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Fresh Margaritas

June 22, 2017

Limes

~ Mary ~


If you hadn’t noticed – there’s a theme going on here. The last three posts have all been geared for you to plan a successful Tex-Mex get together with a few of your closest friends. So go pick yourself up a bag of limes from Costco and get to it!

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Best Guacamole

May 28, 2017

Guac

~ Mary ~

There’s nothing like good guacamole and corn tortilla chips. The key to making it notable is a sturdy chip and never running out. Lets face it, by the time any of us get around to actually making a batch, we may as well make a bucket full and have everyone dig in! Read more…

Fajitas

April 8, 2017

Fajitas

~ Mary ~


I got this fajita marinade recipe from my college roommate waaaaaay back in 1985. It’s my favorite summer-time meal and I make it a lot. Which also means I think of my good friend Karla Oehlke a lot as well. We lost touch several years ago, but it’s fun to take a walk down memory lane every summer!
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Beef Stew in Red Wine

March 10, 2017

Beef Stew

~ Mary ~
Sunday evenings have been dedicated to Pizza for years, but on occassion things need rearranging.  I found this recipe, four years ago, in Food and Wine magazine by Jacques Peppin – it’s by far the best stew I’ve ever had. The only liquid added is a BOTTLE of RED WINE! That’s really all any of us need to know. Well, maybe. There’s bacon too.

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Marcus’ Meatballs

February 4, 2017

Samulson Meatballs

~ Mary ~
We’re in the heart of winter now – February – the longest month in Minnesota. Lucky for us it’s started out mild, but we all know that’s about to change!

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Butterscotch Spice Cookie

December 4, 2016

Butterscotch2

~ Mary ~
I pulled this recipe out of the depths for this holiday season. Butterscotch with ginger and cinnamon – these are intriguing, rich and delicious. I guess that’s why they are such a fan favorite!

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Bourbon Punch

November 19, 2016

Autumn Punch

~ Mary ~

Oh brother! It’s been far too many months since I’ve posted. I have a couple lined up that just need some editing, but work and pottery have gotten in the way. 

Katy turns 50 this month.

We decided to have a big family dinner last weekend.

If you recall that was the weekend following the election.

There are several stories that I won’t go into, but I will give you this fabulous in-law cocktail to make your spirits bright this holiday season!

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