How To Shop a Specialty Market

Speciality markets are such sensual and tactile places to shop. I love the exotic-to-me fruits and vegetables, the spices and the shelves of mysterious pantry…

The Easiest Superbowl Party Food Ever

I keep seeing pictures on Pinterest of elaborate Super Bowl party ideas — tiny pigs in a blanket, elaborate cakes and tables draped in team…

Hostess Gifts You’ll Want To Keep For Yourself

Nothing brightens up a dark January day like enjoying one of the hostess gifts my fabulous friends brought over during a holiday party. There’s a…

New Year’s Eve Midnight Brunch

I’ve heard it said that how you ring in the New Year sets the tone for the year to come. I’m not a superstitious person,…

Baked Expectations

The next time you find yourself in Winnipeg, check out Baked Expectations, a charming little bakery and restaurant in the Osborne Village neighborhood. Baked Expectations…

Winnipeg: Snacking at The Forks

A View of The Forks I’m writing this post on a winter afternoon, when the light on the northern plains is an almost ethereal blue-gray.…

Elegant Christmas Cookie Recipes

My sister and I get together to bake Christmas cookies every year. Usually we break out the wine and the Christmas music, but this year…

Holiday Gift Guide: The Nostalgic

Whether they lived through them or they’re a vintage enthusiast, the nostalgic believes in the magic of the good old days. It can be tempting…

Winnipeg: The Exchange District

Derrick and I spent a few relaxing days in Winnipeg for The Red Hot Chili Peppers show a few days ago and here’s what I…

Congratulations Angel Cups!

I’m so proud of my friends Tari Harris and Sera Axtman, the talented ladies who run Angel Cups, my favorite cupcakery here in Fargo. My…

Buy Local at the Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase

Hand painted porcelain by Vida’s Collectibles, Underwood, ND I like to support local artists and craftspeople, so it’s odd that I’d never been to the…

An Impromptu Sioux Falls City Tour

I took a little roller derby road trip to Sioux Falls, South Dakota to watch the men of Fargo’s Rock City Riot battle The Sioux…

Inspiration: Fresh Flowers

“Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day — like writing a poem or saying…

My Ruffneck Moment

Fargo foodies, rejoice! The hole left in our hearts when JLM Meats and their fabulous, gleefully meat-laden pizzas and sandwiches disappeared has been filled by…

What to Buy at the Farmers Market Now

There’s something strangely beautiful about produce for sale in the open air. Maybe it’s the riot of colors or the soothing rhythm of all those…