Food

This Oct. 2, 2017 photo shows an Italian sausage frittata in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)

KitchenWise: Flexible Frittata is thick, satisfying omelet

What to do on a busy weeknight when you poke your head into the fridge and discover a variety of souvenirs left over from previous meals — including veggies, protein and starch? Just reach for a carton of eggs and turn the whole thing into a one-skillet meal. Leftovers? Not at all. The ...

Eating well on the trail: Hikers dehydrate home-cooked meals

When she sets up camp at the end of a long day of hiking in the Rocky Mountains, the last thing Renee Botta wants to do is cook. So she doesn't. Instead, Botta pulls out a collection of plastic freezer bags, chooses that night's fare, then boils water. Her fellow backpackers — often in ...

Old-world charm in Europe? Cereal cafes serving Lucky Charms

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Travelers wandering the streets of European capitals in search of old-world charm might just as likely stumble upon a bowl of Lucky Charms. Cafes serving American breakfast cereal have exploded in popularity in Europe as young entrepreneurs tap into both nostalgia ...

Root vegetables of carrots, parsnips and turnips are roasted with butternut squash and glazed with reduced apple cider.
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Roasted vegetable medley packed with flavor and nutrition

A few summers ago, instead of planting our own garden, we joined a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and began receiving weekly boxes of our “share” in the harvest, from June through October. That fall, we received a steady abundance of root vegetables and frantically began ...

This Sept. 25, 2017 photo shows pumpkin coconut squares in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)

KitchenWise: Pumpkin Coconut Squares are scrumptious treat for Halloween

Here's a scrumptious treat for Halloween. It happens to be too delicate to give away to the trick-or-treaters, but it's just right for y-o-u and your family and friends at a Halloween party or dinner. Preparing Pumpkin Coconut Squares takes some time, but it's mostly waiting time, not ...

WORLD OF WINE: Higher elevation means higher resveratrol

Seasoned skiers know that the higher in elevation one goes, the potential for sunburn increases. When we are in the mountains, we wear clothing to cover our body, hats to protect our head, and anything not covered, we treat with sunscreen. Research has shown that grapes grown at higher ...

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Add bean dips to your football fare

DULUTH — It is fall and football season. Gathering to attend a game or watch one on television is part of life in northern Minnesota. Food and football usually bring out pizza, potlucks and snacks. It’s hard to keep healthy eating on track during fall weekends. But with a little ...

This Sept. 21, 2017 photo shows butternut squash and leek soup with gruyere pesto toast in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)

KitchenWise: Serve Butternut Squash & Leek Soup with Gruyere Pesto Toasts

As we head into the fall, our local markets are beginning to feature winter squash. Each variety has its charms, but one of the standouts is butternut squash. Like its brethren, it becomes creamy when cooked and pureed, with no need for cream or thickener. Flavor-wise, though, it wins. Most ...

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Oozing with fall flavors, spiced rum adds richness to pumpkin cobbler

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 count down the days ...

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A contestant during last year’s Chili Cook-Off stirs a pot of cowboy chili. The second annual Chili Cook-Off is Oct. 7 at the North Dakota State Fair Center.

2nd annual Chili Cook-Off at Minot Y’s Men’s Rodeo

The aroma of chili will be wafting through the air during the Minot Y’s Men’s Rodeo. On Oct. 7, the second annual Chili Cook-Off will take place at the State Fair Center. Last year was the first year the cook-off took place, and second place honors went to the Ranger Lounge team, made ...

This Sept. 11, 2017 photo shows a skillet apple cranberry pie in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)

KitchenWise: Skillet Apple Cranberry Pie is easy to make

Just because nothing's more American than apple pie — and few desserts more delicious — doesn't mean that making one is easy. On the contrary, the standard recipes can be pretty involved. But this recipe is for a pie with only one crust, not two, and with everything cooked in the same ...

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PRAIRIEFARE: In a pickle over a side dish?

“Please enjoy these fresh pickles. Your food will be out shortly,” the server said as she placed a plate of cucumber slices in front of us. They were sprinkled with dill weed and had a nice crunch. I was in a restaurant in another state, and the somewhat sweet yet vinegary flavor and ...

This Sept. 8, 2017 photo provided by The Culinary Institute of America shows autumn sweet potato and mushroom soup in Hyde Park, N.Y. This dish is from a recipe by the CIA. (Phil Mansfield/The Culinary Institute of America via AP)

Get an autumn hug with a sweet potato and mushroom soup

What's for dinner? It is the eternal question and, nationwide, the "I'm out of ideas" face can be spotted on folks wandering the grocery store in search of inspiration. While even chefs sometimes get "dinner block," there is an advantage to having a library of tricks and techniques at your ...

Living room, dining room, kitchen … brew room?

The first time a batch of beer boiled over in his kitchen, Steve Clemens started thinking about creating a dedicated brewing space somewhere else in his home. "That pretty much solidified it," said Clemens, of Lodi, Wisconsin, who is one of an estimated 1.2 million homebrewers in the United ...

Toasted garlic and eggplant soup is garnished with croutons and fresh cheese. 
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HOME WITH THE LOST ITALIAN: Warm up with roasted eggplant and garlic soup

Eggplant is often overlooked in favor of more traditional vegetables, but this dark purple beauty is one of our favorite vegetables, and it’s been a mainstay in our garden for years. We await its arrival each summer, eagerly anticipating its use in classic Italian dishes like eggplant ...

This Sept. 4, 2017 photo shows Mexican-style chicken wings in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)

KitchenWise: Five-ingredient chicken wings are a crowd-pleasing dinner

At the end of a long fall day — after dealing with all the seasonal demands of work and school — you don't want making dinner to be a big deal. What's called for is something that's idiot-proof and crowd-pleasing. This recipe for Five-Ingredient Mexican-Style Chicken Wings presents us ...

PRAIRIEFARE: Make snack attacks count

“Make sure your seat belts are buckled and all carry-ons are properly stowed,” the flight attendant said. I pushed my purse under the seat with my foot, cinched my seat belt and settled in by the window. Then I realized that my reading materials also were properly stowed in the overhead ...

Fresh garden salad with kidney beans and a red wine vinaigrette. 
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HOME WITH THE LOST ITALIAN: Garden-fresh veggies inspire salad

This week’s recipe is inspired by what we are currently harvesting in our vegetable garden, or more appropriately, Gio’s vegetable garden. Our soon-to-be teenage son has spent the summer lovingly tending his garden, which is now coming into abundance with a bounty of sweet yellow onions, ...

A time for wine, a time for beer

Anyone who’s known me for a long time, kids me about obsessing about wine’s qualities these days. “What ever happened to your love of beer?” they ask. Still there, is my reply, especially when I want to slake a thirst from working outdoors in the garden. For a relaxing repast to engage ...