Beer Battered Fish Fry

Beer Battered Fish is perfectly golden brown, delightfully crispy, and comes together in minutes with just a few pantry staples.

beer battered fish fry recipe

There is nothing more Wisconsin than a beer battered fish fry. I am the authority on the situation, after all. I’ve eaten my fair share of fish fry in my 27 years. And I’ve made many batches too.

Finally, I’ve nailed it. The perfect beer battered fish fry recipe. It took awhile, but I’ve figured out that, as with most Midwestern recipes, less is more.

crispy beer battered fish
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Tuna Pasta Salad

This tuna pasta salad recipe is here for you during this time of limited grocery runs and self-quarantine.

Tuna Pasta Salad Recipe

This tuna pasta salad recipe is also here for you during the times of:

  • Backyard BBQs
  • Church picnics
  • Graduation parties
  • Weekday lunches
  • Neighborhood potlucks

All of which will happen again and again and again. In time. Give it time. In the meantime…

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Spinach Stuffed Shells

Spinach Stuffed Shells Recipe

Spinach Stuffed Shells are the answer to all your Lenten dinner needs!

It’s beyond crazy that in just a week we’ll be celebrating Fat Tuesday, eating our weight in Paczki, and then quickly transitioning over into the season of Lent.

Spinach Stuffed Shells Recipe

Now, I’m what you would call a lapsed Catholic. I often refer to myself as retired. But! A lot of the traditions from my upbringing have stuck around these parts, even if many others have fallen by the wayside. I still recite Hail Marys when I’m stressed, keep a bible and a rosary in my car, and aim to limit my meat intake on Fridays during Lent.

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Shaved Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad

This Shaved Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad recipe is a slight twist on a classic dish. Homemade Caesar Dressing is made much easier with the help of a secret ingredient – mayo! Enjoy this healthy recipe topped with grilled chicken or shrimp for a truly delicious meal!
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad recipe with homemade Caesar Dressing

Starting the New Year off with a salad…could I be any more of a cliché?

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad recipe with homemade Caesar Dressing


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For instance – I could wax poetic about how important it is to go into the New Year eating food to fuel your body. Good food. Real food. Whole food. I could talk about how kale is loaded with vitamins and minerals and how cutting out the croutons means less carbs and blah blah blah.

Or, I can just give it to you straight.

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Pan Roasted Veggies (& ease)

This is one of those “Not-A-Recipe-Recipes.” There’s not a ton of prep involved, it doesn’t require any special equipment, and it’s entirely customizable to suit individual tastes!

Pan Roasted Vegetables | Midwest Nice

It’s also one of the most delicious non-recipes ever. It’s my favorite way to get the appropriate serving of veggies in the colder months with the least amount of work possible. What could be better?!

Pan Roasted Vegetables | Midwest Nice
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Game Day Dip (& football)

Yesterday wasn’t a great day.

Game Day Spinach Dip

For the Packers, at least. For me it was great! I slept in (until 7 – hoohah!), helped Seth work on the house, and took a very long bubble bath.

Game Day Spinach Dip

Before the bath and the painting and the drinking rosé cider while painting, I went to the grocery store. I love this store – it’s on the edge of town, family owned, and truly, one of the best shopping experiences I’ve ever had. I love it so much that even when it’s game day Sunday and the entrance is a sea of green and gold, there are no available carts, and the bakery runs out of wheat bread to make subs with, I still go. I brave the crowds and stand in line and buy my favorite kettle chips (which were on sale, score).

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