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November 25, 2014
Getting side-tracked: Accompaniments to round out the Thanksgiving feast
In the early years of our marriage, Hubby Bryan would spend a good chunk of Thanksgiving morning standing out in the cold, tending to a turkey...
November 25, 2014 - 9:39am
October 17, 2014
Bushel full of recipes
On a recent expedition in search of fall color that took Hubby Bryan and me down the Mississippi River and through southwest Wisconsin, we happened...
October 17, 2014 - 3:44pm
August 4, 2014
Going green: Fresh-picked beans one of the pleasures of summertime eating
If I had to pick one produce item that embodied the flavor of summer, it would have to be the green bean. Yes, the tomato is quite a yummy garden...
August 4, 2014 - 9:43am
June 18, 2014
Rhubarb roundup: Harvest some stalks and give a new recipe a try
Since my neighbor’s rhubarb plant was recently sacrificed in favor of a new garage, I have no point of reference, but I would guess that our...
June 18, 2014 - 12:58pm
April 21, 2014
I have, on occasion, bought a muffin mix. You know the kind — the dried concoction in a pouch that you just mix with some water and spoon into...
April 21, 2014 - 11:47am
March 24, 2014
By the bowl: Spicy chicken soup chases away cold-weather ills
Spring officially arrived just a few short days ago, but we realistic Minnesotans know that we’re apt to suffer through a few more bouts of...
March 24, 2014 - 10:02am
Recipes from Women's Expo
Sue’s Favorite Arugula Salad Vinaigrette: ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon dried oregano ¼ teaspoon salt Put all of the ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Place the...
March 24, 2014 - 9:01am
February 27, 2014
A toast — to breakfast
Five days a week, breakfast for me is pretty simple: a carton of yogurt, an apple and sometimes a granola bar, consumed sitting at my desk. Hubby...
February 27, 2014 - 11:00am
February 10, 2014
Mangia! Lasagna: Make a batch of pasta goodness in oven or slow cooker
One of my all-time favorite meals is lasagna, and during my growing-up years, DotMom used to make a simplified version sans the cottage cheese/ricotta...
February 10, 2014 - 12:58pm
Having a ball: Family's holiday fare also make good year-round staple
If I had to pick one food — just one — that embodied my family’s food traditions, that dish would, without a doubt, be ham balls. Ham...
January 10, 2014 - 4:04pm
December 6, 2013
It’s been almost a month since the annual holiday bake-a-thon with five of my friends from high school. I just recently tapped into the bounty...
December 6, 2013 - 3:58pm
November 1, 2013
Not all pies are sweet
As I pulled this recipe from my file the other day, a thought popped into my mind: Why is this called a pot pie as opposed to just a pie? The...
November 1, 2013 - 12:25pm
August 26, 2013
Bring on the Buffalo: A twisted take on classic appetizers
A piece of paper floated around on our kitchen counter for several weeks. On it was a hastily scribbled recipe for what is pictured here —...
August 26, 2013 - 12:55pm
August 2, 2013
Topping it off: Add texture to enliven salads
In previous installments of this Salad Days of Summer series, we’ve tackled the basics — greens and dressings. But for this final exploration,...
August 2, 2013 - 3:57pm