How Do You Roast Chestnuts On An Open Fire? (Or Broil, Saute, Or Microwave?)

FARGO – Christmas in America just might not be Christmas in America if we didn’t hear Nat King Cole crooning “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…” from our radio speakers nearly every day. According to Digital Music News, “The Christmas Song” is the fifth most played Christmas song every year. (Fun fact: the top four…
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Frank Sinatra Spaghetti And Meatballs – It’s That Good Baby!

One year my sister and I decided to honor our ancestors and make an authentic British feast for Christmas Eve dinner. Among other things, we dined upon Yorkshire pudding, plum pudding and sticky toffee pudding. (Apparently, the British Empire was built on pudding). Most of it was pretty tasty but it was super time consuming…
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PieLogNog (AKA: Pielogen): A Holiday Mashup Of Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Pecan Pie, And Eggnog

FARGO – We all have holiday traditions. Mine include watching “White Christmas,” spending too much money and – as of late – making crazy dessert mashups. I blame my fellow Forum columnist Tammy Swift for planting the seed when she wrote about the Cherpumple in 2010. You’ve probably heard of the Cherpumple which is three…
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Other Surprising Uses For Your Black Friday Ads

FARGO – Every Thanksgiving my girls and I have a tradition – we turn on the television to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and go through page after page of Black Friday ads from The Forum. Each girl takes a notepad and writes down potential presents for people on our list (and of course, themselves.)…
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7 Gadgets That Earn Their Spot In The Kitchen

  A funny thing happens every time I come home from a kitchenware home party. My husband will (maybe only half-jokingly) say “So what can we absolutely not live without now?”  He knows my pattern. I get distracted by gadgets the way that dog in the movie “Up” got distracted by squirrels. “Strawberry corer!”  “Mango…
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