My Awesomely Versatile Cookie Recipe

My Awesomely Versatile Cookie Recipe (adapted from "Neiman Marcus Cookies") Yield: 4-5 dozen 3" cookies/3-4 dozen 4" cookies Many years ago, I got the ubiquitous email that was going around for the Neiman Marcus cookie recipe. You remember the one: A mother and her...

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Summer Vacation 2012 – Our Dinner in Stillwater

We decide to stay at a bed & breakfast for this night, our second night of vacation. The place is called William Sauntry Mansion and it was quite grand with lots of rich woodwork and Victorian details. We check in and unpack our stuff in the Madam La Fuergy room...

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Summer Vacation 2012 – Day Two: Stillwater, MN

Why we agreed to meet in the HotelRED lobby at 7am after a night of many drinks I cannot say, except that it probably seemed like a perfectly logical idea the night before. Nonetheless, we are up and caffeinated. I can't really rave about the breakfast at HotelRED -...

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Summer Vacation 2012 – First Stop: Madison WI

This year, our family hit the road to the northern woods of Wisconsin and Minnesota. We started the vacation sans kids, as our boys were up at a camp in Duluth, MN. Our plan was to have a few days to ourselves prior to picking them up before continuing on with our...

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Gus’ Pancakes

These are the famous Gus' Pancakes: 4 eggs 4 cups whole milk 1 t salt 1 t sugar 1 t vanilla 1/2 t baking powder 3 cups flour Mix all ingredients. Melt butter in a medium skillet and add 3/4 cup of batter. Swirl to coat the bottom of the pan. Flip when batter on top...

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