Monthly Archives: November 2011

Thanksgiving week: a recap

Celebrated thanksgiving with the Baker family at my grandma’s house. Good food, good family time. We’re headed to Lincoln later today for our second Thanksgiving with the Hansens. Did a bit of Black Friday door busting with my sister today; … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving week: Leftovers and Links!

So in the wake of the food coma we’ll likely all be experiencing later today, I present you with a useful roundup of links to some creative ways to dispose of your leftovers. Also, some tips on how to store … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving week: Baker-Hansen Heritage Recipes

Ok, so neither of these are "heritage" in the true sense of the word, because they’ve both originated with more recent generations of the Baker-Hansen family. But they’re two of my absolute holiday favorites. One originated with me, the other … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving week: Wine with Jesse Becker, MS

I met Master Sommelier Jesse Becker when he was working at Omaha’s Boiler Room restaurant. Not only does he know his stuff — he’s got the rare and prestigious professional certification awarded by The Court of Master Sommeliers – he’s a … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving week: for the non-meat eating crowd

Since Thursday is the beginning of the crazy holiday season when food is on everyone’s mind, I’ve got a series of posts planned about holiday cooking, including some tidbits on food safety, an interview with a food storage expert from the … Continue reading

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Chocolatier Blue and my first giveaway!

Update: The contest is now closed. The winner of the “Adventures with Chocolate” cookbook via a random number generator is commenter #11, RachelWarne. Congratulations! I’ll give you the full scoop in my dining notes column tomorrow in the World-Herald about … Continue reading

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Q&A: Isa Chandra Moskowitz

I was thrilled to receive Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s newest vegan cookbook, Vegan Pie in the Sky, in the mail a few weeks ago. I’m not the most talented of bakers — in fact, I have more baking failures than successes … Continue reading

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OWH Video extra: Starbucks taste test

Yesterday Rainbow Rowell, newsroom Starbucks expert, and I did a little taste on behalf of Starbucks lovers everywhere. I’d been reading online about a lot of recipes that claimed to re-create the deliciousness that are Starbucks seasonal drinks. I wanted to … Continue reading

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Reubens. I’m going there.

Last weekend, my sister and I went to the Omaha public Library’s first annual “Read it and Eat” culinary conference. The all day event included four panels, lunch and a cookbook exchange, and was, amazingly, free. I’ll have more on … Continue reading

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Omavore Cocktail Night

We had a few friends over recently to try some cocktails created with Patron XO Cafe, which the fine people at Patron sent to me and asked me to try. My friends happily obliged, and my talented friend and fellow Word-Herald … Continue reading

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