Lefse

Being the proud Norwegian-heritage Wisconsin that I am (for the record, 50% Norwegian), it’s about time that I review that staple of western Wisconsin Norse sweetness: lefse! If you happen…

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Sopapilla/Casa Margarita

On my tours of Mexican restaurants in the Eau Claire area, I have reviewed xangos and flan. Recently when ordering out from Casa Margarita on the account of my wife’s…

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Cookie Walks

Throw me in the category of people wondering “What is a cookie walk?” I would see the signs driving around Eau Claire, next to churches and schools, promoting their upcoming…

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Rainbow Drops/Mother Nature’s Food

I see them every time I’m in Mother Nature’s Food, which is fairly frequently: those rainbow-colored candies in a clear bag. All these colors, and I know there’s chocolate inside…

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Flan/Plaza Aztecca

I love how the Chippewa Valley-area Mexican restaurants oftentimes feature homemade desserts. The classic items include, of course, flan, so I gave that a go when my family was recently…

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Cheesecake Cupcakes/Josef’s Cheesecake

When you first walk into Josef’s Cheesecake, you see an array of cupcakes. Tasty, all, but you might be thinking, “Hmm, this is Josef’s Cheesecakes…and these are cupcakes…” — and…

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Downtown Candy

Honestly, they had me at the October Cadbury Eggs. Driving around downtown Eau Claire on a recent Saturday, I wanted to find another local dessert place I had not yet…

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