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Hungarian Mushroom Beef Stroganoff

Hungarian Mushroom Beef Stroganoff is a delicious twist on a classic comfort food! Mushrooms and steak are sautéd with butter, garlic and dill. It is then simmered in a decadently creamy sauce and folded in with egg noodles for that classic stroganoff flavor. A dinner...

Buttermilk Coffee Cake Muffins

Buttermilk Coffee Cake Muffins are everything you love about a classic coffee cake in a sweet, little muffin form! A cinnamon-spiced buttermilk cake batter is scooped into muffin tins, topped with a streusel topping and baked until perfectly golden. Then, an...

Brownies with Cookie Dough Frosting

Brownies with Cookie Dough Frosting are two decadent desserts combined into one! A fudgy brownie base is frosted with a smooth, creamy cookie dough frosting. Each bite will have you guessing: is it a brownie or a cookie?! BOTH! This is a dessert that you aren't going...

Easy Coconut Chicken Curry

Easy Coconut Chicken Curry is a quick and simple dish packed full of flavor! Creamy coconut milk is simmered together with curry powder, red curry paste and other warm and vibrant spices to create pure decadence. Add in the chicken, simmer until it's cooked through...

Citrus Spritz Punch

Citrus Spritz Punch is a fun, zesty drink! Loaded with all sorts of citrus, this punch is perfect for any breakfast, brunch or party! Grapefruit juice is swirled together with pineapple juice, orange juice and fresh slices of citrus. Pour in a little lemon-lime soda...

Herb Candied Bacon

Herb Candied Bacon is so addictively good! Thick cut bacon slices are coated with brown sugar, fresh rosemary and thyme and a little smoky paprika. Then, they are baked until perfectly crispy and all sorts of caramelized. Regular bacon will never be the same again!...

Healthy Chicken Enchilada Soup

Healthy Chicken Enchilada Soup is a bowl of soup that is so comforting and packed full of flavor that you won't even believe it's healthy! Chicken is simmered in a tomato-based broth loaded full of spices such as chipotle powder, cayenne and cumin to take on the full...

The Monthly Scoop – December 2019

Happy New Year! We're kicking things off this year with another Monthly Scoop post - December 2019 addition. I'm talking about all the yummy recipes posted, a review of the past year, TV shows and movies we've been loving and a fun little project/goal John and I have...

Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are loaded full of chocolate and tahini goodness. Tahini is swirled into a classic chocolate chip cookie dough with dark chocolate chips. The cookie dough is pressed into a pan and baked until golden brown and delicious. Then, the...

Santa’s Cocoa

Santa's Cocoa may not be for the little elves, but it sure is a jolly mug of cocoa! Milk and semi-sweet chocolate are simmered together until smooth and creamy. Then, creamy cocoa liqueur and peppermint Schnapps are whisked in. Dip the rims of your favorite mugs into...

Red Wine Braised Beef Tips

Red Wine Braised Beef Tips is hands down a show-stopper dinner that is hassle-free! Beef stew meat are lightly coated in flour and sautéd until browned. Then, in goes the red wine and balsamic vinegar! The beef is nestled back into the sauce with fresh herbs and...

Chocolate Espresso Bundt Cake

Chocolate Espresso Bundt Cake combines two of my most favorite things: chocolate and coffee! A rich, chocolate cake batter is swirled with a whole cup of brewed coffee, poured into a bundt cake pan and baked until fluffy. An espresso cream cheese frosting is then...

First Friday Art Walk

How did I not know this existed in Lincoln? I have no idea, but it is a blast! Big shout out to Haley for getting me out of my comfort zone with a Friday night downtown for the two of us. It was so much fun to stroll around to all the different art galleries and holes in the wall that you normally drive on past. We started out our night eating some delicious flatbreads on the stairs of the Sheldon Art Gallery, and then spent 5 minutes in there before they closed. The Sheldon is so beautiful and spacious inside it is definitely worth it. Even though I got in trouble for taking my water bottle in…But they close the earliest (7pm) so we decided it probably would’ve been wiser to eat after we toured through The Sheldon.

We continued on through the Gallery 9 which was jammed packed with people, but it’s all the fun in the experience! Hop across the street and you have Noyes Art Gallery with some pretty impressive stuff. Our last stop was the Rocketship Art Gallery before ending the night with great conversations over coffee and smoothies. The Rocketship is most definitely worth the walk. Who would have thought of dipping flowers in liquid nitrogen and smashing them into a million little pieces while your camera catches it all? This guy pushes the limit with his art and it shows on his canvases.

It was just such a fun little experience and a great way to spend a Friday night. Most of the galleries did offer little hors d’oeuvres and wine to sip on as you graciously walk through the gallery. People tend to walk in super slow motion speed at these things – it’s pretty amusing once you notice how slowly you are taking your steps so that you don’t plow over the person in front of you. I’m looking forward to all the other First Friday’s ahead of us. Plus, some of the galleries were talking of serving egg nog for December. I’m in.

Here’s the link for a full list of particpating galleries. We definitely didn’t hit all of them!

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