What is this a picture of? It’s a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, right? Wrong. Look again.
It’s actually a peanut butter and jelly sandwich CAKE. How absolutely cute is this? I stumbled across this on Facebook and I proceeded to put in on my Pinterest board (where, let’s be honest, good recipes go to gather dust. As much as I love them, I seldom commit to making them. But I think I have to try this one!)
I noticed that the recipe came from Shannon over at North Dakota Kitchen. Check out the recipe: http://www.northdakotakitchen.net/2012/08/peanut-butter-and-jelly-sandwich-cake.html
I started thinking how great it would be to share Shannon’s very clever recipes with Areavoices and readers of Forum Communications papers. Shannon agreed to start an Areavoices blog. Yay! I think you’ll love her fun recipes like Cookie Monster cupcakes or Cracked Egg Cupcakes (I’m doing those for Easter. What a hoot!) But she also has more mainstream recipes that look plain yummy.
We’re happy to have her North Dakota Vintage Kitchen on Areavoices. It’s the first of my recommended blogs of the week.
North Dakota Vintage Kitchen
A vintage collector’s love of home, family and food.
Kristina Pranke recently moved to Dickinson, North Dakota from the Twin Cities. Her blog
addresses what life is really like in Western North Dakota during the oil boom.
Garden-to-table information to help you grow, store and prepare food at home from NDSU Extension specialist Julie Garden-Robinson
Committed to the wellness of the community we serve.
News about the Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site.
Would you describe yourself as a “geekette?”
Well, that’s how Kari Lucin describes herself. This Areavoices blogger says she loves “Dungeons and Dragons,” science fiction and playing video games. She writes about all of her loves in her blog “Oh look! A Shiny Thing!” The blog is both well-written and very funny. Step into Kari’s world for a minute. She claims you don’t even need to be a geek.
It’s just the first in this week’s recommended blogs.
Oh Look! A Shiny Thing
The author, a self-described geekette, hopes to bring a bit of geek culture to the rest of the world.
Middle Aged Plague
Modern life’s oddities and ends.
The real dirt on gardening (and a little cooking too) from Master Gardener Sandra Paulson.
In the Black
It’s not what you earn, it’s what you spend.
The Farm Bleat
Tales of a country girl from Southwest Minnesota.
You know those Facebook posts – the ones that make you scream “Ewwww! TMI!” Too much information. They share intimate details of their lives, whether it’s potty habits of their children or a fight they’re having with their ex-husband. Makes me cringe. That’s why I’m especially excited to welcome a new blogger to Areavoices who hopes to give us a little help in becoming better users of social media. She writes just one of the blogs I’m recommending in this week’s digest:
Social Media Etiquette Tips - http://facebook101.areavoices.com
Geneva Nemzek is a college student and avid social media user. She says in her blog she’ll share “tips and tricks on how to become a member of social media that other people don’t cringe at.”
East of Weedin’ – http://eastofweedin.areavoices.com
Author Emily Zimmer says she likes to garden and cook and with this blog she hopes to share her successes and failures with both.
The Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber – http://fmwfchamber.areavoices.com
This blog provides news and information about the happenings of the Chamber of Commerce serving the Fargo-Moorhead- West Fargo area.
WDAY 970AM – http://wdayradio.areavoices.com
WDAY-AM is one of the oldest radio stations in the Midwest. It went on the air in 1922 and can be heard throughout eastern North Dakota, western Minnesota and northern South Dakota. This blog is currently providing updates on progress to restore transmission towers damaged in the Memorial Day storm. The blog will also provide news about ongoing station programming, contests, and more.
Ridgewater College – http://ridgewater.areavoices.com
This blog has been created to be an interesting look into happenings at the Willmar and Hutchinson campuses of Ridgewater College, as well as the higher education landscape in Minnesota.
With summer almost here, I know gardening will be a hot topic for Areavoices. That’s why I was excited to see The Dirt, one of our newest blogs. Check it out and the other recommended blogs of the week.
The Dirt: The real dirt on gardening from a master gardener in Moorhead, Minnesota
As we head into summer, gardening blogs will be hot! Master gardener Sandi shares information and plenty of photos in her gardening blog. A good resource for gardeners this spring and summer.
DeAnn Pladson Family Law Advisor
Pladson’s blog will be a place to share ideas and opinions on issues relating to family law and issues that affect families as well.
Money Matters: Increase your success
Reluctant Stage Mom: Featuring the theatrical adventures of two kids with a flair for the dramatic
Leah Baker says her blog “is a record of efforts to introduce her children to new experiences, inspire confidence, groom talents and discover passions – without going over the top!”
What in the World? The life of a travel agent
Katie Rahr is the Director of Leisure Sales & Special Event Travel at Travel Leaders/Travel Travel in Fargo, ND. She specializes in Destination Weddings, Honeymoons, and Group Travel and heads up the new division of Travel Leaders, “Vows in Paradise/VIP Weddings”. She hopes to bring some insight of what a travel agent does everyday.