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{slow cooker} honey cranberry pork roast

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Who else out there loves using their slow cooker during the summer? There are so many great summer dishes you can make. They’re so fast to prepare! This one calls for minimal ingredients, and it’s versatile. You can use the sweet, shredded pork as a sandwich topping (as you would pulled pork.) Just toast a…

a scenes post

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David Bowie happy hour at a local pub here in Red Wing Minnesota. More snow in the Mississippi River Valley, quickly followed by a dramatic rise in temperature. It’s sunny, and fresh outside and it seems spring is in the air. The foreboding forecast says differently. Although it’s 46 outside right now, it’s not supposed…

tableside guacamole

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While we were vacationing in California this past April, we visited one of our favorite Mexican restaurants located at the end of Santa Monica Pier. It’s called Maria Sol, and they serve this over-the-top, beautiful, delicious tableside guacamole. Tableside guacamole is prepared right at your table, and it’s as fresh as guacamole possibly gets! It’s…

roast beef & ranch spinach dip sandwich

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Hello, Lovelies! Okay. Before I share the recipe for this AWESOME sandwich, I just have to tell you all some very exciting news. Drumroll….. My blog was viewed by 1 MILLION unique visitors this month (so far) and that number is climbing. The blog has always had a constant, generous flow of visitors, but within…

scenes from the past couple weeks {summer unfurling}

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a panoply of roses swaying in the breeze as the “rose wall” blooms along our deck out back ~ gracie tanning, a trail of hawaiian tropic following her wherever she goes reminding me of our vacations to maui and mexico… me, slathering on the 50 SPF coppertone sunscreen and running for shade wherever I can…

easiest buttermilk herb drop biscuits

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The herb garden in flourishing happily and I’ve been dreaming up new recipes where I can use a bunch of them so none go to waste. Besides chopping them up and putting them in salads, using them on our grilled pizzas, making herbal simple syrups for iced tea, baking them into cakes and breads, folding…