Dutch Oven Baked Bread

March 21, 2014

A few years ago I (and most of the country) discovered the book “Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day” by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois. I love the recipes in the book and I think their stored dough technique works well. You store the raw dough in your refrigerator and make a loaf as […]

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The Honey Blog

February 19, 2014

  Like most of you I wear many “hats” in life.  One of my hats looks like this, and it’s very handy if you’re a beekeeper , like I am.   Despite subzero temps in Minnesota, the honey bees here do not hibernate, instead they stay warm by rapidly moving their flight muscles (kind of like […]

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Chinese New Year: BBQ Pork

February 6, 2014

posted by Annie Time to celebrate the Chinese New Year! Holiday festivities begin January 31st, the first day of the New Year, and wrap up on Feb 14th with the celebration of the Lantern Festival. The Chinese calendar is based on the lunisolar calendar so the New Year falls on a different date each year. For this […]

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Cookies to warm the heart and the home!

January 28, 2014

As a sales person for Nordic Ware, I get to meet with people from different parts of the country.  Inevitably, and especially in winter, they have lots of questions about Minnesota. Especially THIS winter. Today its -40 degrees with the wind chill factor. Which brings up questions number 1 – what is the wind chill factor?  (Answer: […]

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Bring a touch of summer to your breakfast with Lemons

January 27, 2014

Everyone loves the scent of freshly cut lemons. Great on salads, zested over pasta, or squeezed over vegetables prior to serving, lemons are a versatile culinary ingredient. With the cold weather still upon us, I woke up Sunday morning wanting to make something that would brighten up my breakfast table. I decided I would use the lemons […]

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History behind the iconic Nordic Ware tower

January 23, 2014

I grew up the in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.  Occasionally, my travels would take me by the Nordic Ware factory, just west of Minneapolis, in the suburb of St. Louis Park.  They had a unique tower on their property that proudly proclaimed them to be “Home of Nordic Ware, America’s Finest […]

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The Noble and Delicious Pheasant

Jennifer D.
January 7, 2014

The arrival of hunting season in the fall excites me a little bit, perhaps because it brings promise of interesting and unusual fowl and wild game finding its way into my kitchen. I am not a hunter myself, nor are any of my family members, but I’ve amassed a small-yet-reliable group of friends who are […]

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Family and Traditions – Finding Fresh Flavors in Frozen Fruit

Julie F.
December 19, 2013

As most of the country experiences frigid temps this time of year, I go to my freezer to pull out the fresh tastes of summer.  Sometimes there is nothing better than the simple flavor of strawberry jam spread on a piece of toast to warm the heart and bring back fond memories. Throughout my childhood my grandma […]

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S is for Snickerdoodle

December 6, 2013

It’s the time of year where I start to plan what I’m going to bake for the holidays. I always put way too much on the agenda, usually accomplished in a rush. Even though I stress myself out trying to tackle it all, I enjoy every minute of it.  Caramel Puff Corn, Scrabble (our family […]

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