New year means new opportunities to localize your cooking efforts

The Made in Oklahoma Coalitions tries to help you get cooking in the New Year.
by Dave Cathey Published: January 8, 2014

The start of a new year usually means dieting to repent for the culinary sins committed at the end of the one that just ended.

But it also can mean preparing for two of winter's biggest food days: Mardi Gras and the Super Bowl. And if you want to serve a dish with confidence for either, it's best to make it at least a couple of times before the big days.

To get ready, the Made in Oklahoma Coalition's recipes for red beans and rice and Antipasto Meatball Skewers will fit the bill. And in honor of the dawn of 2014, MIO also has a Breakfast Croissant Casserole that would make the start of any new day a better one.

by Dave Cathey
Food Editor
The Oklahoman's food editor, Dave Cathey, keeps his eye on culinary arts and serves up news and reviews from Oklahoma’s booming food scene.
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