Foodie Focus

Tulips - A Sure Sign of Spring

Posted on March 1, 2011

One of the most encouraging signs that winter is waning is the emergence of tulips as they break through the earth. If you don't have the pleasure of watching this rite of spring in your garden, you...
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Bring Spring Indoors

Posted on March 1, 2011

Although the first day of spring is March 20th on the calendar, it doesn't always feel like spring in Minnesota that early. To bring a touch of spring indoors, gather branches of flowering deciduous...
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300 Sensational Soups: A Conversation with Local Cookbook Author Meredith Deeds

Posted on March 1, 2011

When we were looking for new ideas to expand our Kowalski's Signature Soup line, we came across a recipe for Lasagna Soup that caught our eye. "Filled with many of the same ingredients that make...
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Include Fish in Your Meals Every Week

Posted on March 1, 2011

Fish is a healthy choice for an entrée but can often be intimidating for the home cook. The odor it sometimes produces as it is cooking can be a turnoff as well. However, armed with a few tips, fish...
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Kitchen Tips - March 2011

Posted on March 1, 2011

With Easter on the horizon, here's a tip to help make peeling all those hard-cooked eggs a breeze. After draining hard-cooked eggs, return them to the saucepan, put the lid on and shake the pan to...
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Cooking School: How to Braise

Posted on March 1, 2011

For the beginning cook, some of the terms used in recipes can be confusing and often lack meaning. One of those terms is braising. This time of year, it is a technique that can be used to create some...
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Make Your Foodball Party Special with Great Half-Time Food

Posted on February 1, 2011

Let's face it; most of us go to a football party to watch the commercials and enjoy the food! We can't do anything about the commercials, but we definitely have plenty of options to satisfy your half...
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The Meaning of Roses

Posted on February 1, 2011

The gift of a bouquet of roses can be the perfect way to express your feelings. However, did you know that different colors and numbers of roses convey different meanings? For instance, a single rose...
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Truth Be Told, Fondue is Back!

Posted on February 1, 2011

Dust off the fondue pot, because what's old is new again. Those of us who were married in the '70s probably received several fondue pots as wedding gifts and have stored them away since the craze...
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It's All About the Chocolate

Posted on February 1, 2011

We love our chocolate; in fact the average American consumes 12 pounds of chocolate every year. Since there are many types of chocolate available in our markets today, people often ask how they...
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