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November 17, 2017
We want your recipes for the Goodest Goodie contest!
Just a reminder about Puttin' on The Mitts Goodest Goodie contest, a competition among our readers to find out who has the tastiest holiday no-bake recipes. The rules are simple. Your recipe must not require an oven, but it can use the stovetop or microwave. We are looking for sweets,...
November 17, 2017 - 6:30am
November 15, 2017
Lost Italian celebrates 5th anniversary with look back
Today marks the fifth anniversary of this column, and Tony, Gio and I wish to thank you for being part of our lives for the past five years....
November 15, 2017 - 7:52am
November 14, 2017
There's more to pumpkin than pie ... 3 recipes to try
The humble pumpkin appears each fall as jack-o-lanterns on our Halloween doorsteps and in beloved pie at our Thanksgiving feasts. But there's...
November 14, 2017 - 10:10am
November 9, 2017
Look for Puttin' on The Mitts in Tuesday's Her Voice magazine
Can't get enough of The Mitts? Well, we've got a solution for that! Pick up a copy of Tuesday's Brainerd Dispatch or Thursday's Echo Journal...
November 9, 2017 - 8:00am
Tasting cookie dough is hazardous for new reasons
Do you ever taste cookie dough? Licking the mixing spoon or pinching a chunk of batter from the bowl can be tempting. If you said "Yes, I taste...
November 9, 2017 - 7:50am
November 8, 2017
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
The holidays are fast approaching, and this preseason lull is the perfect time to start planning your menus for the upcoming festivities. Pomegranates...
November 8, 2017 - 5:17am
November 2, 2017
Puttin' on The Mitts: Got the 'Goodest Goodies'?
We all have that one treat that everyone raves about at holiday gatherings. It might be Grandma's fudge or perhaps Aunt Myrtle's peanut brittle,...
November 2, 2017 - 10:00am
November 1, 2017
Warm up winter with hearty beef and barley soup
In my previous life as a cruise director with Clipper Cruise Line, one of my very favorite dishes was the Beef with Barley Soup. Since retiring...
November 1, 2017 - 10:09am
October 27, 2017
Puttin' on The Mitts: Carving out recipes in time for Halloween
With Halloween right around the corner, Chelsey and I thought we'd try our hand at some holiday recipes. Sorry to disappoint the sweet tooth...
October 27, 2017 - 12:00pm
October 26, 2017
Keep it simple: Pecan ghost cookies for the Halloween win
FARGO — With Halloween just days away (and the fact that I was baking on Friday the 13th), I should have taken it as an omen when I ran...
October 26, 2017 - 5:01am
October 25, 2017
How to make homemade chicken stock
Soup season is here, and every fall we hail its arrival by preparing a big batch of Homemade Chicken Stock. Making stock from scratch is easy,...
October 25, 2017 - 10:46am
Column: The easy way to make pizza at home
Do you recall your first experience with pizza? The first time I tried pizza, at about age 5, I was not sold on it. In fact, I couldn't imagine...
October 25, 2017 - 9:06am
October 18, 2017
LOST ITALIAN: Butternut Bleu Cheese Sauce a go-to for fall dining
FARGO — The winter squash season is upon us, and butternut is our personal favorite among the varieties currently in abundance. Butternut...
October 18, 2017 - 6:45am
October 12, 2017
The Sioux Chef revitalizes native cuisine
FARGO — There's something special about eating the way your ancestors did. I remember one Christmas, my sister and I chose to make an authentic...
October 12, 2017 - 5:05am
October 11, 2017
Pumpkin cookies with maple glaze epitomize fall flavors
Baking is one of my passions, and I am always looking for an excuse to don my apron, heat up my oven and put my mixer to work. And when that...
October 11, 2017 - 1:09pm