Perfect Pumpkin Bars~

~Pumpkin Bars~ Ingredients: 2 cups of Sugar 4 eggs 1 can of Pumpkin 1 cup of oil 2 cups of flour 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon 1 teaspoon of baking soda 1 tablespoon of baking powder — 3 ounces of cream cheese 1/2 stick of butter 1 (+/-) tablespoon of milk 3 cups of powdered sugar…

Christmas past….

What the heck happened to January?  Although, with the craziness happening in my family & the weather issues we’ve had this month, it feels like it was three months long.  I once again fell off the blogging train, not being here since Thanksgiving, and am sorry for that.  As per usual, one of my goals…

A family recipe, Hunkie Ribs…

Greetings food-lovin’ friends! Yes, I know I’ve been away awhile…I have been busy with family & work… the kind that pays the bills, so sadly my food blogging has taken a back seat this past month.  I have also been getting ready for a couple great blog post series for the Summer, that I hope…

Curried Chicken & Couscous…and the winter that won’t end!

Sorry I’ve been away for awhile…priorities have gotten in the way of fun…work…taxes…family…cats…you know, LIFE!  🙂  I feel like we are drowning in snow, here in Minnesota.  We’ve had 6+ inches of snow this past week (to add to the two+ feet on the ground) and today we are under a Winter Storm Warning currently with…

The day my life changed, 13 years ago…

I became the mother of a teenager this week.  Wow, that truly boggles my mind.  I remember waiting for her arrival, just 13 short years ago.  She was late…not surprising, she likes to take her sweet time with most everything!  I remember feeling like she’d never get here and then after waiting what seemed like…

Happy Valentines Day!

Just a quick post, to say Happy Valentine’s Day to all my “sweet” followers!  If you still have time to make something to show your love today, check out the links below to some of my favorites.  I wanted to post the card I made for my husband here, so it will live forever in…

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes for your Valentine…

A few years back, I had the opportunity to work for a really great restaurant in the north metro that eventually opened for Brunch.  On that Brunch menu were these amazing Lemon Ricotta Pancakes.  Sadly, that restaurant eventually closed and in the last few days I hit up the chef for her recipe.  They are…

Balsamic & Fig rubbed Chicken & a Beatrice update…

Well it’s been an interesting week here; the previous frigid cold temps have been making me want to eat comfort food everyday and now it appears as though we are plunging back into the deep freeze after a lovely three day hiatus!  I’ve got some oh-my-gosh-they-are-so-cute-I’m-gonna-die pictures and updates of our adorable new family member,…

Last minute Thanksgiving favorites…

Well, I don’t know about you, but good ol’ Turkey day sure snuck up on me!  It’s not a stressful holiday for me, but it’s more of a final breathing point.  I try to remember to relax…breathe…enjoy.  After that, it’s all baskets & shred & bubble wrap…oh my!  I am hoping this year’s holiday orders…

Notes from the North Shore…

One of my favorite places on Earth is northern Minnesota.  From the shores of Lake Superior in Duluth, up the coast to the border of Canada.  This summer, we decided to take the kids up a little farther than we’ve traveled with them in the past, to Grand Marais, MN.  Our plan, was to kick…