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May 12, 2018

Happy (Mother's Day) Weekend, my friends.

Each May, for many years now, I've enjoyed a day with a friend attending the annual St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour. It's become a tradition, one of my favorite days of each year. And yesterday was the day. Catch my Instagram story for more photos and fun from this event - remember, the story lives for just 24 hours, so it'll disappear some time this evening. (Click on the circle photo of my portrait to go to the story portion.)

Do you follow Ann Voskamp, read her beautiful insight and shared wisdom? I loved her latest post, shifting the idea of being appreciated on Mother's Day to being simply grateful to love the people in our life. Here's an excerpt:

"Maybe… Mother’s Day is less about being deeply loved and appreciated—and more about appreciating that we just get to deeply love these people.

Maybe every year needs one day to live wide-awake to celebrate that we get to call these people ours, that we get to be the one who gets seconds and minutes and hours and days and maybe even years — to witness the wonder of them.

For as long as they’re here.

When we know we only get so much time — all our sacrifices are made into gifts that we get.

When expectations shift from wanting to be loved — to being the luckiest to get to love — we can always expect to get what we want most: joy.

Getting to love — is getting the best gift of all."

Thank you so much for joining me here each week, for reading the blog, and for following along on social media. I am so grateful for your company.

Have a beautiful weekend,


NEW: On The Blog This Week

This Old-Fashioned Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp is sweet with strawberries, with a touch of tart from rhubarb. An extra-thick buttery oats topping provides the perfect contrast.

And besides tasting awesome, the topping stays crispy for a day or two when left on the counter, uncovered!

Read this post and grab the recipe here.

This simple homemade Sweet Onion Coleslaw Dressing is bright and tangy with vinegar. A sprinkling of celery seeds adds great flavor and texture. It's a recipe from my mom, a favorite for as long as I can remember!

Read this post and grab the recipe here.


ARCHIVES: Yum From The Past

Mother's Day Inspiration, perhaps?!

Bubbles are the perfect way to add a little sparkle to your celebration. Hand Mom one of these Prosecco Margaritas for Mother's Day!

Get the recipe here.

And what mom wouldn't like to wake up to this Raspberry Rhubarb Skillet Coffee Cake? It's absolutely delightful!

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This Grilled Zucchini Salad with Lemon-Herb Vinaigrette is beautiful, using simple ingredients that let this dish shine. I always welcome this dish at the table!

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This Taco Salad with Creamy Taco Dressing is always, always, always a hit. If you haven't thought out a menu for Mother's Day yet, this is fun and casual and super delish!

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These Sugar Grilled Beef and Asparagus Kebabs are extra delicious with sweet and salty steak bites and fresh spring asparagus. This has turned into one of our favorite recipes for entertaining.

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Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Chili Kebabs include the perfect heat + sweet flavor combination. So pretty and delicious, all at the same time!

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This Rhubarb Cheesecake Pie will turn any rhubarb naysayer into a rhubarb fan. My whole family adores this pie!

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Substantially sized bakery-style Citrus-Poppy Seed Cookies are delightfully tender and bright with lemon and orange. Poppy seeds and corn meal add wonderful flavor and texture. I LOVE THESE COOKIES!

Get the recipe here.

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