Entries by Kirsten Gjesdal

Back to School Lunch Hacks

Back to School Lunch Hacks Crisp air, the smell of No. 2 pencils in the shopping aisles, and the luring anticipation of routine is upon us and that means one thing – it’s back to school season! Whether your kiddo packs their school lunch or you need some weekend inspo, I’m breaking down the art […]

Sweet Corn Polenta with Sage & Feta

I’m not sure why we don’t eat more polenta in South Dakota. It’s a great way to use corn as a side dish and base for creative sauces. It’s especially delicious when made with fresh sweet corn, a seasonal treat. Top with a tangy tomato chutney, sliced grilled sausage, marinated shrimp, in-the-shell stir fried peas… […]

Cream Cheese & Strawberry Rhubarb Pinwheel Danish

There’s nothing quite like strawberry and rhubarb in the early South Dakota summer. It’s a classic flavor for our area, with an abundance found in pick-your-own fields and neighbor’s backyards. This danish is great as a breakfast treat or dessert after dinner. Cream Cheese & Strawberry Rhubarb Pinwheel Danish Makes 24 servings Ingredients: 1 17.3 […]

Nutritious Summer Strawberry Snacks

Guest post by Trish Noyes, Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist Summer is such a nostalgic season of the year full of making memories with friends and family, enjoying the sunny weather, embracing a little less routine, and one of my personal favorite attributes – peak season of the best fruits and veggies! With all the […]

Burgandy Roberts & Kevin Zschetzsche – 11/9/19

To make a purchase from the registry, please stop into The Carrot Seed at 310 Main Ave in Brookings, SD. Phone orders are available for pick-up or delivery (delivery fees apply). Please call 605-592-9277 for phone orders. Gift cards can also be purchased online at THIS LINK. Thank you for shopping local and helping this couple […]

Caprese Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs + cheese + basil + tomatoes + balsamic = DELICIOUS! Add a little kick to the classic recipe to add a some variety to your Easter dinner menu. These eggs are only slightly more work than the regular recipe but the additions bring so much flavor! I would recommend making extra, as you’ll […]

Lemon & Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Do you capitalize Brussels sprout or leave it as brussels sprout? How about the “s” at the end of brussel? According to my research, the following are all correct: Brussels sprout, Brussel sprout, brussels sprout, brussel sprout. Regardless of how you say it, I do hope you try this recipe. It would make an excellent […]

Kate & Jake Farmen

To make a purchase from the registry, please stop into The Carrot Seed at 310 Main Ave in Brookings, SD. Phone orders are available for pick-up or delivery (delivery fees apply). Please call 605-592-9277 for phone orders. Gift cards can also be purchased online at THIS LINK. Thank you for shopping local! Item Color Price Notes […]

Emily Hockett & Tucker Antonsen – 8/31/19

To make a purchase from the registry, please stop into The Carrot Seed at 310 Main Ave in Brookings, SD. Phone orders are available for pick-up or delivery (delivery fees apply). Please call 605-592-9277 for phone orders. Gift cards can also be purchased online at THIS LINK. Thank you for shopping local and helping this couple […]

Scotcheroo Chocolate Layer Cake

There’s some debate on whether the sticky, peanut buttery, chocolate topped rice krispie bars are called “scotcheroos” or “special k bars.” Personally, I believe they are scotcheroos unless they are made with Special K cereal, and only then should they be called special k bars. Makes sense, right? Regardless of which side of the debate […]