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Gingerbread House

December 10, 2017

gingerbread house2

~ Mary ~


For a couple of Christmases I was invited to make Gingerbread Houses with my ‘adopted’ nieces (I claimed them as blood relatives because they are so awesome!). It was a lot of fun, until we all outgrew the novelty- it’s an extremely time consuming project that takes more than one day to complete. We did have a lot of laughs, and I wanted to make sure that if we were ever crazy enough to do it again – the recipe would be here in safe keeping.

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Summer Salad

July 17, 2017

Summer Salad

~ Mary ~

This delightful salad has been a saving grace this summer. When I am in no mood, or don’t have enough time, to put dinner on the table – this is it. The big plus is that, as long as I keep all the ingredients on hand, it is effortless and comes off so beautiful that it looks like I cared and seems almost indulgent. Yeah me!

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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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