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Pork Zucchini Stir Fry

This pork zucchini stir fry is a delicious and easy meal to throw together last minute on a Tuesday when you have no idea what to prepare for dinner. It can be made with ground pork, ground beef, ground turkey or ground chicken. Really, any ground meat would work well in this recipe. I used ground pork because that's what I had thawed and ready

Pork Zucchini Stir Fry2021-03-12T10:28:20-06:00

March BOM at the Burger Bar in White Bear Lake

It's hockey tournament time in Minnesota and that means - usually - a huge snow storm. Let's hope that doesn't happen, especially after the frigid cold of February. I'm doing my best to support local restaurants who have been impacted by the draconian covid restrictions. If you're looking for a great burger and want to support local, then head up Highway 61 to The Burger

March BOM at the Burger Bar in White Bear Lake2021-02-26T09:51:35-06:00

No, it’s Not ‘A Culture of Consequences’, it’s Mob Rule – Mean Girls Style

Cancel culture has gone too far. I've had enough, I cannot sit idly by anymore and bite my tongue. This has got to stop. Woke culture, the woke mob, have gone too far. What was the proverbial straw? Now they want to cancel Grease. My beloved Grease - a movie I saw 26 times the summer it was released - sometimes two or three times

No, it’s Not ‘A Culture of Consequences’, it’s Mob Rule – Mean Girls Style2021-02-27T07:57:52-06:00


I keep seeing this meme on social media about holding people accountable. You know, making sure we keep track of those who are/were Trump officials or as this recent Forbes article explains - holding the liars accountable. I have no problem with holding people accountable. I'm all for it. I just want accountability for everyone, not just one side of the aisle. There is a


I Guess I’m Gonna Start Blogging Again

What a long strange trip it's been. We're only one week into 2021 and already it's outdone its predecessor. Pretty sure there's no need for a recap, we've all been glued to our screens while the Capitol was stormed and breached by a bunch of dumbass Trump supporters. Chaos All those who stormed the Capitol and entered it to cause harm, fear and chaos should

I Guess I’m Gonna Start Blogging Again2021-01-09T11:27:43-06:00

Baked Feta Pasta

By now you've probably seen the internet raving about the TikTok Baked Feta Pasta dish. It is because of this video that you cannot find a brick of Feta cheese anywhere - even in rural Minnesota. Here's a link to the original recipe from 2019. Pasta dishes are perfect for this time of year when the temps get below zero. Looking for other easy and

Baked Feta Pasta2021-02-24T11:26:14-06:00

Favorite Holiday Memories

Christmas is a time when I try to impart on my children the traditions I grew up with. Yes, I've made them try lutefisk and there's always some pickled herring in the fridge, but those aren't the traditions I'm talking about. Growing up, Christmas was celebrated twice. Once with extended family and once with just the four of us - Mom, Dad, my brother and

Favorite Holiday Memories2020-12-23T18:47:30-06:00


Julekake is a traditional Norwegian Christmas cake. We've had one on Christmas morning for as long as I can remember, usually store bought and always delicious. Store bought until I forgot to order one and was forced to make my own - or go without. Oh the horror!! We simply could not have Christmas morning without a julekake, so after consulting with older relatives in


Easy Thanksgiving Sides

Like all things 2020, Thanksgiving is going to be a little different this year. Odds are you're scaling down the celebration and doing a low key event with immediate family or those in your pod. I still plan on doing a whole turkey - mostly because I like the leftovers - but I'm not going all out on the sides this year. Usually I start

Easy Thanksgiving Sides2020-11-18T12:42:54-06:00

Rest In Peace

I visited my dad at the cemetery today. It was a beautiful day, just like the one when we buried him 14 years ago this month. I told all about the pandemic and what a crazy ride it had been since he died. The cemetery is a beautiful place with markers laid in the ground rather than standing up at the head of the grave.

Rest In Peace2020-10-10T21:04:21-05:00

About Redhead Ranting

Redhead Ranting is the rantings of a frazzled, twice divorced mother of two who freelances and cares for two stupid dogs while writing her memoir against incredible and unbelievable odds (but will make a wonderful book one day).

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