Author: Mark Hinds

Ancho Chili Sweet Potato Puree

Ancho chilies, sweet potatoes, and honey come together to create a sweet potato puree with rich, complex Southwestern flavors. This sweet potato puree recipe is an excellent choice when you’re looking for a side dish with interesting flavors and textures.

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Sous Vide Pork Tenderloin with Chili Rub

Cooking a pork tenderloin sous vide is a simple way to get the pork just right, with a little pink in the center and a nice crisp crust on the outside. What makes this sous vide pork tenderloin recipe so delicious is how the chili powder rub on the outside makes sure every tender bite of pork is filled with the flavors of the southwest.

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Roasted Carrot Soup with Ginger

Carrot soup with ginger is packed full of healthy ingredients that make it a great choice to eat all year long. In this roasted carrot soup recipe, the earthy flavor in the carrots compliments the pugnaciousness of the ginger and the brightness of the coriander.

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Tender & Delicious Instant Pot Pot Roast

It’s easy to make a tender and delicious pot roast when you use an Instant Pot pressure cooker. Cooking the pot roast under pressure helps everything cook faster and the meat to turn out so tender you can cut it with a fork.

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Which Instant Pot Should You Buy?

One of the hottest trends in cooking the past couple of years are Instant Pot electric pressure cookers. Our Instant Pot guide has all the info you need to pick the right Instant Pot for you.

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Roasted Greek Chicken

This Greek chicken recipe uses the traditional Greek flavor combination of oregano, lemon juice, and garlic along with a little thyme and olive oil to create a delicious dish that will make you feel like you’re eating dinner under the Acropolis.

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Sweet Corn with Anaheim Peppers

Sweet corn cooked with Anaheim peppers is easy to make and packed with brilliant colors and great flavor. This recipe is the type of side dish that can be thrown together on a moments notice and goes especially well with chicken or pork dishes.

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Norwegian POG Cocktail

Our Norwegian POG cocktail recipe combines aquavit’s distinctive herbal notes with the fresh fruit flavors from POG (passion, orange, and guava) juice to create a refreshing cocktail with crisp clean flavors.

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Hawaiian POG Juice

Hawaiian POG juice is a bright breezy taste of the islands made of equal parts passion, orange, and guava juices.

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Hot Apple Cider Rum Punch

In this recipe, dark rum, exotic spices, and delicious apple cider come together to create a punch that will keep you and your guests warm all night long.

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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.

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High Above the Clouds at Haleakalā National Park

The view from Haleakalā is the type of view that inspires people to travel across the globe, to stand at the summit, to look out, and to try and make sense of the immensity in front of them. As amazing as the view from the top of Haleakalā is the real magic is inside the valley.

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Herbs

Grilled pork tenderloin with fresh herbs is a simple, elegant dish. The fresh flavors from the rosemary and thyme are the perfect compliment to the pork that gets even better after the grill has added a little char.

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Pinto Beans with Chilies

Pinto beans cooked with dried chilies have a deep, rich southwestern flavor. This pinto bean recipe uses ancho chilies and a pasilla pepper to create a healthy and delicious dish.

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Big Ginger Cocktail

The Big Ginger is a delicious cocktail that combines a good, crisp Irish whiskey with the refreshing taste of ginger ale. To lighten the drink up and add some citrus notes a lemon and lime wedge are invited along.

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Smoked Chicken

Slowly smoked chicken legs have a rich smokey flavor and warm buttery texture that melts in your mouth.

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Hanging Out on the Edge of the Boundary Waters in Ely, Minnesota

Sometimes it feels like Ely’s purpose in life is to make people less afraid of the woods. Nestled on the edge of Superior National Forest, Ely is home to two internationally recognized wildlife centers, the Root Beer Lady Museum, and has more places to hike, bike, and paddle than you can cover in a lifetime.

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Grilled Asparagus

To make delicious grilled asparagus all you need is a little olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt, and garlic. This recipe uses the grill to add a little char that highlights the asparagus’ natural flavors.

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Chasing a Partly Cloudy Eclipse Across America

Standing in the middle of Nebraska, looking at the sun through a blanket of clouds, all I could think about is how no one ever tells you what it’s like to sort of see a total eclipse. To have a once in a lifetime experience that’s only pretty good.

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Sous Vide Roast Beef

If you like tender, juicy roast beef try cooking your next roast sous vide. This sous vide roast beef recipe makes a fantastic roast whether you’re serving the whole thing for dinner or just want a delicious way to make roast beef sandwiches.

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Bees Knees Cocktail

The Bees Knees is a traditional summer cocktail recipe made with gin, lemon juice, and a honey simple syrup that lives up to its name with warm honey flavors and a beautiful golden color.

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Grilled Cauliflower

The spices in this grilled cauliflower recipe have a Moroccan vibe that creates a delicious dish with a touch of heat that makes the cauliflower taste like it’s from somewhere exotic.

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Where to Go and How to Watch This Year’s Solar Eclipse

On August 21st the first transcontinental total solar eclipse in 99 years will cast a shadow across fourteen states. For most people seeing a total solar eclipse is an awe-inspiring, once in lifetime opportunity, which is why we’ve put together a guide for where to go and how to watch the 2017 solar eclipse.

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Pulled Pork

To make great pulled pork all you have to do is use the right spices and take the time to slow roast the pork. One secret that makes this pulled pork recipe so delicious is that we set aside some of the spice rub until after the pork has been shredded.

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Pico de Gallo

Pico de gallo is a great addition to any Mexican or southwestern dish. The fresh tomatoes, cilantro, and pepper are an easy way to brighten up tacos, burritos, and quesadillas.

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Buffalo Burgers

Ground buffalo (bison) is a great choice for delicious burgers. The lean meat and rich flavors create burgers with some extra zip that helps them stand out from regular burgers.

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Blueberry and Honey Smoothie

Blueberry and Honey Smoothies are a delicious pick me up. This blueberry smoothie recipe is packed with sweet blueberry and honey flavors that are the perfect companion for the thick Greek yogurt.

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