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November 16, 2011 + Crisco Pie Hotline: (877) 367-7438 + King Arthur Flour Co.’s Bakers Hotline: (802) 649-3717 + Butterball Turkey Talk-Line: (800) BUTTERBALL, (www.butterball. more »»


November 15, 2011 Burlington-Des Lacs Elementary Monday: Chicken patty on bun, peas, baked beans, fresh fruit. Tuesday: Pepperoni pizza, salad bar, pineapple, pears, granola mix. more »»

For this year’s Thanksgiving dinner think healthy thoughts

November 9, 2011 To say that I love Thanksgiving dinner is similar to saying that expensive Champagne is something to satisfy your thirst. I don’t just love it. I live for it. more »»

Giving thanks for a healthy pumpkin pie

November 9, 2011 November is a tough month. I mean, we’ve barely recovered from our Halloween sugar shock and already we’re gearing up for an all-day eat-off of turkey and trimmings. more »»


November 8, 2011 Burlington-Des Lacs Elementary Monday: Slushburger on bun, green beans, baked beans, fresh fruit. Tuesday: Chicken fajita, salad bar, strawberry and peach cups. more »»

Try the pie

November 2, 2011 There are plenty of fancy variations of apple pie, but sometimes you just need an all-American classic. And so we created this simple, and simply delicious recipe. more »»

Cider jazzes up sausage recipes

November 2, 2011 Hard-Cider Soaked Apple-Sage Sausages If you can’t find the pre-packaged “gourmet” sausages, use a sweet Italian sausage and add chunks of apples (about 2 apples) and 4 to 5 fresh sage leaves to th... more »»

FOOD on a DEADLINE - Roast green beans for a bold warm salad

November 2, 2011 When it comes to green beans, the oven tends to get overlooked. Maybe it's because steaming and sauteing are so quick, and bringing out the best in green beans calls for just a bit of heat. more »»

LET'S COOK: Making connections

November 2, 2011 No matter how many casseroles have been served at Sons of Norway meetings, church pot lucks, Grandma’s house, or family gatherings, another creative inspiration of a casserole waits on the horiz. more »»


November 1, 2011 Burlington-Des Lacs Elementary Monday: Hot dog on bun, baked beans, coleslaw, fresh fruit. Tuesday: Tater tot hotdish, salad bar, pears, mandarin oranges, granola mix. more »»

It's Halloween!

October 26, 2011 We generally discourage cooking with open wounds. Then again, Halloween is the one time of year nobody seems to mind a little blood on their food. more »»

Butter gets better

October 19, 2011 Remember when butter came in two varieties – salted and not? Food writer and blogger Leitha Matz can, which makes it all the more surprising when she contemplates the herd of butter choices now... more »»

Try a gooey, buttery pear cake perfect for fall

October 19, 2011 Gooey Butter Pear Cake Start to finish: 2 hours (30 minutes active). Serves 16. more »»

LET'S COOK - 50 years of Mr. Bubble

October 19, 2011 A dear family friend has just turned 50 this year. He is still young and so very popular. For a fact, I know he has no knee problems, nor has he ever thought of Botox. more »»


October 18, 2011 Burlington-Des Lacs Elementary Monday: Sub sandwich, coleslaw, flavored brown rice, fresh fruit. Tuesday: Corn dogs, salad bar, peaches, applesauce, granola mix. more »»

Tusind tak! or ... a thousand thanks!

October 12, 2011 LOS ANGELES (AP) - They come in slippery, tongue-twisting names such as “spandauer,” ‘’hyldeblomst sorbet” and “gelehallon.” And they are spreading across America. more »»

Frittatas make a quick, complete meal

October 12, 2011 It’s a complete meal. It’s easy. It’s fast. It’s versatile. A frittata is simply one of the best choices when a weeknight meal needs to get on the table fast. more »»

Rethinking classic - that is, fatty - meatloaf

October 12, 2011 I just can’t help but look at ingredients and try to find new and unexpected ways to use them. So when I started thinking about ways to give meatloaf a healthy makeover, I wondered... more »»


October 11, 2011 Burlington-Des Lacs Elementary Monday: Hamburger patty on a bun, corn, baked beans, fresh fruit. Tuesday: Sausage pizza, salad bar, mandarin oranges, pineapple, granola mix. more »»

Just how good is a $16 muffin?

October 5, 2011 So, political kerfuffle aside, you have to wonder exactly what a $16 muffin would taste like. more »»



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