Saturday: Weekend

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 ...

Christmas dinners served for free

MARQUETTE — Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly and Ishpeming Elks Lodge will each provide traditional holiday meals for the public on Christmas Day, free of charge. Meals will include traditional holiday favorites such as turkey, ham, stuffing, cranberry sauce, potatoes, gravy and ...

A berry tart in under an hour, using a olive-oil cake base

By MELISSA D'ARABIAN Associated Press During the holidays, we could all use a fantastic tart recipe in our hip pockets. Tarts are a perfect festive end to any dinner party, and they make a lovely gift for a neighbor. If the thought of making homemade crust intimidates you, or if you just ...

Marquette Food Co-op offering cooking classes

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Food Co-op has released its winter/spring 2018 cooking class schedule. “Whether you’re looking to improve your health, amp up your skills in the kitchen, diversify your menu or learn about different cultures through food, the co-op has a class for you,” a ...

Hudson’s offering classic fare

MARQUETTE — Home of the $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon, $3 margarita and Manny’s famous all-you-can-eat Friday fish fry, Hudson’s Classic Bar and Grill in Marquette Township has something for all to enjoy. Hudson’s, named after the Hudson Motor Car Company that was active in Detroit during the ...

A piece of history

MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula natives are notorious for showcasing their Yooper pride as well as preserving the area’s historic roots through museums, renovations and environmentalism. Another attribute Yoopers share that can’t be denied is their love of food — particularly pasties. ...

Restaurant owners finding strong appetites in Detroit

By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press DETROIT — A resurgent downtown Detroit has become something of a magnet for small startup companies, corporate headquarters and even fine cuisine. A Pittsburgh-based company that develops and manages food halls is eyeing the Motor City as one of the ...

Word warriors

MARQUETTE — Firearm deer season began Wednesday, but hunting and tracking of a different sort took place Thursday at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum. “Hunting” letters and “tracking” words were part of the evening’s activities during the latest Literacy Night at the ...

Thanksgiving dinners to be offered free of charge

MARQUETTE — As Thanksgiving approaches several establishments in Marquette County prepare to help those in need of company and a warm meal during the holiday. Aubree’s Pizzeria and Grill, Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly and Bethel Lutheran Church are among the organizations ...

Wood-fired Delights

MARQUETTE — The cozy ambiance of Huron Mountain Bakery’s Ishpeming store is undoubtedly one of its many attributes. However, a wood-fired brick oven with a shimmering copper hood is what really seals the deal, says store manager Rachel Freeman. Huron Mountain Bakery is commonly ...