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March 17, 2018
A year or so ago, I had lunch with friends at a restaurant that served sweet potato tots along with our sandwiches. These little bits were much more flavorful than ordinary tater tots. Illustration
Chef's Hat: Sweet potatoes provide a twist on tater tots
March 17, 2018 - 3:00am
March 10, 2018
Maple sap was once such a huge part of life in this region. Maple sugar was a vital part of one's supplies necessary for baking, possibly brewing and anything we use sugar for today, so the season was very important for local families. I suspect it was a product that brought a great deal of joy to most households.
Grim's Grub: Sugarbush is calling maple syrup lovers
March 10, 2018 - 12:00pm
March 7, 2018
Pork Milanese over Lemony Buttered Noodles. David Samson / Forum News Service
Comforting pork and noodle dish an easy weeknight dinner
March 7, 2018 - 8:38am
March 4, 2018
When melons – including cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon – arrive at the store, the sugar content is at its peak but produce managers continue to let them soften for optimal texture. Stock image.
A recipe for ripeness: How to buy the freshest fruit in the store
March 4, 2018 - 8:01am
March 3, 2018
Chef's Hat: Cooking with coconut oil
March 3, 2018 - 11:00am
February 28, 2018
Grim's Grub: Lenten season means it's Friday fish time
February 28, 2018 - 11:00am
Penne noodles hold a lot of sauce.  Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Spice up supper with this Angry Pasta recipe
February 28, 2018 - 8:53am
February 25, 2018
Pine River Area Food Shelf seeks donations
February 25, 2018 - 3:30am
February 18, 2018
Some chicken salad recipes are fairly simple: diced chicken, mayonnaise, a bit of salt and pepper and maybe some celery for a little crunch; while other recipes have a list of ingredients half a page long and have you poaching the chicken breasts instead of using leftover chicken. Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
Chef's Hat: It's time to lighten up your meals
February 18, 2018 - 11:00am
February 15, 2018
Puttin' on The Mitts: Chinese-inspired dishes for the Year of the Dog
February 15, 2018 - 11:00am
February 12, 2018
Colorful fruits and vegetables are especially high in antioxidants. Think red, orange, yellow, purple and blue. Photo illustration
Nutrition: Choose foods to boost your immunity
February 12, 2018 - 10:00am
February 10, 2018
During winter, however, we can supplement our wood, propane or electric heat with food preparation, which is actually pretty cool. Not only can we add heat to the air, using a crock pot or steamer we can add moisture as well, something sorely lacking in the winter air. On those particularly cold days when it feels like the cold has soaked into our bones, we can even add a little spice to heat us from the core.
Grim's Grub: Combat cold weather with hot cookin'
February 10, 2018 - 9:30am
February 7, 2018
In the Midwest, Jell-O is combined with a variety of ingredients like whipped topping, vegetables, fruit and/or cottage cheese and called a "salad." Photo courtesy the Chemical Heritage Foundation
Attention fellow Midwesterners: Jell-O isn't salad
February 7, 2018 - 9:37am
January 27, 2018
Those fundraiser cookbooks hold the recipes of hundreds of families and family members. The food they made was important to someone beyond the physical nourishment it provided. It's often like a signature or a fingerprint. These cookbooks commemorate them, so collecting those books, to me, is a part of preserving history, family and even happiness.
Grim's Grub: Get a taste of 'A Taste of History'
January 27, 2018 - 10:00am
January 21, 2018
Put in your favorite ingredients or use whatever you have on hand. You can put in a bit of marinara and Swiss cheese, cream cheese and sundried tomatoes, or pieces of ham and cheddar cheese. Almost any variety of fruit or vegetable can be used as stuffing. Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
Chef's Hat: Be creative when making stuffed chicken breasts
January 21, 2018 - 9:00am