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Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip


Ingredients: 1 (10 oz.) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained and squeezed dry 1 (14 oz.) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 c. mayonnaise 1/2 c. sour cream 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened 1 T. lemon juice 3/4 c. grated parmesan cheese 1-1/2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. ... Read More »

Bacon ‘n Cheese Stuffed Beef Tenderloin


Ingredients: 1 (10- to 12-inch) center cut beef tenderloin 1 crumbled bleu cheese 8 to 12 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled 2 to 3 T. olive oil Salt or garlic salt Fresh ground black pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Make a cut down the center of the beef to make a pocket. Do not cut all the way ... Read More »

Cranberry Orange Cupcakes


Ingredients: 2-1/2 c. fresh cranberries, divided 1 box (18.25 ozs.) white cake mix 1 c. water 1/3 c. vegetable oil 3 eggs 1 T. orange zest 24 paper muffin liners 1 T. orange juice 3 T. sugar or decorating sugar Cream Cheese Frosting: 1 pkg. (8 ozs.) cream cheese, softened 1 stick butter, softened 1 t. vanilla 3 to 4 ... Read More »

Chocolate Peppermint Trifle


Ingredients: 1 pkg. chocolate cake or family size brownie mix, baked in a 9”x 13” pan, according to package directions 3 c. cold milk 2 pkgs. (3.4 ounces) chocolate instant pudding 1 t. peppermint extract 1 container (16 ozs.) whipped topping, thawed A few drops red food coloring (optional) 2 c. crushed peppermint candy or candy canes Fresh mint sprig ... Read More »

How to Throw a Holiday Party and Still Have Fun


Amy Hanten Shares Tips to Rock Your Party, Not Your Nerves By Donna Fischer Throwing a holiday party is something that comes naturally for some; for others it’s a stressful affair where the host or hostess overcompensates for a lack of party-giving experience by offering too much of everything. If you’re more like the latter, it’s time to take a ... Read More »

Duck Legs, Sauerkraut and Alsatian Riesling


By Davies When I was a little boy of about 6, my dad took my brother Quentin and I to Jackson Park just south of the Museum of Science and Industry. We lived on the second floor of a three-flat walk- up on 63rd street near Halsted in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. An Irishman, Tom Ryan, who played ... Read More »

Oblio’s and the Crafting of Oshkosh

Oblio’s, circa 1902 and today

BY LEE REIHERZER It’s not yet noon and Mark Schultz and Todd Cummings are standing behind their 78-year-old bar inside Oblio’s Lounge in Oshkosh. The tavern is closed and the lights are off, but the room is flooded with sunlight that streams through large windows facing Main Street. Schultz and Cummings are preparing for the day ahead, just as they ... Read More »

A River’s Edge Bar and Grill The Ground Round on Main Street, Oshkosh


BY Justin Mitchell and Jennifer Newlin Ground Round at River’s Edge 1 N Main St, Oshkosh Mon – Thu: 6am – midnight. Fri – Sat: 7am – 2am; Sun: 7am – 11pm (920) 230-6300 The Ground Round on Main Street, Oshkosh After a 15 month, $16 Million dollar renovation, the Ground Round and the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Waterfront Hotel ... Read More »

From the Wine Cave


By Kimberly Fisher Do Pink wines stay in fashion all year long? Absolutely! The Pink I am speaking of takes on many different styles; flavors can be sweet or dry, still or sparkling. The color pink takes on many different names depending on how it is made and can be made with a wide array of grapes across the world. ... Read More »

The 11 Greatest Foodie Cities in America!


Let’s be honest, the best part of vacation is the food, especially when you’re in a place with a local delicacy, which is often the case in cities across this great land. Whether known for a specific dish, renowned for high-class restaurants or praised as the donut capital of the planet, these great American cities will win a spot on ... Read More »

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