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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.…

vegan BLT

Who doesn’t love a delicious BLT in the summer time? It’s the perfect dinner for those days when you can’t fathom spending more than a few minutes in the kitchen. They’re my favorite! You may notice there’s something a bit different about my BLT. Yup. The one pictured above features tofu bacon. Wait. Where are…

crock pot spaghetti western

I’ve thought about making this dish for quite some time. I love the play on words, and I also think the combination of a southwest, Tex Mex dish would pair well with creamy spaghetti. Everyone loves my traditional baked spaghetti, and my creamy vegan Crock Pot baked spaghetti, so I figured I’d make up a…

empty tomb easter rolls

Empty tomb rolls, also called resurrection rolls, are a fun way to teach children the story of Jesus’ burial and resurrection at Easter time. Throughout the baking process the marshmallow that is placed in the center of the roll disappears, leaving the roll like an empty tomb. Pretty neat, huh? Simplify the Easter story for…

cafe tables and afternoon tea

Hello, Friends! What have you all been up to? Have you been enjoying the last bits of summer and the beginning of Fall? Jeff went on a business trip for four days so I was on my own in our big, old house. I decided to make it a creative, productive four days and did…

state fair cinnamon & sugar mini donuts {copycat}

Craving fair food? So am I! I decided to post some fair foods so you can make these favorites at home. We are going to miss the Minnesota State Fair this year for the first time in many, many years. Like so many other things this year, it’s surreal and frustrating. I won’t dwell on…

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,…

tutus by tulip

Check out these beautiful, custom-made, designer costumes by Tutus by Tulip! Hello friends! Happy Halloween week! We are so excited to announce our next featured artist, Jessica, the creator of the fabulous Tutus by Tulip! Here are a few words from her: “Tutu’s by Tulip are all handmade with love. They are whimsical, fun, sassy…

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…