Tony and Sarah Nasello
FARGO—Halloween is right around the corner, and we've been working on some creative delights that can be enjoyed by trick-or-treaters of all ages. Whether you're hosting a party for adults, a classroom celebration, or just looking for a new treat to soak in the season, these Jalapeño Mummy Poppers, Candy Corn Pumpkin Scones and White Chocolate Strawberry Ghosts are sure to please even your most ghoulish guests.
FARGO—This week we're sharing the recipe for one of our favorite comfort foods, Italian Stuffed Peppers, featuring a savory mix of Italian sausage, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, cheese, herbs and a bit of cooked rice, just to hold everything together. These Italian stuffed peppers are a wonderful blend of flavor and nutrition, complete with ingredients from the four main food groups, including protein, dairy, grains and vegetables.
FARGO—It's apple season, and a couple weeks ago our dear friends, Dave and Denise Akkerman, of Fargo, paid a quick visit to our home to drop off a bounty of freshly picked Honeycrisp apples. Dave and Denise picked the apples that morning right from their very own tree, giving us the perfect excuse to make one of our favorite savory apple dishes, Apple Cheddar Bread Pudding.
FARGO—Two weeks ago, our son Giovanni officially became a middle schooler, and in just two more weeks he will enter his final year as a 'tween. Our skinny, knobby-kneed little boy is now filling out and changing before our very eyes as his body prepares for an imminent growth spurt. And as Gio's appetite grows right along with him, it has become a challenge to find a snack satisfying enough to hold him over until dinnertime. Thank goodness for monster cookies.
FARGO—There are few words more powerful in the food world than bacon — at least, among carnivores. Just saying the word out loud in a crowd can elicit a jumble of excitement, with necks craning and nostrils flaring, everyone wondering, "Where's the bacon?"
FARGO—A recent sighting of hot air balloons over Lake Melissa has reaffirmed to me that it is decidedly still summer, in spite of the fact that Fargo schools will be back in session next week. And, as our son (and only child) Giovanni transitions to middle school on Tuesday, I need every glimmer of sunshine I can get. Thank goodness it's tomato season!
Last Saturday, Tony paid a visit to his good buddy Jim Driscoll of Driscoll Farms at the Northern Plains Farmers Market, which takes place in the west parking lot at West Acres mall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
By Tony and Sarah Nasello Forum News Service