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  • Maple Whipped Cream

    Maple whipped cream is a nice way to add a subtle maple flavor to your desserts.  This recipe only takes a few minutes to make and is delicious on cakes, crisps, pies, pancakes, and especially waffles.

  • Homemade turkey stock

    One of the best ways to use a leftover turkey is to make homemade turkey stock.  Making your own stock lets you get everything you can from the turkey and helps improve the flavor of soups and stews.

  • Apple gallete

    Apple Galette is a free-form apple pie with a flaky pie crust that gently encircles tart apples, brown sugar, and walnuts.  This galette is less sweet and more of an everyday dessert, versus something for a fancy dinner party.

  • Rebirth of soil

    I’ve been aching for something that could feed my soul and give me the fuel I need to carry on in a business that at most times is all-consuming and in a world that has been particularly cruel and hate-filled.  

  • Chicken Curry

    This chicken curry recipe has my favorite elements of Indian takeout along with the benefits of home cooking and comfort food. This curry combines chicken, potatoes, and chickpeas in a sauce that balances the spiciness from the curry seasonings with the creaminess from the yogurt.

  • Holiday Dinner

    Having just finished one of the most contentious presidential elections in American history, lots of people are going to be “coming down with something” to avoid spending the holidays talking about politics.  So how do we get through the holidays without someone brandishing a turkey leg or having people challenge each other to snowballs at ten paces?

  • Mushroom, Onion, and Sage Stuffing

    This mushroom, onion, and sage stuffing recipe is a great companion for roasted or grilled chicken, turkey, and pork dishes.

  • Using fresh herbs creates a more interesting turkey

    A delicious way to cook a turkey is on the grill with fresh herbs.  The secret to grilled turkey is brining it overnight, adding moisture and flavor, and using indirect heat to cook the turkey evenly.

     

  • Grilled Butternut Squash with Honey Maple Glaze

    Grilling butternut squash highlights the squash's natural sweetness while crisping up the outside.  Add a honey maple glaze with a little char and you have a delicious squash recipe worth eating all year long.

  • Pie crust dough coming together

    All it takes to make a delicious pie crust is knowing what to look for during mixing. This pie crust recipe is easy to make and works great for pies, quiches, and galettes. 

  • Italian Lentil Soup

    This Italian Lentil soup recipe makes a hearty winter soup full of delicious vegetables and a scrumptious Italian sausage made with turkey that brings everything together. 

  • Turkey Italian Sausage in Pasta

    Homemade Italian sausage is easy to make with ground turkey and is a healthy option for pizza, pasta dishes, and soups.

  • Maple Frango

    Maple Frango is a frozen, creamy dessert, where the tanginess of greek yogurt contrasts with the sweetness of real maple syrup, and toasted pecans round out the texture and flavors.

     

  • Smokehouse Potato Salad

    The flavors in this smokehouse potato salad recipe come from a smoky mayonnaise and bacon that are perfect for good BBQ or anything from the grill.

  • Smoky Mayonnaise

    Smoky mayonnaise is a great way to bring a garlicky, smoky flavor to potato salads, roast beef sandwiches, and burgers.  This homemade smoky mayo recipe gets its tasty flavors from smoked paprika, garlic, and apple cider vinegar. 

  • Rusty Nail Cocktail

    With just three ingredients: scotch, Drambuie, and ice, the Rusty Nail is a great example of how the simplest cocktails can be the most interesting. What makes this cocktail so intriguing is how the flavors change as everything gets to know each other.

  • Bacon Infused BBQ Ribs

    Using thick strips of bacon to infuse BBQ Ribs with bacony goodness creates tender ribs with a rich, smoky flavor. What makes this Bacon Infused BBQ Rib recipe even better is when the ribs are paired with homemade Bacon Bourbon BBQ Sauce.

  • Geese flying in formation

    The V formation itself is a thing of beauty.  I understand that on long journeys one person cannot be expected to carry the full weight and responsibility.  When it is shared, the burden is lighter, the investment is deeper, and there is a benefit to having a range of experience to draw upon. 

People & Places

Doug at work in Piccolo
Mark Hinds | September 30, 2016

In this At the Table we talk with Doug Flicker the owner and chef at Piccolo located in Southwest Minneapolis about what’s important and what it’s like to run a small highly acclaimed restaurant.

Stories

Lake Titicaca
Michele Ostrove | October 5, 2016

On the border between Peru and Bolivia sits Lake Titicaca, considered sacred by the Incas, who believed that the creator god Viracocha rose from its depths to create the sun, moon, stars, and first humans. As I hiked along the winding path next to the lake I wondered what treasures it might hold?

Recipes

Chicken Curry
Laura Burrack | November 29, 2016

This chicken curry recipe has my favorite elements of Indian takeout along with the benefits of home cooking and comfort food. This curry combines chicken, potatoes, and chickpeas in a sauce that balances the spiciness from the curry seasonings with the creaminess from the yogurt.

Stuff

Alex Gibney and Michael Pollan
Mark Hinds | March 1, 2016

Cooked, a new documentary by Michael Pollan and Alex Gibney on Netflix, is a beautifully filmed series about the role cooking plays in what makes us human.  If you’re interested in seeing a show about food where you actually learn something new and are entertained Cooked is worth watching

Drinks

Rusty Nail Cocktail
Mark Hinds | October 19, 2016

With just three ingredients: scotch, Drambuie, and ice, the Rusty Nail is a great example of how the simplest cocktails can be the most interesting. What makes this cocktail so intriguing is how the flavors change as everything gets to know each other.

Food

Apple gallete
Eileen O’Toole | December 4, 2016

Apple Galette is a free-form apple pie with a flaky pie crust that gently encircles tart apples, brown sugar, and walnuts.  This galette is less sweet and more of an everyday dessert, versus something for a fancy dinner party.