Kim Ode

Reporter | Features
Phone: 612-673-7185
Kim Ode has been with the Star Tribune since 1985 in a variety of jobs. She currently writes Variety features and leads the monthly Baking Central feature in Taste.

Recent content from Kim Ode

Fat helps us acclimate to the cold

Neanderthal DNA has enabled us to endure our frozen climate.

Updated: February 23, 2014, - 12:02 AM

When only a curlicue will do

We eat with our eyes, so a slice of cinnamon swirl bread is a delight, looking as luscious as it tastes.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 11:01 AM

Let's get crackin'

Homemade crackers are an easy way to personalize your hors d'oeuvres, and making them might just take you back to your childhood.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 11:01 AM

Sky-high meringue as easy as pie

Lemon meringue pie practically shouts “Spring!” It just takes a little planning and patience to pull off.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 11:00 AM

Mmm -- biscuits, hot from the oven

Making your own buttermilk biscuits is a lost skill worth recovering. Truth is, the effort is quick and easy.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 10:59 AM

All wrapped up in apple dumplings

An apple a day can be consumed in many ways, including, occasionally, a deliciously decadent dumpling.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 10:58 AM

A Downton Abbey favorite for breakfast

The traditional English muffin tastes even better (of course!) when made at home.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 10:57 AM

Here's the scoop on shoveling snow

Sure, it can be a chore, but shoveling provides a sense of accomplishment, and maybe even a meditative moment.

Updated: February 12, 2014, - 04:22 PM

Baking Central: Going head over heels for caramel flan

Flan, a Latin American dessert, is a testament to how fabulous flavors emerge from the right combination of simple ingredients.

Updated: February 12, 2014, - 04:02 PM

Love letters linger longer

Nothing against a passionate text of I ♥ U, but an actual love letter is more likely to set a heart fluttering for its effort, its thoughtfulness and its legacy.

Updated: February 10, 2014, - 09:19 AM

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