Sep
29

Maple Apple Sauce

It is simply magical living in an area where a “Special Forecast” means pretty leaves and not dangerous weather. I lived on under a darker umbrella for a time. Trust me, this special forecast from our ABC affiliate WDIO is […]

Sep
10

A Perfect S’More

This summer we have gone bananas for S’Mores. It took a move to Northern Minnesota and an amazing fire ring in our backyard to hone this childhood classic. This summer we consulted campers, cookbooks, friends and […]

Apr
6

Maple Sugaring

Spring is taking it’s time reaching the Northland this year. As the snow drifts wander into April, it is at last, Maple Sugaring Time. And, we’re the keepers of the Sap Map! One of the […]

Mar
12

Mickey Mouse DIY Decorations

*I received free products to host the Disney Side @Home Celebration. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own* When I received my #DisneySide celebration kit I accepted the challenge of throwing a party that […]

Mar
5

Minnie Mouse’s Polka dots

*I received free products to host the Disney Side @Home Celebration. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own* Mom Select and Disney asked me to show my DisneySide with an at home celebration. They […]

Feb
17

Russian Honey Cake

I grew up the daughter of a Russian immigrant. I enjoyed many traditional foods from the “old country” in my life time. However, I had not heard of a Russian Honey Cake until the dawning […]

Feb
13

Fully Loaded Banana Muffins

Fresh baked muffins are a favorite treat in our home in Northern Minnesota. We are coming off a streak of 23 consecutive days of subzero weather, in what has already become one of the coldest […]

Jan
31

Pelmeny

My father immigrated to the U.S. when he was just a toddler.  His mother quickly and permanently adopted the language and customs of their new country wholeheartedly leaving the old far behind. The one and only […]