With the autumn season comes a slew of birthdays in my family. My birthday just passed and and I have four more family birthdays to look forward to in the next two months. I do not enjoy store-bought birthday cakes - they tastes bland and stale and not enjoyable. My mother makes a wonderful Lemon Lush that is my favorite alternative to traditional birthday cake. I can't share her secret recipe, but am sharing with you a similar version that is light, sweet and absolutely refreshing. Enjoy! Lemon Lush Makes 12 servings • 2 c. all-purpose flour • 1 c.
5 years ago Excerpts from the Sept. 3, 2009 Pioneer Journal • Wadena man killed when semi crashes A 41-year-old Wadena man was killed Friday when his semi truck rolled over on U.S. Hwy 10 near Royalton, the minnesota State Patrol said. Paul D. Cullifer was southbound on Hwy. 10 just north of Royalton when his 1999 Freightliner truck pulling a 2006 Chief Ocala trailer drifted off the road, the patrol said.
It's hard to believe, but the kids are heading back to school. Make sure your children start the day right with these easy, healthy and delicious breakfast bars. Back To School Breakfast Bars Makes one 13 x 9 inch pan, about 12 bars • 3 c. quick cook oats • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk • 2 Tbl. butter, melted • 1 c. flaked coconut • ½ c. sliced almonds • ½ c. chopped pistachios • ½ c. dried cranberries, no sugar added Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
10 years ago Excerpts from the Aug. 26, 2004 Pioneer Journal • Golfer nails hole in one Peter Phillips of Wadena hit a hole in one on the 12 hole on Aug. 19 at the Whitetail Run Golf Course using a three iron. Phillips' feat was witnessed by golfing partners Grant Kellogg, Andrew VanErp and Evan VanErp.
Thai food is one of my favorite types of food to eat. Unfortunately, there are no Thai restaurants in the area, so if I want Thai food, I have to make it myself. My children love pizza, any pizza. They would eat pizza every day if I would let them. This recipe for Thai Chicken Pizza combines my love of Thai with their love of pizza. The fact that it is healthy is a bonus. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does. Thai Chicken Pizza Makes about four servings • 1 pizza crust (homemade or store bought) • 2 c. shredded cooked chicken breast • 1 tsp.
10 years ago Excerpts from the Aug. 19, 2004 Pioneer Journal • Annual event fares well, director said Although the Wadena County Fair competed with two other events, it did well, the director said. Wadena county Fair attendance was up from last year, said Paul Friedrich, fair executive director.
I had the opportunity to watch 'Let's Be Cops' last week with a friend. I was in a foul mood and hoped this film would change that. The film sure did deliver. I cannot remember a film which made me laugh so hard as 'Let's Be Cops' did. The premise of the film is a bit unbelievable - two lifelong friends who, after a costume party in which they finally get some respect when dressed as police officers, decide to actually pretend to be cops. Luke Greenfield directs actors Damon Wayans, Jr. (Justin) and Jake Johnson (Ryan) in this hilariously silly film.
10 years ago Excerpts from the Aug. 12 Pioneer Journal • Buffalo dies at city park The bull buffalo at Sunnybrook Park has died, leaving a cow and a calf. Ron Bucholz, public works director, said a parks worker who went to feed the animals found the bull dead on July 21. Bucholz doesn't know what caused the buffalo's death. He thinks the bull was 10-12 years old. The city bought him in 1998, and he was estimated to be 5 years old or so then, Bucholz said.
I really enjoy spicy food. I equate spicy food with quality flavor. My family doesn't enjoy heat as much as I do, so when I am alone, I take the opportunity to get my spice on. This recipe for fiery grilled chicken fits the bill with habanero peppers, cayenne pepper and Thai chili sauce. Enjoy! Fiery Grilled Chicken Makes six servings • 1 qt. cold water • ⅓ c. kosher salt • ½ c. white sugar • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts • 1 pint cherry tomatoes • 3 habanero peppers, seeded • 4 garlic cloves • ½ teas. allspice • ½ teas. thyme • ¼ teas.
For many Wadena residents, the emotional scars from the June 2010 tornado are still raw and real. Though I didn't live here during the tornado, it has affected my family. So it was with trepidation that I watched "Into the Storm" with my niece and nephew. This film is a really powerful look into the devastation that a tornado, several in fact, can do to a town. The opening scene makes the viewer's heart race right from the beginning. You just know something bad is going to happen and are on the edge of your seat.