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March 16, 2018
Irish Cream Cheesecake and homemade Irish Cream is a nice way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Forum file photo
5 fantastic Irish-themed sweets for St. Patrick's Day
March 16, 2018 - 11:01am
August 31, 2017
Cornmeal helps keep the crust from getting soggy under the weight of all the toppings. Alexandra Floersch / The Forumplay button
Hungry for some deep dish? There's no need to go to Chicago.
August 31, 2017 - 7:38am
December 8, 2016
Frank Sinatra dines with daughter Nancy, left, and his parents Dolly and Marty. Dolly and Marty shared their love of cooking with Frank. Special to the Forum.
Great Indoors: Invite Frank Sinatra to your holiday dinner
December 8, 2016 - 9:00am
November 10, 2016
Queen Elizabeth's Drop Scones look like pancakes, but taste more like biscuits.  Cody Rogness / The Forum
'Downton Abbey' fans: Here's your new show (and your new scone)
November 10, 2016 - 6:30am
November 2, 2016
Election Day cake is a fruit spice cake. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editorplay button
Make America cake again: Colonial election cake sees resurgence
November 2, 2016 - 5:30pm
October 26, 2016
Halloween Head in a Jar. Dave Wallis / The Forumplay button
Why Tracy Briggs put Mike McFeely's head in a jar
October 26, 2016 - 1:53pm
October 12, 2016
Soft Pretzel Bites with Beer Cheese Sauce is the perfect fall party food. Photo: Tracy Briggs/The button
Soft pretzel bites with beer cheese sauce are perfect fall party food
October 12, 2016 - 2:07pm
October 5, 2016
It's easy to see the layers of a Caramel Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie. Photo: Tracy Briggs/The Forumplay button
Caramel Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie is a decadent way to fall into autumn
October 5, 2016 - 3:45pm
September 21, 2016
Cameron Tucker’s Coffee Brownies from the "Modern Family Cookbook".Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Mark new 'Modern Family' season with Cam's Coffee-Frosted Brownies
September 21, 2016 - 4:07pm
September 14, 2016
Breaded Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches are a popular food in Iowa. Photo courtesy: Iowa Pork Producer's Association.
Bison fans, here's what you have to eat in Iowa
September 14, 2016 - 2:49pm
September 1, 2016
Healthy carrot cake breakfast cookies.Dave Wallis / The Forumplay button
Carrot cake for back-to-school breakfast? Yes, with these healthy breakfast cookies
September 1, 2016 - 6:18am
August 17, 2016
Cowboy cookies. David Samson / The Forum
Cowboy cookies a good partner for Wild West-themed Symphony Rocks
August 17, 2016 - 4:18pm
August 10, 2016
Ghostbuster Slime Cupcakes have a sweet lime and vanilla flavor thanks to the lime custard in the center. Lime juice added to the frosting adds to the ooze. Photo: Tracy Briggs/The Forum.
Ghostbusters slime cupcakes are an oozy birthday treat
August 10, 2016 - 4:31pm
August 3, 2016
This Brazilian-themed menu includes Brigadeiro (three- to four-ingredient chocolate treats similar to a bon bon or truffle, served often at Brazilian children's birthday parties); Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pao de Queijo, can be served plain or with marinara sauce); Coxinha (deep fried dough ball surrounding a creamy, cheese chicken salad); and Caipirinha (Brazil's national cocktail, made with cachaça (sugarcane hard liquor), sugar and lime). Dave Wallis / The Forum
Get ready for Rio with Olympic-ready Brazilian party food
August 3, 2016 - 4:03pm
July 13, 2016
Patty Hagen shows Tracy Briggs how to make a bumbleberry pie. Chris Flynn / Forum News Serviceplay button
The Great Indoors: "POP" over to the Downtown Street Fair for free pie
July 13, 2016 - 10:16am