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Source: U.S. mortgage rates rise to highest levels in over two years
AT&T backs Time Warner merger at U.S. Senate hearing
Churches say they'll protect immigrants facing deportation
St. Cloud-based video company challenges state law on serving gay couples
Western Minn. cattlemen to serve on state association
WCT daily sports schedule
2016 Tribune Boys Basketball Previews
Boys Basketball Previews: Cards' Slagter always puts team first
Wild hold off Leafs' surge
Peterson may remain out of commission if Vikings are out of contention
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Harlow D. Skindelien
Marlene M. Baumann
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Dionne commentary: The disempowered majority in U.S.
Will commentary: Trump's Carrier ploy is not conservatism
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Parker commentary: Donald Trump's demagogic illogic
Thomas commentary: Remembering Pearl Harbor at 75
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
April 16, 2012
Asparagus with Creamy Chive Drizzle celebrates early spring
When the guy at the checkout asked me if asparagus could hold up to freezing temperatures, I thought he was referring to a malfunctioning refrigerator....
April 16, 2012 - 12:00am
April 9, 2012
Go straight for the Avocado Smoothie
I recently attended the annual conference for the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), held in New York this year. Breakfast...
April 9, 2012 - 12:00am
April 2, 2012
Kiwi packs a punch
I watched with intrigue as a young woman at the next table picked up her teaspoon and expertly slid the edge of it between the emerald green...
April 2, 2012 - 12:00am
March 26, 2012
I'm on a (spring) roll
Four adults lined both sides of the island in my kitchen on a recent Sunday afternoon. Picking and choosing from an array of brightly colored...
March 26, 2012 - 12:00am
March 19, 2012
Bowl your guests over with Watercress Salad in The Flatbread Bowl
First there was fire. Then there was flatbread. The first hard mixture of hand-ground flour and water was baked in hot ashes or on a stone over...
March 19, 2012 - 12:00am
March 12, 2012
Winter meets spring: Pumpkin-Mango Upside-Down Baby Cakes
The month of March is one that always keeps me guessing - is it spring or is it still winter? One day the thermometer may read 2 degrees below...
March 12, 2012 - 12:00am
March 5, 2012
Watercress takes center stage in colorful, flavorful soup
Whether Irish or not, as March 17 approaches, many home cooks start thinking green. Food coloring and sprinkles turn cookies and cupcakes into...
March 5, 2012 - 12:00am
February 27, 2012
For the love of broccoli: Stir-fry dish satisfies
I've always enjoyed eating broccoli. One of my favorite ways to prepare the green cruciferous vegetable is to steam it until it's still a little...
February 27, 2012 - 12:00am
February 20, 2012
No matter how you say it, Belgian endive is good for you
"I'll have the endive salad," I said to the self-assured, curly-haired server. I felt confident in my pronunciation (ON-deev) of the pale-colored...
February 20, 2012 - 12:00am
February 13, 2012
Honey-Glazed Roasted Pears delicious and eye-appealing (video)
This time of year, you'll usually find pears in the fruit drawer of my refrigerator. A crisp and juicy pear is a welcome midday snack eaten out...
February 13, 2012 - 12:00am
February 6, 2012
Give Brussels sprouts a chance
On a recent dinner outing with friends, I was pleasantly surprised to see Brussels sprouts on the restaurant menu. I gave the chef points for...
February 6, 2012 - 12:00am
January 30, 2012
These date bars aren't dated
Not long ago, I received an email from a reader asking me if I had an excellent recipe for date bars. It had been ages since I'd thought of those...
January 30, 2012 - 12:00am
January 23, 2012
Bring on the beans: Spicy Peppers with Beans (Chili)
I was using a soup spoon to scrape the shallow puddle of spicy, rich, dark red gravy from the bottom of a deep bowl. "How could anyone even miss...
January 23, 2012 - 12:00am
January 16, 2012
Be trendy, eat leafy in the new year
It's always interesting to read the onslaught of food trend reports as each new year begins. According to the Hartman Group's annual "Looking...
January 16, 2012 - 12:00am
January 9, 2012
Darling clementines make flavor-bursting scones
For days, I've been making trips into the chilly garage to replenish the bowl of clementines that has been decorating my dining table. Before...
January 9, 2012 - 12:00am