Saturday: Weekend

To get fish on the dinner table, think of using a pouch

By MELISSA D'ARABIAN Associated Press The health benefits of eating fish two or three times a week are well-documented. So, as a mom of four kiddos, I'm always looking for creative ways to add fish into our weekly menu. I love Alaskan cod especially this time of year because it's in ...

McDonald’s moves cheeseburgers off Happy Meal menu

By JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail Writer NEW YORK — McDonald's is taking cheeseburgers and chocolate milk off its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants. Diners can still ask specifically for cheeseburgers ...

Six Pointer Munich Dunkel

MARQUETTE — Two Upper Peninsula companies have recently collaborated to bring the Marquette area an upcoming evening filled with live music, popular apparel and a new beer to enjoy. From 4 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 17, Stormy Kromer and the Ore Dock Brewing Company will present a one-night bash ...

Slow-cooked pork roast

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press Slowly cooking a big hunk of tough, inexpensive meat isn’t just the best way to cook this cut of meat. It’s really the only way. Most tough cuts of meat come from the hardest working parts of the animal, and therefore have a lot of collagen. This ...

Serve white bean soup with dumplings for winter meal

By SARA MOULTON Associated Press They say that everyone complains about the weather — winter especially — but no one ever does anything about it. Well, here’s something you can do that will make you feel much better. Cook up a big hot bowl of Italian soup for dinner, garnished with ...

Mini pizzas a good option for BIG GAME

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press If you want to wow your gang during an Oscar viewing party, game day, or a movie-watching or Netflix-binging session, mini pizzas are a great way to go. And no need to make this an all-day project; there are plenty of shortcuts to take. You could make ...

A fantastic Super Bowl party that’s … plant-based?

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press Super Bowl spreads tend to be pretty meaty. They might be anchored by a big bowl of beef chili, some sloppy joes or burgers — or just a big order of pepperoni pizzas. But what about taking a cue from some NFL players' diets and going plant-based ...

Ishpeming brewery plans Super Bowl event

By Journal Staff ISHPEMING — Cognition Brewing Company will host a Super Bowl watch party Sunday, with a Crock-Pot challenge and happy hour prices. The event is scheduled to run from 5 to 11 p.m. There is a $5 entry fee for the Crock-Pot challenge, and participants are asked to let ...

Outlanders provides family atmosphere at new location

MARQUETTE — Since Outlanders first opened nearly five years ago, the Klinglers and their team have provided customers wholesome and home-cooked meals for fair prices. In August, the family-owned restaurant, which was formerly located in south Marquette, opened the doors to its new location ...

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Salmon with Tarragon Vinaigrette

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press A good piece of fish needs very little to make it perfect. Here, the brisk, anisey-tangy flavor of tarragon vinaigrette is a wonderful complement to the lushness of salmon filets. If you start with excellent salmon and super-fresh herbs, and don't ...

Barrel and Beam opens doors to public today

MARQUETTE — The Barrel and Beam, the Upper Peninsula’s first brewery devoted solely to farmhouse and barrel-aged beers is set to open to the public at noon today. The building, formerly the Northwoods Supper Club, sat vacant for more than 10 years before U.P. natives Nick VanCourt and ...

Blind Groundhog Beer Sampling tickets available

MARQUETTE — The Community Foundation of Marquette County, and its affiliate the Marquette Area Community Fund, will host the second annual Blind Groundhog Beer Sampling event Friday. The event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Marquette Regional History Center. Tickets are $40, and ...

Cottage Food Law the topic of MSUE workshop

MARQUETTE — Michigan State University Extension is collaborating with the Copper Country Farm Bureau to bring interested individuals opportunities to learn about the Michigan Cottage Food Law. The workshop will cover what is allowed under the law, what the food safety considerations are, how ...

Opening soon

MARQUETTE — When Nick VanCourt and Marina Dupler first bought the former Northwoods Supper Club building, it was crumbling and being taken over by nature, VanCourt said. Even though it’s only been a little over a year since the married couple purchased the property at 260 Northwoods ...

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Steak Fajitas

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press This year I'm looking to shake up the Super Bowl gathering a bit. Normally, a pot of chili anchors our party, but this year I'm thinking fajitas. They are customizable, have lots of visual appeal, and will definitely fuel the armchair athletes as they offer ...

How the cauliflower can morph into movie night snack food

By MELISSA D'ARABIAN Associated Press Years ago, I was attempting to reverse my daughter Valentine's disdain for cauliflower. She was always my veggie-loving kiddo, so I was stumped by her dislike of one of my favorites. She loved artichoke — pulling apart the leaves and scraping them on ...

Dan Dan Noodles

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press Dan Dan Noodles are a classic Chinese dish originating in the Sichuan province. Noodles have been part of Chinese cuisine for over 4,000 years, and long strands symbolize longevity, one of the nicest things you can wish for on the Lunar New Year (on Feb. 16 ...

Gaucho grill

By LUIS ANDRES HENAO Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Flames glow, smoke billows and the aroma of slowly burning logs blends with the flavors of lightly charred calamari with broccoli and aioli cooked inside a handmade wood-fired oven. Like other dishes at Proper ...

Make better pancakes with over-ripe bananas

By ELIZABETH KARMEL, Associated Press I hate to throw over-ripe bananas away. It is such a wasted opportunity for fresh fragrant banana bread. But, there is only so much banana bread that one can eat. That is why I asked myself, what else can I make with over-ripe bananas? And, since it ...

Learn gardening in 6-week online course

MARQUETTE — Those yearning to get their hands dirty while reaping the benefits of growing fresh vegetables are in luck. Beginning mid-January, Michigan State University Extension will offer a six-week online introductory course on smart gardening and vegetables. The course will cover ...