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FOOD on a DEADLINE - Roast green beans for a bold warm salad

November 2, 2011 When it comes to green beans, the oven tends to get overlooked. Maybe it's because steaming and sauteing are so quick, and bringing out the best in green beans calls for just a bit of heat. more »»

LET'S COOK: Making connections

November 2, 2011 No matter how many casseroles have been served at Sons of Norway meetings, church pot lucks, Grandma’s house, or family gatherings, another creative inspiration of a casserole waits on the horiz. more »»


November 1, 2011 Burlington-Des Lacs Elementary Monday: Hot dog on bun, baked beans, coleslaw, fresh fruit. Tuesday: Tater tot hotdish, salad bar, pears, mandarin oranges, granola mix. more »»

It's Halloween!

October 26, 2011 We generally discourage cooking with open wounds. Then again, Halloween is the one time of year nobody seems to mind a little blood on their food. more »»

Butter gets better

October 19, 2011 Remember when butter came in two varieties – salted and not? Food writer and blogger Leitha Matz can, which makes it all the more surprising when she contemplates the herd of butter choices now... more »»

Try a gooey, buttery pear cake perfect for fall

October 19, 2011 Gooey Butter Pear Cake Start to finish: 2 hours (30 minutes active). Serves 16. more »»

LET'S COOK - 50 years of Mr. Bubble

October 19, 2011 A dear family friend has just turned 50 this year. He is still young and so very popular. For a fact, I know he has no knee problems, nor has he ever thought of Botox. more »»


October 18, 2011 Burlington-Des Lacs Elementary Monday: Sub sandwich, coleslaw, flavored brown rice, fresh fruit. Tuesday: Corn dogs, salad bar, peaches, applesauce, granola mix. more »»

Tusind tak! or ... a thousand thanks!

October 12, 2011 LOS ANGELES (AP) - They come in slippery, tongue-twisting names such as “spandauer,” ‘’hyldeblomst sorbet” and “gelehallon.” And they are spreading across America. more »»

Frittatas make a quick, complete meal

October 12, 2011 It’s a complete meal. It’s easy. It’s fast. It’s versatile. A frittata is simply one of the best choices when a weeknight meal needs to get on the table fast. more »»

Rethinking classic - that is, fatty - meatloaf

October 12, 2011 I just can’t help but look at ingredients and try to find new and unexpected ways to use them. So when I started thinking about ways to give meatloaf a healthy makeover, I wondered... more »»


October 11, 2011 Burlington-Des Lacs Elementary Monday: Hamburger patty on a bun, corn, baked beans, fresh fruit. Tuesday: Sausage pizza, salad bar, mandarin oranges, pineapple, granola mix. more »»

Just how good is a $16 muffin?

October 5, 2011 So, political kerfuffle aside, you have to wonder exactly what a $16 muffin would taste like. more »»

FOOD on a DEADLINE: Beat the fall chill with a steamy bowl of chili

October 5, 2011 Chilly fall evenings are a fine time for a spicy bowl of chili. And if it can be thrown together with minimal fuss and time, all the better. more »»

LET'S COOK - Crab apples part of trip down memory lane

October 5, 2011 Would you not agree that the past two weekends have had dazzling weather? Sunny and above average temperatures—almost fooling us that summer could still be her. more »»


October 4, 2011 Burlington-Des Lacs Elementary Monday: Chicken patty on bun, peas, baked beans, fresh fruit. Tuesday: Tater tot hot dish, salad bar, strawberry and peach cups. more »»

Delicious desserts

September 28, 2011 While fall may traditionally be a time for warm fruit pies, a creamy, sweet and crunchy creme brulee -- essentially a candy-coated custard -- is an appealing way to shake things u. more »»

Mini desserts are the next big thing

September 28, 2011 The Associated Press Small is big when it comes to dessert trends. more »»

FOOD on a DEADLINE: A fresh pancetta-fueled take on pasta carbonara

September 28, 2011 Summer is made for recipes as short, simple, speedy and satisfying as this. more »»

Cannelloni a tasty meal idea

September 28, 2011 Spinach, Goat Cheese and Roasted Pepper Cannelloni Start to finish: 1 hour 15 minutes (30 minutes active). Serves 5. more »»



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