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Cutting through the competition in Florida
For the second time, Duluths Dan Willeck has won a slice of heaven in 2011, he won an all-expenses-paid trip to Naples, Fla., and this year hell head to Amelia Island, Fla., for the championship roun...
3/5/14 at 12:00 AM Army maneuvers 2/27/14 at 12:00 AM
Pantry rescheduled 2/26/14 at 12:00 AM
Recipe: Hot Chocolate -- the Real Thing, not the Powder
Those of us who grew up in the 1970s know that it was not an era of of high taste -- be it in food, fashion, or home decor. The latter brought us avocado green appliances and brown and orange plaid ...
3/4/14 at 1:50 PM Recipe: Lentil Soup 2/18/14 at 2:16 PM
Recipe: Pancakes 2/11/14 at 1:49 PM
The High Cost Of Our Favorite Things
Do you have certain items or services you refuse to give up? Despite the 'high' cost of them. And how do you make room in your budget for them? For example, I refuse to stop buying healthy, fresh foo...
3/3/14 at 11:22 AM How to Keep Pet Expenses Down 1/15/13 at 11:59 AM
Pizza Potato Skins
Today I made this genius little creation for the kids at lunch. There is one food the kids can all agree they like....pizza. Ok....that's not even always true. In reality, they all like pizza, there i...
3/1/14 at 4:30 PM Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli with Diavolo Sauce 2/14/14 at 4:44 PM
Nutella & Banana Stuffed French Toast 2/12/14 at 9:35 AM
A 'to-die-for" favorite
I think just about every family has one that go-to dessert that is used to celebrate special occasions. In my post-holiday email correspondence with Barb Atchison about the recipes she submitted to m...
2/27/14 at 12:46 PM Still timely recipes 2/18/14 at 1:31 PM
Slow cooker sympathy 1/27/14 at 6:18 PM
Italian Sandwich Rolls
Here I am again, back with another bread recipe. I am hooked on making my own bread, and its been a really great treat for my family. Also, an inexpensive and healthy way to cook...you know what you'r...
2/24/14 at 11:35 AM Soup reminds me of Justin Timberlake 2/5/14 at 1:53 PM
Not Another Super Bowl Appetizer! 1/28/14 at 5:21 PM
My Tanzanian Village School: Lunch and Lectures
As the morning of my first day at my village school came to a close, I was back in my room sitting at my simple wooden table and chair. I was writing about my arrival to Tanzania when Mama Diana calle...
2/23/14 at 8:28 AM My Tanzanian Village School (part one) 2/16/14 at 4:58 AM
"The Greatest Food in Human History" 8/13/13 at 8:18 AM
A delicious surprise
I mentioned in Monday's blog entry that I had been down to the twin cities for the weekend because I had a Minnesota Master Gardener State Advisory Board meeting (whew--that's a mouthful!) at the Minn...
1/29/14 at 8:24 AM Exciting new books 4/10/13 at 7:33 AM
. . . and some Korma 12/12/12 at 8:46 AM
Chinese Lantern fire was 20 years ago
Flames erupt from the upper windows and roof of the Chinese Lantern shortly after 7 a.m. on Jan. 16, 1994 as firefighters pour water into the three-story structure from their hoses and aerial trucks...
1/16/14 at 8:45 PM Downtown Duluth's Sunnyside Cafe, 1981 4/7/13 at 8:52 PM
120 years ago, 'handsome and cultured' Lakeside became part of Duluth 12/31/12 at 12:14 AM
Top Ten Favorite Holiday Dishes for Easy Entertaining- Part One
During the holidays, most of my days are filled with making cookies by the thousands. By the time the weekend comes, I want to entertain and have my friends over, but I am pretty tired at the end of m...
12/13/13 at 11:40 AM Holiday Baking Marathon- Recipe for Cajun Cocoons 12/2/13 at 4:53 PM
Culinary Adventure: Crawfish Time in the Deep South... 4/1/13 at 3:03 PM
Dine and Dash
This weekend we happened to be out of town at dinner time (or supper, if you grew up the way I did!). Our restaurant of choice was a pizza buffet. It doesn't really matter which one - we've been to th...
11/19/13 at 7:03 PM Mr. Sweet Tooth 4/4/13 at 1:55 PM
Every grease monkey's dream. 3/28/13 at 5:24 PM
Red Lobster completes makeover
With remodeling complete, the Red Lobster restaurant in Duluth's Canal Park now sports a look look inspired by the New England coast. To give guests a feel of seaside dining, the restaurant now has a...
10/1/13 at 1:53 PM Grandma's unveils addition 6/4/13 at 6:57 PM
We'll miss you, Lotus Inn 2/4/13 at 3:49 PM
New Bill Proposed for EBT and Food Stamps
One of my loyal readers forwarded me a story about a subject that I wrote about some time ago that generated some steam. It appears Rep Phil Roe has proposed a bill that would require only healthy f...
9/12/13 at 1:12 AM EBT/FOOD STAMPS REALLY?!?!?! 1/17/13 at 2:49 PM
Minnesota fair food not just deep fried
By Don Davis Jayden Johnson sat on a park bench eating one of his favorite Minnesota State Fair foods in 96-degree heat. It was not something dipped in batter and deep-fat fried or even, on one of th...
8/30/13 at 9:24 AM U.S. House plans new farm bill without food stamps 7/11/13 at 10:10 AM
Farm bill likely will come back 6/20/13 at 5:48 PM
Circle of Hope Raffle, Third Prize
The restaurant certificates are from: -The Duluth Grill-www.duluthgrill.com -Grandma's Restaurants-www.grandmasrestaurants.com -Grizzly's-www.grizzlys.com -Red Lobster-www....
8/16/13 at 4:47 AM Processed Food, Food Additives, Etc., 5/10/13 at 4:30 PM
St. Patrick's Day, March 17 3/6/13 at 4:58 PM