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Posted on Jun. 1, 2022 by Grace Olson

Catherine McKenzie took this photo at the 2021 Flag Day Parade in Appleton. “I was at the end of the parade route when the marvelous 2d Marine Division Band marched by—they were so impressive,” she says. “As a former band kid, I appreciated their impeccable marching and playing. I photographed the band as a whole READ MORE

Beer Can Chicken

I want to attempt Beer Can Chicken on the grill, something I’ve never done. Do you have tips on how to do it and any rubs you would recommend? —Terilisha, Appleton Beer Can Chicken (previously called “Beer in the Rear” Chicken) has been around for many years and is relatively easy to prepare. To begin, READ MORE

Amanda Zehren

Posted on Jun. 1, 2022 by Grace Olson

Art medium(s): I am most known for my sidewalk chalk murals, nature photography and acrylic nature paintings. How do you describe your art? My art is colorful, full of life, educational and uplifting. Were you always interested in following a creative path? I knew I wanted to be an artist when my first grade teacher READ MORE

Spicing up Taco Tuesdays

“Tuesday is taco night at my house, which I love, but I get bored with the same ground beef variations. How can I mix things up?” —Trevor, Little Chute Let’s consider several alternatives to ground beef for “Taco Tuesday” including other ground meats, whole muscle cuts, fish and other seafoods, and meatless variations. As an READ MORE

Marcia Dalton

  Art medium(s): Acrylic and mixed media paintings How do you describe your art? My studio is a “lab” because I’m passionate about experimenting with texture. I try new techniques to  invite people into my creations where they can explore, not only their eyes, but with their fingertips, too. As an eco-artist, I strive to READ MORE

Key Lime Pie Cocktail

“As someone who is sober-curious, yet still indulges in a drink now and then, do you have any recipes for a low-alcohol cocktail that still feels special?” —Sammie, Appleton Here is a relatively low-alcohol recipe I’d like to share. This Key Lime Pie Cocktail garnered First Place in a libation contest in Kingsford, Michigan several READ MORE

Adam Zins

Posted on Apr. 4, 2022 by Grace Olson

Art medium(s): I mainly work with acrylic paint and oil pastel, but also graphite and colored pencil. How do you describe your art? I would call it contemporary realism. Were you always interested in following a creative path? Yes, I have always liked art and pursued it in different mediums. What does your “day-in-the-life” as READ MORE

The Place We Call Home

Dave Hall of Appleton took this photo of the Algoma lighthouse last March. “I was taking pictures of the Milky Way earlier that morning at Cave Point and the Sturgeon Bay light. I was excited to catch the sun peeking around the lighthouse as it rose,” he says. “A single picture never does a scene READ MORE

All About Mushrooms

“Mushrooms always seem like a missed opportunity in my cooking. They are a great canvas for flavor and offer a hearty, meat-like quality, yet I never showcase them much. Which kinds are your favorite to work with and how do you make them the star of a dish?” —Chloe, Kaukauna You are absolutely correct—mushrooms are READ MORE

Misty Nagan

Misty Nagan Art medium(s): Vintage silverware How do you describe your art? Upcycling vintage silverware into wearable art, as a third generation silverware artist! Were you always interested in following in your mother and grandmother’s footsteps? Oh gosh, no, I never was interested, lol. The first time my grandmother showed me her jewelry I thought READ MORE