At Mimi's Table

. . . lessons from an older and wiser girl

Winter Treats

Shirley’s Christmas Walnut Roll

Growing up, our family was incredibly spoiled at Christmas time.  My mother, Shirley, and my paternal grandmother, Grandma Szewczyk, excelled at baking.  Because Grandma Szewczyk lived directly across an alley from us, we were doubly blessed. My mom's walnut roll was...

Easy Apple Pie Cheesecake

I found this brilliant recipe for Apple Pie Cheesecake at Tasty in Kathryn Aubin’s feature 4 Pies to Bake With Your BFF. Just like any cheesecake, this takes some time to bake, but that’s it. The remainder of the process is easy, easy, easy. Seriously – a no-brainer easy.

Joe Carson’s Ginger Cookies

Here's another good choice for a holiday treat for your cookie plate, to take to a cookie swap, or to give as gifts. Joe Carson's Ginger Cookie recipe was first published in Midwest Living magazine in 1999. I've been making them every Christmas since. My husband loves...

Spicy Sweet Potato Soup with Peanuts & Kale

Spicy Sweet Potato, Peanut & Kale Soup is a warm, rich, comfort seasoned with sweet curry and tumeric. And it’s thickened with peanut butter, not butter-flour-cream so it’s healthy, too! It’s gluten-free. This soup would be perfect to serve during the holidays.

Make Ahead Turkey Gravy

My house is smelling so good today!  And the Packers and the Vikings are in overtime!  It's a happy Sunday afternoon. It's the Sunday before Thanksgiving.  Regardless of whether I'm cooking for the two of us or for a houseful of family and guests, I always manage to...

Almond Orange Cookies – Orange Sable Cookies

  I love these cookies!  They're crunchy, crumbly, made with ground almonds and orange zest. I found this recipe in a 2001 edition of Martha Stewart's Holiday Cookies:  100 Favorite Recipes. Don't get me wrong, I love chocolate and caramel and cheesecake as much as...

Cranberry Orange Cookies

I've made these cookies for five consecutive Christmas cookie plates. They're a big hit! Cranberry Orange Cookies are so easy to put together. You mix everything in a food processor. These cookies have an interesting mix of dried cranberries, orange zest, allspice,...

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Travel

Westward Ho! Blue Plate Diner – Salt Lake City

The acclaimed Blue Plate Diner is nestled among quaint residential/commercial buildings in the Sugar House district of Salt Lake City.  Sugar House is a very popular neighborhood.  I'd liken it to Broad Ripple, but with an updated business district. The diner is...

A Visit to the Pryor Mountains

I've lived in Montana for ten years.  Richard and I have traveled some throughout the state, but the majority of our adventures surround Yellowstone National Park, which we love and is only two hours away.  But within easy reach, about 40 minutes from Billings, are...

Spring Break in Chicago

Navy Pier was designed by architect Charles Sumner Frost and opened to the public in 1916 as “Municipal Pier”. It was the only pier to combine a shipping dock with public entertainment. This 3,000 foot pier sits just north of the mouth of the Chicago River. What to do...

Spring Visit to Yellowstone

We are very fortunate to live only two hours away from the oldest national park in the United States.  Yellowstone National Park was established in 1872.  Richard and I have been married for 15 years, and our goal is to visit the park twice a year, in the summer and...

Our Trip to Zion National Park

Richard and I love the American West. The landscape is breathtaking and unforgettable. Within easy travel from Las Vegas is Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam, Zion and Bryce National Parks, and the Grand Canyon. Also in this little corner of Utah is a...

Westward Ho! Devils Tower National Monument

Richard and I love traveling in the western United States. There's just something about the huge landscapes, wide open vistas, and big, very big, blue skies. Literally, you can see for miles and miles. It's not our first trip. In fact, we've made the drive from...

Westward HO! Salt Lake City – Red Iguana

Salt Lake City Tour Salt Lake City is one of my favorite places.  While we were out for a late breakfast, I asked Richard why I liked Salt Lake so much?  "It's young.  It's clean.  There's a lot of energy," he replied. And that's exactly why I love it.  It's vibrant....

Lakeside Ohio and the Marblehead Lighthouse

I'm very fortunate to have a college roommate who owned a cottage on Lake Erie in Lakeside, Ohio. Two summers ago, my daughter, her family and I decided to rent Cynthia's cottage for a week and a lovely getaway. We enjoyed it so much that we returned in July this...

Florida January Getaway – Rest and Relaxation

Ah, yes. This is one reason we all want to visit Florida especially in January - breathtaking sunsets. For five days there was no snow or ice, no heavy rain, no dark dreary skyscapes when the horizon seems 100 feet above my head. This was taken at the Dunedin Beach...

Paradocx Wine & Truffle Paring

For the first time in over 20 years, my sister, Carol, and I were able to spend an uninterrupted week together.  Ever since she and I began our families, all of our visits surrounded holidays, family events, and vacations at our parents home in Northwest Indiana, her...

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Spicy Sweet Potato Soup with Peanuts & Kale

Spicy Sweet Potato, Peanut & Kale Soup is a warm, rich, comfort seasoned with sweet curry and tumeric. And it’s thickened with peanut butter, not butter-flour-cream so it’s healthy, too! It’s gluten-free. This soup would be perfect to serve during the holidays.

Lemon Pasta from John Alberti

We’ve been grilling since Memorial Day. Time for a switch. It doesn’t get any easier than this. Lemon Pasta is inexpensive to make, easy and quick to prepare, and is a delicious lemony, cheesy pasta delight. Lemon Pasta is a perfect main dish or as a side dish served alongside any lightly grilled protein.

Simple Chicken Curry with Sauteed Veggies

Simple Chicken Curry – There’s nothing easier, with a palette changing array of spices. This is served with rice or rice noodles, and an array of sauteed vegetables. Put this in your recipe box for something different, quick, and satisfying.

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