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Grief for the holidays
It's hard to look at the calendar and not be reminded that Christmas Eve will mark exactly four months since my dad's funeral. There's going to be an enormous gap in the family holiday celebration thi...
12/6/12 at 6:29 PM
Spicy Curry Deviled Eggs With Shrimp: Inspired by Amsterdam Bar's Spicy Seafood Broodjes
One of my favorite tastes from the past year came from theAmsterdam Bar & Hallin downtown St. Paul, MN. Every once in a while, I will eat something so cravable that I plot to return as quickly as...
12/5/12 at 7:27 AM My Take On Those Grape Jelly Party Meatballs 11/16/12 at 7:52 AM
Easter Weekend Recap: When Chipotle Became Like A God & Take-Out From Little Szechuan 4/13/12 at 6:39 AM
Consequences of Overspending on the Holidays
Millions of consumers have begun their holiday shopping, snagging sale items either in-person or online, and therefore considering themselves savvy shoppers. At the same time, many lost sight of the f...
11/29/12 at 11:22 AM
DIY Christmas: Personalized Coasters
Did you know the majority of Americans feel like they spent too much last Christmas? And if last Friday's numbers are any indication, shoppers are going overboard this Christmas as well. If you're no...
11/29/12 at 12:00 AM Ziploc Omelettes - Fun and Foolproof 9/19/12 at 6:00 AM
The Seasonal, Annual, Holiday, Snuffling Cold
I feel yucky. My nose is stuffed, I cough -- twice -- every 30 seconds, I can't hear through the plugging of my ears, there's a chill that has nothing to do with a draft, my lithesome form drapes let...
11/28/12 at 3:26 PM Black Friday -- Shopping Can Be Fun, Really 11/19/12 at 5:34 PM
The Jane Austen Cocktail Party Game 10/10/12 at 3:16 PM
Program provides financial option for life-enhancing gifts
Retail's "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" have come and gone, but the gift-buying season continues. Some gifts are certain tobring smiles. Yet, imagine the gift that can change someone's life -- fo...
11/27/12 at 3:57 PM
You can't be too rich or too thin, right?
That's the famous saying isn't it? And at no time during the year do we think this more frequently than the holidays. We spend too much and we eat too much and we'd love to turn it all around. Two A...
11/19/12 at 5:34 PM A blog to help you stay sane during the holidays? 11/12/10 at 4:14 PM
Early holiday with a 'goodbye'
Last week I found out that my big brother landed a job in Pierre, S.D., and that he would be moving very soon to start working. So, I planned a trip home with Robert to visit with him one last time be...
11/17/12 at 11:03 PM
Holiday Fat Loss Action Plan - The Pep Talk
Here we are again. November and December. Over the next two months you have family events, holiday parties, Christmas shopping, turkey cooking, present wrapping, light hanging, and carol singing. You ...
10/30/12 at 10:55 AM
HEADLINES: And parents thought diapers were bad! Pee liters N.D. highways
* Pee-u: urine clogs North Dakota Oil Patch roadways: "TIOGA, N.D. Along the wide-open expanses and rolling prairie of western North Dakota surrounding the state's booming Oil Patch, all sorts of biz...
3/27/12 at 7:53 AM How to find the best Black Friday deals? 11/15/11 at 7:21 AM
How to save $$$ on holiday shopping online? 11/14/11 at 7:20 AM
Yeah I know, folks, it's a bit out of season, but Halloween was the next big thing for my year in China. Wanna see how they celebrate? Cool. :) Up to this point, exploring and living and teaching i...
3/17/12 at 10:00 AM
The Holidays are a Perfect Time to Start Family Traditions
It's SO important to have family traditions--especially around the holidays. We all live in such a fast-paced, always-on-the-go world, that it's nice to have specific family time for you and your chil...
12/21/11 at 1:55 PM
Here is a link to information on the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra's Holiday Pops Concert Sunday. Hope you can make it....
12/15/11 at 2:00 PM The Toy Guy 11/28/11 at 10:07 AM
Tom Brosseau 12/22/10 at 8:14 AM
Black Friday: A Sign of Tradition, A Sign of the Times, or A Sign of Tyranny?
As I write this column entry, people in the USA as well as American expatriates residing in Europe, Australia, Asia and elsewhere are celebrating Thanksgiving. The holiday, which occurs every fourth...
11/26/11 at 1:54 AM
Kick off the holidays with the Grand Forks Holiday Home Tour
The Grand Forks Republican Women's Association is hosting the 2011 Grand Forks Holiday Home Tour, and no matter your political affiliation these are two days of fun with a holiday party (added this ye...
11/21/11 at 7:09 PM