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Q. My son is graduating from high school this year and will be living in his first apartment this fall. What dishes should every young person learn to make before living on their own? I’m looking for easy, yet nutritious ideas to share with him.  –Martha, Appleton A. Here are the top five things that READ MORE

Carissa Sosnowski

Posted on May. 1, 2019 by Sarah Wells

For self-taught Appleton collage artist Carissa Sosnowski, intuition has played a major role in her art career. Having enjoyed arts and crafts since childhood, Sosnowski found her interest in collage through a daily journaling class in high school. Students had the option to either write or create a collage about their day in their journals. READ MORE

Chile Pepper 101

Q. What are the differences in heat levels of various chili peppers like jalapeño, habanero, poblano and serrano? Which are the hottest and least hot? — John, Kaukauna A. Chile peppers are all rated by the pungency (heat intensity) of their capsaicin with a measurement called Scoville heat units and are then ranked on the READ MORE

Dave Razor

Appleton artist Dave Razor works with new media, sound and artificial intelligence (AI) to create interactive works of art. His immersive experiences challenge the passive viewer relationship of traditional art by asking viewers to impact and influence the finished product. Razor has exhibited work at art shows and nonprofit events throughout the Fox Valley. His READ MORE

Useful Scraps

Q. I like to waste as little as possible in the kitchen. Do you have ideas on what can be done with scraps like carrot and beet tops, potato peelings, ham bones, etc.? Same goes for fruits and veggies past their prime? — Aaron, Menasha A. Reducing waste in the kitchen starts with proper meal and READ MORE

Jamison Glisczinski

Jamison Glisczinski, owner of Jamison Studios in Neenah, is relatively new to the art scene after becoming a full-time artist in April 2017. However, Glisczinski stands to show it is never too late to follow your dreams. As a child, Glisczinski was always drawing or creating something, especially with Legos. He studied fine arts at READ MORE

Re-freezing?

Q. What are the rules for freezing previously frozen foods? –Betty, Menasha A. Freezing is a form of temporary storage, and it is recommended to keep products frozen for a maximum of six months. Yes, I am aware that people keep products frozen in their freezers for much longer than that, but that doesn’t mean it’s READ MORE

Todd Richardson

Posted on Jan. 31, 2019 by Sarah Wells

“I always wanted to be in the art world; I didn’t know how exactly. I turned it into teaching my junior or senior year [of high school], and I decided I wanted to do that. That’s what I went to school for, to be an art teacher. And that’s what I’ve been doing for 10 READ MORE

Sweetner Swaps

Q. I’d like to reduce my sugar intake, so I’m curious if there are any sweetener swaps you would recommend? I hear a lot about agave and even applesauce as a substitute for sugar. –Abigail, Little Chute A. There are many products that can be used in cooking that can reduce or eliminate the need for READ MORE

Chef Confessions: Culinary Disasters

Q. What has been your biggest culinary disaster? –Calvin, Kaukauna A. While minor mishaps in the kitchen are pretty common for all cooks, even professionals, I haven’t had too many actual culinary disasters. The most recent one I can remember actually happened just last December when I smoked two crown roasts of pork we specially READ MORE