• Flax Crackers & Spreads

    Appetizers: Flax Crackers with Salmon & Guacamole Spreads

  • Spring Soup: Tofu with Chicken, Pea Pods & Baby Carrots

    Spring Soup: Tofu with Chicken, Pea Pods & Baby Carrots

  • Easter Appetizers

    Easter Egg Appetizers: Lox Spread, Guacamole, Tapenade, Tabouli & Dill

  • Baked Apples with nuts and dates

    Baked Apples Stuffed with Dates & Roasted Salted Almonds Served with Ice Cream

  • Wrapping & a Rolling Caprese

    Wrapping & a Rolling: Grilled Caprese Tomato Basil Wrap

  • Sea Scallops and Bacon

    Sauteed Kale and Garlic with Bacon Wrapped Sea Scallops

  • Apple Crisp with Pistachios/ Honey Peanuts

    Apple Crisp in Phyllo Crust with Pistachios and Cinnamon Peanuts

  • Salmon
  • Mushrooming: Spring Hunt

 

 

Minnesota Food...

 

Quiche

Quiche is an egg custard in a crust usually filled with meat, cheese, vegetables or other fillings. Whether you use real eggs or an egg product, or go cheese crust as seen here, it's incredibly easy to make. With the dish's French and English origin, and original recipes including Lardons and Fromage, the dish remains true to its original recipe of eggs and cream or milk as a base. Now think cracker, tortilla chip crust and layering ingredients as new twists to making Quiche.

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Remarkable Women...

 

Donna Cassutt lost her bid for DFL Chair

Breaking: Former DFL Associate Chair and long-time Democratic activist (2005-2011) Donna Cassutt lost her bid for DFL Chair. Donna described the race as pitting the establishment  candidatate Ken Martin against her own upstart bid for change. Ahead of speaking to members of the State Central Committee at their meeting in December, Cassutt expressed her enthusiasm for listening to DFL activists and volunteers to help shape the DFL Party’s plans ahead of crucial elections in 2018 and 2020

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Minnesota Communities...

 

Jump Rope for Heart

According to Jump Rope For Heart, the American Heart Association's fundraising and event program, Jump Rope for Heart has become one of the premier annual events for elementary and middle schools, with thousands of schools and millions of kids participating across the USA every year. The program has raised more than $1.2 billion since its start in 1978. The Jump Rope for Heart concept is also practiced in many other countries, including Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

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Home and Garden...

 

Scents: cones, burners, sticks, cabins

Scent is an integral part of the way humans sense the world, boosting our immune system and sensing pleasure or fear. Scents conjure both pleasant and unhappy memories, can relieve anxiety and reduce stress. Every herb, flower and many plants have their own particular scent which can relax you or increase your energy. Scent in the home can create an atmosphere of a summer garden or a wooded landscape.

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Places to Go...

 

The Vieux Carre: The French Quarter

Reading about it, seeing it on YouTube or on television doesn’t give the French Quarter its due. You have to be there and walk it, because it is the largest, most walkable and best-preserved district of 19th century architecture in an American city. And walkability is what the country is trying to get back to. After visiting this summer the French Quarter warrants high ratings for walkability, friendliness, superb customer service, great food and an amazing vibe. Remarkable for its architiectual preservation, The French Quarter is a mix of Creole, French, Spanish, Entresol Houses and American style townhouses. 

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Minnesota Happenings...

 

Are we so different?

The Science Museum of Minnesota's presentation on Race, "Are we so different," comes at a time when our understanding of our differences still remains an ongoing discussion. Though these differences are real in the sense that there are cultural, social and scientific reasons that substantiate them, they remain as a cause to opress and discriminate. There are tools for educators and related academic experiences for visitors to the museum.

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Things to Do...

 

CTC: 2017-2018 Season

The Children’s Theatre Company is proud to announce its 2017-2018 season, which includes four musicals, two world premieres, one preschool production and partnerships with other leading theatres such as The Old Vic (London, UK), The Civilians (New York, NY) and Penumbra Theatre (Saint Paul, MN). The season also celebrates Artistic Director Peter C. Brosius’ 20th Anniversary with CTC. 

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Minnesota Grown...

 

Morgan Creek Vineyard and Winery

Morgan Creek Vineyard and Winery, the first farm winery in New Ulm, Brown County in Southern Minnesota, was established in 1993 by George and Paula Marti. The winery follows a family heritage of immigrant entrepreneurs who were co-founders of New Ulm, Minnesota and business partners in the construction and operation of the Schell Brewing Company founded in 1860. Visit for wine tasting, craft beer and wood fired cuisine.

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  Transportation...

 

Breaking: SWLRT: FTA Approval 

NEWS UPDATE 3-2017- Minn. Republicans want feds to deny $900M in Southwest rail funds. Federal Transit Administration propels Southwest LRT Project forward with approval to enter engineering phase. Authorization illustrates federal confidence in project ahead of approval of federal funding. What this means is the project's staff can finalize designs in preparation for construction in 2017. The $121M needed from the state to go ahead with the project has been held up. Republican Kurt Daudt said in 2015  "Republicans won't pony up for that purpose."

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The Constitution

 

 

The History of the United States Constitution. Learn Up. 

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Benedict Arnold: Traitor

 

 

Benedict Arnold switched sides, fought for British in the Revolutionary War. 

 

 

No More Kings

 

 

The British King keen on forcing the new settlers to obey!