Saturday: Weekend

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 ...

Sweet and simple

By MELISSA D'ARABIAN Associated Press After all the cooking and shopping that the holidays inspire us to do, I'm looking forward to pulling out some easy recipes that use pantry ingredients that I keep on hand. One of my favorite items to keep in the freezer is frozen shrimp. I keep both ...

Ribeye steaks with thyme-garlic butter

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press A perfectly cooked steak is what many people — with good reason — think of as a perfect meal. This is a classy take on a restaurant-quality steak dinner, and other than remembering to salt the steak ahead of time (not a deal breaker, but ...

Smoky lentil soup gets depth, flavor without meat

By MELISSA D'ARABIAN Associated Press Rich bean soups are classic winter comfort food. They are filling, healthy, and inexpensive, making them a worthy addition to the menu rotation. The downside to dried bean cookery is the time it takes to soak and then cook beans. Canned beans are a ...

New Supreme Court cookbook dishes up history and recipes

By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press WASHINGTON — At Christmastime, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor would send her colleagues gift-wrapped packages of homemade beef jerky from her family’s cattle ranch in Arizona. Her colleague Ruth Bader Ginsburg pronounced it “very ...

Down by the Bay

By JAYMIE DEPEW Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — This summer, people may have noticed the building at the corner of Lakeshore Boulevard and East Washington Street in Marquette packed with customers almost everyday. The historic building, once a foundry and dance hall, now houses Iron ...

Making a modern green bean casserole

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press For the holidays, there are people who absolutely love a classic green bean casserole made with condensed soup, canned beans and packaged fried onions. I get the nostalgia. And the thought is a winning one: tender green beans enveloped in a creamy sauce ...