New Orleans’ most famous cocktails to celebrate Mardi Gras

Fat Tuesday marks the last day of debauchery and rich, fatty foods before practicing Catholics recognize ritual fasting for the Lenten season. Here are three cocktails to try at your next Mardi Gras party.

Tutka Bay blueberry cream cheese cookies

Make use of your summer's blueberry bounty with these delicious, chewy cookies inspired by the Dixon family at Tutka Bay Lodge.

College Cookbook: Easter bread

Easter bread, or kulich, is a decadent, egg-rich bread that is traditionally baked in oversize coffee cans. The bread rises in the oven and typically pours over the top of the can, an act that is symbolic of Christ rising on the third day, and the celebration of Easter.

Grilled Teriyaki Salmon

I love salmon. Growing up in Alaska, it’s practically considered its own food group with how many ways it can be prepared. One of...

Foraged and fried fiddlehead ferns

Get outside and find your next dinner's sidekick.

College Cookbook: Hot and sour soup

It's starting to feel like summer, but it's still a little chilly outside. Warm yourself up with this quick and easy-to-make soup. It's the...

Five steps to having the perfect “Squadsgiving”

Squadsgiving is the hip version of friends-giving. Get your squad together for a night of food and fun with your friend-family. Follow these tips...

Summertime marshmallows from scratch

Kick off the beginning of summer with these homemade marshmallows for the campfire.

College Cookbook: Cornish pasties for the busy student

In Alaska, I’ve seen three places that sell pasties: A Pie Stop, Talkeetna Roadhouse and Butcher Block 9. Pasties were a staple food in...

Grandma’s Alaskan blueberry crumble

Grandma Sylvia's family favorite blueberry crumble

Easy puppy birthday cake

Treat your furry friend to a special, homemade birthday cake that only your four-legged companion will enjoy.

College Cookbook: Creamy parmesan garlic mushroom chicken

Over the course of the month, I have graduated from cooking meals that consist of ramen, eggs and hot pockets to an adult meal...

Alaskan Pop-Tarts

Use homemade jam in a more creative way with this Alaskan Pop-Tart recipe.

Alaskan made wild rose water

Take advantage of the wild roses in abundance around Anchorage

College Cookbook: My complicated relationship with cooking

You'd think that someone with a cooking column would love to cook, right?

College Cookbook: Baby steps into brewing

Try your hand at brewing with this simple and easy recipe for mead.

College Cookbook: Homemade pizza dough

Use this recipe to make the pizza pie of your dreams.

College Cookbook: Doughnuts your way

Craving a doughnut in light of a delayed shop opening, Victoria Petersen offers a family recipe for the mini version.

Three, three-ingredient slow cooker recipes

Easy to make and prepare, enjoy these simple dishes — both savory and sweet.

Macarons with Sweet Caribou

Sweet Caribou's executive pastry chef, Sam Wagner, shows me the art of making macarons.

Five essential spices every college student needs in their kitchen

Five spices everyone should have, besides salt and pepper

Avgolemono soup

Steamy simple soup to warm up your winter

For the love of food: Aphrodisiac Alaskana

Aphrodisiacs are all around us. The aphrodisiacs that make Alaska unique, and a recipe that will get you the best bang for your buck.

Kale chips: A healthy alternative to potato chips

Kale chips are a popular alternative to less healthy potato chips and crackers. Essentially you're eating your greens with that oh-so-familiar crunch and that...

Pumpkin spice pancakes

The perfect winter breakfast to enjoy while watching the first snowfall.

Homemade butter makes everything better

Make fresh butter at home in three easy steps.

What to do with your leftover beer from beer week

If 'leftover beer' exists, this is what you should do with it.

Soft pretzels

Dip these pretzels in some cheese and enjoy with a cold beer.

College Cookbook: Sweet, sweet graduation

This fun, sprinkle-smothered cake is rich chocolate with a cream cheese frosting

Simon and Seafort’s copycat key lime pie

Make this delicious citrus summer treat at home the easy way.