Recipe Time Capsule, week of Jan 6-12

This Week: Half super-healthy, half January comfort food…100% delicious.

I write a weekly food column for Forum Communications, which appears in The Forum newspaper and several of its subsidiaries throughout the Midwest. Below you’ll find links to past columns featured this week, since the column’s debut in 2012. Just click on the photo to visit each link.

This week’s time capsule recipes feature an assortment of healthy recipes, as well as some comforting favorites to help you make it through January. Enjoy, and let me know if you find a new favorite!  Read More




Celebrate a Norwegian Christmas with Rosettes & More

My beloved grandfather, Don Mathison, was a proud Norwegian-American and as a child our family Christmas feasts showcased traditional specialties like lefse and pickled herring, as well as sweet pastries made by my mom, like krumkake and rosettes.

With much of my life overrun by all things Italian these days – men, pasta, pride – the holidays present a welcome opportunity for me to celebrate my Norwegian heritage in the best way I know – through food. Read More