Blueberry Raspberry Tart

by kara on July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day!  What a lovely, sun-filled weekend!  My Mom and Tom visited us in Minneapolis for the 4th of July weekend.  We hit up Brasa on Friday night, and Cocina del Barrio and  Sebastian Joes on Saturday night.  By Sunday, we were ready to BBQ and chill out at home for the evening.  Courtland grilled up some tasty Gouda […]


Cole’s Raspberry and Fig Cake

by kara on January 27, 2011

Hi! I am Cole, Kara’s guest blogger for the week while her kitchen is undergoing an Extreme Makeover! Since it’s cold outside and we live in Minnesota, I figured I should make a dessert that represents the great Scandinavian culture that surrounds us 9 months out of the year. This Raspberry and Fig Cake is […]


We found ourselves at home on Saturday night with no babysitter, yet still wanting a nice dinner.  I had an abundance of vegetables, including turnips, from our last CSA box.  Other than using turnips in a soup, I rarely cook with them.  Court wanted to grill tuna steaks, and I decided to roast our turnips as a side dish.  […]


Apple Crostada

by kara on October 6, 2010

I’m scared of pie.  It’s intimidating to bake.  It takes time. . .and crisco.  My mother-in-law bakes a rockstar Strawberry Rhubarb Pie.  And who doesn’t love Pumpkin Pie at Thanksgiving?  Those are the only 2 kinds of pie I ever eat.  Ever.  Last week, Jack was insistent on baking Apple Pie.  How could I get out of this […]

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