Beefed Up Stew

 No one appreciates a wonderful homey smell emanating from the oven more than kids. This beefy stew is elegant enough for sharing or says ” I love you lots!” to family. Especially on hearth cozy days. I used to be such a DYI foodie and downright snob. Not now. I respect humble great tasting food…

Minnesota Beer Cheese Soup

Drink your heart out Wisconsin!  We Minnesota “nice” Viking fans really like your cheeseheads; in fact we use them to make soup. Kind of. Football is king in the upper Midwest and  no game is worth watching without tailgating with family and friends. A regional soup can be the centerpiece if it is rich and…