Archive for June 2016

Up North – Lakeside

Up North – Lakeside

Dave and I had the opportunity to spend a couple days Up North last week with our beloved friends/relatives. A few highlights, lakeside….. Eagle Loons Golden Retriever  I am thankful for Minnesota summers. Thanks for visiting. Psalm 74:17 “It was you who set all the boundaries of […]

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Pork Carnitas

Pork Carnitas

Carnitas (little meats) is a pork shoulder roast that has been seasoned, braised, pulled apart, and finished off by cooking in high heat.  It is a delicious Mexican dish that can be made in your oven or on your grill. Let’s get started. Preheat oven or grill […]

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Nehemiah – Week 1

Nehemiah – Week 1

I am in a summer bible study with a group of amazing women.  We are studying the book of Nehemiah and it is a good one!  (Speaking of summer, those trees in the background are in Northern Minnesota.  I worked on a blog post on our drive […]

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Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

I love simple summer cooking.  When the basil is fresh, it’s caprese salad time.  This is an appetizer or salad you can have ready in minutes which is perfect for a hot summer day. Let’s get started. Cut (or purchase) some fresh basil. Gather olive oil, basalmic […]

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Chili and Chili Dogs

Chili and Chili Dogs

I recently asked our daughter about her favorite childhood food memory.  Without hesitation, she said, “hot dogs and canned mandarin oranges.”  After I laughed (and wanted to cry), I asked her why.  She said it was because this is what she and her brothers were sometimes allowed to eat […]

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Forager Brewery – Rochester, MN

Forager Brewery – Rochester, MN

If you have taken time to read “About Me” you probably know by now a trip to Rochester isn’t complete without a visit to Mayo Clinic. Earlier this week, Dave had several appointments and he received great reports! Something typically happens whenever we are at Mayo Clinic that I want […]

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Corn and Beans

Corn and Beans

The view from our yard… Corn blowing in the wind Beans at sunset May they continue to grow Enjoy your day! Psalm 104:14-15 “He makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for man to cultivate – bringing forth food from the earth:”    

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The Waters

The Waters

In Minnesota, we have 10,000 lakes.  After long and often extreme winters, roads that lead to the lakes are busy with cars making their way to the water.(Especially when the temperature hits the mid 90’s!) My sister flew in a couple weeks ago for our son’s high school […]

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Grilled Asparagus Salad

Grilled Asparagus Salad

Today’s recipe begins in the dirt. My friend Jody has an amazing asparagus crop that pokes through the soil each spring and I am often a recipient of bags full of this gorgeous vegetable. Jody’s sons help her in the garden…. and this is farm to table at its finest! […]

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Candy Bar Cookies

Candy Bar Cookies

Our son received a special graduation gift from his best friend’s mom – a batch of her homemade Candy Bar Cookies. (And you and I received a gift – her recipe!) YUM!!! Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day! Candy Bar Cookies Print Recipe CourseSweets Candy Bar Cookies Print Recipe […]

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