I try not to mess with my family’s Thanksgiving dinner. We make the same things every year. Slow-roasted Turkey with grandpa’s famous stuffing, creamy mashed potatoes, sweet baked yams, my mom’s green bean casserole, and my corn soufflé. If I tried to change anything my family would fire me, if they could. The only thing… Continue reading Pumpkin Tart
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
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
For me, fall, apples, and first kisses, are synonymous with each other. I remember as a little girl, coming home one perfect fall afternoon from tromping around in the woods super hungry. I had been busy making a leaf house out of mounds of fallen leaves with my favorite neighborhood friend, Peter. We ran back… Continue reading First Kiss
Eating healthy can be fun... ...if you have a plan and some good recipes. This week on Thursday the 21st at 7:45pm I will be doing a free cooking lesson at Hazelden in Chisago Lakes, Minnesota at the 19th Annual Women’s Health Conference. This year’s theme is: Take Charge of Your Health. Eating healthy can taste good… Continue reading Eating Your way to a Healthy Heart
I love fresh berries. They are bursting with flavor and they are really good for you! As most of you know wild berries are smaller than the berries you can buy in the store, but that doesn't mean you can't use them as an addition to a recipe that calls for store-bought berries. Wild berries… Continue reading Wild About Berries; Wild Berry Parfaits
Happy Easter! Here is a delightful dessert that will compliment your Easter dinner or brunch! The pudding is perfect with a hint of almond and the triple berry compote with fresh berries melts in your mouth. My favorite thing about this dessert is, you can prepare it ahead of time and it will taste even… Continue reading Swedish Rice Pudding with Triple Berry Compote