Oatmeal bake with maple syrup and berries is worth making

Adella Miesner


Berries, syrup and banana sweeten this oatmeal bake. (Photo: Daniel Higgins/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)

Breakfast’s importance in my life hinges on how quickly the food can be prepared and my fullness factor. I want to get to lunch without feeling like I’ve been fasting for 24 hours.

A bowl of quick oats, banana and water zapped for a minute and a half in the microwave then finished with a glop of peanut butter works every time. I thought myself a genius when I switched from smooth to crunchy peanut butter to contrast oatmeal’s creaminess. 

Then Brenda Korinek in Manitowoc for emailed this recipe to remind me that oatmeal — with a moment’s forethought the night before — brings more than fiber to the breakfast table. And by table, these days, I mean desk.

Berry Baked Oatmeal 

Servings: 6 

2 cups rolled oats (not quick cook or steel cut) 

1 teaspoon 

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FDA Announces Major Recall on 18 Dog Food Brands

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In September, the FDA announced a recall of products from three dog food brands potentially affected by a toxin created by mold. Now, the agency has tacked 15 more brands onto that list. 

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Sunshine Mills, the maker of several brands of pet food, is at the center of the controversy. Last week, the FDA updated the public, warning that 18 of the company’s dog food brands could be tainted with aflatoxin. According to the agency, “Aflatoxin is a toxin produced by the mold Aspergillus flavus, which can grow on corn and other grains used as ingredients in pet food. At high levels, aflatoxin can cause illness and death in pets.”

On Sept. 2, Sunshine Mills announced a recall on certain pet food products after the Louisiana Department of Agriculture&Forestry found an unsafe level of the toxin in one sample.

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Meet the cooks tackling the Cook of the Week Challenge 2020

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Let me introduce you to the eight intrepid cooks vying for the title of Cook of the Year in the Daily Herald Cook of the Week Challenge for 2020.

Our eight cooks are Rick Kennedy, James Knupp, Amanda Marron, Judy Monaco, Joseph Peabody, Mary Reidy, Timothy Rogers and Laurie Wood.



It’s no surprise that the television cooking competition “Chopped” was listed as a favorite program by many of them. That’s how the Cook of the Week Challenge usually works, we start with eight cooks, and in weekly elimination rounds, we whittle the number down to four and hold a live cook-off finale.

This year, due to precautions caused by COVID-19, an in-person cook-off event is out of the question, as is the finale audience of 400 food lovers.

This year, the contest is an all-or-nothing challenge. Cooks are given a list of ingredients they must use to create a recipe

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Stock up with a two-week food supply, urges University of Vermont nutritionist

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A lull in quarantine, a stretch of good health — and a calm before winter storm and flu season — is an ideal time to stockpile emergency food supplies, says a University of Vermont nutrition expert.

A half-stocked pantry of canned food is seen in a Burlington home on Oct. 13, 2020. Emergency planning experts recommend a 14-day supply of nutritious, non-perishable meals.

A half-stocked pantry of canned food is seen in a Burlington home on Oct. 13, 2020. Emergency planning experts recommend a 14-day supply of nutritious, non-perishable meals.

Before loading up several shopping carts, take the time to plan for a stockpile of ingredients for healthy meals that have a long shelf life, recommends Susan Bodette, an educator with UVM Extension’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program.

“Before you restock, first check your pantry, refrigerator and freezer to see what you already have,” Bodette wrote in a news release. “Discard any expired food.”

Beyond family favorites, she adds, remember that food for infants, children and folks with special dietary needs

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The best cookware, cooking accessories and more on sale

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Amazon Prime Day 2020: Shop the best cookware, cooking tools and more. (Photo: Vitamix)

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Amazon Prime Day has arrived at last. While you might be seeing a ton of featured deals on TVs and smart gadgets, Prime Day is about more than just tech—you can find great savings on top-rated cookware sets, air fryers and small appliances too (just be sure to sign up!).

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These are the best deals for cooking and kitchen products we’ve found. And be sure to check out our full list of all the best Amazon Prime Day 2020 deals.

