Category Archives: In the Kitchen

Easter Menu and Tablescape

Gentle Reader: Our weather frequently demands North Dakotans keep things simple. Easter on the 47th parallel often means the juxtaposition of winter coats worn over frilly frocks and snow boots replace Maryjanes carried to church in a plastic bag. With … Continue reading

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Grilled Corn on the Cob– Mexican Style

SERVES 6 Original recipe from Cook’s Illustrated has been adapted by Bonnie Staiger. WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS: This recipe is easy–it just looks long because I’ve given detailed instructions. Grill husked corn directly on the grates over a very hot … Continue reading

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No Recipe Chicken – I Dare You to Wing It

Gentle Reader: Do you think you are not expert enough to try a 1 pot dinner without a recipe? Here I tell you how I did it so, hopefully, you aren’t intimidated by the idea. As you can see, I’m … Continue reading

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Easter Brunch Menu & Tablescape

Grand Mimosas Peppered Watermelon Lollipops Asparagus, Bacon, and Gruyere Frittata Oven Crisp Rosemary Potatoes Yeasted Belgian Waffles with Macerated    Fresh Berries and Lingonberry Butter Espresso with Orange Whipped Cream

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You Can Be a Chicken and Still Make this Easy Chicken Saltimbocca

Gentle Reader: My cooking adventures continue here on the 47th parallel. Yesterday, I attempted my first try at Chicken Saltimbocca. The recipe came from one of my favorite places Cooks Illustrated. The ingredient list is short and not threatening. My … Continue reading

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Freestanding Range Design Flaw

I need to rant for a minute. Perhaps my tirade will save someone else from making a purchase mistake. It’s time for range manufacturers to hire and consult real cooks in the design process. We would NEVER put oven vents … Continue reading

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Provence in my Periphery

Gentle Reader: Several years ago, I had the good fortune to spend 10 days in Provence France on a wine and food tour. I knew I was entering a different world when, during the flight into Marseilles, passengers were served … Continue reading

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