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 […]

Jan
23

My Disney Side Home Celebration

Disney picked me to throw an amazing Disney Side Home Celebration. To help me plan the big even they sent me a Disney Side Home Celebration kit. It just arrived. I can't wait to share the details with you.

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.

Jan
11

Prom Dress 2014

I loved prom season. I remember sitting in Physics with my friend Jackie drawing tiny dress designs in the margins of our notes. For me Prom had little to do with the romance, the dinner […]

Jan
5

Bird Feeders

As the start of the New Year dawns, I am becoming more aware of the different skill level and interests of my three young daughters. My 6-year-old Ava is reading and inquisitive and ready to […]