The best Prime Day cookware and cooking accessories deals

  • Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine for $599.95 (Save $100): Become an expert-level barista
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Moving Is A Nightmare! 6 Tips To Ease Your Clients’ Headaches

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Jay Thompson is a former brokerage owner who spent six years working for Zillow Group. He retired in August 2018 but can’t seem to leave the real estate industry behind. His weekly Inman column publishes every Wednesday.

About six years ago, I was living in apartment 307 in downtown Seattle. A lovely little one-bedroom, it was perfect for me at the time. My wife was living in Phoenix, wrapping up selling our brokerage and getting our daughter off to college.

A year later, she moved up to Seattle, and we needed a bigger place. Apartment 304 — a nifty two-bedroom perfect for our needs — became available. Yes, it was just three doors down the hall, about 80 feet from door to door. How painful could it be to move 80 feet? Turns out, very! Moving just isn’t fun, at all, no matter the distance.

Fast-forward to last week.

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Tips from leading nutritionist Barbara Cox to ward off covid

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If you’re healthy you’ve got a sporting chance at business and at life. Entrepreneur of the Year winner 2008, Barbara Cox merges the worlds of business and nutrition and takes ten minutes to dispense some vital knowledge to Business Matters readers.

No stranger to the business world, the chances are high that you’ve already enjoyed some of her products without even knowing it. She designed and launched the first flapjack protein bar which was snapped up by Selfridges before launching her nutritional meal delivery service nationwide. Both of these set the trend for the following fifteen years of easy protein fixes and subscription based businesses.

Today she works as a nutrition consultant and wellness coach as well as sitting on many lifestyle advisory boards across the UK and Europe. After discussing how important the need is for business owners everywhere to boost their immune system to maintain control of their

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Short Play Podcast PLAYING ON AIR Announces Fall Season Lineup

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On Sundays through December 13, new episodes of Playing on Air will be available online.

Short Play Podcast PLAYING ON AIR Announces Fall Season Lineup

Long-running theater podcast and public radio program Playing on Air announces its new fall season of short audio plays, launching this Sunday, October 18. Its slated lineup introduces eight short audio plays and interviews from dynamic playwrights including Lucas Hnath, Dominique Morisseau, Rachel Bonds, and Melis Aker.

“What a pandemic gift, to be brought together by Playing on Air, with such a talented company,” says Hamish Linklater, playwright and performer of holiday show Thanksgiving for One. “Making a radio play in a pandemic… It’s a crazy moment when a form serves its function to a tee – giving us the opportunity to play together when we’re so so far apart.”

Playing on Air’s upcoming shows feature exceptional artists from stage, television, and film, including Jean Smart (“Frasier”, HBO’s “Watchmen”), William Jackson Harper (“The Good Place”),

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These are the worst cooking tips in history

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Think the secret to great cooking is simply following the recipe? Think again. From disastrous dishes dating back to the Middle Ages to terrible tips from world-famous cookbooks and celebrity chefs, this is the worst cooking advice of all time. Take the asbestos out of the kitchen, put away the catnip and approach these pearls of gastronomic wisdom from history with caution.

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New TV series shows how to cook with wild ingredients

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a group of people sitting in the grass: Kevin Kossowan films Paul Rogalski and Les Stroud during production for their foraging TV show, Wild Harvest.

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Kevin Kossowan films Paul Rogalski and Les Stroud during production for their foraging TV show, Wild Harvest.

Canadian forests and riverbanks stand in for supermarket shelves in a new TV show about the adventures of foraging and cooking with wild ingredients.

In Wild Harvest, a 13-episode series that started airing on hundreds of PBS stations this month, Les Stroud and Paul Rogalski hunt, fish, forage and cook in communities in Alberta, Ontario, Oregon and California.

Stroud, who splits his time between Oregon and Ontario, is a survival expert who starred in the wilderness survival TV show Survivorman for a decade.

He co-hosts Wild Harvest with Rogalski, a chef who is the co-owner and culinary director at Rouge restaurant in Calgary.

Behind the camera is Edmonton filmmaker and foraging instructor Kevin Kossowan.

In each half-hour episode, Rogalski makes a three-course, restaurant-style meal using ingredients Stroud

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