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The Ultimate Mother's Day Gift
So. You need to find Mom a Mother's Day gift. The perfect one would be nice, but every year this eludes you. I mean, what do you give this woman who bore you in the midst of great pain -- whether ...
5/8/13 at 2:09 PM April Fools -- the "Holiday" We Can Do without 4/1/13 at 6:10 PM
Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner Makeover
Local Registered Dietitian and Certified Culinary Professional Paula Tsufis gave me this recipe for Traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner made a little lighter. It's a perfect way to celebrate St...
3/14/13 at 1:58 PM Valentine's Day Treat- Chocolate Avocado Mousse 2/7/13 at 9:03 AM
For The Big Game: Sriracha Sesame Cream Cheese Spread 2/1/13 at 4:56 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
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
Travel Tips That Can Save You Money This Holiday Season
Written by Barb Miller, Certified Financial Counselor and Bankruptcy Specialist with LSS Financial Counseling The holiday weekend is here and it seems impossible to get through the weekend without tr...
12/21/12 at 10:13 AM The Holiday Tree Debate: Real or Artificial? 11/21/12 at 9:49 AM
How to Avoid Overspending This Holiday Season 11/19/12 at 10:14 AM
You know it is about here: the opening of the presents from the overzealous but well-meaning grandparents. They always tend to buy the really large toys. Or maybe you yourself are buying a gi...
12/20/12 at 3:33 PM Do You Hear What I Hear? 10/25/12 at 6:49 AM
Gift Giving On A Budget 12/19/11 at 9:46 AM
Making Colored Sugar
If you need colored sugar for your holiday baking, Here is a post I found on how to make your own. It is less expensive than buying it in the store and you can make your own unique colors. As stated ...
12/13/12 at 1:04 PM Gift Ideas At Heirlooms 12/5/12 at 8:13 PM
Bonus Gift Card Deals 12/2/12 at 12:28 PM
Rob Kupec does Slovak Christmas
Since exploring more of mygenealogy we now do a "traditional" Slovak Christmas Eve Dinner. It includes sauerkraut soup and cracking open wall nuts to see what the next year will bring. It is also trad...
12/7/12 at 2:01 PM
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
Program provides financial option for life-enhancing gifts
Retail's "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" have come and gone, but the gift-buying season continues. Some gifts are certain tobring smiles. Yet, imagine the gift that can change someone's life -- fo...
11/27/12 at 3:57 PM
How to make a Rolo Turtle Holiday Cookie
brightcove.createExperiences(); The items you will need for this recipe are: Pretzels (square) Rolos Favorite nut (almonds used in this recipe) ...
11/21/12 at 12:01 PM
Try Some High-volume Snacks This Holiday Season
Mom, how about a snack? my daughter asked as we walked around a shopping mall. She was about 10 at the time. What would you like? I responded, ready to indulge her with a treat on our mother-daughter...
11/21/12 at 11:01 AM
Beyond the "Turkey Handprint" - Weave a Story with the Family
The perennial kindergarten and grammar school project of tracing one's hand, cutting it out and coloring it to resemble a Turkey is still a standard Thanksgiving art activity. Yes, its quick and undou...
11/19/12 at 5:45 PM Valentines Day ... Try These Artful Options... 2/13/12 at 2:56 PM