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Cafe Latté Turtle Cake

July 4, 2016

~ Mary ~

Another Patty made this delicious knockout for a work birthday celebration. She’s my new idol, this new Patty! It’s her birthday today – how unfortunate! She said she’s never gotten a cake on her birthday – so I made one for her virtually. Somehow I don’t think it counts, I guess it’s the thought – NOT. Anyway – Happy Birthday new Patty!
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Cashew Chicken

June 10, 2016

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~ Mary ~

Just bought a Costco size container of Cashews – and don’t want to devour them all as snacks! I’ve had this recipe hanging around for a dozen years or so and never have the opportunity to make it – because said nuts don’t last long enough. Although this recipe would be tasty even without them. Enjoy! Read more…

Birchwood Savory Waffle

May 1, 2016

Birchwood Waffle

~ Mary ~

Birchwood Cafe is one of the best, most consistent, places to eat here in the Twin Cities. We’ve had a hard time finding places that we really love and want to go back to over and over again. Chicago spoiled us rotten, and we’re trying hard to forget it, but let me tell you, it’s tough! Read more…

Beef Stroganoff

April 8, 2016

beef stroganoff

~ Mary ~

A childhood friend emailed me, last month, asking for Patty’s Beef Stroganoff recipe. I was more than a little stunned that I had never posted it here on Foodo. Especially since this was my most favorite dish growing up.


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Fresh Ricotta & Berry Bruschetta

March 10, 2016

Ricotta App2

~ Mary ~

These look like little game pieces on a very large game board. They were so fresh and satisfying it was hard not to keep popping them in my mouth. This was another Easter Brunch treat, we had as an appetizer, last year. The idea came to us when we were standing in Cossetsa’s looking at the fresh ricotta.
The bread was a bit of a PITA, but once Corner Bakery comes to town you can go get their Raisin Pecan Sweet Crisps. Read more…

Asparagus Tart

February 10, 2016

Asparagus Tart

~ Mary ~

It’s very sad when a post has been sitting in the drafts for a year, and it’s basically ready to go.

We had this last Easter, it was very pretty (we like prettiness), easy to make, and most importantly, delish!
It’s Ash Wednesday, which means Easter is right around the corner and I’ll be making this again! Read more…

‘Sig’nature Chocolate Torte

January 26, 2016

Chocolate Torte

~ Mary ~

Waaaay back when, John and I would host a pre-Thanksgiving party for our work colleagues. One year Stephanie and Shawn arrived with this cake. Stephanie promptly said it was not of her making, but rather Sig’s (the wonderful Chef). It was his way of an apology for not being able to make it. I said wonderful, I’ll put it on the buffet table. She looked at me, in all seriousness, and said I don’t think you’ll want to do that – you should really just keep it wrapped up and save it for yourself – trust me. Pffft was my reply – no way. She shook her head, and said “okay, you’ll see”.  An hour, or so, later I dug into the cake – of course I was the first one. With the first bite my eyes popped out of my head, I set my piece down and quietly took the rest of the cake to the kitchen, wrapped it up, and shoved it in a cupboard out of sight. No one was the wiser, except Steph – she just politely said “I told you so”! Read more…


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