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By Angela Denstad Stigeler Everyone loves a little luxury at the table, and this time of year it tends to come in the form of butter. While good creamery butter is an indispensable flavor of the holidays, if you’re looking for a little surprise, try taking one of your classic side dishes for a flavor [...]

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By Angela Denstad Stigeler Whether you’re trekking over the river and through the woods or staying close to home this Thanksgiving, everyone will appreciate this simple and surprising autumn appetizer. Served warm, it encompasses the best of field and forest in the form of ground corn and fresh mushrooms. From the field comes the unlikely [...]

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By Angela Denstad Stigeler Once we cross the threshold of November, it seems the holiday melee can no longer be held at bay. This year, I’ve even seen Halloween décor mixed helter-skelter with some pilgrims and Christmas trees. Before it comes to this sort of pell-mell holiday melting pot, it’s a good idea to have [...]

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By Angela Denstad Stigeler Halloween is all about pumpkins, chocolate and disguises. So if you feel like concocting a little treat encompassing all three, here’s a handy trick: chocolate icebox wafers sandwiched with a pumpkin filling. The cookies are made with a simple slice-and-bake method, which means they come together in the bat of an [...]

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By Angela Denstad Stigeler Walnuts sometimes seem a bit drab in comparison with other members of the nut family. They’re more plentiful and less pricey than pine nuts, less rich in flavor than pecans, more rumpled than almonds. Nevertheless, these stalwart pantry staples are worth their weight in gold when it comes to health benefits, [...]

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