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Grilled Cheese Sandwich Grilled Cheese: Solo Simplicity

Grilled Cheese: Solo Simplicity

Jul 05 2018

There are few items tastier and friendlier to solo eating than a well-made grilled cheese sandwich. OK, I’m biased. I live in “the land of…

Cole Slaw Ingredients The Versatility of Cole Slaw

The Versatility of Cole Slaw

Sep 03 2018

Cole slaw can often be that overlooked dollop of crunchy veggies on the side of a sandwich or Wisconsin fish fry, if you are fortunate…

Salad Veggies Salad Days of Summer

Salad Days of Summer

Jul 17 2018

Simplicity seems to be a buzzword in so many facets of lifestyle advice from minimalism to meditation. As I walked among the rows of farmers…

Asparagus & Chives Farmers’ Market Fresh

Farmers’ Market Fresh

Jun 06 2018

While the abundance of a farmers’ market may seem the last place to shop for solo meals, the overflowing displays of festive, just harvested vegetables…

Spring Blossoms Spring Blossoms & Growing Ideas

Spring Blossoms & Growing Ideas

May 09 2018

The first blossoms of spring surprise me every year. As I walked through the botanical gardens a few days ago, I was wowed by the…

Chopped Carrots Oven Roasted Vegetables

Oven Roasted Vegetables

Mar 07 2018

I enjoy the four seasons we have here in the Upper Midwest. There is value to slowing down in the winter. By March, however, the…

Grab & Go Cut Veggies Grab & Go Groceries

Grab & Go Groceries

Feb 21 2018

As we rush, and sometimes slog, through our busy days and weeks, we may not realize that we are on the leading edge of trends…

Bowl of Chili Chili From the Shelves

Chili From the Shelves

Feb 07 2018

At first thought, beans may seem a mundane ingredient around which to build a meal. Because they are a blank slate for the taste buds,…

Whole Roasted Chicken Chickeny Goodness

Chickeny Goodness

Jan 31 2018

There are few things more satisfying after a long work or school day than comfort food that is ready-to-eat. A whole rotisserie chicken can be…