Archives: December 2023

“Quiet Cold of Winter”

Posted on Dec. 28, 2023 by Grace Olson

Alan Mullen of Appleton knew the wintry conditions would make capturing this shot at Sunset Park in Kimberly a tough one. “To have snow and the water to be running and not frozen isn’t overly common on this slow creek,” he says. “I always thought this photo showed the quiet cold of winter, which seems READ MORE

Reverse-Searing Steaks

Q. I’ve heard a lot about reverse-seared steaks and that they’re fool proof. Is that true? How should I go about trying it? —Matt, Grand Chute A. Reverse-searing steaks is an excellent method to produce a perfectly cooked steak to both your desired internal doneness that also has a beautifully seared exterior. The former method READ MORE

Brittany Lebeda

Posted on Dec. 28, 2023 by Grace Olson

Art medium(s): Watercolor How do you describe your art? Expressive and romantic florals. My favorite flowers to paint are roses.  Were you always interested in following a creative path? Yes! I’ve been involved in the arts in some capacity my whole life. And out of everything that I’ve tried, watercolor has been my favorite.  What READ MORE


Posted on Dec. 1, 2023 by Grace Olson

The Apollo 11 Crew Tribute at the entrance of the Appleton International Airport (crew members Mission Commander Neil Armstrong, Lunar Module Commander Buzz Aldrin and Command Module Pilot Mike Collins) is only one star of the show for this month’s The Place We Call Home. “I tried to photograph the ‘supermoon’ last month as it READ MORE

Lisa Baltes

Posted on Dec. 1, 2023 by Grace Olson

Art medium(s): Relief Printmaker, Mixed Media Artist How do you describe your art? It’s a little bit of an art adventure. I like to learn new things and try new processes and change things up. I am constantly adding those things to my art practice. A process that I am experimenting and perfecting currently is printing a READ MORE

Soggy Crust Begone

Q. “I love making quiche, but lately it has been hit or miss. Sometimes the crust is soggy, and the filling seeps through to the pie plate. Should I pre-bake the crust? Poke holes in the bottom?” —Tom, Kimberly A. Quiche is a great preparation and can be prepared with a variety of ingredients. Quiche READ MORE