Food

Nutritious nacho toppings can please all Super Bowl fans

Super Bowl Sunday is America’s second-largest day for food consumption, surpassed only by Thanksgiving. Pizza, chicken wings, pretzels, potato chips and dips are some of the top-selling foods. Domino’s Pizza estimates its Super Bowl Sunday sales are five times greater than the average ...

KitchenWise: Sauteed Duck Breasts are elegant entree for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine's Day looming, here's an elegant entree that any basic cook can execute with ease. I'm talking about duck breasts with a five-ingredient sauce, the making of which requires all of 15 minutes of hands-on time. But first, let's address a few common misconceptions about duck. ...

Wine, meat and garlic combine for a stick-to-your ribs stew

During the recent bomb cyclone snowstorm, I couldn't go to the store for several days as I waited to get plowed out of my driveway. I had plenty of food, but a lot of it was that first of January "diet" food and I was craving a warm stick-to-your ribs stew. It became a challenge to see what I ...

Rich and heavy French beef stew actually made healthier

When it comes to making beef stews, the French are clear winners. French beef stews - from wine country's Boeuf Bourguignon to southern France's Daube a la Provencale - get their unmistakable flavor from onions, red wine, chunks of beef, herbs and often bacon or fatty pork that simmer ...

Pulses rich in lean protein and fiber

Part of my job that I love the most is that I learn something new every day, and I have recently been learning a great deal about pulses. Pulses are on track to be at the top of the most popular food trends list; however, pulses are a food that has been around for quite some time, evidence of ...

KitchenWise: Super Bowl snacks: Baked potato skins and onion kale dip

I'm not really sure why, but when sports fans assemble in front of their TVs to watch the Super Bowl, major sustenance seems to be required. The big game clearly inspires its viewers to go big. This recipe is made to order for the occasion. In fact, it's two recipes. The first is for potato ...

KitchenWise: Leftovers make tasty Spinach and Feta Burgers

Leftovers! Some folks love them, others happily scrape them into the trash. Me, I'm on the love team. Leftovers speak to me. I'd always rather start a meal with a fridge full of tasty bits of this and that than have to confront a blank canvas of raw ingredients. This recipe tackles one ...

HOME WITH THE LOST ITALIAN: Start year off right with light, lemony salad

I don’t know about you, but this recent cold snap has left me feeling somewhat sluggish, especially on top of the holiday (over)indulgence. With my waistline threatening to expand after one too many peanut bars, my body and mind are telling me that it’s time to correct course with some ...

KitchenWise: Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes are simple to make

Let's say you've resolved to eat healthier in the New Year, but find yourself tripped up over and over again by your unconquerable yen for food that's rich and delicious. And let's also say that one of your favorite dishes is mashed potatoes. There are no potatoes in this recipe, but by the ...

GREAT INDOORS: What I learned from 21 days of keto eating

If you’re like me on these days after Christmas, you’re staring at mostly-empty Christmas cookie containers wondering how it got this far. Crumbs are the only evidence of the carnage that unfolded throughout the holiday season. Oh, the humanity! The holidays are a time of parties, home ...

KitchenWise: Korean Grain Bowl is built on healthy, filling ingredients

Every New Year, lots of us resolve to lose weight. And every year, lots of us fail. The problem? We go from eating too much food, much of it unhealthy, to eating very little of anything. But after starving ourselves for a while, many of us return to our old habits and regain the weight. This ...

Shrimp paired with pineapple brings elegance and sweetness

SHRIMP AND PINEAPPLE BROCHETTES Servings: 4 - Start to finish: 10 minutes1 pound large cooked shrimp, cleaned, thawed if frozen 1 cup pineapple cubes, about 1/2-inch each, drained and halved if using typical large canned chunks (grapefruit or orange may be used) 1 tablespoon prepared ...

HOME WITH THE LOST ITALIAN: Treat yourself to truffles this New Year’s Eve

Whether you’re planning a relaxing night at home or hitting the town on New Year’s Eve, everyone deserves a special treat as we enter the new year. This week we’re sharing our recipes for Milk and White Chocolate Truffles, which are rich, elegant and delicious, and go almost too well with ...

KitchenWise: Serve Spanish-style crispy potatoes for New Year’s party

The classic New Year's libation is champagne, but what to eat is a matter of broader choice. This year why not make it a tapas party — a feast of various little bites? And, if indeed that's how you choose to roll, one of those dishes should be these crispy baked potatoes with a garlicky red ...

THE GREAT INDOORS: Cake mix makes Christmas baking a breeze

One thing I’ve learned from my years of holiday baking is to simplify when you can. For example, I found out the hard way that when you spend hours baking cookies, the last thing you’re in the mood to do is spend hours decorating them. Some days I’m in the mood to bake elaborate recipes ...

HOME WITH THE LOST ITALIAN: Jazz up your holiday table with ease and elegance

FARGO — We love holiday entertaining, but can often find ourselves overwhelmed amidst all of the hustle and bustle that accompanies this merry season. In times like this, it’s good to have a couple of tricks up your culinary sleeve that are simple and easy to make and big on holiday appeal. ...