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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

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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…