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Holiday Baking Marathon- Recipe for Cajun Cocoons
It's cookie baking season around the kitchen. Every year I embark on a cookie baking journey and sell them to local restaurants and caterers. I was taught by a local retired baker how to make these ...
12/2/13 at 3:53 PM Local Treasure- Cake Occasions Bakery Moves to Central Entrance Location in Duluth 1/10/13 at 9:12 PM
The Avid Baker Challenge 2013- Panettone Muffins 1/3/13 at 7:42 AM
The 12 Days of Travel
Happy Thanksgiving Eve! The holidays are my favorite time of the year, starting with Thanksgiving and really concentrating on all that we can be thankful for. I have had so many blessings this year, ...
11/27/13 at 9:48 AM
Clutter Free Gift Giving
How do we stop homes from overflowing with "stuff" is a question that I get. The answer is simple....stop buying "stuff"! And the bonus answer is to stop having other people buy you stuff. Focus ins...
11/25/13 at 2:51 PM Making Room 12/20/12 at 2:33 PM
Tis the Season for Stress 11/30/12 at 12:15 PM
$7.48 - while supplies last!
I don't pretend to understand the diversity of folks' taste in items. I often see things for sale in catalogs that I cannot imagine anyone would ever spend good money on. I would even put down a bet t...
11/22/13 at 4:11 PM Bag lady... 11/25/12 at 5:44 PM
My letter to Santa... 12/19/11 at 9:16 PM
Made it Myself Monday 11: Do NOT try... Sharpie Ceramics
Here's a little bit of background information about me.... I work at a paint your own pottery studio. Why is this relevant? Mostly, I know Mother's Day is coming, and I know there will be a somebody w...
4/8/13 at 11:12 AM
Diamonds are overrated, anyway.
I have mentioned here before that I have lost & found earrings in rather dramatic ways. Lately I have two more examples to add to this ever-lengthening list. You may be thinking to yourself, "This...
3/25/13 at 2:03 PM Now picture 5 boys under the age of 4 singing "Happy Birthday"... 8/10/11 at 1:57 PM
Material Girl 7/22/11 at 2:01 PM
DIY Gift Ideas: How to save while giving
Between anniversaries, birthdays, and various holidays throughout the calendar year, the need or opportunity to give gifts is often surrounding us. Also, it seems we live in a country where gift givin...
1/31/13 at 9:04 AM
Toys for Tots - Thank you!
The United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and Area would like to thank the Greater Grand Forks community for supporting our 2012 Toys for Tots drive. With residents help, we were able to provid...
12/21/12 at 2:32 PM Toys for Tots drive - It's not too late! 12/3/12 at 2:34 PM
Mum's Guide to the 5 Love Languages
In addition to last weeks post about the The 5 Love Languages of Children,written by Gary Chapman, here are someextra tips on how touse them. 1. Touch: Describes your child- Receives hugs and kisses...
12/8/12 at 2:04 PM The 5 Love Languages 12/3/12 at 12:01 PM
Gift Ideas At Heirlooms
I have written various posts about the store Heirlooms. They accept and resell furniture and other household items and the proceeds benefit the Hospice of the Red River Valley. It is located at 3...
12/5/12 at 7:13 PM Avoid Clutter with Consumable Gifts 11/8/12 at 8:10 PM
Photo Gifts 7/20/12 at 6:21 AM
Homegrown gifts for Christmas
It's estimated the average American will spend about $700 dollars this year on Christmas. Wouldn't it be nice to know some of that money is going right back into your local or state economy? That's c...
11/14/12 at 11:00 PM
Journal in a Jar
A gift that takes minimal funds but will be giving for years to come below, Mary Hunt explains how to create a journal in a jar. Stories from your loved ones that can be captured and shared with gene...
11/13/12 at 7:18 AM
Happy Children’s Day
When was the last time you did something special for your child? Did you take him/her to the zoo to feed the animals, throw a party and invite his/her friends over, or made a special treat for him/her...
6/1/12 at 3:55 PM
It’s doable – oh so doable!
One son and his wife gave us a book for Christmas. It came with these instructions: Read it together. And so we are. Sometimes even during prime time, the television goes off and we read. Out loud!...
1/20/12 at 3:30 PM
Christmas in Five Acts
Act I Lazy Christmas My work ethic has not shown itself this Christmas. I am unusually lazy and have not done much about the season. Lisa did most of the decorating and I only recently began ...
12/24/11 at 10:11 AM