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Leeks Vinaigrette

May 24, 2016 By Wendy Monro We had another party at our house this weekend. This time it was a welcoming of Ella and my friend Amy’s birthday party. Yes, another combination party. more »»

 
 
 
5 Simple Steps to Power up Your Summer Salads

May 24, 2016 By Laura Schmidt RD, LD May is National Salad Month, making it a great time to give your salads a powerful boost by choosing nutrient-rich ingredients. more »»

Fresh from the Grill!

May 17, 2016 Fire up that grill! May is National Barbecue Month and what better way to kick off the warmer weather than getting outside and grilling up your favorite foods? Think outside the burger and hotdog... more »»

Sweet and Sour Chicken

May 17, 2016 My daughter Ella is here visiting us from England. We almost didn’t pick her up at the airport. I was looking at an itinerary from last year, which read that she was arriving on the fifteenth. more »»

Fruit Tarts

May 10, 2016 We had another successful Mother’s Day brunch at the Monro household. Every year, Claud makes me eggs Benedict for Mother’s Day and we eat these while sipping mimosas. more »»

Step into Spring… the Fresh & Healthy Way!

May 10, 2016 Did you know that May is Mediterranean Diet Month? The Mediterranean diet is characterized by fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, dried beans, fresh seafood, herbs and spices, low-fat dairy... more »»

Pear Upside Down Cake

May 3, 2016 I did it! I finally baked something that tastes amazing. I can’t believe how easy it was too. Allow me back up a little. I am getting ahead of myself. more »»

Ready, Set, Mango

May 3, 2016 Not only are mangos one of the world’s most popular fruits, they’re also an ideal addition to any Cinco de Mayo men. more »»

Responsible Choice: Serious About Meeting Goals

April 26, 2016 If you have problems baiting your line this spring and summer, fear not - Hy-Vee has your back! Hy-Vee has recently achieved its sustainable seafood goal: 100 percent of Hy-Vee’s fresh and... more »»

Spring Salad With Honey Roasted Almonds

April 26, 2016 I binge watched The Great British Baking Show for the past few days on Netflix. This is a PBS show but the first season now is on Netflix. more »»

Thai Red Curry

April 19, 2016 My daughter, Daphne, has a stalker. Yes, a stalker. more »»

Fair Trade: Products with a Purpose

April 19, 2016 A lot of people wonder about Fair Trade… So, what is it and does it really make a difference? Fair trade is best described as a movement to help producers in developing countries get a fair price... more »»

Gnocchi with tomato sauce

April 12, 2016 By Wendy Monro Claud and I love gnocchi. Gnocchi is like a potato dumpling. It is made with potato, egg and flour. It can have cheese and herbs added into the mixture as well. more »»

A Saladicious Start to Spring

April 12, 2016 Spring has sprung! Start the season out right by eating fruits and vegetables in some delicious salads. more »»

Quinoa Salad With Citrus Dressing

April 5, 2016 By Wendy Monro I really enjoy watching the enthusiasm young people are having with this presidential election. more »»

Hy-Vee’s One Step Program Gives Back

April 5, 2016 By Laura Schmidt RD, LD As part of Hy-Vee’s mission to make lives easier, healthier and happier, health and wellness has long been a focus of our efforts. more »»

Green Chile Mac and Cheese

March 29, 2016 By Wendy Monro A while ago, I went to Trader Joe’s. They have the best frozen mac and cheese. It is so creamy and delicious. more »»

Mindful Eating

March 29, 2016 By Laura Schmidt RD, LD What does it mean to eat mindfully? Mindful eating means paying attention to your actual eating experience – while at the same time enjoying it. more »»

Mexican Pineapple

March 22, 2016 It’s picnic time again. The weather is getting amazing around here and that always calls for a good picnic and lots of fun in the sun. My mom and Doug came out for the weekend from California. more »»

Dressed Up Salami

March 15, 2016 A few days ago, my cousin Alex asked it I would like to join him at a chef’s tasting dinner. I said yes. I didn’t ask the name of the restaurant or the type of food. more »»

National Nutrition Month – Make it a St. Patrick’s Day tradition

March 15, 2016 When you think of St. Patrick’s Day you likely think of Ireland, wearing green clothes, shamrocks, and corned beef and cabbage. Did you know that St. more »»

 
 

Music at the B&L May 27, 2016

Crazy Keys dueling pianos, 8:30 p.m. to close. B&L Bar, 15 N. Minnesota St. more »

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