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Seeing red: Cupcakes are sweet treat for Valentine’s Day

February 11, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

My fascination with Red Velvet cake started when I saw the movie “Steel Magnolias.” Aficionados of that flick (I have a couple of friends who can recite whole stretches of dialogue) will recall that the groom’s cake at Shelby’s wedding was Red Velvet made into the shape of a giant armadillo. Continue Reading

Krumkake Queen turns out 3,000 this season

December 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Marilyn tells the story of a Fisher woman makes 3,000 “Krumkake”, cone shape Norwegian cookies. Continue Reading

Baking & Banter

November 25, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Four giggling schoolgirls gathered in a Windom kitchen on an unseasonably warm November day. Their mission? To bake enough cookies and other treats to satisfy their family and friends throughout the upcoming holiday season.
Those “giggling schoolgirls,” however, are now all approaching 50, and I am one of them. Continue Reading

Declaring ‘war’: Dickinson native takes 2nd place in Food Network’s cupcake show

October 11, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Pineapple and pork.
They’re not the usual ingredients in baker Audrey Hermes’ cupcakes, but the Dickinson native and owner of Frost Me Gourmet Cupcakes in San Diego took the challenge in stride when she appeared on the Food Network’s first episode this season of “Cupcake Wars.” She placed second in the episode that aired Sunday. Continue Reading

At 81, Dorothy Shannon isn’t ready to stop baking quite yet

October 4, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Dorothy Shannon, 81, is a resident of Avera Brady Health and Rehab in Mitchell. For the past two weeks, she has been baking cookies and treats that will be sold Friday at Avera Brady Assisted Living, 1414 W. Cedar Ave. Continue Reading

Cupcake craze making its way to Dickinson

September 3, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

Many people are picking cupcake “cakes” over sheet cakes for their celebrations and a local woman has been using her talent to create the delectable treats.
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Swift: Cake tale shows apple doesn’t fall far from tree

January 8, 2011 in INFORUM

In the Swift family, the apple doesn’t fall far from the Margaret Tree.
We five kids have all grown up to discover that the Mom DNA likes to rear its overachieving head at the most inconvenient times. Continue Reading

Making Christmas memories

December 25, 2010 in West Central Tribune

Together, young brides conquer holiday baking Continue Reading

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Forecast predicts hot tastes for the New Year

December 11, 2010 in INFORUM

This is not your mother’s spice cabinet.
Today’s pantry is as likely to hold crushed chipotle peppers, roasted Saigon cinnamon and smoked paprika as it is to contain salt, vanilla and nutmeg. Continue Reading