No Longer Worry About “What’s For Dinner?”


We are glad you are here to check out Northerly Nosh.

Please enjoy our Minnesota infused recipes and other cooking technique tips.

I started in February 2008 and the collection of recipes is growing. I’m having a blast discovering minnesota infused recipes or converting our family favorites to be a frozen and/or for clean eating. Once a month I feature a meal swap menu.

“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31


Hello, my name is Vanessa Beckett. I’m a married mother of 3. Who loves living in Minnesota, prep ahead cooking, and couldn’t live without them now. No more worries about the age old question “What’s for Dinner?”. I am also transitioning my family into the slow food and clean eating movement. I believe it’s best if we can eat food in it’s most natural state. I love to share the information I have been gaining through this whole experience.

I’m also a trained personal chef. Cooking is a passion and hobby of mine. Hope your are enjoying the content of my blog.

Contact Info

I read and answers all Northerly Nosh emails personally nothing is filtered through an assistant. Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. Your readership means so much to me.

Feel free to ask questions and contact about services… vgbeckett@gmail.com



24 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Vanessa! This is impressive. Thank you for putting together such a great resource for our group and for all the other busy moms out there. Kudos!

  2. Thanks for linking me to your blog. Very nicely done. Interesting too. I will continue to check things out. Freezer chicks rock!!

  3. Hi Vanessa,
    We are happy that you have found Cooking Among Friends a source of inspiration in forming your freezer meal food exchange group. We’re hoping to get our forums moving so please check back often and I will be checking here as well!
    Kind regards,

  4. Great site! I have a blog too dedicated to meal planning (not just freezer cooking) and I’ll definitely be adding your site’s link to mine as well. I started a freezer exchange group a couple of years ago and although we ended up discontinuing (lots of reasons), I would LOVE to have another group to join sometime. I can’t imagine cooking anymore without freezer cooking!

    Here’s my site: http://www.mealplanningmagic.blogspot.com. Happy cooking!

  5. Loving your site and especially the link to all of the great resources. I love once a month cooking too, so much that I started a new website for it! Thanks!

  6. I just want to say this is absolutely the BEST resource site for the investment cook!!! I am so impressed and pleased to have found you. Thank you for your work.

  7. I’m new to this and am not quite sure how to find the receipes. Any help would be appreciated.

  8. Some have had trouble opening documents on our blog. So here’s a short tutorial. You need to click once on the blue menu words like “Sept. 2009 Menu & Recipes” under the date & by Vanessa. Then it will open to another screen. Click once again on the blue menu words “Sept. 2009 Menu & Recipes” right under by Vanessa. It should give you the recipes, pictures, & menus. Sorry it’s not the easiest to navigate. It can’t be helped.

  9. I am so glad to find you. I have been doing a swap with 6 other girls for about two years now. I love to see how you do it and I am also thankful for the recipes.

  10. OMG! So happy that I stumbled upon your website! I have planned a large family beach vacation for next month and was wanting to make meal kits ahead of time to take with us, as the house we are renting has a furnished kitchen. I am so excited to put some of these things together. Do you have a top 10 favorite recipe list??

  11. These are my all time favorite’s…Skip’s chicken, Christmas quiche, Chicken marasala, Stromboli, Ritz chicken, BBQ chuck roast,Mexicorn pork chops, Peanut curry flank steak, meatballs with garlic bread, Roasted sticky chicken,And chicken pesto pizza.

  12. Concept here is great but I can’t find any categorized recipes on the page bar on the top. That would help a lot. Trying to pick a category from the right column is hard! Great site! I’m all about clean-eating too and you’ll find that you all feel MUCH better! I’m just getting into freezer make-ahead cooking in preparation for a baby and boy is this a learning curve! Thanks for the site, I hope it gets a little easier to use!! Thanks 🙂

  13. Thanks for visting my blog and the advice. Unfortunely due to the design it has it’s flaws and user is sometimes technically challenged. 😉 Hope we are helpful to you. Congrats on the baby! Take cake.

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