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Spring in Bloom at The Bachman House

I visited the Bachman’s Spring Idea House, “Spring in Bloom” today and loved it! The home (6010 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis) was built in the 1920’s for the Bachman’s son. It was lived in by the family until 2001 and now serves as a display house for the nursery and store. Of course my two…

A Valentine’s Day Beach Dinner

Our second annual beach Valentine’s Day dinner! A delicious cheese, meats and crackers plate, fried chicken, sides and cupcakes for dessert. The seagulls were totally nuts (so I couldn’t get pics of the food set up) and the sunset didn’t fully cooperate, but eating and drinking Oceanside is the best! Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤️💗❤️💗❤️💗❤️💗

Meeting Ina!

I woke up this morning with an incredible amount of gratitude and a bit of disbelief. Last night, I attended an on-stage conversation with Ina Garten and MET Ina as well. But, we actually met, chatted and hung around (for about 5 minutes, but Hey!) in the backstage room at the State Theatre. Here’s how…

Thanksgiving…the next day

I don’t know about you, but I think I like Thanksgiving food the next day better. After spending all day (and part of week) preparing, cooking and then cleaning – I’m kind of over the meal by the time it comes. But then, sandwiches, soups and turkey hot dishes come in, which is the best…

Kyle’s Key Lime Pie

After taking several trips to Miami and The Keys (and eating lots of key lime pie), I wanted to be able to make an equally good pie at home. I found this recipe (from Emeril Lagasse) eight years ago, and for the last eight years it’s been my husband’s favorite dessert! We think it’s the…

Outer Order Contributes to Inner Calm

We’re only two weeks out to Thanksgiving (!) and I’m already thinking about all the cooking and baking that will take place this holiday season. My baking/spices cupboard was in desperate need of a clean out! Sometimes it’s good to gut and start over – check all of the expiration dates and make sure you…