boozy Brandy Slush recipe is a Midwestern classic! Make it ahead for parties or keep…

Fruit punch in three glasses and a punch bowl.
Chicken fajitas on a blue and white platter.

Chicken Fajitas Recipe

When Chicken Fajitas are on the menu, any night feels like a party. This easy Tex-Mex recipe uses…

Steak fajitas in a white serving dish.

Steak Fajitas Recipe

Absolutely any night is the right night for a platter of sizzling Steak Fajitas. Pile up the tender…

Full of black-eyed peas, vegetables, and beans, this easy recipe for Cowboy Caviar is fun, colorful, and endlessly adaptable. View Recipe

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