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Pilots encourage kids to get their heads in the clouds

May 14, 2012 in The Republican Eagle

Little kids tend to be fascinated by trains and airplanes, but for many of them the interest tapers off with age. Continue Reading

Boys Tennis: Ellsworth falls to New Richmond

April 17, 2012 in The Republican Eagle

The Ellsworth boys tennis team lost its first conference match of the season 6-1 Tuesday against New Richmond in New Richmond. Continue Reading

How about one last indulgence before the new year?

December 31, 2010 in The Republican Eagle

With anticipation of a new year, we prepare for a fresh start, with new goals and good intentions. But hold your horses. Before you begin 2011 with a strategy to improve your health by consuming more plants and eating meat sparingly or maybe not at all, bring on the bacon.
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Caramel Corn just right for snacking and snuggling

December 24, 2010 in The Republican Eagle

Popcorn. It’s the official winter snuggling snack in our family.
Whether it’s a snowy Saturday afternoon or a way-below-zero evening in front of the fire, there is often a big bowl of buttered popcorn in our laps. Continue Reading

A saucy gift from the kitchen

December 17, 2010 in The Republican Eagle

This time of year many of us are up to our ears in butter, flour and sugar as we mix and pat and roll and bake. Many holiday bakers will wrap up their homemade cookies, candies and breads to share as gifts. Continue Reading

Got cranberries? Versatile fruit adds color, flavor to holiday meals

December 10, 2010 in The Republican Eagle

The fun and festive holiday season is upon us. In my quest for keeping my stress levels low and my spirits high, I’m keeping everything as simple as possible this year.
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Crazy about crullers

December 3, 2010 in The Republican Eagle

As I mixed up the dough to make puffy crullers, I recalled my introduction to the sweet treat. It was one of those unseasonably hot days we experienced in October. The thermometer in Willmar, Minn., read 80 degrees as I joined my new friend, Bill Strong, in his kitchen. Bill was ready to teach me how to make crullers.
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Fluffy, fabulous frittata can be served any time of day

November 26, 2010 in The Republican Eagle

One morning I was sitting in a small café having breakfast, taking notes on the unique combination of ingredients in the scrambled eggs I was eating. Continue Reading

Claiborne’s pecan pie recipe stands the test of time

November 19, 2010 in The Republican Eagle

One day in 1960, a woman in Connecticut asked her daughter, Irene, to drive her to Stamford, about an hour away from their home. Craig Claiborne was going to be giving a cooking demonstration.
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Grouse who’s coming to dinner

November 12, 2010 in The Republican Eagle

Ten years ago I could say I’d never seen a ruffed grouse. I definitely had never tried to cook one. Then I moved to northern Minnesota. Continue Reading