New Summer Recipes: Quick Summer Salsas

Quick salsas are a great way to bring a burst of summer flavor to your table, and with their mix of fresh fruit and vegetables, our Green Apple-Cucumber and Spicy Corn and Cherry salsas are the perfect partners for grilled meats, fish, salads, toast and tortilla chips. In our opinion, a quick salsa should be…
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Nasello Family Summer Food Favorites

We love summer fun with family, and celebrating with food is at the heart of our festivities. Here are some of our favorite summertime recipes – Sarah’s favorites are the Walleye Cakes, Bacon Pancakes, and Easy Potato Salad, Gio loves the Flourless Chocolate Torte Bars, the Bruschetta, and the Roasted Red Peppers, and Tony is…
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It’s Time To Make Homemade Vanilla Extract

We’ve had several people reach out to us recently to ask if there is still time to make a batch of homemade vanilla extract before the holidays arrive. The answer to that is, YES! Homemade vanilla extract is extremely easy to make and is the perfect hostess gift or stocking stuffer. It also makes the…
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Summer Salad Favorite: Barnhardt Black Bean & Rice

This week we’re sharing one of my favorite summer salad recipes which we call the “Barnhardt Black Bean and Rice Summer Salad,” named for my aunt, Carol Barnhardt, from Fairbanks, Alaska, who has made this salad at nearly every family gathering I’ve attended in the past fifteen years. The recipe was originally featured as “Black…
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A Cold Blast From The Past, In Honor Of #WorldPenguinDay

In honor of #WorldPenguinDay, here is one of my all-time favorites from our cruise ship days…Antarctic Peninsula, 1999. That’s the M/V Clipper Adventurer, anchored in the background. In this photo, we are surrounded by Gentoo penguins, who had zero fear of humans. Once upon a time, this was our daily life and I will be…
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