Book Review

North Coast ~ Lake Superior ~ 2021

Hello Friends! We made our annual trek up to the north shore of Lake Superior again and it was so nice to get away. We were there for 5 days and it was a bit unusual because our daughter Gracie wasn’t with us this year. She is off on her own adventures now and has…

Wall Drug Vanilla Pudding Caramel Rolls

I’ve bookmarked several Wall Drug recipes that I want to share with you. This one is an oldie, and a goodie. I should give you a heads up, they’re terribly addictive. Especially when they’re just out of the oven and cool enough to eat. Make sure you have more people than just yourself in the…

Wall Drug Cafe Speedy Beer Bread

I’ve had this little Wall Drug Cafe recipe book for years. We visited Wall Drug in South Dakota when Grace was about two years old, so almost 20 years ago. I have been meaning to share this super easy, delicious recipe for beer bread for EVER. I can’t explain why it’s taken me so long.…

An Eleanor Oliphant Book Club Lunch

“No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine.  Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.  But…

crock pot walking gyro bar

Hello friends! How are you all enjoying summer? Is is hotter than the blazes where you are? Minnesota has been unpredictable, but that’s pretty standard for this state. 100 degrees one day, chilly the next, and on a sunny day the storm clouds might start rolling in just in time to disrupt your beach day.…

north coast ~ 2020

Hello, Friends. We just spent a lovely week on the North “Coast” of Lake Superior and it was such a refreshing vacation. This is an excursion we take every year. The tradition is relaxing and comforting. Now, more than ever, I think it’s important to try to enjoy simple pleasures like reading a good book,…

scenes from summer 2020

How is your summer going? It’s definitely been a different sort of year, but we are doing our best to enjoy everything we normally do and have fun. There have been lots of picnics in all sorts of different parks, nature hikes in the woods, long bike rides on the Cannon Valley Trail and Pioneer…

north coast 2018

Hello, Friends! I’m finally sharing a blog post. Can ya believe it? After almost a month of silence. I think that’s a record for me. My computer hard drive decided to self destruct, so we had to replace it and then deal with my massive pile of photos. It’s amazing how annoying and inconvenient technology…

super crunch buffalo cauliflower sandwich

There’s crunchy and then there’s SUPER crunchy. This sandwich is the latter. Unbelievably good, and actually pretty easy to prepare. You’ll need cooking parchment or a silpat mat for lining your baking sheet. Don’t skip this step of your cauliflower will stick to the pan and you’ll be mad. This recipe is adapted from one…

spring fling & summer love ~ a scenes post

Wow! We have been so darn busy! All good stuff, so I’m not complaining, but it always surprises me how much busier the warm months are around here. My daughter, Grace, graduated from high school this month, we celebrated Mother’s Day, my birthday, and Father’s Day, I attended my grand girls’ school picnics, and we…