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Archive for March, 2009

We’re happy to sponsor the celebrity cook-off at this year’s Home and Garden show. Look for us at The Kitchen Stage at any one of the scheduled events below.
Wait – there’s more! We are hosting featured recipes on our site in our Easy Eats section. See the Recipes

The Kitchen Stage

Friday, March 6
1:30 – 2:30 PM – Jason ReRusha and son WCCO-TV
3:00 – 4:00 PM – Beth Dooley Mpls St. Paul Magazine Restaurant Critic & Writer and Bill Coy, Mpls St. Paul Magazine’s Wine Guy
4:30 – 5:30 PM – Rebecca Kolls – ALL INC.

Saturday, March 7
9:30 – 10:30 AM – Vineeta Sawkar and Art Barron KSTP
11:00 – 12:00 PM – Pat Evans and Diana Pierce KARE-11
1:00 – 2:00 PM – Frank Vascellaro and his mom WCCO-TV
2:30 – 3:00 PM – BT and Brian Oake Cities 97
3:30 – 4:30 PM – CJ Star Tribune
5:00 – 6:00 PM – Barefoot Wine Presentation

Sunday, March 8
10:00 – 11:00 AM – Todd Walker – Fox
11:00 – 12:00 PM – Rebekah Wood and her two daughters Twin Cities Live
12:00 – 1:00 PM – Angela Davis and Mike Augustyniak WCCO
1:30 – 2:30 PM – Barefoot Wine Presentation
3:00 – 4:00 PM – Wildfire Restaurant Chef Tom Gladbach and son Vincent

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Napoleon_dynamite_postI was watching Napoleon Dynamite last week; rather, I was laughing my way through Napoleon Dynamite last week, and was actually struck by one moment in the movie that hadn’t really hit me before. I haven’t aged that much since my last viewing so I don’t think I matured, maybe I just never really paid attention before. Napoleon’s Uncle Rico, is reminiscing about what things might have been like if coach had put him in the big game. You know, living life in the past. It wasn’t a striking moment because of the comedic or dramatic aspect, but because it actually sounded familiar.

This past summer SimonDelivers shut its doors. It was not an easy process. Difficult decisions were made, jobs lost, relationships broken (that’s enough of that). Fortunately, just a few short months later the doors opened again but under a new name: CobornsDelivers. Sometimes I think about the great things that SimonDelivers did as a business and in the community. Great service. Convenient. Quality products. Reliable. Fun. Even social (like this blog). Then I think about sad Uncle Rico, living in his unfulfilled past. [sigh]

Well, we’re CobornsDelivers now, and we have a lot to look forward to! We trumpet the same great qualities that made SimonDelivers the brand it was, only we add to it a family legacy, lower prices, seven day a week delivery, new products and more. Now, I’m happy to say, “The Side Dish” is back as well.

To those of you who read me regularly, I hope you’ll make me a part of your routine again. To those of you who haven’t, well, I guess now is the time to start! We cover just about everything on this blog, and somehow tie it back into food. Sometimes it’s a stretch and I’ll take off on a personal tangent, but that’s what blogs are for, right?

As always, please share your recipes, stories, ideas, and general fun with me! Email me

It feels good to be back!

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