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Happy Thanksgiving: We're thankful for you!
This is a good time of year to reflect upon the many blessings we enjoy in this nation. November is the month of Thanksgiving, when families and friends come together to share a feast and catch up on...
10/26/13 at 9:34 AM
Edith's Four in One Fruitcake
Many years ago, the Missions Commission of the New Richmond United Methodist Church used to sell pecans and fruitcakes from Koinonia Farm in Americus, Georgia. Koinonia was founded in 1942 by two cou...
10/19/13 at 2:17 PM
Coffee Filter Wreaths
Today's Holiday Idea for the 31 Day challenge is a coffee filter wreath. Wreaths are quick and easy way to change your home decor or decorate for the holidays. You can make wreaths using a wreath ...
10/1/13 at 12:26 PM Christmas in July 7/24/13 at 7:18 PM
Making Colored Sugar 12/13/12 at 1:04 PM
A More Colorful Kind of Love
Its Valentines Day again and Im still wondering whether well ever do away with this silly holiday. As I've ranted about in previous blogs, this day forces men to show their love in the form of a $100...
2/13/13 at 3:11 PM Will you be my Valentine? No thanks... 2/13/12 at 8:49 AM
A pumpkin is a pumpkin! 11/23/11 at 4:51 PM
Military, Families, Veterans, Remembered by Millions During Holiday Mail For Heroes Program
The American public remembered members of the U.S. military, their families and veterans by sending in more than 1.2 million cards during the sixth annual Holiday Mail for Heroes program, a joint init...
2/4/13 at 10:14 AM
That Postage and Handling "Thing".
We have all seen the deluge of infomercials and gotta have tv commercials. but, have you really paid any attention to the tag lines for these commercials. Inevitably after we have been mezmerised by...
1/28/13 at 3:04 PM My Swedish Aunt Astrid 11/20/12 at 3:12 PM
The View From The Edge of Fargo 9/4/12 at 3:54 PM
Pancetta-Stuffed Beef Tenderloin with Port Mushrooms
Beef tenderloin is one of those entrees that lends itself to holiday celebrations. In fact, food doesn't get any grander or flavorful than this tender cut of beef, be it in roast or steak form. A won...
12/23/12 at 6:08 PM Almond Bread 12/21/12 at 2:58 PM
Havreflarn: Norwegian Holiday Cookies 12/11/12 at 4:54 PM
Honey Glazed Almonds
For the holidays, I thought it might be nice to make some candied nuts to have on hand, and I found a recipe on Food Network for Honey-Glazed Almonds. The recipe looked simple enough and I had a large...
12/17/12 at 9:55 AM
Tis the season of Giving
12/10/12 at 10:07 AM 20% Off Holiday Photo Packages! 11/26/12 at 9:09 AM
MSUM Planetarium Presents “Season of Light”
This holiday season the MSUM Planetarium is showing Season of Light, a Loch Ness Productions special program that explores the history of holiday traditions. The presentation runs from Nov. 29 to Dec...
12/7/12 at 11:55 AM
Grief for the holidays
It's hard to look at the calendar and not be reminded that Christmas Eve will mark exactly four months since my dad's funeral. There's going to be an enormous gap in the family holiday celebration thi...
12/6/12 at 6:29 PM
Spicy Curry Deviled Eggs With Shrimp: Inspired by Amsterdam Bar's Spicy Seafood Broodjes
One of my favorite tastes from the past year came from theAmsterdam Bar & Hallin downtown St. Paul, MN. Every once in a while, I will eat something so cravable that I plot to return as quickly as...
12/5/12 at 7:27 AM My Take On Those Grape Jelly Party Meatballs 11/16/12 at 7:52 AM
Easter Weekend Recap: When Chipotle Became Like A God & Take-Out From Little Szechuan 4/13/12 at 6:39 AM
Consequences of Overspending on the Holidays
Millions of consumers have begun their holiday shopping, snagging sale items either in-person or online, and therefore considering themselves savvy shoppers. At the same time, many lost sight of the f...
11/29/12 at 11:22 AM
DIY Christmas: Personalized Coasters
Did you know the majority of Americans feel like they spent too much last Christmas? And if last Friday's numbers are any indication, shoppers are going overboard this Christmas as well. If you're no...
11/29/12 at 12:00 AM Ziploc Omelettes - Fun and Foolproof 9/19/12 at 6:00 AM
The Seasonal, Annual, Holiday, Snuffling Cold
I feel yucky. My nose is stuffed, I cough -- twice -- every 30 seconds, I can't hear through the plugging of my ears, there's a chill that has nothing to do with a draft, my lithesome form drapes let...
11/28/12 at 3:26 PM Black Friday -- Shopping Can Be Fun, Really 11/19/12 at 5:34 PM
The Jane Austen Cocktail Party Game 10/10/12 at 3:16 PM