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
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.
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
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.
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.
November 26, 2010 in The Republican Eagle
One morning I was sitting in a small cafÃ© having breakfast, taking notes on the unique combination of ingredients in the scrambled eggs I was eating. Continue Reading
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.