#FRIDAYFOOD A great bowl of #chili for the Fall


I will admit, I was a picky eater growing up. And while I am trying to expand my “gourmet palette,” it took a while to like chili. Can I just say, chili beans. I didn’t like them in any way, shape or form.
A few years ago, I worked as a food editor for a newspaper. I LOVED it, but a lot of people went to a lot of trouble to fix food for me. I was compelled by reasonably good manners (and let’s just say I had to say that to myself every time) to eat what was prepared for me. (The voice of my mother and both grandmothers resonating through my head.) Eventually, I had to eat a bowl of chili. At first, I just picked around the beans. After the next couple of times, I like it. I do not cook it, but I have grown to LOVE IT! (This is also from a girl who would not eat pizza until high school.) Continue reading

#FRIDAYFOOD Fall Soups 2017 – Part 1


It is getting a little chilly outside and what could be better than a piping hot cup of soup and a cornbread muffin? YUM! Just thinking about it makes me happy.

Now Bob Graves thinks it is Beef Stew time, “Soup is for lightweights,” he said, all in good humor, I am sure, because the rest of us “lightweights” love a steaming, hearty bowl of soup! But I will indulge one of my favorite Facebook friends for a minute. Continue reading

#FALLFASHION Tips from Special Treasures in Winona


Chrissy Little is wearing several Fall trends for Special Treasures. The blouse is burgundy – a very trendy color this fall—that has a peak-a-boo cutout at the neckline, which has also been trending this Fall. Also, ankle boots and wedges are a hot item again this year. (Photo by Gwen Sisson)

 

Trisha Windham of Special Treasures in Winona also said crushed velvet is huge this fall, and anything in burgundy, blush or olive green.

Lily Sheppard is wearing ankle boots, an olive blouse –another trendy color this fall–a denim jacket and Love, Poppy earrings from Special Treasures. (Photo by Gwen Sisson)

Other trends Special Treasures is seeing this fall includes:

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#FALLFASHION Tips from Whitney’s Boutique in Vaiden


Whitney Welch models the kimono, beaded necklace and flair jeans that are popular this fall. (Photo submitted)  

Susan Welch at Whitney’s Boutique in Vaiden said velour is HUGE this year. From tops to dresses, Welch said velour is extremely popular this season.

Welch said other popular trends include:

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