Side Dish

  • 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.

  • 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.  

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Brushing Brussels sprouts

    A simple way to create an eye-popping presentation is to serve roasted Brussels sprouts still on the stalk. The secret to this roasted Brussel sprouts recipe is how olive oil, lemon juice, and honey add flavor as the sprouts roast.

  • Tomato & Mozzarella Caprese Salad

    Tomatoes and mozzarella come together to create a simple late summer caprese salad that is a delicious way to highlight the flavors in heirloom tomatoes.

  • Creamy Ranch Salad Dressing

    Having a homemade creamy ranch style dressing recipe at one’s fingertips helps make sure everyone eats their veggies.  This ranch dressing recipe takes 10 minutes to make and keeps for a couple of weeks in the fridge.

  • Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

    It is the simplest thing in the world to make vinaigrette salad dressing.  This easy vinaigrette recipe is delicious and a great way to start making homemade salad dressings.

  • Grilled mushrooms are a great addition to summer meals

    What makes this grilled mushrooms recipe so delicious is how the lemon juice adds a hint of acid, brightening up the mushrooms, and how the olive oil helps the fresh rosemary and thyme stick to the mushrooms as they're grilled.

  • Cheesy polenta with asiago and parmesan cheese is a rustic Italian dish

    Cheesy polenta with asiago and parmesan cheese is a rustic Italian dish that is versatile enough to work as a quick side dish or take center stage in Italian feast.

  • Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

    Crispy hash browns and cheesy goodness come together to create this scrumptious cheesy hash brown casserole recipe.

  • Garlicky Refrigerator Pickles

    This refrigerator pickle recipe only takes a few minutes to make and is a tasty way to eat more veggies. We like to eat these refrigerator pickles as a side dish, appetizer, or accoutrements to sandwiches, burgers, and BBQ.

  • Roasted Carrots with Rosemary and Fennel

    Roasting carrots with rosemary, thyme, and fennel is a great way to compliment the carrots' earthy goodness and create a healthy, delicious dish.  

  • Spanish Rice

    Making Spanish rice from scratch is easy to do, tastes better, and is a lot healthier than buying a mix full of words you can't pronounce. 

  • Simple Italian Risotto

    Risotto is one of the recipes that every cook needs to know. The technique becomes easier with practice and the simplicity of just a few ingredients that turn into a creamy, soothing texture make this a perfect weeknight dish.

  • Wild Rice with Sauteed Peppers

    With an earthy Northwoods flavor, wild rice is a unique and under appreciated ingredient that is fantastic when its cooked right.

    What makes this wild rice recipe work is the combination of cooking the wild rice in a mixture of chicken stock and water and using the bacon to flavor the vegetables, which introduces all sorts of interesting and complimentary flavors.

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.