Jul
3

Rhubarb Cake

Rhubarb Cake Summer is here! In the Northland friends and neighbors are enjoying a bumper crop of rhubarb. In our home, we are joyfully accepting all the excess from our loved ones. This summer, we are […]

May
13

Acorn Cookies

Acorn Cookies This quick to assemble autumn treat is not my original idea. I like to think my method is. My daughter and I turned these cookies into a fun after-preschool project with a two-fold purpose. […]

Nov
26

Chocolate Making Party

Our Chocolate Making Party is quickly becoming a family tradition. It’s a great way to get the generations together, and a fun way to ring in the Holiday Season. We followed the same guidelines as last […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jan
20

Piroshki

This is a traditional recipe for Russian Piroshki, handmade with fresh yeast. We make these meat filled bread rolls the same way my Grandmother did as a little girl growing up in Russia. The attention to detail makes all the difference in this simple entree.

Dec
29

Chocolate Mice

Follow my blog with Bloglovin On a search for a Norwegian Krumkake recipe I discovered Chocolate Mice displayed on a dessert table at a Nutcracker Birthday Party. The adorable party gave me miles of inspiration […]