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Pork tenderloin:a great meal for your family

August 10, 2010 Ahhh…the lazy days of summer. I wish! This summer has been crazy with activity; but, I have to admit, I am loving it. more »»


August 3, 2010 Now that my daughter, Ella, is here from England for a month, I have two vegetarians in the house. Well, they really are pescatarians since they do eat fish. more »»

Favorite appetizer can be made at home

July 27, 2010 Sometimes it is difficult to get the whole family to agree on a restaurant. Especially now when money is tight and we aren’t eating out as much as we may like, we want to pick a place that is special. more »»

Mission accomplished: Lamb leg steaks for dinner

July 20, 2010 I have been thinking a lot about lamb and wanting to cook it for dinner. I love leg of lamb, gyro sandwiches, lamb roast, and rack of lam. more »»

Everybody loves Mom’s potato salad

July 13, 2010 We have been attending pot lucks, block parties, dinner parties, and picnics this summer. I love get-togethers which revolve around food. more »»


July 6, 2010 Eggs are a pretty amazing food. They are low in calories and high in protein. more »»

Denver Green Chili a family favorite

June 29, 2010 Claud, the kids, and I spent last week in beautiful sunny California. It has been well over a year since I have been there to visit my parents. more »»

Costa Azul Ceviche

June 22, 2010 This week I was surprised by a visit from an old friend, Peggy, and her 10-year-old son, Michael. She and I have been friends since the third grade. more »»

Salads taste great with homemade dressing

June 15, 2010 Lately, I have been eating lots of salads. I don’t know what it is, but I have been craving them. It could be because it is so hot outside and a light salad is a great meal to have on a hot day. more »»

Spring Snack: Deviled Eggs

June 1, 2010 Spring is in full force and the days are getting warmer and longer. Isn’t it beautiful? People are spending more time outside soaking in the sun and appreciating this gorgeous spring. more »»

Macaroni & Cheese Casserole

May 25, 2010 My husband and I just traveled over one thousand miles in a U-Haul truck with two kids, two dogs and a parrot. We took three days to make the journey from Hanska to Las Vegas. more »»

Mmm... Morel mushrooms!

May 18, 2010 It is that time of year again, the very special time when I thank Scott Broste for introducing me to the morel mushroom. A few years ago, Scott took my husband out morel hunting. more »»

Mediterranean Hot Pot easy and delicious

May 11, 2010 After last week’s experience with the kids in Mankato making one-dish meals, I went home and came up with one of my own. I like the idea of cooking a meal in one pot and having only one pot to clea. more »»

‘Food Wars’

May 4, 2010 Rachel Sear, a great friend of mine, finished a project last Friday for a class she took at MSU while earning her Masters in Experiential Education. more »»

Stuffed peppers please many different tastes

April 27, 2010 When you were young, do you remember there being a mother who always wanted to feed you when you walked through her front door? Was there a mother whose first question as you entered was, “are you... more »»

Baking cake ... a tragedy

April 20, 2010 I decided a couple of years ago that I was going to begin making all of my cakes from scratch. For many years before I made this change, making cakes was so simple. more »»

Artichoke and Spinach Dip

April 13, 2010 Another weekend and another birthday party at the Monro house. This frugal phase I have been forced into has brought many blessings. more »»

Philly Dauphinoise Potatoes

April 6, 2010 This week my focus has been on the “Paula Deen/Real Women of Philadelphia” cream cheese cooking contest. Each week, for eight weeks, there will be a different dish to make. more »»

Spring calls for light, delicious food

March 30, 2010 I just hung up the phone after talking with my sister, Jessica who recently moved to New Ulm from Southern California. She told me that the temperature here might reach 70 degrees this wee. more »»

Restaurants began with good soups

March 23, 2010 Last year, my father stayed with us for a while. One day, we looked in the refrigerator for something to make for lunch. It was bar. more »»



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