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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


~ 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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Ice Cream!

August 11, 2016

Ice Cream for foodo

~ Mary ~

Look at these two cuties! You may remember the one on the left from here, here, and here. Look at her all grown up and being a great, older sister!
I recently had a craving for homemade ice cream and asked Katy to re-gift, to me, her 2013 Christmas present (I gave her) for my birthday. It was a Kitchenaide ice cream attachment and an ice cream cookbook.

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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

Picture 242

~ 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…