Let me share my adventures and stories in hopes to inspire you.

Farmers Market Love This recipe is part of a weekly series here this summer about finds at the farmers market. I don’t know if there is a vegetable that I don’t love. I grew up in South Dakota with my mom taking care of a huge garden. It was the length of our backyard and […]

April 12, 2023

Beet and Arugula Salad with Fried Goat Cheese Medallions

Afraid I couldn’t do Ina Garten justice A few months ago, Ina Garten shared a photo of her reading a book on a rainy Saturday. She asked everyone to comment on what they were doing. I answered that I was organizing my cookbooks. In reality, I had been trying to write a blog post about […]

April 11, 2023

My Homage to the Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten

One of my favorite things to put out when entertaining is a board. Some people call them grazing boards, or Nibble boards, some are both cheese and charcuterie boards. I even love a breakfast board.  One reason I really like putting all these things together on one board is to help your guest see how […]

April 4, 2023

Boards for Entertaining

I love asparagus. Roasted, raw, in soup or salad. It is one of my top 5 vegetables to eat. I love the freshness of it in the springtime. When I was growing up in Watertown, SD asparagus was a big part of our family life in the spring. What? I know, it sounds a bit […]

March 29, 2023

Asparagus with Blender Hollandaise Sauce

This ham is the perfect combination of a little spice and sweet. It is a great dish for a buffet, sandwiches, brunch or dinner! Why ham? Ham provides flexibility when entertaining. You can cut it into small pieces, put out some accoutrements, rolls or biscuits and people love it! You can slice it up and […]

March 28, 2023

Ham with Fennel, Cumin and Orange

Charleston, South Carolina. Have you heard of it? Unless you have been living under a rock, of course you have! Charleston is repeatedly on list of the best cities to live and visit. It is great for a long weekend with your girlfriends, your partner, or a family getaway. I am lucky enough to have […]

March 27, 2023

The Holy City – Charleston, SC

The Cliffords go Sideways! When the movie “Sideways” came out in the early 2000s, I was immediately infatuated with the beautiful scenery of the Santa in Ynez Valley Wine region.  I had been working at a lovely restaurant in Massachusetts where I had discovered my love for wine. I was a sponge and wanted to […]

March 15, 2023

Visiting California’s Central Coast

Building blocks to being an entrepreneur Have you ever been up at a point in your life where you feel stuck or don’t know the next move? That was me in the spring of 2022. I will share with you how I got myself unstuck with the help of the PINK Creatives.  Let me back […]

February 28, 2023

P.I.N.K. Creatives

Where to begin As people begin to travel again, without the restrictions that we’ve had the past few years, a lot of folks have asked me a lot of questions. “How do you decide where you want to go”? “How do you figure out where to stay and what to do”? So I thought I […]

February 15, 2023

So you want to plan a trip…

I am a South Dakota girl. As they say you can take the girl out of SD but you can’t take the SD out of the girl. I love tater tots. It is in my blood as a Midwesterner to want them at every turn, including on top of food, aka Hot Dish. I am […]

February 8, 2023

Tot-chos, Tater Tot Nachos