The weirdest national days in the month of April

Published April 4, 2019

Ever feel like there's a random national day for every single day of the year. Well, that's because, according to the National Day Calendar website, there is. Here are the 10 goofiest ones in April.


2017 Easter brunch guide

Published April 16, 2017

If you don't want to do the cooking this Easter, a number of local eateries are willing to do the work for you and let you kick back and relax with family, friends or just that special someone.


Customers crazy for Half Nuts

Published April 20, 2014

For 24 years, Mary and William Ziegler have owned and operated candy and nut shop, Half Nuts, 9617 W. Greenfield Ave., in West Allis. Over the decades, they have seen a lot of changes in the industry and, despite the name and the increased sugar intake, seem to have remained sane.


Easter weekend comes with some great TV gifts

Published March 28, 2013

No matter what your family traditions entail at this time of the year, I think most people would agree that it would be nice to find something new glowing on the magic box on the wall.


Easter recipe: Classic schaum torte with strawberries

Published March 30, 2012

My grandmother made schaum torte every year for Easter while I was growing up. Hers was always baked in a springform pan, flavored with both vanilla and almond extract, and topped with sliced strawberries (often those she picked and froze from her own garden). And it was always topped with freshly whipped cream.


Easter recipe: Roasted cauliflower with rosemary browned butter and lemon

Published March 29, 2012

The perception is that truly great side dishes take a wealth of time. But, the fact of the matter is, many of the most delicious dishes require only a few high quality ingredients, and just minutes of preparation time. Take, for instance, this stunning roasted cauliflower dish.


Easter recipes: Baked orange dream French toast

Published March 28, 2012

This recipe makes it easy to have your lazy Sunday brunch and eat it too. Whether you want something you can quickly and easily pop into the oven for your family when you come home from church on Easter Sunday or a delicious springtime dish to serve to company, this delicious take on baked French toast is sure to brighten your Easter morning.


Easter recipe: Spring risotto with asparagus "pesto"

Published March 26, 2012

Easter is the perfect time to take advantage of fresh seasonal produce like asparagus. But, why serve the same old plain steamed asparagus when you can surprise your guests with a delicious risotto that captures the essence of spring? Watch for recipes all this week.


Social Circle: Love or hate Marshmallow Peeps?

Published March 24, 2012

It's Peeps season again and these Eastertime offerings are a controversial confectionery. It seems folks either love 'em or hate 'em, so this week, OnMilwaukee.com asked the Social Circle to weigh in with their opinions on Peeps.


Peep Show: Sticky but not seedy

Published March 25, 2011

The sixth annual Peep Show is set for Sunday, April 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Bay View Brewhaus, 2535 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.