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6 Ways to Celebrate National Tequila Day

Posted by on July 21, 2022

It’s National Tequila Day! Wait … that’s a thing? Yes, it really is, my friends, and it’s a beautiful thing. Every year, National Tequila Day is observed on July 24 – giving tequila lovers everywhere the chance to celebrate one of the world’s oldest spirits. Fun fact: tequila, as it’s known today, was created back read more »

10 Easy Star-Spangled Recipes

10 Easy Star-Spangled Recipes

Posted by on June 28, 2022

Star-spangled fireworks. Sizzling BBQs. Crackling campfires. Rain or shine, the 4th of July can be one of the best days of the summer. So whether you’re kicking back in the backyard, planning a potluck or spending the day at the beach, take time to relax! It can actually be surprisingly easy to dazzle your friends read more »

How to Make Your Own Bagel Board

How to Make Your Own Bagel Board

Posted by on May 19, 2022

Bagels are such beautiful things. So delightfully tender and chewy on the inside. So perfectly crackly on the outside. While I haven’t had the pleasure of visiting New York yet, someday I vow to eat my way through that city – savoring every slice of pizza, fresh bagel and authentic black-and-white cookie along the way. read more »

Bloody Mary Charcuterie

Bloody Mary Charcuterie

Posted by on May 10, 2022

Hey friends, have you heard the news? We have a new Bloody Mary Mixer, and it’s only here for a limited time! Bloody Marys are not only trendy and delicious … they are also loaded with antioxidants. And fiber if you add a few veggie garnishes! Our basic Bloody Mary recipe is remarkably simple, with read more »

Make Any Night a Fiesta!

Make Any Night a Fiesta!

Posted by on May 5, 2022

Are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo today? Even if you don’t commemorate the victory of the Mexican army over the French in 1862, it’s a great reminder that a pitcher of margaritas, a tableful of tacos and a gathering of good friends make any occasion a fiesta! Whether you are celebrating a graduation, Mom or read more »

5 Questions to Ask BEFORE "What's for dessert?"

5 Questions to Ask BEFORE “What’s for dessert?”

Posted by on April 26, 2022

People are passionate about dessert. Helen Keller is credited with the famous quote, “Life is short and unpredictable. Eat the dessert first,” while famous humorous Erma Bombeck advised, “Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart.” Dessert, it seems, is IMPORTANT. I know when I am preparing read more »

Let’s Roll!

Let’s Roll!

Posted by on April 14, 2022

FACT: Things that are rolled, swirled, twisted or spun are FUN! So today, I’m going to share FIVE bold, rolled (and often extolled!) recipes that bring pinwheel panache to the party. First up–Minnesota Sushi! This adorable appetizer is the stuff of our Scanda-hoovian roots up here in the northland. Ham, cream cheese and pickles are read more »

How to Make Classy Carrot Patch Cupcakes

How to Make Classy Carrot Patch Cupcakes

Posted by on April 7, 2022

Spring is in the air, and it’s the perfect time for new beginnings. When our family moved into our farmhouse a couple years ago, it never really crossed our mind that we’d be living in the middle of nowhere during a pandemic. But there was a surprise in store for us on Easter weekend in read more »

Easy Easter Eats!

Easy Easter Eats!

Posted by on March 31, 2022

Peter Cottontail is about to start hoppin’ down the bunny trail, so we have an amazingly easy and delicious ham recipe for you today, plus some sides and a dessert too. Let’s start with the star of the show – this wonderfully simple Tangy Raspberry Glazed Ham. Just two ingredients! We also have a video: read more »

A Wee Taste O' Ireland

A Wee Taste O’ Ireland

Posted by on March 10, 2022

Did you know that nearly 10% of Americans claim Irish ancestry? About one-third Irish on my mother’s side, I’ve always loved the culture, and especially the traditional music, of Ireland. The native foods, on the other hand? Apart from potatoes – which I have an apparently genetically-induced obsession for – I’m not very familiar with read more »