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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 most … Continue reading

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Invisible Chef Saves the Day- Mama Siena’s Tex Mex Chicken Hotdish and other Delights

This is a guest post from my good friend and author Ginnie Bivona who lives in Texas. She had been my editor and great inspiration for many years.. Down in Texas they call them casseroles, but we know of course … Continue reading

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Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner Makeover

Local Registered Dietitian and Certified Culinary Professional Paula Tsufis gave me this recipe for Traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner made a little lighter. It’s a perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with friends. Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner … Continue reading

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Avid Baker’s Challenge- Cherry Chocolate Pecan Bread

I am part of an on-line baking challenge and every month we all pick the same recipe to feature on our food blogs. This is a terrific experience to see how everyone perceives the same recipes. I have learned so … Continue reading

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Veggie Open Faced Omelet Fits The Bill For a Healthy Breakfast

It’s hard to get vegetables in at breakfast. This recipe takes a little time, but well worth the effort. You can make it with egg whites to cut down the calories, but it’s delicious either way. We make this at … Continue reading

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Art of Local Food Dinner Feb. 28 in Duluth Lets Local Talent Shine

The Duluth Community Garden along with the Arrowhead Professional Chef’s Association will be holding a special local foods dinner on Feb. 28 at the Depot. Favorite area chefs will combine talents to feature ingredients that are obtainable within a 150 … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Treat- Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Looking for a unusual treat for your sweetheart on Valentines Day? This silky smooth mousse made from ripe avocados will fit the bill for a unique taste for your love. It’s raw diet friendly, vegan and vegetarian diet acceptable. The … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Squash Lentil Stew Warms the Heart

There is nothing more tasty than the creamy goodness of pumpkin. With the convenience of canned pumpkin anytime of the year, this soup is easy to make in the crock pot or on the fly at home. The added lentils … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim Grilled Steak

I love to grill in the Winter. It makes me feel like I am defying mother nature. Every Fall we move the gargantuan gas grill up four steps so it can be closer to the patio door. At least once … Continue reading

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Local Treasure- Cake Occasions Bakery Moves to Central Entrance Location in Duluth

A couple of years ago, I judged a cake contest sponsored by a local magazine. I was impressed with the winners, and I am happy to report, they moved on to open a retail bakery in Duluth. They focus on … Continue reading

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