Christmas Dinner: Succulent Prime Rib Roast

Herb-Encrusted Prime Rib Roast is the perfect main course for Christmas Dinner (or any dinner, in our opinion). Succulent and full of flavor, prime rib always makes a statement. Several years ago, we made a bone-in prime rib roast for Christmas, but have since followed the advice from our local butcher at Meats by John…
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Christmas Favorites: Tony’s Norwegian Meatballs

When you’re married to one Sicilian, and mother to another, it’s easy to become infected by their passion for all things Italian. In fact, I often refer to myself as an I.B.M. – Italian by Marriage. But my grandfather, Don Mathison, was 100% Norwegian and proud of it, and every now and then we find…
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Christmas Favorites: Peppermint Bark

Peppermint Bark is the very first treat we make to kick off the holiday baking season, and Gio and I have been making it together since he was two years old, just like my mom did when I was growing up. This is a great recipe to try with kids as it’s easy, affordable, and…
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Today’s Holiday Recipe: Sun-Dried Tomato Crostini

Sun-Dried Tomatoes are a great way to enjoy the flavor or tomatoes during the winter months, and this appetizer is one of our favorites to feature during the Christmas season. Not only are these crostini big on flavor, combining sun-dried tomato pesto, fresh basil and fresh mozzarella, but these red, white and green ingredients also…
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Comforting Beef With Barley Soup – It’s What’s For Dinner

SPECIAL NOTE: This Wednesday is our 5th Anniversary as food columnists for The Forum, and we are celebrating with a 5th Anniversary Giveaway, featuring a prize basket that includes a copy of our cookbook “Party on the Prairie,” a bottle of our favorite Greek extra virgin olive oil, and other holiday treats. CLICK HERE for…
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