…when you see Beer, Bratwurst & Cheddar Soup….and you actually buy it.


…when you have brats for just a normal Tuesday night dinner. In November.

photo by flyingdutchee


…when you ask the bartender if they REALLY know how to make an Old Fashioned.

photo by hellabella


…when the Packer game determines Thanksgiving plans.

photo by Nihihiro & Shihiro


…when the words “dairy-free” are simply not in your vocabulary.


…when Fridays are synonymous with Fish Fry.


Do my Wisconsin peeps have anything to add? ;)


photos by: flyingdutchee, hellabella, Nihihiro & Shihiro and Central Historian


Festive Pomegranate Champagne

Who says you can’t drink on Sundays? Well, actually Minnesota does – no alcohol sales on Sundays. So it requires a little planning ahead if your favorite way to spend Sunday is sipping wine and cooking like me! This cocktail was actually consumed on Friday for our annual Pre-Thanksgiving Thanksgiving dinner (Ugly sweaters required) along

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weekends in wisconsin look like this:

Now that I’m FINALLY in Minnesota for the weekend (ok, I’m being dramatic, it was really only two weekends away, but it feels like ages) I can reminisce about Wisconsin, my home state where many of my family and friends still live. I spent the last two weekends in Wisconsin, so I have many, many

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restaurant: NOLA

One of the best meals we had in New Orleans (and trust me, there were many, many meals) was at Nola, one of Emeril’s restaurants in New Orleans. The service was IMPECCABLE, the drinks and food were outstanding and it was my Mom’s Birthday so it made it extra special! I don’t have any pictures

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in my cupboard: stocked fruit bowl

On a good day, this is what my fruit bowl looks like. And I love it when it looks like this – the possibilities are endless and I know I will not run short of fresh fruit and veggies anytime soon. What will I do with all of this? The grape tomatoes will be made

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My good friend Nikki is moving to California this month  (one of those situations where I’m sad she’s leaving but so happy for her at the same time!) Since she has a special place in her heart for Spain I wanted to have her over for some Spanish Tapas – or my attempt at Spanish

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restaurant: the wicked hop

On a recent trip to Milwaukee, my Mom and I stopped by the Wicked Hop for a bloody mary and some eats. The Wicked Hop is located in the Historic 3rd ward of Milwaukee, a great little neighborhood for shopping and eating! bloody mary: this really was a meal in a glass: pickle, mushroom, olive,

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