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Muslim group calling for hate crime charge after man threw a pig's foot at Somali-American
6 resorts enroll in Minn. Century Resort recognition program
16-year-old from Warren, Minn. has been found and is safe
Heart and Soul for women set Aug. 22 in Crosslake
Black beans offer a variety of health benefits
Injuries strike Vikings offensive line again
NHRA Nationals at BIR Aug. 17-20
Timberwolves' 2017-18 schedule features 25 nationally-televised games
Twins' Joe Mauer poised to join rare Gold Glove company
Golf Results - August 12, 2017
Philip James Wright
Lorna J. Pesheck
William "Bill" Schweigert
Audrey Jane Rardin
Chef's Hat: Here's a new twist on an old vegetable
Echoing Around the Globe
Fit Tip: Don't be a couch potato
Swimmer's itch is getting under our skin - uncomfortable but harmless 'duck itch'
MPR's Concert Truck stops in Nisswa
Try a new twist on zucchini with 'zoodles'
AstroBob: How dark will it get during total eclipse?
Danecdotes: A rookie woodworker's journal
Faith: Absolute truth of God
As I See It: Musings
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Cole Richard Sifferath
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Chef's Hat: Here's a new twist on an old vegetable
In the last few weeks, area gardens have been popping with produce. And, just like every year, my neighbors' gardens have an overabundance of...
3 hours 50 min ago
August 7, 2017
Chef's Hat: Mini pies are all the rage
There's something special about having a whole pie to yourself - even if it is a mini pie. You can honestly say, "I ate the whole thing all by myself!" Mini pies are also a great dish to take to parties or family get-togethers because there is no cutting required. These pies can be...
August 7, 2017 - 5:00am
July 19, 2017
Lost Italian: Refreshing summer slushes to to help beat the heat
The recent heat wave has had us looking for refreshing ways to cool down, and one of my favorite means to unwind and beat the summer heat is...
July 19, 2017 - 10:08am
July 18, 2017
Healthy marinades add flavor to grilled foods
Summer brings out the grills and healthy menu options as we grill lean meats, chicken, fish and vegetables. Marinating can add robust flavors....
July 18, 2017 - 5:30am
July 11, 2017
Chef's Hat: Flavored butters are a cook's secret weapon
An extremely simple way to add magic to almost any dish is by topping it off with flavored butter. Flavored butters are also known as compound...
July 11, 2017 - 7:30am
June 28, 2017
Chef's Hat: For fast cleanup, try foil packet recipes
It doesn't matter if you are using a grill, campfire or the plain old oven in your kitchen, foil packet recipes are a great way to go when you...
June 28, 2017 - 7:00am
June 21, 2017
The Lost Italian: Asian noodle slaw is a healthy, fresh alternative to Chinese takeout
Earlier this month, nearly 30 members of our Mathison family clan gathered at Pelican Lake to celebrate the 99th birthday of my beloved grandmother,...
June 21, 2017 - 9:27am
June 16, 2017
Should you toss the food or eat it?
I answer a lot of questions by phone and email, and food storage questions usually top the list. "I picked up food at a fast-food restaurant...
June 16, 2017 - 7:44am
June 14, 2017
Burst of summer: Fresh, fruity salsas spice up a summer picnic
Quick salsas are a great way to bring a burst of summer flavor to your table, and with their mix of fresh fruit and vegetables, our Green Apple-Cucumber...
June 14, 2017 - 8:25am
June 13, 2017
Chef's Hat: Lemonade - it's sunshine in a glass
There is nothing more refreshing and nothing that says summer more than a glass of fresh lemonade. This delightful summertime drink is available in frozen concentrates and powders you mix with water and, of course, premade lemonade comes in bottles and cans. But once you make lemonade...
June 13, 2017 - 4:00am
June 7, 2017
Strawberries and cake? You can't go wrong with this perfect treat
Strawberries are in season, and it is nearly impossible for me to resist picking up a pack or two (or four) from the large displays in our local...
June 7, 2017 - 8:35am
June 6, 2017
Vegetarians can fall prey to junk food too
Better health is one of the main reasons that people choose to eat a vegetarian or vegan diet. But they still need to make healthy choices because it can be easy to fall into a different kind of junk food diet. A nationwide poll in 2016 found about 3 percent of American adults are...
June 6, 2017 - 6:30am
May 31, 2017
Chef's Hat: Asparagus - four years in the making
Asparagus is not an ordinary vegetable. You don't plant it in the spring and harvest it in the fall as you do with most vegetables. This is a...
May 31, 2017 - 6:00am
May 23, 2017
LOST ITALIAN: Nothing sour about these grapes
FARGO — When I was growing up, you could always find a bowl of clean grapes in my mother's and grandmother's refrigerators during the summer...
May 23, 2017 - 1:30pm
May 16, 2017
Chef's Hat: Don't hesitate to use that forgotten broiler in oven
A few weeks ago I was discussing recipes with a friend and I was surprised to hear that she had never used the broiler in her oven. I don't know if it's because I'm short on time or because I find broiling an easy cooking method, but I use my broiler once or twice a week. Broiling...
May 16, 2017 - 8:30am