Ann Hattes

member for over 33 years

Member Since:
Jan 1985

Ann Hattes has been published in English, German, Japanese, Arabic and Chinese, winning the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Award two times (1997, 1993) and the Midwest Travel Writers Association’s Mark Twain Writer of the Year (1999) award. In addition to her numerous magazine and newspaper articles, Ann has penned a book, Country Towns of Wisconsin. Ann’s travels have taken her to China, Siberia, Lapland, Europe and the Pacific Rim as well as throughout the United States and Mexico. When not roaming the world, she can be found at home in Hartland, Wisconsin. 

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Published Articles (38)

Unique, Tasty Recipes for your Thanksgiving Celebration

Rohan Marley introduces each chapter with anecdotes about becoming a coffee farmer, of family meals growing up in Jamaica, and his father, the legendary musician Bob Marley.

October Harvest Time and Pumpkin Delights

Peeling raw pumpkin is not easy; cooked pumpkin is much simpler to peel so scrub the outside before cooking. Except for roasting whole or miniature pumpkins, pumpkins should be cut […]

Fun Fair and Circus Food for Fall

“Around 1980, ‘classic’ fair food began to evolve from cotton candy and snow cones to bacon-wrapped doughnuts fried in pork belly fat. Not all the food sold at the fair […]

Easy Summertime Meals and Snacks

For healthy snacking during summertime fun, Stoneridge Orchards ( offers sweet and tart dried Montmorency cherries plain, dipped in dark chocolate or in Greek yogurt, and in chili lime with […]

Summer Yummies

With a nod to our Independence Day festivities and to Bastille Day in France (July 14), consider wine-infused coffee.

Unique Recipes and Book Gifts for Father’s Day

The Total Inventor’s Manual combines practical business advice with hands-on instructional activities, inspirational interviews, anecdotes, plus profiles on winning inventors of items like the space suit glove, heart stent, and […]

Unique Recipes and Book Gifts for Mother’s Day

For moms who are gardeners, foodies and/or history buffs, a gift of How Carrots Won the Trojan War (Storey Publishing) offers a collection of behind-the-scenes tales of the world’s most […]

The Pull and Power of Paleo Eating

The basic principle of the diet is that the recipes contain no grains or legumes (making them all gluten‑free), no refined sugars and no refined oils or processed ingredients.

Glass, Chocolate, and Pasta

There are more than 600 shapes of pasta produced in Italy, with perhaps even more varieties of sauces.

Fall in Love with Beans

You know that beans, lentils and tofu are good for you but you can enjoy tantalizing gourmet food using these very ingredients. These recipes from around the world offer spectacular […]

Thanksgiving, Lewis and Clark and Native Americans

Many traditional Thanksgiving flavors and foods trace back to Native Americans. A new book from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press is Good Seeds, A Menominee Indian Food Memoir. For Menominee […]

Flavorful Fall Recipes

This new wine is a blend of Midwest apples that varies from batch to batch but generally includes Ida Red, Jonathan, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Empire and Gala. Oliver Apple […]

Old Flours, New Tastes

Often tolerated by many who would otherwise be unable to eat conventional wheat, einkorn is more nutritious than modern wheat, with higher levels of protein, essential fatty acids, potassium, and […]

Heritage and Heirloom Flavor

Heritage and Heirloom Flavor The ingredients list for his Any-Vegetable Salad recipe calls for “12 ounces each of the 6 best-looking vegetables at the market.” Because the most reliable way […]

Fire It Up!

The Barbecue Lover’s Big Book of BBQ Sauces offers loads of recipes rooted in the BBQ capitals of the Carolinas, Memphis, Kansas City, and Texas, plus recipes that reflect current […]

Eggs Benedict for Father’s Day

Eggs Benedict for Father’s Day In Breakfast for Dinner by Carol Hilker, breakfast favorites are jazzed up to be enjoyed any time of the day. In the chapter on Eggs […]

Indulge Mom with Crepes on Mother’s Day

Use your imagination with ingredients, or put together a ham and asparagus crepe Alfredo with sliced ham and asparagus with ricotta cheese spread, topped with creamy Alfredo sauce and melted […]

Fire on the Ice Age Trail

It took me a little over a year to finish the entire trail, and one of only a handful of females that have done it alone.” Pat was the 23rd […]

AKA Mary Todd Lincoln and Other First Ladies

One fourth grader sits impatiently, his inquisitive face ready to burst like a bubble burning with a question. “Do you have legs under there?” he asks when finally called on.

