FARGO—Jim Exner of Jamestown is a man who knows how to make an entrance. The other day Exner and his wife Carolyn stopped into Sammy's Pizza in downtown Fargo to watch the pizza man throwing dough up in the air. Upon walking through the door he exclaimed, "I'M BAAACK!" "There were only a couple of people in a booth in the back, but they looked at me kind of funny," he said. Exner explained to anyone who would listen that he and Carolyn used to come to Sammy's back in the late 1950s and early 1960s while they were dating.
I'm willing to bet most mothers would be thrilled with either flowers or a big ole heap of cupcakes for Mother's Day. So why not give them both? I found this adorable cupcake bouquet on a site called "See Vanessa Craft." Miss Vanessa is apparently very talented at crafting, but I wondered if a non-crafting mere mortal like me could handle it. Turns out, I could and you can to. Watch our video to see how easy it was.
I'm not a runner, but I'm planning to run in the Fargo Marathon 5K on May 20. A little over 3 miles, it's not a long race and one many of my runner friends could do on a random Tuesday after lunch at an all-you-can-eat buffet. I, however, need to train if I plan to run most of it.
When it comes to bananas, my family is super picky. I'll buy a beautiful bunch of bananas one day at the store, but the next day if they have even a couple of brown spots, my gang is reluctant to eat them. (I'm normally the high maintenance one in the family, but I think spotty overly ripe bananas are just fine.)
We've probably all grown up with that smell of clean in the house. Pine-scented cleanser on the floors, all-purpose cleaner with bleach on the countertops and blue water in the toilet tank. (I never have spotted that little man in the boat. Or is that a 1970s thing?)
In the interest of trying to help and because I love to bake cookies, I wanted to find a little treat to help get you through those long nights trying to fill out your tax forms.
Some things are just meant to go together: peanut butter and jelly, milk and cookies, burgers and fries, the cast of "Grease" ("Rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga don"). To that list, I'd like to add Cracker Jack and baseball.
When my good friend Carrie turned 35, I gave her a rather unusual gift: a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It turns out my friend, who grew up an All-American girl just like me, had never had one. Carrie's parents fed her a healthy diet of more natural, organic foods. I, however, was raised on Tang, Pop-Tarts, and PB&Js. How do I even function? It turns out I'm not alone, at least with the PB&J thing. It's estimated the average American child will have about 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before they graduate from high school.
FARGO – Did you know there is a Facebook page dedicated to people who hate Peeps? That's intense. I can understand a page dedicated to hating liver and onions or lutefisk, but picking on the poor old Peep seems a little extreme.
I'm not much of a bread baker. Most holidays, which bread or rolls we serve with our meal tends to be an afterthought. But this Easter might be different. I found a bread that's easy to make, and even better, it's super colorful and creative and might just make my Easter table look fabulous. That's a lot of pressure to put on one little bread, but I think Italian Easter Bread is up to the challenge.