Category Archives: Cooking

The B.T.C. Old Fashioned Grocery Cookbook

A friend in Oxford asked me excitedly during my recent trip to the South if I’d heard of or owned the B.T.C. Old Fashioned Grocery Cookbook. I had a copy sitting on my desk way back in Nebraska and I … Continue reading

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On Midwestern Food

The first Jell-O salad I have ever wanted to eat, courtesy of Amy Thielen’s new book “The New Midwestern Table.” It’s pretty exciting to see the food I’ve grown up with — the food many of us have — in … Continue reading

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The Real Pumpkin Pie

My second Thanksgiving story of the season tackles the age-old question: Is making a pie with a real pumpkin the same as making one with canned? Find out. If you read the story (and saw the above photos) you now … Continue reading

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Setting the Thanksgiving table

Aside from cooking my first Thanksgiving turkey, which is thawing in the fridge as we speak, I’m probably most excited about setting my Thanksgiving table. I turned to pinterest for some inspiration — to be honest, I’ll probably hit a … Continue reading

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Turkey: your suggestions

This year I will be cooking my first ever Thanksgiving turkey. I’ve decided to buy the bird lcoally, from Randy Wattermann, who raises free range birds on his farm in West Point, Neb. I wrote a whole story about Randy … Continue reading

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All Hallow’s Eve in the kitchen

A few ideas before the day ends. Honestly Yum has been owning the spooky cocktail category. I mean, just look at the two above. Find the recipes for the Blackbeard and Halloween pumpkin punch over on their blog, one of … Continue reading

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Isa’s Top Omaha Vegan Bites

So this is the amazing Tofu Stroganoff of dreams that I made with Isa Chandra Moskowitz. She was gracious enough to let me and a World-Herald photographer hang out with her in her Omaha kitchen and cook recipes from her … Continue reading

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Fall books I’m excited to read (and cook with)

I get oodles of books at work — we’ve been over this — and this fall a few stand out. Here’s my latest stack to read: Isa Does It (Oct. 22) is one of my most anticipated releases this year, … Continue reading

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Fresh Direct (from Alaska)

Last month my father-in-law went on a fishing trip to Alaska with some friends and family. He fished daily on lakes, rivers and in the ocean for a few days and stayed in a cabin. It wasn’t until his photos … Continue reading

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The Avocado Tale of Woe

I exposed what’s probably my greatest food weakness this week on Twitter: I don’t like avocado. Whenever someone finds out that I don’t care for avocado they’re surprised. Sometimes they seem disappointed. Sometimes they don’t believe me. “How can a … Continue reading

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