New Year’s Eve Dinner: Braised Beef Short Ribs

Recently we featured a recipe for Braised Beef Short Ribs in our weekly column in The Forum newspaper. Since then, many of our readers have reached out to us to share how much they enjoyed making – and eating – these short ribs. One reader even said that the sauce was the best gravy he’s…
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Five Festive, Last-Minute Holiday Appetizers

The clock to Christmas is winding down, and today we’re sharing some of our favorite recipes for easy, yet delicious, holiday appetizers. If you’re still looking for ideas for holiday apps, be sure to check out our last-minute favorites below – each recipe is big on flavor, festive in appearance and always a crowd pleaser.…
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Norwegian Gravlax: Perfect For Holiday Brunch

Norwegian Gravlax Recipe Pickled Red Onions Recipe Like many people in our region, my grandfather, Don Mathison, was 100% Norwegian and proud of it.  For years, our family’s Christmas Eve buffet has included Norwegian specialties like lefse, pickled herring and sardines. Several years ago, when Tony and I started hosting our family on Christmas Eve,…
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Christmas Dinner With Wow-Factor: Horseradish Encrusted Roast Tenderloin Of Beef

We have featured several  baked goods and side dish recipes this holiday season, so this week we’re shifting our focus to the main event. Whether you celebrate with your family and friends on Christmas Eve or Day, or are hosting a dinner party in the weeks leading up to the holiday, this is the occasion…
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Christmas Favorites: Sicilian Christmas Salad

Today’s featured holiday recipe is our Sicilian Christmas Salad, featuring oranges, fresh fennel, mint, red onions, green olives and extra-virgin olive oil. If blood oranges and/or the lighter pink cara cara oranges are also available, we’ll layer them in, too. Grapefruit sections would also be a great addition. This is a salad that can be enjoyed…
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