Dorrie Ruplinger's Articles

  • What Is A Cheese Curd? Can I Eat It?
    If you have never seen or tasted a cheese curd you might not be anxious to put one in your mouth because “cheese curd” is kind of a strange name and doesn’t necessarily conjure up images of something tasty. But a cheese curd is very tasty. I think once you try one you’ll be eating a lot more of them!
  • Our Dining Experience At C&C Supper Club in Door County WI
    My husband, oldest son, and I had the pleasure of enjoying a meal at C&C Supper Club in Fish Creek, Wisconsin during a recent trip to Door County. The building houses a supper club for dining along with a bar with games and live entertainment on many weekends.
  • Decorative and Faux Painting Is Fun But Don’t Start Until You Read This
    I think decorative and faux painting techniques look great, are fun to do, and add a personal statement to a room. I’ve been adding my personal look to the walls in my homes ever since my husband and I purchased our first “fixer-upper.”
  • My Thanksgiving Turkey
    The Thanksgiving turkey – why is it the cause of stress for so many people? I know I am not the only person who has viewed that turkey as my enemy on Thanksgiving because Butterball turkey has a hotline that receives thousands of calls each year from people with various turkey questions.
  • Cocoa Trees
    Cocoa trees can grow as tall as fifty feet although they are usually kept pruned and kept much shorter to make it easier to harvest the cocoa bean pods.
    The trees reach their maximum productivity when they are thirty to forty years old. A cocoa tree will live approximately sixty years.
  • Our Dinner At The Inn At Kristofer's In Door County WI
    The Inn at Kristofer’s, located on Bay Shore Drive in Sister Bay, Wisconsin, is a wonderful place to go for a special meal. My husband and I treated ourselves to dinner there during our latest trip to Door County and we were very glad we did. We had a great meal.
  • Our Visit To Door Peninsula Winery in Door County Wisconsin
    If you like wine, stop at the Door Peninsula Winery in Carlsville, Wisconsin the next time you get to Door County. The winery is north of Sturgeon Bay on Hwy 42. It is located in an old schoolhouse.
  • Bowling Is A Great Activity For Kids
    I think bowling is a great activity for kids. It’s an activity most kids can do even if they have some physical challenges to deal with.
  • I Need Some Pots and Pans To Cook In – What Should I Buy?
    If you’ve shopped for cookware recently, you may have gotten a headache from looking at all the choices and brands available. And all of them seem to be telling you the same things – I’m the best; I’m a great value; buy me.
  • A Fall Visit To Orchard Country Winery in Door County Wisconsin
    If you like wine, a really fun thing to do is to visit several of the wineries in Door County (Door Peninsula Winery is another popular Door County Winery). Orchard Winery, located on Hwy 42, just south of Fish Creek, Wisconsin was one of our stops during a fall trip to Door County.
  • History of Chocolate
    Cocoa trees are native to Central America. They have been growing for over 4,000 years. There were grown wild at first, but in about 600 A.D. the first cocoa plantations were established by the people of Yucatan.
    For a long time chocolate was only thought of as a beverage. It wasn’t until the nineteenth century that it started being eaten.
  • College Football
    College football is getting to be as popular as professional football. In some areas of the country, college football is a lot more popular than NFL football. Almost as popular as discussing the college games themselves is discussing the ranking systems.
  • Peninsula State Park in Door County Wisconsin – My Idea of Paradise
    My husband and I are fairly new at camping. We’ve only been doing it for four years but we already have a favorite place that we make sure to go every year. That place is Peninsula State Park in Door County, Wisconsin.

    If you look at a map of Wisconsin and look at the thumb-like piece of land on the right hand-side of that state that jutting out into Lake Michigan, you are looking at Door County. Door County, Wisconsin is a 75 mile long peninsula. Peninsula State Park is located in Fish Creek, Wisconsin which is about 55 miles up into the peninsula.

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