Spring has sprung! Everyone gets excited about spring; flowers popping up through the ground, grass turning green, the smell of new things in the air,

Someone asked me recently if everything in the tea room is homemade? It made me aware that I had never posted that all my recipes

These beautiful young faces are three of my granddaughters. They are becoming “cooking/baking” masters of the kitchen. They love coming up to Oma’s tea room

Slanite! Land of a Thousand Welcomes come from Ireland. Under Brehon Law, all households were obliged to provide some good measure of hospitiality to strangers.

Last Thursday evening was an honor to host our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. Twenty-six guests arrived with great anticipation of hearing a man, held in

St. Patty’s Day Dinner & Music

Mar 16, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Micheal Barnes~Bagpiper from Atlantic, IA will be performing at the St. Patty’s Day Event @ Pleasant Thymes Fine-Dining

St. Patty’s Day Dinner & “Bagpiper Mike & Fiddler Bill”

Mar 16, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Saturday~March 16 @ 6:00 at Pleasant Thymes in Elk Horn, Iowa…RSVP@ 712-764-2221 or text @ 712-779-0093 for reservations.

Monday morning arrives, and with it, fog, ice, winter weather moving in again, and a quiet kitchen. The week ahead has 2 events: Valentine Banquet

The “Swimming Nemos” group of ladies arrived from an hour of intense aerobic water excercise, ready for a high carb breakfast. I mixed in a

National Pie Day was a huge success. People LOVE pie. I failed at my chocolate cream pie, so my husband enjoyed it as pudding. He