Recipes

  • Strawberry Raspberry Smoothie

    Strawberry raspberry smoothies are a great way to start the morning.  This healthy breakfast recipe uses strawberries, raspberries, and greek yogurt to create a thick, delicious smoothie packed with great stuff to get you going.

  • Persimmon pudding

    With its warm fall flavors, a hint of cinnamon, and creamy texture persimmon pudding is a delicious dessert everyone should try.

  • Highlights from Umami's 2016

    Here’s a quick rundown of the most delicious food we ate and interesting places we went during this past year.  

  • Caramelized Onion White Bean Dip

    This creamy white bean dip is a delicious and healthy appetizer with a touch of sweetness from the caramelized onions that is perfect for serving with crackers or vegetables. 

  • Killer White Rice

    This white rice recipe adds a couple of twists to create a killer white rice that has great flavor and texture and helps avoid people's biggest complaint that white rice is boring and bland.

  • Sous Vide Duck Breast Recipe

    A great way to cook perfectly medium-rare duck breasts is to cook them sous vide.  The advantage of cooking duck sous vide is how easy it is to cook the breasts evenly while keeping them tender and juicy. 

  • Turkey Neck Gravy

    This turkey neck gravy recipe is a simple way to make gravy when you're grilling or smoking a turkey and don't have any pan drippings.  

  • Buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup

    Soft, fluffy buttermilk pancakes with warm maple syrup are a great way to start the morning.  This buttermilk pancake recipe makes delicious, light golden-brown pancakes with a hint of cinnamon.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Stories

Geese flying in formation
Daniel Swenson-Klatt | October 14, 2016

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. 

Recipes

Caramelized Onion White Bean Dip
Laura Burrack | January 2, 2017

This creamy white bean dip is a delicious and healthy appetizer with a touch of sweetness from the caramelized onions that is perfect for serving with crackers or vegetables. 

Drinks

Food

Persimmon pudding
Mark Hinds | January 12, 2017

With its warm fall flavors, a hint of cinnamon, and creamy texture persimmon pudding is a delicious dessert everyone should try.