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Water Cooler: Halloween snacks

Halloween might be a little different this year, and if you’re cozying up at home for the holiday, there are plenty of festive snacks for celebrating while quarantined and social distancing. The spooky list includes toxic sludge macaroni and cheese, toxic apples (beware, Snow White) and monstered deviled eggs. Happy Halloween!

Fed survey finds tepid growth as U.S. economy battles pandemic

A Federal Reserve survey of business conditions around the country found that the U.S. economy grew at a “slight to modest” pace in September and early October, but also documented many areas of economic activity hobbled by the coronavirus pandemic.

This Thai green curry with beef is all about the sauce

I really appreciate a recipe where the sauce is the best part of the dish. Butter chicken? Yes, please, I’ll take a bowl of sauce and a piece of naan for dipping. And the wine-infused gravy from my family’s chicken and mushrooms is basically liquid gold.

Water Cooler: Fermenting foods at home

The last few years have seen a shift in the food culture in the U.S. Fermented foods are in. What seems to be a new food trend is actually a shift back to traditional food preservation techniques.

You can feel good giving kids this healthier version of a certain cereal snack mix

As a parent and a nutritionist, I am a firm believer that “kid food” is a trap we set for ourselves. Relegating kids to mostly beige, bland foods corners adults into catering to a self-imposed special need, adding extra work and stress at meals, and it limits children’s experience with different foods.

World Food Program wins Nobel Peace Prize as hunger surges

The World Food Program won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to combat hunger in regions facing conflict and hardship at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has driven millions more people to the brink of starvation.

Water Cooler: Beginners guide to steak

Cooking a steak dinner at home can seem intimidating, but learn the basics and you’ll fear no more. A steak entrée at a restaurant will almost always leave you out $20, so learning to cook steak has a huge financial perk. Not only that, you also get more control over the cut of steaks and its source.

FDA discloses vaccine guidelines blocked by White House

The Food and Drug Administration laid out updated safety standards Tuesday for makers of COVID-19 vaccines after the White House blocked their formal release, the latest political tug-of-war between the Trump administration and the government’s public health scientists.

Montana farmers storing crops, hoping for better market

KALISPELL – When the height of the coronavirus pandemic first took hold last spring, forcing a nationwide shutdown, Flathead Valley seed potato farmer Steve Streich gave away 70,000 pounds of potatoes.

Healthful twist on the French dip doubles as fun finger food

One upside of working from home, as many of us are these days, is the ability to upgrade your lunch from what you might normally tote to the office. Take a sandwich, for example. At home, you can incorporate small transformative elements typically impossible at work.