Janelle Alvstad-Mattson

Used to Live in Davis. She recently moved to Ithaca, NY.

Janelle recently gave birth to Nellia Lillia Mattson, possibly the most beautiful baby ever made in Davis.

Janelle is originally from Minnesota and created the loves Davis Midwest Connection page.

Plays Disc Golf.

Used to have an EC Garden Plot.

Loves Davis Lutheran Church and used to sing for Crossings.

Drives a Prius.

Misses Davis's many choices in ice cream.

Tries to live cheaply.

Loved 49er Video and now is forced to use Netflix.

Has done shows with Davis Musical Theatre Co.

Used to be in 4-H and even met her husband there!

Email [email protected]

Do you know what California is missing? Deep fried cheese curds. They don't even have them at the State Fair! How can you not have fried cheese at a state fair??? Here's my recipe:

Janelle's MN State Fair Deep Fried Cheese Curds recipe

(Not exactly like those at the fair, but close!)


  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup corn meal
  • ¼-1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 3 oz (1/4 -3/4 can) of beer

Mix batter (adding beer a bit at a time) until it’s a thick liquid consistency. Coat cheese curds in batter and drop into oil (about 375 degrees) about 5 at a time. Cook curds for about 1 minute (until they start to turn golden) and place on paper towel covered plate. Enjoy!


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2005-09-06 20:21:36   Hey, that midwest connection was a great idea! Thanks for making it. I'm very interested to see how many people sign on. —CarlMcCabe

2005-09-07 17:17:52   Yes, I took that waterfall photo in Jiuzhaigou, a world heritage site in China. There were so many waterfalls in that park, it was amazing! —CarlMcCabe

2005-12-02 10:46:15   Janelle = Priceless. —JulienBiewerElstob

2006-01-19 08:26:10   Morning! I was looking through the spiritual organizations page and noticed Crossings is listed as non-denominational... isn't it Lutheran?? —AlphaDog

2006-03-08 22:36:16   im proud of my wiki-whoreishness.. —JulienBiewerElstob

2006-03-08 22:36:47   hey.. edits.. only 2 bucks each for the first 20 minutes. lol —JulienBiewerElstob

2006-03-23 17:42:43   i think im going to try and make those cheese curds. they look rather tempting. —JulienBiewerElstob

2006-06-10 08:54:21   what did you think of prairie home companion? —JulienBiewerElstob

2006-08-16 23:10:08   I'll have to give Sugar and Spice a try!! —EddieKim

2006-09-01 11:08:23   I'm glad the page was helpful! I was kinda surprised to realize there wasn't a whole lot about horses. A bit ironically, I don't ride, but have friends who do. If you check out any of those places, please post more info on the pages! I *have* had Buckeye Ranch recommended to me by a couple riders as a really good place. —AlphaDog

2006-10-13 17:43:54   Sugar and Spice was QUITE awesome, I must say!!! The owner there is very nice on top of that.... I'll DEFINITELY be back there!! —EddieKim

2006-12-22 14:49:43   Just a quick FYI — to see who uploaded an image, just click it! It's one of the newish features Philip added in May. For example, your photo shows "Uploaded by JanelleAlvstadMattson on 2005-03-22 13:05:54. Image size: 12KB" Neat, huh? —ArlenAbraham

2007-03-07 17:41:11   The AD page looks great! Thanks!! —ErikDaniells

2007-06-08 20:36:37   You'll have to update your profile now...since Neil is now no longer a grad student :) —JamesWilk

2007-07-21 20:20:25   Hi, Janelle. I appreciated your "plug" for Crossings on the GVCC page. Crossings sounds great! We'd probably be there if we were still in town. —RichLindvall

2007-09-26 23:40:09   Plays disc golf, drives a Prius, does yoga, and tries to live cheaply?! Wow, you're a girl after my own heart! Cool. Btw, for ice cream, I like the Ben & Jerry's Lighten Up! Cherry Garcia. Ok, so technically it's frozen yogurt, but close enough. Man, that stuff's addictive. —RonB

2007-10-05 11:09:02   Howdy, glad you figured it out. By the way... my wife and I were supposed to visit Ithaca for our honeymoon (as part of a slow off-highway roadtrip from Erie through southern NY state and then up vaguely toward Boston). Alas, somebody brought a nasty bug when they showed up and we spent our honeymoon sick for a couple weeks. We're hoping to do it next year: loosely planned byway travel is one of our favorite activities. —JabberWokky

2007-11-14 17:40:41   Many congratulations! —JabberWokky

2007-11-14 17:56:57   Congratulations!EdWins