My March Madness…

Happy Spring foodie friends!  Yes, I know, if you live in Minnesota, it isn’t feeling much like it yet… Even Augie says “I’m outta here!”   You know it’s been bad when the cats want to migrate south…. It’s been a crazy ‘mad’ month for me… the hubby flew out of town twice this month…it’s tax time, as you know…which always makes me a little psychotic! … Continue reading My March Madness…

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 this year is to post more often…we will see how … Continue reading Christmas past….

Doing what you love, sometimes means…

Missing you… Hey, hi there…have you missed me? I didn’t mean to be away so long, but I’ve had to prioritize lately…. 1.) Family, 2.) Real Estate, 3.) Social Media Consulting, 4.) Holiday Baskets…volunteer work…cats…eat….sleep…repeat… Yeah, it’s that time of the year.  The world switches into hyper-drive; what’s that about “falling back”?  Does that work for you?  Me, most days I feel like there’s not … Continue reading Doing what you love, sometimes means…

It’s Minnesota State Fair time…visiting with a farmer & more!

Hello food-lovin’ friends!  I have finally emerged from the “rabbit hole” this week (more on that later…) and am happy to celebrate the start of our beloved Minnesota State Fair!  And, as most of us can appreciate, the temperatures are making their way back up into the high 80’s & low 90’s just in time for the Fair!  Come on, you know you love the great … Continue reading It’s Minnesota State Fair time…visiting with a farmer & more!

Summer Sippers, Beer…

What’s more American than Beer? Okay, well maybe not… According to Wikipedia, “Ale is one of the oldest beverages humans have produced, dating back to at least the 5th millennium BC and recorded in the written history of Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia.  Beer was part of the daily diet of Egyptian Pharaohs over 5,000 years ago. Then, it was made from baked barley bread, and was also used in … Continue reading Summer Sippers, Beer…

Summer of Salads, Chicken…

Prior to getting my smoker, Smoked Chicken would be something I would rarely get the opportunity to enjoy, but when I did…oh, I did!  So, this year when we picked up our portion of chickens from our friends in Hugo that raise & process them for us, I knew some of these little babies were going in the smoker!  We had a friend over the … Continue reading Summer of Salads, Chicken…

Summer Sippers, Tequila…

I love Margarita’s….always have.  Over the years, I’ve refined my taste for them…originally loving the super sweet, slushy kind you get from one of those big Margarita machines, but now loving the traditional kind, good tequila, lime juice, ice, salt and a splash of Grand Marnier.  But you don’t always have to choose a Margarita to enjoy Tequila in a cocktail.  And no, I am … Continue reading Summer Sippers, Tequila…