East Side Review

Sun
18
Nov

They're all around us

Every neighborhood has them: ghost parks.

Such parks, says Stillwater historian Don Empson, usually aren't thought of as parks by passersby. That's because they exist, but only on paper.

It's the same with our streets.

Sun
18
Nov

Free Holiday Concert

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Comcast are teaming up for the third year in a row to present free concerts throughout the Twin Cities. These one-hour holiday concerts will take place at 7pm on Tuesday, Dec.

Sun
18
Nov

Challenges ahead for Minnesota

He leaves the policy debates to others: he's just the bearer of news, be it good or bad. And there was little doubt that there was some of both in a speech of his last week.

Say hello to Tom Gillaspy, Minnesota's state demographer since 1979.

Sun
18
Nov

The whole goal: free Thanksgiving feast

Pastor Luches Hamilton is used to feeding the crowds of hungry who descend on his East Seventh Street storefront for a taste of his legendary barbecue sauce.

But on Thanksgiving Day, Hamilton takes on a new calling: turkey not just for the needy, but anyone who wants it.

Fri
16
Nov

Fall Squash Bake

1/3 cup softened butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 can (5 oz.) evaporated milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups mashed cooked squash (acorn or butternut)

Fri
16
Nov

Sweet Pecans

4 cups pecan halves
1/2 cup frozen orange juice
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Place pecans on an ungreased 15 x 10 x 1 inch baking pan. Bake at 275° for 10 minutes.

Fri
16
Nov

Fruit dip and fruit

8 oz. cream cheese, brick or whipped
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix together well. Serve with apples and/or any fruit. Pretzels are also good.

Kay Schutte

Apple Valley

Very easy to make and tastes like caramel.

Fri
16
Nov

Rosy Punch

2 - 6 oz. cans frozen lemonade -do not dilute
1 - 6 oz. can frozen orange juice -do not dilute
1 pt. cranberry juice cocktail
2 qt. ginger ale

Make ice ring out of more ginger ale and put cherries in bottom of ring.

Fri
16
Nov

Flaming Eggnog

Mix 1.5 ounces Captain Morgan spiced rum and 4 ounces eggnog in a shaker with ice. Shake well.

Strain into a martini glass and add 1/2 oz. Bacardi 151.

Sprinkle with nutmeg.

To Serve, light the 151 on fire.

Fri
16
Nov

Peppermint Mocha

6 cups freshly brewed Coffee
4 squares (1 oz. each) Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate
1-1/2 cups hot milk
1 tsp. peppermint extract
8 peppermint sticks

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