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Soft Gingerbread Cookies

Soft Gingerbread Cookies are perfectly soft, chewy and sugary crisped. Molasses, ginger and cinnamon are swirled together into a fluffy cookie dough, rolled into a cinnamon-sugar coating and baked until fluffy and golden brown. It's Christmas in a cookie! Soft...

Cookie Butter Monster Cookies

Cookie Butter Monster Cookies are loaded full of goodies! Creamy, slightly spiced cookie butter is swirled together with oats, white chocolate chips and festive M&M's to make this cookie perfect for the holidays. Each bite will leave you feeling jolly! Monster...

Braised Cranberry Balsamic Chicken

Braised Cranberry Balsamic Chicken is a delicious, show-stopper dinner that doesn't require a lot of work! Chicken breasts are seared until golden brown and then nestled into a decadent sauce of reduced balsamic vinegar, cranberries and fresh herbs. They come out...

Stovetop White Cheddar Mac n Cheese

Stovetop White Cheddar Mac n Cheese is so creamy and deliciously good that you won't believe it comes together in under 30 minutes. Four different kinds of cheeses, like white cheddar, mozzarella, asiago and parm, are whisked together with heavy cream and milk until...

The Monthly Scoop – November 2019

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Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich is a cheese-lover's dream come true. Cheddar, monterey jack and cream cheese are melted until perfectly gooey in between two pieces of golden brown garlic butter bread. Each bite you crunch through the salty, buttery bread into a...

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

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Sunday Pot Roast

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Hot Cocoa Malts

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Teriyaki Beef & Broccoli Noodle Bowls

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10 Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving

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2019 Thanksgiving Menu

The 2019 Thanksgiving Menu is here! This year's menu is packed full of goodies ranging from a show-stopper turkey to a pumpkin dessert that will disappear before your eyes. Let's jump on in!After I made all of these recipes, I noticed how smoothly my day of cooking...

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! 

http://downtownlincoln.org/explore/first-friday.html

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