• June’s Sugar Cookie Blossoms

    December 15, 2020 by

    My grandma made the best Sugar Cookies. They were soft, moist, and made with love. She made them around the holidays, where I ate more than what my parents wanted me to. Let’s be real, most kids ride the sugar high from Thanksgiving till the New Years. I took my grandma’s recipe, made some tweaks… Read more

  • Healthy Cucumber Salad

    August 31, 2020 by

    A summertime staple in my family’s house when our cucumber plants go crazy! Both of my parents have their own delicious versions of this recipe; however, they are loaded down with extra calories. I trimmed down on the extra’s, yet just as delectable as the originals. Servings : 2-3 Ingredients: (1) 6-7-inch-long cucumber thinly sliced… Read more

  • Lemony Italian Rubbed Chicken

    May 25, 2020 by

    I have been grilling up a storm lately as the weather has finally warmed up in the Midwest! Summer is in the air and this is a perfect rub for grilled chicken. Ingredients: Zest of 1 Lemon Couple of grinds of black pepper (2 pinches) Couple grinds of salt (1 pinch) 1 tsp of an… Read more

  • Roasted Chickpea and Quinoa Salad

    May 23, 2020 by

    Got chickpeas and Quinoa in the pantry? Looking for a simple meatless salad that could be a side or a main dish? Well this salad is for you! Making a meatless salad is out of the norm for this farm girl, but sometimes a light salad is all that I want. ~4-6 servings Ingredients: 3… Read more

  • Chicken Sausage with Peppers and Onions

    May 18, 2020 by

    This is probably the most simplistic recipe ever, but to good to not share! I often make this as a simple dinner and is great for meal prepping. ~4-5 servings Ingredients: 5 Chicken Sausages cut on the bias 5 Mini Sweet Peppers thinly sliced ½ Onion thinly sliced 1 tbsp Olive Oil                Salt and… Read more

  • Refrigerated Pickled Red Onions

    May 11, 2020 by

    Last year I had such a cracking for pickled onions that I created this recipe, and brought them to my nephew’s second birthday party. We were having a cook out and they were perfect in the pasta salad that I made (that recipe is going to be up soon!), but also on burgers and brats.… Read more

  • A little Quarantine Catch Up

    April 19, 2020 by

    I just wanted to write a little update on what has been happening at In The Kitchen with Johnna Rose, and like a true farm girl fashion I am writing this while drinking coffee at the kitchen table. In my family the kitchen table is where we had family meetings, meals, wrote out bills and… Read more

  • Savory Roasted Chickpeas

    March 23, 2020 by

    So… you bought a can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans and do not know what to do with them. Well these little guys are a good source of plant based protein and fiber! A few years ago, I started making Roasted Chickpeas as a healthy snack to have around the house. But I also add… Read more

  • Johnna’s Venison Chili

    March 22, 2020 by

    I created this Chili recipe after I graduated college and had more ground venison in my freezer than ground beef. That could be from my parents filled my freezer with it when I moved out. This recipe is similar to how my mom makes her chili, and is a must if having cornbread muffins. Seriously… Read more

  • Grandma’s Corned Beef

    March 16, 2020 by

    Corned beef is not just for St. Patrick’s Day. Heck in our family we often have it during any other holiday or when we visit my grandparents. My grandma learned how to make delectable corned beef from my great aunt who adds potatoes, rutabagas and cabbage to her recipe. Now… I tend to get my… Read more

  • Mom’s Cornbread Muffins

    March 15, 2020 by

    Makes 18 Muffins One of the first recipes that my mom taught me how to bake was her cornbread muffins. After that it was my job to make the cornbread muffins (with adult supervision) whenever we had chili. I demonstrated this recipe to the class when I was in 3rd grade and then once again… Read more

  • Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl

    March 10, 2020 by

    Serving 4-6 As of lately I have been loving anything Tex-Mex that has some kick. Growing up the only thing we got that was close was your basic ground beef tacos with a extra mild seasoning. We did not even use salsa because I did not like tomatoes. Now I love salsa on almost everything.… Read more

  • Farm House Quiche

    January 11, 2020 by

    A farmhouse quiche uses what is on hand and makes the most pickiest eater asking for seconds. I started learning on how to make quiche’s after I tried one at a brunch and I was hooked. The only problem I had was, how do I make one that my dad and brother would love. The… Read more

  • Oven Roasted Asparagus

    December 23, 2019 by

    In a previous post I stated that I did not like vegetables, and that is a fact. I now eat them and one of the first vegetables that I actually started to crave was Roasted Asparagus. Yes, a vegetable that some adults shy away from because it is either to hard to prepare, to woody… Read more

  • Smoked Gouda Cranberry Cheeseball

    December 20, 2019 by

    The holiday season is upon us and this means parties and family get togethers! This cheeseball adds a savory, smoky with a bit of sweetness to any appetizer table. I often use my family and friends as my taste testers for recipes and this one was critiqued during Thanksgiving. Per my dad “The Cranberries round… Read more

  • Cheddar Bacon Ranch Cheese ball

    November 27, 2019 by

    I grew up in a time where cheeseballs were not a big thing, but I feel that it is my duty to bring them back into everyone’s kitchen! These creamy balls of cheesy goodness are very simple to make once you know the basic ratios of cream cheese, shredded cheese and seasonings! This recipe makes… Read more

  • Breakfast Burritos

    November 24, 2019 by

    Eggs, Sausage and Cheese are a perfect breakfast, but when wrapped in a tortilla shelf they can make early morning so much better! I started making these breakfast burritos when I was in graduate school while working full time. I needed a needed a nutritious breakfast that could be made during a meal prepping section… Read more

  • My First Blog Post

    November 9, 2019 by

    While I was prepping for this blog, I kept trying to figure out what I should do for my first recipe. Should it be my famous grilled potatoes, my go to pasta salad… I don’t know where you’re at, but in the upper Midwest it is cooled outside, so grilling and a cold pasta salad… Read more

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