When Life Hands You Lemons…My Baking Disaster

Our food column in The Forum this week features a lovely Lemon Poppy Seed Breakfast Bread, but that wasn’t the originally intended recipe. No, instead I had high hopes of showcasing a lovely lemon pound cake, based on a new recipe I discovered in a cookbook all about the secrets of baking. Faced with a…
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Take Comfort In This Meat-Lover’s Meatloaf

Beloved throughout America, meatloaf is held up as one of the ultimate comfort foods, and everyone I’ve ever talked to about this wholesome specialty claims that their version is the best. We are strongly attracted to foods that create such universal appeal as to generate a sense of pride and territory – what is the…
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Cold Weather Comfort: Cream Of Chicken Soup

Cream of Chicken Soup…the perfect antidote to a cold winter day. This soup is the embodiment of savory comfort, and is surprisingly light and silky for a cream soup. It’s a hit wherever we take it, including last weekend at the Valley Women’s Expo – we could hardly keep up with the demand! Easy to…
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FIND The Lost Italian At The FargoDome This Weekend!

Tony, Gio and I will be presenting at the FargoDome this weekend as part of the Valley Women’s Expo, and we would love to have you join us! We will be featuring four of our favorite recipes, including Flourless Chocolate Torte, Tuscan Bean Salad, Cream of Chicken Soup and Gio’s Meatballs. Tickets are available at…
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Post-Holiday Detox: Warm Up With Roasted Fennel Soup

With today’s temps hovering around -4 degrees, and a “feels-like” temp of -14 degrees, soup was a natural choice for today’s Post Holiday Detox recipe and our Roasted Fennel Soup is a great way to stay healthy and warm. Fennel, or finocchio in Italian, is a winter vegetable rich in potassium and fiber content, and…
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