Cookies: The Deliciousness Continues

Last week I wrote to you about having tea with my Grandma Westra's neighbor ladies and the renegade car. My favorite childhood cookie was the Windmill, which was made by the local Rippin Good Cookie factory. Rippin Good Cookies https://www.thenorthwestern.com/story/news/2016/05/25/last-ripon-cookie-plant-close-year/84908674/ closed its doors in 2016, due to consumers demanding a less sugary cookie. Gratefully in … Continue reading Cookies: The Deliciousness Continues

Tempt Me

Tempt Me! That is the title of a wonderful book by mother-daughter duo Kathryn Strand Koutsky and Linda Koutsky. This beautiful book features a nostalgic historical trip through visual arts in cookbooks and food advertisements. Starting with 1880 and moving right on through to 1980, the beautiful artwork as well as historical nuggets proves this … Continue reading Tempt Me

Cranberries

I've been thinking about the Warrens, Wisconsin Cranberry Festival. It is always held the last weekend in September. But, like everything else fun and public, COVID-19 has destroyed that celebration as well. My mother-in-law, Margo Bruxvoort, loved to go to the Cranberry Festival. It was a fun time to walk around taking in the craft … Continue reading Cranberries