Cookbooks

Why Minnesotans Should be Ticked Off that the New York Times is Trying to Pin Grape Salad on Us

There are a lot of good reasons why so many Minnesotans are ticked off that the New York Times is trying to pin one of the worst salad recipes ever made on Minnesota.

Roasted bison hanger steak with savory bread pudding

Thinking About Buffalo as an Ingredient

Over the last twenty-five years there has been a lot more interest in bison or buffalo meat, unfortunately for most people, their experience doesn’t go much beyond buffalo burgers. Come along with us as we try out a variety of…

This buffalo chili is hearty and delicious

Buffalo Chili

This hearty buffalo chili recipe gets its tangy sweetness from the BBQ sauce and red pepper that play well with the lean ground buffalo and kidney beans.

The Arial Lift Bridge at dusk

The Sleepover: Duluth’s Canal Park

Nestled on the Southwestern tip of Lake Superior under Duluth’s iconic Arial Lift Bridge, Canal Park has become the city’s playground and a weekend get-a-way.

Grilled Sweet Potatoes Recipes

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Grilled sweet potatoes are a delicious summer dish that is easy to make any time the grill is going. Add a little maple syrup to the sweet potatoes and you have a magical combination.

Regional Cuisine Map

Why Midwesterners Should Put Down Their Casserole Dishes and Create a Regional Cuisine

I’ve been thinking about what it means to have a regional cuisine and where they come from. It can be a touchy subject coming from Minnesota and the Midwest, especially when everyone thinks our regional cuisine is hotdish and lutefisk.

Creamed Corn

Creamed Corn

Real creamed corn is simple to make, incredibly delicious, and can only be made with fresh corn on the cob. This creamed corn recipe is a great way to use fresh corn in the fall.

Grilled Sweet Potatoes Recipes

11 Great Dishes for Fall

Here are 11 of our favorite fall recipes everyone should try eating before the leaves change color and shorter days lead to longer nights and hearty winter dishes.

Split Rock Lighthouse

The Sleepover: Late Summer Along the North Shore

As you head along the North Shore from Duluth, you reach a fork in the road that sets the tone for your trip. On the right, the vast blue waters of Lake Superior reach out before you along the Old…

Hot Apple Cider with Bourbon

Hot Apple Cider with Bourbon

This Hot Apple Cider with Bourbon recipe is one of our favorite pick me ups for cool fall days. All it takes to make this recipe is some fresh pressed apple cider, a touch of cinnamon, and a good shot…

Wild Rice with Sautéed Peppers

Wild Rice with Sautéed Peppers

With an earthy Northwoods flavor, wild rice is a unique and underappreciated ingredient. This wild rice recipe uses chicken stock, bacon, and sauteed peppers to add interesting flavors and textures to the dish.

Cranberry Apple Crisp Recipe

Cranberry Apple Crisp

Tart cranberries, crisp apples, and a hint of orange come together to make this delicious Cranberry Apple Crisp recipe.

Sandstone arch at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

The Sleepover: Hiking Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Rising hundreds of feet above Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore offers visitors a chance to see towering arches carved from sandstone, waterfalls, and lighthouses.

Cucumber Lemonade

Going Beyond the Stick to Find Food Worth Eating at the Minnesota State Fair

There’s a lot worth eating at the Minnesota State Fair that doesn’t come on-a-stick. Check out all of Umami’s recommendations for finding everything worth eating and drinking at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

Smoked Duck Breast Recipe

Smoked Duck Breast

Gently smoked duck breasts have a rich smokey flavor that highlights the duck’s natural goodness, creating a perfect dish for nice dinners.