Favorite 2012 recipes

by kara on December 31, 2012

Hi friends! A few of you have mentioned how quiet I’ve been lately. The holidays and a few illnesses have taken over my time, but I promise I’ll be back with more recipes to share in 2013. Two slow cooker dishes and one cookie recipe were the top 3 recipes from 2012.  Apparently, comfort food […]


Date Pfeffernusse Cookies

by kara on December 2, 2012

It’s December already, and we don’t have any snow on the ground.  Im not complaining and have been thinking about holiday cookies anyway.  And these Date  Pfeffernusse Cookies have been calling my name.   The recipe for these surgary/spicy cookies is from my Grandma Tesky.  They are truly one of my very favorite holiday cookies.  Not only […]


Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

by kara on October 6, 2012

Wow.  It’s October already.  I can’t believe it. September went by in a flash.  Courtland and I spent a large part of the month in Paris and Barcelona.  We had a fantastic get-away and then came home to fall in full effect in Minnesota.  The leaves changed color, and there is a fall breeze in the air.  It’s all […]


Summer Musings

by kara on June 21, 2012

Happy beginning of Summer 2012!  I’ve been too busy working and socializing to do much cooking or baking lately.  But of course, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been thinking about food (as usual). It’s been hot, muggy, and stormy in Minnesota this week.  This weather makes it nearly impossible to cook indoors or even on the […]


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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Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

by kara on May 14, 2012

Hi friends!  How was your Mother’s Day weekend?  We traveled to Bismarck, ND to celebrate the holiday with my mom, grandma, and the rest of our family.  Such a great time!  I always seem to come back from visiting my mom with loads of new recipes to share.  This trip was no different (more of that later). I’ve […]

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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 […]


Harvey Wallbanger Cake

by kara on March 15, 2012

I love this cake.  It has sentimental value.  As a kid, my mom made it for dessert when we had dinner parties at our house.  Yeah, it has cake mix in it. . .and pudding mix.  So what.  Just go with it. I decided to make Harvey Wallbanger Bundt Cake as our dessert for a dinner party […]


Chocolate Pots de Crème

by kara on January 2, 2012

Happy 2012!  I’m certainly ready for a fresh start this year.  I had 3 orthopedic injuries in 2011 and have declared 2012 an injury free year!  To celebrate the end of 2011, we decided to have a few friends over to ring in the new year. Wow. . .such a fun and fabulous party. Keith and Trycia brought a variety of […]

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