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May 7, 2018 Whether soft or bold, colors are an integral part of our lives. more »»

Puffs of Love for Mother's Day

May 7, 2018 Celebrate Mom on Mother’s Day with a homemade breakfast surprise. This recipe is a twist on a delicious puff pancake, also called a Dutch baby, which typically is baked in a large cast-iron skillet. more »»

Celebrate Kwanzaa With African Stew

December 6, 2017 This easy-to-prepare chicken peanut stew is an adaptation of a delicious dish I enjoyed during my trip to the Ubangi region of the Democratic Republic of Congo this yea. more »»

Hearty ‘Hotdish’

November 30, 2017 Here’s our tasty, family-friendly version of a Minnesota “Hotdish. more »»

Peter Piper Has Nothing On These Sweet-Hot Treats

May 22, 2017 Imagine taking a hungry bite into a warm grilled-cheese sandwich. more »»

Mix It Up With Muesli

January 24, 2017 When you travel, what souvenirs end up meaning the most? Photos, clothing, impulse items stashed in the side pockets of your luggage? When I pondered the same question and reflected on special trips... more »»

Counting Down the Days

December 14, 2015 Consider for a moment how much of life is spent weighing, measuring and counting. more »»

Sharing a Family Favorite Cookie

December 14, 2015 It’s cookie-baking season, and with so many tempting possibilities in magazines and online this time of year, I’m inspired to try something new, but inevitably fall back on favorites that my family... more »»

Refuel With Tasty Snacks

November 10, 2015 After a busy day at school or work, who doesn’t need a little refueling? Make it easy for you and your kids, with healthy, tasty snacks that are a cinch to make ahead of time or right when hunger... more »»

Peanuts and Pomegranates

November 10, 2015 November. more »»

Shopping for Christmas Spirit

December 2, 2014 What activates the Christmas spirit within us? Is it the last bite of Thanksgiving pumpkin pie or hearing the first Christmas song slipped in the regular radio programming? At the grocery store, do... more »»

Native Food Science for Thanksgiving

November 4, 2014 Thanksgiving features foods that were enjoyed long before the first pilgrims stepped on to this continent. Pumpkins are an original American food. more »»

Pumpkin-palooza recipes

October 3, 2014 It’s pumpkin season! To satisfy your sweet tooth and celebrate America’s favorite gourd, try these new recipes. more »»

Make 24-Hour Refrigerator Vegetable Pickles

October 3, 2014 On a recent afternoon when my son texted me to check in, I nimbly replied with sticky fingers, “I’m preoccupied with taking pics of pints of pickled. ... more »»

Homemade Post-Game Snacks

April 2, 2014 It’s a blooming miracle! The snow finally melted! No longer dressed like penguins, the kids run around in sweat shirts. Waiting for the daffodil buds to open, we celebrate green-up time. more »»

Maple Sugar Candy

March 4, 2014 It’s maple sugaring time in the woods! With days above freezing, and nights below, Sugar maple trees are sending sweet sap up from their roots to wake up their buds above! Here’s a delicious way to... more »»

Real Food ... Fast ... for Kids

January 7, 2013 Winter is a time for comfort food — and that means, more than ever, preparing real home cooking for your family. more »»

The Nose Knows Christmas

December 3, 2012 Freshly cut greens, spices, oranges, peppermint ... the glorious scents of Christmas! What is your favorite? There’s usually one Christmas scent so special that it brings back great memories. more »»

Discover a Surprise Inside Spaghetti Squash

December 6, 2011 When you look over the colorful choices of squash in various goofy shapes and sizes at your market this week, tell your kids to snoop carefully to find an extra-fun variety you may have forgotten... more »»

Simply Sweet (Ideas for Using Honey)

December 6, 2011 Toothbrush alert! Right now the sugar season is in full swing. Years ago in his naive yet not-so-subtle way, our family dentist had a holiday sugar awareness program. more »»



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