Minnesota Lefse


What foods does Minnesota boast about? They have an abundance of walleye – the state fish! It’s flaky and buttery and just plain delicious! And Spam! Yes, Spam is from Minnesota! But the state also has a large population of folks with a Scandinavian heritage. And my favorite Scandinavian food?

lefse, minnesota


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Mixed Berries Crisp


Summer berries…

One of the best parts of summer for me are the berries that grow here in the Northwest. Blackberries are everywhere! And there are u-picks for blueberries and raspberries too. But I AM the lazy gastronome. I bought from the we-pick stand.

I like to freeze some for later smoothies and set some aside for our cereal in the morning. Sadly, these fruits don’t have a long shelf life, so I decided to make dessert!

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What’s for Dinner? Sunday link up #213


What’s for Dinner??

I hope everyone had a great summer – not much left of it! In fact, Labor Day weekend is right around the corner! Do you have any plans for that last hurrah? Do you know…

what's for dinner?

  Well come on over – this is the place to answer that question! This is the home of a collection of fabulous recipes! A collaboration of ideas ~

It’s What’s for Dinner!

So come on in and party with us!

Share as many as five RECIPES you haven’t shared in the last month!

               Remember, be sure there is an edible recipe in your post.

 Here are the some delicious ideas that were shared last week (and not just for dinner!):

 Please stop by and visit our featured bloggers – next week might be you!

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California Cobb Salad


The California Cobb Salad – The signature dish of the Brown Derby Restaurant in Los Angeles – a hearty main course perfect for a summer evening.

California has an eclectic list of foods that are fresh and vibrant. I grew up in Southern California and I remember the fresh fish right off the dory boats in Newport Beach. We had a lot of summer grills with burgers and corn – and the oranges! When the trees would start to blossom the smell permeated the air for miles! The avocado is the state fruit and fusion foods have found their way across the state. They even have their own pizza, topped with fresh ingredients like fresh tomatoes, basil leaves and olive oil. Then there’s the California roll, fish tacos – and did you know cioppino was invented in San Francisco?

Which brings me to this week’s recipe –

The California Cobb Salad.

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Cherry Rum Barbecue Sauce


My husband and I discovered some amazing spiced rum. We were apprehensive because most spiced rums taste like chemicals to us. This one…this one tasted like cherries!! It is my new favorite cooking alcohol. It is delicious to soak berries, adding just some whipped cream on top. It’s fabulous in coke – cherry coke!

And it makes for an amazing, sticky sweet barbecue sauce!

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