A Valentine cake for the Great Indoors.
Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Valentine’s Peek-a-Boo Cake

For the first time since about 2004,  (around the same time Mark Zuckerberg was introducing a little thing called The Facebook and our favorite Friends were going off the air) I will not be my kids’ Valentine’s Day helper. They’re both in middle school now so that means no passing out Valentines to everyone in…
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Denver Bronco/Carolina Panther Football Jersey Treats (and Throw In A Chocolate Covered Football While You’re At It)

  What’s more All-American than the Super Bowl? Not much, except maybe Rice Krispie treats. Certainly, they’ve been around longer. While the big game celebrates the big 5-0 this year, Rice Krispie Treats are at least 77 years old. They were invented by two Kellogg’s home economists, . Mildred Day and Malitta Jensen, who were…
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North Dakota mac and cheese and Minnesota Swedish meatballs. 
Carrie Snyder / The Forum

12 Midwestern Food Firsts (and A Couple Of The Region’s Best Recipes)

The other day I was cleaning out my cookbook cabinet trying to make room for a fun, fabulous, and very thick new cookbook that I got for Christmas. So it was time for “out with the old and in with the new” which, as a part-time hoarder, makes my heart race. I hate letting go…
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I was a little surprised by my first bite of sweet potato pie

National Pie Day: A Northerner Tries The Southern Pie That Is Flying Off Store Shelves

National Pie Day is on the way – a day to reflect on the year in pie. Without a doubt, the hottest pie story of the year involved the popularity of Patti Labelle Sweet Potato Pies. Prior to a couple of months ago, most of us probably didn’t even know the R&B great had her…
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Two-Ingredient Ice Cream Bread – Can It Really Be This Yummy If It’s This Easy?

We’re now a couple of weeks removed from the holidays and you might just now be recovering from the frenetic pace of shopping, card writing, and party going  – and if you’re like me, baking. I’m not sure what it is about the holidays, but it puts some of us into baking overdrive. Most of…
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