May Day Basket Coffee Cake Growing up, I loved May Day. I had a secret admirer who would leave me a May Day basket hanging on the front door to my house. Usually, the basket was made of paper in the shape of a cone. The basket was filled with lilacs, dandelions, and store-bought cookies… Continue reading Pineapple Crumb Cake
Pucker-up! Spring is here! Last week, I wrote about how our bodies naturally crave the seasonal foods of spring. The first fruits and veggies in spring are astringent, bitter, sharp and refreshing. In our area of the Midwest things like rhubarb, nettles, chives, asparagus, radishes, spinach, peas, fiddleheads, and ramps come to mind. It’s going… Continue reading Lemon Pavlovas
Spoiler: Easter is not about bunnies Anyone find it hard to explain Easter to kids? I did. Easter is an extraordinary day. It is the most important Christian event—more significant than Christmas. It’s the day Jesus Christ, the Messiah, rose from the dead. The resurrection. On the third day, Christ rose from the dead after… Continue reading Easy cake recipe to make with kids
Think green, eat green, and be environmentally green by eating your leftovers I’m not a huge fan of leftovers. I eat them, but they are not my favorite. My mother isn’t a fan either. Growing up, she was very good at making just enough food for each meal. She was a pro at knowing how… Continue reading Matcha Crepes
April is National Grilled Cheese Month April is National Grilled Cheese Month People REALLY love grilled cheese sandwiches. Many foods can claim a day of fame. There is National Spaghetti day, Chocolate Milk day, and even National Raspberry Popover Day—Yup—you read that right—raspberry popovers. I didn’t even know there was such a thing! But not… Continue reading French Onion Grilled Cheese
Last week, I had the privilege of interviewing some college students who were at an etiquette dinner. I had seen the posters around the UW-River Falls campus and I was curious to see for myself, if young people were interested or if proper etiquette was even on their radar. Not only are students interested, some… Continue reading Top 10 Etiquette Rules for Business Meals
A couple of years ago we were celebrating Christmas with my husband’s family in Florida. We all brought our easiest recipes. My brother-in-law brought a recipe for Rømmegrøt (pronounced: room-a-grout) he got from his mother, Phyllis. I was concerned. One, I had never seen my brother-in-law cook anything besides warming a hot dog in the… Continue reading Rømmegrøt: Room-a-what?
In the fall, when I was a little girl, I would race home from school every day to see what my mother had baked. I would run up the steps to our front door. I would stand there for a moment to see if I could smell whatever was baking from outside. When my mother… Continue reading Sugar and spice makes every thing Nice