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Donna's make-ahead mashed potatoes

These potatoes are wonderful. Even when made days ahead of time, the potatoes taste like you just made them. Good to keep on hand in the refrigerator for a quick warming whenever you are in the mood for great mashed potatoes. The white pepper is an essential ingredient.

Donna's parmesan chicken with tomato mushroom sauce

Close your eyes and you will think you are in Italy. You will love the lightly browned chicken served on pasta with a fabulous vegetable and tomato sauce. The sauce takes a while to prepare. You might want to do this ahead of time.

Condo fire causes $100K in damage, displaces family

Investigators: Accidental cooking fire damages single unit on far west side

A cooking fire in a far west side condominium has displaced a family and caused $100,000 in damage, Madison Fire Department officials said.

Consumer Reports: Gadgets for your grill

Some gadgets can take your grill to the next level

With grilling season heating up, all kinds of gadgets promise to take your grill to a new level. Consumer Reports tested three gadgets that aim to make your grill even better.

Donna's mushroom veggie bulgur

A variety of veggies transform this healthy nutty grain into a wonderful side dish.Bulgur is made from wheat and is a natural whole grain. It is usually sold parboiled and dried. It has a light, nutty flavor and has been a staple of the Mediterranean diet for thousands of years. It is rich in B vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

Donna's chili with beans and TVP or bulgur

Bulgur is made from wheat and is a natural whole grain. It is usually sold parboiled and dried. It has a light, nutty flavor and has been a staple of the Mediterranean diet for thousands of years. It is rich in B vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Combined with beans it makes a complete protein.

Donna's Kohlrabi Apple Slaw

The vegetable kohlrabi is a crispy, crunchy bulb with a great flavor that combines the earthy sweetness of cabbage with the bite and heat of turnips or radishes. It is often eaten raw but is also good cooked in soups or stews. This recipe combines raw kohlrabi with apples to make a unique crisp salad. It keeps well for days in the refrigerator.

Donna's Peach Refrigerator Jam

Try this on your breakfast toast or better yet serve it as an appetizer on crackers along with a thin slice of cheese. It is super easy to make and the jam keeps for weeks in the refrigerator. To keep it longer, freeze it.

Donna's Peach Raspberry Custard Pie

I love a good pie and this is a really good pie. The combination of peaches and raspberries with a custard, make with Greek yogurt, is just plain yummy.

Bill would let home cooks sell baked goods

Wisconsin bill would let home cooks sell limited baked goods without commercial license

Wisconsin lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow home cooks to sell small amounts of baked goods at farmers markets and other locations without getting a commercial license.

Strawberry Blueberry Muffins

If you like your muffins soft and moist, you will love this one. The fresh berries and a touch of almond flavor make it super special.

Used cooking oil could help shelter

Company makes biodiesel, donations

A Milwaukee company wants Thanksgiving and Christmas cooks who plan to fry their turkey to save the used cooking oil.

Used cooking oil could help shelter

Company makes biodiesel, donations

A Milwaukee company wants Thanksgiving and Christmas cooks who plan to fry their turkey to save the used cooking oil.