amish cherry cobblestone coffee cake

We’re experiencing LOTS of snowy weather here in Minnesota… today is day 2 of no school. I always enjoy snow days. I cook up a storm, light candles, sit in front of the fireplace and read (and sometimes I write.) Basically I just try to regroup and do what I want to do whether that…

a scenes post ~ coffee, food, artisan cocktails

  We’ve been thoroughly enjoying our weekends this winter. Outings to favorite restaurants almost feel like mini vacations when the cold weather has it’s grip on Minnesota. I took some quick photos while we were out, in case you may be in the area and looking for places to enjoy a good cup of coffee,…

grandma’s cheesy potato pierogi casserole

We love pierogies! I’ve made big batches of the real thing before and then put a bunch in the freezer for future use. They go good with virtually any meal. They stand in well for potatoes. If you’re in a hurry and have a craving for pierogies, this shortcut casserole is the way to go.…

cream cheese marachino cherry bread

I’m getting excited for Valentine’s Day and I’m making my treats early this year. First up: Cream Cheese Maraschino Cherry Bread! I have lots of different quick breads and sweets featuring cream cheese on the blog, such as: Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Bread, Cream Cheese Orange Slice Bread, Strawberry Cream Cheese Banana Bread, Strawberry Dream…

homemade shake ‘n bake

What’s the secret to the absolute juiciest chicken? Remember Shake ‘n Bake? I still remember watching commercials for it when I was little and it looked like chicken magic to me. Well, it turns out, it IS chicken magic, and you don’t need to buy the boxed stuff at the store. I’ve come up with…