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Making homemade dog treats is fun, every so often. These feature wholesome ingredients for your canine companion — who will (let’s face it) eat moldy sweet potatoes out of the compost bin. more

Isthmus Cover Stories

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Stephanie Hofmann

Local CSA farmers take a break on Turkey day, but they often bring a dish to pass. Recipes from Vitruvian, Crossroads Community Farm and Los Jalapenos. more

Isthmus Giving

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Paulius Musteikis

Beer syrup cocktails are cause to obsess at Merchant, Mezze, and at home more

Cocktails

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Paulius Musteikis

Get yourself in a muddle! Grow your own cocktails! Use the bounty from your backyard garden to make your own craft cocktails. more

Isthmus Abode

I'm not sure how this happened, but friends, it's out there -- specifically the candified poop of fantastical creatures like angels, reindeer and elves. more

Isthmus Giving

Savory versions of panna cotta, the Italian cream and gelatin dessert, have been a trending item at restaurants. Flour + Water in San Francisco recently made a pea leaf rendition served with huckleberry jam. Why not employ cheese? more

FOOD & DRINK

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Marcelle Richards

Call me the patron saint of Quince & Apple's Door County Tart Cherry Grenadine because it's a blessing I can't help but pass on. The "soft release" of the Madison jam company's grenadine happened mostly via bartenders, with a public release in the Ch more

FOOD & DRINK

I put away the chicken and the sausage and opted for a vegetarian, vegan version of jambalaya. more

FOOD & DRINK

The holidays involve more communal meals than we have at any other time of the year. You need an elegant container for the dish you've volunteered to bring, and one that makes your recipe look like plenty, not a pittance in a pretty orb. more

Isthmus Giving

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Linda Falkenstein

Last Saturday, I entered my first ever cooking contest, the sixth annual Alliance for Animals Vegan Chili Cookoff. This is surprising for a few reasons. First, I'm not vegan. Secondly, I'm not a huge fan of contests. more

FOOD & DRINK

"The story of Hanukkah includes the miracle of the oil in the lamps of the Temple in Jerusalem, which lasted for eight days. It's the oil in which potato latkes are fried that connects it to the holiday." more

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"My mom was Southern, but that's not why she made shrimp Creole for Christmas. She made it because the sauce could be made the day before, the shrimp could be bought already cooked and de-veined, the whole dish could be quickly heated and served, and more

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"Tanyuan brings the whole family together to eat and pray for good fortune in the coming year; the word sound of 'yuan' means 'round and perfect' in Chinese." more

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During the seven days of Kwanzaa, a table remains set with symbolic foods such as corn, which stands for the next generation, and a major feast takes place on the last day. more

Cooking

Andrew Ravenscroft, a Londoner who now lives in Madison, recalls Boxing Day as a time to get together with family, watch a little football (soccer) and head to the local pub. more

Isthmus Giving

What's so great about a cookie exchange? For just a little bit of work, you get many different kinds of cookies. more

Isthmus Giving