Hickory Heroes

Getting the nut out is still done by hand today with no machinery yet available. Hickory nut cracking is becoming a lost art. Despite the difficulty of extraction, rural families […]

Celebrate Tradition This Thanksgiving

Following traditions, the corn is hand-planted, hand-picked, hand-husked and braided, and hand-processed. Those working with the corn are to have “good mind,” meaning good and loving intentions, with this spirit […]

Crazy-Good and Very Healthy Coconut

The Sanskrit word for coconut can be roughly translated as “the food that sustains all life,” and the coconut palm is often referred to as the “tree of life.” Coconut […]

Falling for Apples

“Man has been munching on apples for about 750,000 years, since food gatherers of early Paleolithic times discovered sour, wild crabapples growing in the forests in central Asia.” Eventually Egyptians […]

Naples, New York – Grape Pie Capital of the World

It’s an opportunity to sample everything grape – from table grapes to grape cookies, grape bars, grape tarts, grape bread, jams, juice, even grape ice cream and grape cotton candy.

Summer and Mexican Food Fun

A taco is simply a meal in a tortilla, and, while traditional tacos typically involve slow cooked meats, you can put just about anything in a tortilla with delicious results. […]

Healthy Food at Home or On the Go

Mr. Food Test Kitchen teamed with the American Diabetes Association to offer more than 150 new, healthy and diabetes friendly recipes in the Guilt-Free Weeknight Favorites cookbook. There’s a section […]

Special For Mother’s Day: Recipes from ABC’s show ‘The Chew’ and Downton Abbey’s Edwardian Cooking

Or perhaps mom and grandmother are fans of PBS’s “Downton Abbey.” Then may they dine as aristocrats guided by Edwardian Cooking: The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook (Arcade Publishing) by Larry […]

Good Cheap Eats and 5-Minute Mug Cakes

Many faced with time pressures turn to fast food, takeout pizza and over-processed food from the supermarket. Jessica offers an alternative with recipes like simple bean tostadas, chicken kabobs with […]

Introducing Baijiu to the West

Baijiu is an integral essence of China: a source of inspiration to poets; a link between business partners, relatives and friends; and a celebration symbol for the Lunar New Year […]

Warm the Heart, Body, and Palate

Scotch whisky presents the palate with a wide array of choices. Some are sweet and delicate; some are lightly smoky and fruity; and some are dark, heavily smoky, peaty, and […]

Cheers to Health in the New Year

There are warming oats for cold weather like baked apple-blueberry pancakes and pumpkin coffee cake oatmeal, soups and stews, a mushroom tomato steel-cut oat risotto, oats-bury steak, cauliflower oat pizza […]

Cooking with Nuts for the Holidays

Smooth, crunchy, savory and sweet – nuts and seeds add unexpected texture and flavor to your holiday entertaining from nibbles and dips to sauces, soups and grand finales.

Baked Goodies for a Fabulous Foodie Fall Season

Using wine grape starters and a baking technique that dates back to ancient Egypt, the special flavor of these breads is created when natural yeast from fermented grapes permeates the […]

Good Food, Great Doughnuts in The Little Apple, Manhattan, Kansas

Doughnuts aren’t just for special occasions, boardwalks, or carnivals. Inspiring and influencing cultures and regions around the world for centuries, there’s nothing more satisfying than a doughnut.

Summer Fruits and Vegetables to Brighten Everyone’s Day

There are popular choices like spinach, to trendy options like kale and collards, to the obscure mizuna or purslane, which may only be familiar to foragers, avid gardeners or world […]

Barbecue and Much More in Kansas City, Missouri

Here too are more than 100 barbecue establishments, each with its personal house specialty – ribs, pork, ham, chicken, mutton, sausage and even fish. KC Barbecue Tours leads a 4-hour […]

Grilling for Father’s Day

Authors Dave Kelly and John Hogan debunk myths and misinformation around selecting and cooking meat, explaining how to identify and use different cuts, and why and when free-range and grass-fed […]

Cook Up Something Special for Mother’s Day

Back to Butter serves as a resource for “traditionalists” with methods and recipes to keep them on track. There is a list to get the pantry started, plus information on […]