Author: Mark Hinds

Homemade Graham Cracker Pie Crust

This Homemade Graham Cracker Pie Crust recipe is delicious and easy to make from scratch. The recipe only takes twenty minutes to pull together and is versatile enough to form the base for hundreds of desserts.

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Instant Pot Mexican Rice

Using an Instant Pot to make Mexican rice is a quick and an easy way to make a healthy and delicious side dish that goes perfectly with tacos, burritos, and enchiladas.

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Shredded Chicken

Tender and juicy shredded chicken is a versatile base that can be used to make enchiladas, tacos, burritos, quesadillas and more. Cooking the chicken on a low simmer with the chilies helps make sure that every bite of chicken is plump, juicy, and delicious.

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Instant Pot White Bean and Pancetta Ragout

This white bean and pancetta ragout is inspired by classic French white bean stews that are simmered for hours. Using an Instant Pot cuts down on the cooking time, letting the stew build layers of flavors highlighting the pancetta and creamy texture of the white beans.

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Making Coffee in a French Press

Our favorite way to make coffee is to use a French press. What we love about using a French press is how simple it is to use this recipe and that there’s no filter or anything else to get in-between us and our coffee.

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Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket

The best way to use a pack of mini hot dogs is to make a batch of Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket. A staple of midwestern potlucks and parties, Pigs in a Blanket are loved for their simplicity and deliciousness.

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Maple Bourbon Glazed Grilled Ham

A little bourbon, some brown sugar, and a touch of maple syrup elevate this Maple Bourbon Glazed Grilled Ham recipe. The flavors in the glaze echo the smoked paprika and brown sugar in the spice rub creating a ham with deeper, more complex flavors and a crisp outside that looks amazing.

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Maple Bourbon Glaze

An easy way to make almost any pork, poultry or salmon recipe taste better is to brush on a little maple bourbon glaze. This glaze recipe adds a nice sheen that makes any dish look like it came from the pages of a fancy cooking magazine.

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Korean BBQ Chicken Wings

This Korean BBQ chicken wing recipe is full of ginger, garlic, and the deep umami flavors that make Korean BBQ so delicious. These chicken wings only take a few minutes to prep, making this recipe perfect as a main course, party food, or late night snack.

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Korean BBQ Marinade

Our take on a traditional Korean BBQ marinade uses ginger, garlic, and green onions to infuse soy sauce with the deep, slightly salty, umami flavors that make Korean BBQ so delicious. This marinade works equally well with chicken, beef, pork, or vegetables.

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Instant Pot Ginger White Rice

Making ginger white rice in an Instant Pot is an easy way to add tons of flavor to rice, making it a much tastier companion for stir fry, seafood, and other dishes where the rice is on center stage.

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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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