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Sophie Bengtsson;
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How Do I Make My Cookies Better? Some Tips To Homemade Cookie Perfection

This will come to no surprise to anyone who knows me well:  I have a strong distaste for box-cooking.  Nothing - and I mean nothing will ever taste better than something you've made from scratch.  That means toss the brownie and cake mixes, the pizza crust packets, the pancake powder, and the pre-made cookie dough and make your own.  That's why you have flour, sugar, fats, and seasonings in your kitchen cupboard.  (Sorry if I suddenly sound like Martha Stewart;  The lady is right!)

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Andrea Skjold;
Andrea Skjold;
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What Is The Most Popular Hotdish In Minnesota? Representative Betty McCollum Wins The 5th Annual Minnesota Congressional Hotdish Competition

While I'm not a fan of hotdishes myself - many people in the Northland are;  That's why they've become almost as synonymous as snow in our area.  Perhaps that's why Minnesota State legislators decided a few years ago to have a hotdish competition.  It seems like their challenge is a way to make them seem more like their constituents and less like the country club folks they usually rub elbows with.

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Sabra Hummus Products Recalled Due To Threat Of Listeria Contamination; Learn Which Sabra Hummus Products Are Involved

A popular brand of commercially-prepared hummus is being recalled by its manufacturer due to concerns that it might be contaminated with listeria.  Sabra Dipping Company is recalling 30,000 cases of its popular hummus dips.

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Elsa, Getty Images
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What Are The Most and Least Expensive Food and Drink Items You Can Get at Target Field for the 2015 Season?

Going to the ballgame usually means shelling out some cash for peanuts and Cracker Jacks, or a brat and beer; depending on your preference. Just how much is getting some food at Target Field going to cost you this season?

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Sean Gallup;
Sean Gallup;
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How Do I Pick A Green Pepper? Learn The Secret To Sweet Or Bitter Peppers

The peppers we generally refer to as "green peppers" are actually Bell Peppers and contrary to their name aren't all that "peppery" in taste.  They generally come in four colors:  Red, orange, yellow, and the ubiquitous green. But how do you pick one out at the store?

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Matt Bachrach;
Matt Bachrach;
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Why Was Kraft Macaroni And Cheese Recalled? Get The Details You Need To Know About Which Boxes Are Affected

If you're a fan of that dry, cardboard-like macaroni and cheese that comes in a box from Kraft - heads up:  There's a recall.  More than 6-million boxes are part of the affected lot and here's what you need to know.

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What’s The Difference Between Heavy Cream And Half-And-Half? Can I Substitute Half-And-Half For Recipes Calling For Heavy Cream?

As the resident "foodie" at work, I often field food-related questions.  Today, a co-worker asked me a question that I thought was a good one and I thought I would share the answer.  The question was:  Can I substitute half-and-half for heavy cream in a recipe?

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Where Are The Best Burgers In Minnesota And Wisconsin? You May Be Shocked

Where is the best burger in the state of Minnesota or Wisconsin? That is the question that Thrillist asked, and then presented the findings.

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Liv Friis-Larsen;
Liv Friis-Larsen;
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How Can I Afford To Eat Healthy? West Duluth Branch Library Offers Help February 19

Most people want to eat health.  If you've tried to incorporate foods that are better for you into your diet, you've probably experienced the fact that "healthy" foods can be "pricy" foods.  The West Duluth Branch Library has a series of solutions and they're ready to offer them to the public for free - Thursday, February 19.

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McDonalds Holds National Hiring Day To Add 50,000 Employees
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Chris Allen Paid For Meal With Lovin’, Here’s The Story

Every Wednesday I take my son Sam to Dance Class at Stacey's School Of Dance, before we go, Sam and all his dance friends get together every week to eat somewhere. This week we ate at McDonald's, wait till you hear this.

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What Is Chris Pointing At, Q and A Buffet Does Pasta

Q and A Buffet was at Do North Pizza for a treat of pasta and cheesy bread. Something happened when Matt and I share a recipe, without checking with each other we share a similar recipe. How do we do that, can we read each others minds.

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Q and A Buffet, Watch The Process Of Making A Pizza At Do North Pizza

While we were filming Q an A Buffet, I had the opportunity to watch a Pizza being made, which I thought was kind of interesting. I know how to make a Pizza but to watch someone that does it for a living was quite fun.

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