Oldies, but goodies

Oldies, but goodies

In May 1957, the magazine’s “Recipe Roundup” was born. Through the decades, the recipe pages in North Dakota Living have remained a reader favorite (as Lucille shares with us in her “Reader Reply”). We even published a series of cookbooks with the recipes featured in this magazine and shared by our cooperative members, readers and home cooks.

This month’s recipes come from the 1987 “REC Family Cookbook.” To celebrate 70 years of North Dakota Living, we made the original version of each recipe, plus a version with a new twist (see recipe notes).



Picnic Perfect

Whether you’re packing for a picnic or packing a lunch, these pack-worthy recipes are sure to please.

The picnic pasta salad is light and packs a lemony punch. It can be assembled and served in a large bowl, or try it layered in a jar for a picnic-perfect look and easy transport.

These delectable s’mores bars pack the nostalgia and fun to elevate this classic campfire treat. The bars can be individually wrapped and frozen for a grab-and-go treat or to pack in your picnic basket. Wrap in plastic wrap, then tinfoil for the campfire feel.


treasure hunt

Highway 21 Treasure Hunt June 16-17

Discover some treasures and have some fun during North Dakota’s 100-mile rummage sale, the Highway 21 Treasure Hunt, June 16-17.

The Highway 21 Treasure Hunt will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Friday and Saturday, June 16-17.

“With approximately 100 rummage sales along the 100-mile route, this is the most unique rummage sale event in North Dakota,” says Luann Dart, who coordinates the event.


Tap into Maple Sugaring Day

Learn how to make maple syrup at Fort Stevenson State Park Saturday, April 8, during Maple Sugaring Day.

Located 3 miles south of Garrison, along the north shore of Lake Sakakawea, Fort Stevenson State Park will hold the event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

State park staff will demonstrate how to tap a tree, collect sap and turn it into delicious maple syrup. Hear about the history of maple syrup and the equipment used. Maple talks take place at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.


Election 2022

In election years, North Dakota Living offers its platform as the state’s largest circulated publication to familiarize voters with the candidates seeking statewide office.

North Dakota voters will decide victors in the Nov. 8 general election for the offices of U.S. senator, representative in Congress, secretary of state, attorney general, agriculture commissioner, tax commissioner and two public service commissioners. Political party endorsements are indicated for statewide political party offices.

2022 Campus Briefs

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DSU offers certificates and associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and its dedicated faculty and staff are here to help you along the way.

April 2020: Reader Reply

Celebrating Earth Day each year has given me the impetus to be very concerned environmentally. It all began, to my best recollection, when I was in the first grade, and there was a war effort due to the start of World War II. We were bringing metal cans, which were washed and labeled. Both ends were removed from the cans, then they were flattened. My family had good times doing this, carrying them and all newspapers to the building behind our school for pickup by the dray line in our small town and transported out of state by train.