Roasted Rhubarb Sauce

by kara on May 20, 2012

I was so thrilled that Fulton Farmer’s Market opened on Saturday.  Each and every time I go to our neighborhood farmers market, I am reminded how incredibly lucky we are to live in our Minneapolis hood.  I stocked up on starter plants, pea shoots, pickles, and rhubarb. And then I went home and made this sauce.  I […]

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Happy May

by kara on May 3, 2012

  Happy Cinco De Mayo weekend! Can you believe it’s May already?  Wow.  We’re heading out with friends on Friday night to check out the new restaurant, Butcher and the Boar.  I’m stoked.  Not quite sure what we have planned for Saturday yet, but it will likely involve a Mexican feast. If you’re searching for […]


Eggs, Chocolate, and Flowers

by kara on April 5, 2012

  Happy Easter weekend!  Easter is one of my favorite holidays.  The fresh air, sunshine, and budding flowers just make me happy.   And the food.  What’s not to love about eggs and chocolate! We’re staying home for the holiday weekend and hosting brunch at our house.   This year’s menu includes a spiral cut ham from Lunds, a […]


Brittlebush Brunch

by kara on March 8, 2012

We went to Vail, CO last week for a much needed get-away celebration with friends.  Friends came from ND, MN, NY, and CO.   We woke up to Brittlebush Brunch on the first morning and quickly learned that Molly (who lives in Brooklyn, NY) is one awesome cook in the kitchen.  I’ve never had an egg dish quite like this.  I took one […]

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Blueberry Pannekoeken

by kara on December 26, 2011

Such a lovely Christmas weekend with family!  In addition to time with extended family,  we had our own little family brunch on Christmas day after opening up presents.  Courtland recently got me a cast iron skillet, and I’ve been itching to use it to make pannekoeken (otherwise known as a German pancake or a Dutch-baby pancake).   Not […]

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Huevos Rancheros

by kara on July 11, 2011

Breakfast for dinner frequently occurs at our house.   It’s usually scrambled eggs with chives and toast.  This time, I decided to switch things up and make my own version of Huevos Rancheros from the ingredients in my pantry and refrigerator.   This may not be the classic Huevos Rancheros with a tomato-chili sauce, but I think it turned out quite delicious and satisfying.   In fact, […]


Orange Pecan French Toast

by kara on June 19, 2011

Happy Father’s Day to all the great dads out there!   This year,  Courtland requested brunch at home and dinner out at Black Forest Inn.  Lucky guy.   My Aunt Sandy and Uncle Keith joined us for brunch on their way from Milwaukee, WI to Bismarck, ND.   I’ve made Orange Pecan French Toast several times during the holidays.  It’s a […]

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Fulton Farmer’s Market Preview

by kara on May 31, 2011

Last fall, I was thrilled to learn that the same version of Kingfield Farmers Market was going to be coming to the Fulton Neighborhood in Southwest Minneapolis and would be located within walking distance from our house.  The Fulton Farmers Market opened on May 21st and will run every Saturday through October 29th.  The market […]


Best Ever Banana Bread

by kara on March 6, 2011

My very first cookbook, the Immanuel Lutheran Church 90th Anniversary Cookbook, was a gift from my Grandma Renner back in 1992 from her tiny little church community in Zap, ND.  This cookbook is classic German Russian cooking, and I love it.  It is full of the recipes that my Grandma cooked for us when our family visited my grandparents farm.  The one recipe that […]


Crustless Quiche Lorraine

by kara on March 3, 2011

We had such a lovely Christmas holiday this year.  We were fortunate to have my Mom and Tom come visit us from North Dakota for the weekend.  Christmas day was entirely full of celebrating, cooking, and eating.  A simply wonderful holiday.  We started our morning off with Jack making sure that Santa had arrived. And then […]