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Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup NDSU › National Diabetes Prevention Program › Social Eats https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/preventnd/socialeats Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension. Ingredients 1 large onion, diced 1 (12.5 oz.) can chicken breast or ...

9 essential gadgets worth the real estate in your kitchen

I love a shiny new kitchen object as much as the next cook, and at times my kitchen has resembled a kitchen specialty store. But if you have a small kitchen, counter space and cabinet storage are at a premium. Here are some of my all-time favorite gadgets to make your cooking life ...

Avocado Salsa

Avocado Salsa Avocado Salsa This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension. Ingredients 2 avocados, cubed 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced ¼ red onion, diced ½ lime, juiced 2 Tbsp. cilantro, finely chopped ¼ tsp. garlic powder Salt and Pepper to ...

The food isn’t ready til you add `the finishing touch’

If you’ve ever wondered why food made by your favorite restaurant chef tastes better than the food you make at home, chances are you are missing the crucial “finishing touch.” That’s the final seasoning that chefs sprinkle or drizzle on the food once it is cooked. You can add the ...

Local Tastes: Cabbage Rolls

1 medium head cabbage 1 to 1-1/4 pounds ground beef 1 cup cooked rice 1 small onion, chopped 2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1 can (16 ounces) tomato sauce 1/4 cup water Hot sauce to taste Remove core from cabbage. Steam 12 large outer leaves ...

Loaded Minestrone Soup

Viewable Minestrone Soup Click HERE for recipe link at NDSU Extension

How not to ruin that pricey piece of meat in the holiday meal

Nothing says “celebration” like a ridiculously expensive piece of meat. Well, that’s not really true, but this is the time of year for splurging, in dollars and eating. And with apologies to all the vegetarians out there, few things are as impressive an anchor to a festive meal than an ...

London offers winter warmers with a festive flavor

LONDON (AP) — Mulled wine, warm spiced cider and hot toddies have long been British staples during winter. Whiskey expert Ross Dennis at Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery explains that the hot toddy comes from Scotland. “The first mention of what we now think of as a hot toddy comes about ...

Lefse makes the season bright

DULUTH, Minn. — When I-35 was completed through Duluth in 1992, the construction interrupted natural gas lines to First Lutheran Church, which sits along the route of the freeway expansion. It happened at a bad time. The church brotherhood had been planning to cook its lutefisk, and they ...

Christmas cookies, spiced up:

To kick off the holiday baking season, I’m turning to my Norwegian heritage with a recipe that is new to my repertoire, but a timeless classic in Norway: Pepperkaker. I can’t believe I waited this long to meet this amazing cookie. In Norwegian, pepperkaker literally means “pepper ...

How to tame that intimidating winter squash

Hard winter squash is a delicious and versatile vegetable that can be used as a side dish, in fillings for ravioli or lasagna, as a noodle alternative, in soups, salads, stuffed and so on. This time of year, I crave a hot, buttery butternut or acorn ``squash mash’’ — think of it as an ...

Meatless meal: Mushroom dish is tasty for vegetarians and turkey-lovers alike

The big question each Thanksgiving has typically been simple: white or dark meat? But what do you do if you have guests whose answer is, simply, no meat? The rise of vegetarianism over the past decade means that it’s likely your guest list will include at least one or more folks who prefer ...

World-famous bakery shares secrets in a new book

PARIS (AP) — If there is such a thing as baking royalty, Apollonia Poilâne might be its queen. The 35-year-old is a third-generation baker for the world famous Poilâne in Paris. It was founded in 1932 by Apollonia’s grandfather Pierre and has inspired chefs, musicians, poets, and ...

Bourbon can make many foods better

If ever there was a season for bourbon, it’s fall. The rich, round vanilla notes of a good bourbon complement our favorite autumn foods. That goes for meats, vegetables and sweets. It’s an equal opportunity spirit that makes everything taste better. A splash of bourbon is an easy way to ...

After 3 years of camaraderie, Vegan Cookbook Club has a book of its own

DULUTH — On the first Thursday of December 2016, six people met in the Blue Room of Mount Royal Branch Library to talk about vegan cooking. They called their group The Vegan Cookbook Club. Three years later, more than 100 individuals have joined the group, and they’ve published a ...

Home with the Lost Italian: Creamed corn with a savory touch

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and now is the time to start prepping the kitchen and finalizing your menu to make sure you’re ready for the big feast. Timing is critical to pulling off a successful Thanksgiving dinner, and I try to include dishes that either won’t compete with ...

Let’s Cook: Dining Reflections

Last week I had the delight of leading a discussion about hometowns; the topic was “Restaurants and Cafés.” It was an afternoon of memories, old-fashioned story telling about favorite dining places, and why they still remain close at heart. As soon as I heard the first response, I grabbed ...

You —CAN— try this at home: Cookbook serves up TV, movie foods

It all started with a fictional turkey burger. Andrew Rea’s YouTube video series “Binging with Babish” was born in 2016 when he attempted to recreate the “fussy little burger” described in elaborate detail by Rob Lowe’s character Chris Traeger on a third-season episode of “Parks ...