lil’ kahuna hawaiian ham salad sliders


What a wonderful weekend we enjoyed. Lots of great company, good food, and sunshine. I hope you all enjoyed your time with family and friends! Jeff bought a huge ham, so we have quite a bit of leftovers. I put some aside in freezer bags for our favorite Ham & Cheese Casserole, some for Monte…

easter 2013


coloring easter eggs the easter table ~ easter dinner + breakfast babka grandgirls after-dinner stroll Happy Easter, Lovelies! Hope yours was beautiful. XO, M

cheesy pineapple crisp ~ ham’s favorite sidekick


Oh my goodness! I’ve been getting a bunch of requests for this since posting the photo Okay…her ya go! 1/2 cup brown sugar 3 Tablespoons flour 1 cup extra sharp cheddar cheese 1 (20 oz. can) pineapple chunks, drained 1 egg, lightly beaten 3 Tablespoons reserved pineapple juice 3/4 cup Ritz cracker crumbs 4 Tablespoons…

carrot ribbon salad with gin tangelo dressing


We enjoyed a great day with friends today. We made homemade pizzas for lunch. Had so much fun hanging out in our kitchen while we cooked. We sipped wine, watched a movie, chatted, and walked downtown Red Wing to do a little window shopping and see the World’s Largest Boot. Now Jeff is napping on…

country pineapple bake


~ country pineapple bake ~ I’m still catching up on trying to post all of my Easter recipes from this year. This pineapple bake is truly amazing with brown sugar-glazed ham, cheesy fan potatoes, and four seasons fruit salad. 1/2 cup butter, softened 2 cups brown sugar 8 eggs 2 (20 ounce) cans crushed pineapple,…

vermont sharp cheddar fan potatoes with fresh herbs


~ fan potatoes ~ Fan potatoes, or Hasselback potatoes are made by cutting slits across the potatoes every 1/6 inch, roasting them in the oven, basting them with butter, and sprinkling them with a cheesy seasoned breadcrumb mixture close to the end of their cooking time. While the potatoes roast the little slices will fan…

easter 2012


serene blue and white for the Easter table… fresh flowers from the sweet hubby… homemade buttermilk ranch dressing for the baby greens… cheesy roasted fan potatoes with fresh parsley and thyme… country pineapple casserole…absolutely delicious with glazed ham… coconut jam cake… and an after dinner hike on Sorin’s Bluff I’ll be posting the recipes for…

Easter 2011 ~ a photo journal


What a gorgeous day! We colored eggs… had a wonderful dinner with the princesses… went for a walk in the sun and saw all sorts of things budding and blooming barn bluff finally free of snow and a windmill that made the coolest sound as we passed by… Happy Easter! ~Melissa

Easter Story Cookies

This is a fun way to illustrate the Easter story for children. Share the story of Jesus’ resurrection with your family by making these Easter story cookies. They should be prepared the night before Easter. Easter story cookies 1 cup whole pecans 1 teaspoon vinegar 3 egg whites A pinch of salt 1 cup sugar…