MOORHEAD — It was the insult heard 'round the Twittersphere. When Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton a "nasty woman" at the last presidential debate in October, social media exploded with women proudly embracing the moniker. Trump's insult became a feminist rallying cry, and one Moorhead business is helping get the message out.
FARGO — It's probably not a stretch to say this presidential election has left many Americans with a bad taste in their mouth. But some bakers across the country are trying to make it all better by resurrecting an old American Election Day tradition: Election Day cake. Susannah Gebhart and Maia Surdam of OWL Bakery in Asheville, N.C., are using the slogan "Make America Cake Again" to promote their bakery's Election Day cake and encourage others on social media to pick up the tradition.
FARGO — In 1976, as the United States was getting ready to send a little-known former peanut farmer to the White House and an even lesser-known Sylvester Stallone to the Oscars, people in Fargo-Moorhead were getting to know something else — a little kitchen store that might have been ahead of its time. Creative Kitchen opened its doors in 1976 at downtown's Elm Tree Square. Now located in West Acres mall, the store is celebrating its 40th year with a number of events, including appearances by some well-known stars of the culinary world.
FARGO — Every October, Pinterest comes alive with ghoulish new ways to make your Halloween party extra creepy. Some ideas are more cute than creepy, like Halloween spider cookies made from Reese's Peanut Butter cups or eyeballs made of mushed up Oreos. But one hot trend on Pinterest is definitely not cute mostly because it involves putting a faux decapitated head in your fridge like a carton of milk.
FARGO — Every Halloween, families all over the country spend time together buying costumes, carving pumpkins and trick-or-treating. For some families in our region, Halloween togetherness is more than cooperatively scooping out pumpkin guts on the kitchen table or sharing Snicker bars. It's business.
FARGO — There are a lot of things to like about fall — the colorful leaves, the crisp air and pumpkin spice lattes. This year, I'm adding this appetizer to my list of favorite fall finds. Pretzel bites with beer cheese dip feels like Oktoberfest in Germany (or maybe just a sweatpants-wearing Sunday afternoon watching the Vikings). We're talking serious yum here.
WEST FARGO — If your home was built somewhere between 1985 and 1995, there's a good chance your kitchen is full of golden oak cabinets. These cabinets have an almost orange tone with carved, cathedral-style edging on the door front. They're as much a sign of the era as grunge music, "Saved by the Bell" and the phrase "Read my lips — no new taxes." Though they might still be functional (and even look relatively nice), these golden oldies can make your kitchen look outdated.
FARGO — Every fall, random bags of apples show up at work with Post-it notes reading, "Help yourself." As much as apple tree owners love the fruit their tree bears, sometimes there's just too much—but just the right amount to share! But what if you run out of ways to use those apples?
MOORHEAD — Stylist Marissa Schultz from Moorhead's Urban Hair says she was surprised by the requirements she needed to get her stylist's license in Minnesota in 2008. "They had me do finger waves and pin curls," she says of the methods of hairstyling first popularized in the '20s and '30s. "In the beauty industry, things are constantly changing. It just seemed funny to me that hadn't changed."
FARGO — In her 2006 book, "I Feel Bad About My Neck and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman," director and screenwriter Nora Ephron wrote, "When your children are teenagers, it's important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you." I didn't get that back in 2006 when my kids were little. I do now.