Cooking Demo Recipe: Red Wine, Sage and Garlic Grilled Flank Steak

Grilled Flank Steak Salad with feta cheese

There’s nothing like a grilled steak.  One of my favorite cuts (which surprises my butcher) is the Flank Steak.  It comes from the lower hindquarters for the beef and is boneless, long, thin and fibrous.  It’s usually tenderized by a few hours in a marinade.  Once grilled or broiled, it’s thinly sliced across the grain. [...]

August 8th House Concert features Jaspar Lepak and Janelle Loes

Janelle and Jaspar

This August, sisters Jaspar Lepak and Janelle Loes embark on their first collaborative tour! With a car packed full of guitars, fresh songs, and a winning combination of smart pop and heart-felt folk/Americana, these talented performers are turning heads everywhere they go! Jaspar Lepak’s remarkable gift for melody is only surpassed by her poetry. “Singing [...]

Homemade Flatbread Crackers

European Cheese Plate

Versatile flatbread crackers baked fresh for cheese plates, salads and our celebration packages.  I used to purchase flatbread crackers, but after coming across a recipe for something VERY similar, I now prepare and bake them pretty much to order.  Four of these European Cheese Plates were ordered as appetizers the other night.  They are a great starter [...]

Ben Bedford Plays July 17th House Concert

Ben Bedford

Ben Bedford delivers intriguing sketches of America, its individuals, their victories and their struggles. Poignant, but never sentimental, Bedford’s portrait-like songs capture the vitality of his characters and draw the listener deep into the narratives. With three albums to his credit, Bedford’s songs tackle scenarios including homelessness, the plight of a Confederate soldier’s wife during [...]

House Concert Featuring The Flyin A’s June 27


The Flyin’ A’s duo is among the rising stars in Texas Music. With one listen you can tell they were both raised in the fertile land of Texas Songwriting. The Flyin’ A’s perform a powerful mix of original Americana, Country, Southern Blues, and “Texifide” Jazz that is sure to audiences wanting more. The name The [...]

House Concert Featuring Genna & Jesse May 30

Genna & Jesse

Genna and Jesse are duo alchemy at its finest. Sweet and savory, raspy and smooth, together they create a unique vocal sound, and then they complement that blend with Jesse’s prowess at the piano and guitar. Whether they sing their own songs, or the well-chosen songs of their peers, audiences are along for the ride [...]

Whispering Pines B&B part of 2013 Nebraska Passport


Whispering Pines B&B  is one of 80 attractions included in the 2013 Nebraska Passport. The program, created by the Nebraska Tourism Commission, encourages travelers to explore Nebraska. Participants collect stamps from participating attractions and then redeem them for prizes. Attractions selected for the 2013 program are organized into 10 special-interest tours: Hit the Hot Spots, [...]

House Concert Featuring Sky Smeed, May 9

Sky Smeed

Sky Smeed was born and raised outside of Chanute, Kansas in an old, one-room schoolhouse his parents bought and turned into a home in the early seventies. The first music he ever heard came from Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Van Morrison and Merle Haggard. Hearing this roots style of music playing on an old record [...]

Offering Grilled Pizza Class, May 7


  About 4 years ago, I found a recipe for a relatively healthy nearly all whole wheat pizza dough.  I really liked it, made it often and then it became a staple around here.  I decided to try it on the grill – “as seen on TV” and it’s actually a breeze.  I started dabbling with sauces and [...]

Special Arbor Day Celebration House Concert, Friday April 26 featuring Steff Mahan

Steff Mahan

Sweet and soulful is the sound of Nashville based singer/songwriter Steff Mahan. With a voice that is pure and powerful and lyrics that are heart-crafted and rock-solid, it’s hard to not get hooked on the emotional truth that comes out of this born songwriter’s mouth. Mahan’s entertaining Americana mix of rock, roots, folk and country has generated [...]