Tinkering With A Midwest Favorite: Cinnamon Scotcheroos Shake Things Up

FARGO – Every once in awhile I’m reminded that not everyone lives life the way we do in the upper Midwest. And nowhere is that more evident than in the kitchen. Not everyone calls that bubbly stuff we drink “pop.” In most of the world a casserole – while warm to the touch – is…
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New Book Seeks To Make Indigenous Foods More Accessible

FARGO – There’s something special about eating the way your ancestors did. I remember one Christmas, my sister and I chose to make an authentic British Christmas dinner complete with beef Wellington, Yorkshire pudding and plum pudding. It was a ton of work, but it felt pretty cool to know that we were enjoying the…
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Keep Summer’s Basil Lovefest Going By Preserving It

FARGO – One of the best pieces of advice I heard about gardening is to grow what you like. Simple enough. But I didn’t always do that. I would grow tomatoes (which are not among my family’s favorite things) because they grow easily in this part of the country. When I’d get a bumper crop…
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Bacon And Egg Muffins: Grab-and-Go Breakfast With Surprise In The Middle

One of the best parts of writing “The Great Indoors” is searching for recipes to try. I love looking on Pinterest to see the crazy concoctions people craft and, more importantly, see if the average home baker like me can succeed at making them. Some of my all-time favorites were the Pop Bottle Cakes, Lumberjack…
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Oozing With Fall Flavors: Spiced Rum Adds Richness To Pumpkin Cobbler

FARGO – As fall hits, millions of Americans immerse themselves in all things pumpkin spice. Pumpkin spice mania began in 2003, when Starbucks introduced the pumpkin spice latte. Since then, the coffee giant has sold hundreds of millions of them to the PSL faithful, many of whom countdown the days until their beloved drink become…
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