Recipes

Cabbage Dishes Up Fine

Cabbage Dishes Up Fine

Serves: 6.

Time: 20 minutes.

Difficulty: Easy.

Cabbage can be a wonderful thing. What vegetable is more modestly delicious? As an inexpensive vegetable with a long storage life, cabbage is all too often cast aside like a leftover before its day. In northern Ohio, fields of cabbage never went unnoticed during the muggy hothouse-like summer weather. Way before passing a cabbage field, the strong smell of floral sulfur permeated the air and flowed with the breeze that kicked up the summer heat. Lost leaves fell behind and […]

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When it comes to pancakes, sourdough reigns as king. Try making your own batch.

Sourdough Pancakes Bring Sweet Rewards

Serves: Four

Time: 45 minutes for panckaes. Plus ongoing care for starter

Difficulty: High

Sourdough pancakes are a real flapjack of Americana. They have all the flavor of the Great American West in one dish. In truth, the love of sourdough knows no boundaries, variations of sourdough pancakes abound throughout the world. Sourdough pancakes are light and fluffy like a dainty tea cake yet are surprisingly filling.  For even the most determined eater, it is hard to eat more than one or two. Sourdough pancakes are a big eater’s delight. Paul Bunyan-sized appetites will […]

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Rösti Potatoes put a Swiss accent on winter comfort food.

Rösti Potatoes Will Make You Flip

Serves: 8

Time: 45 minutes but start the day before serving

Difficulty: Medium-High

The Swiss often like to see precision in things. Trains run on time, watches work to the second and potatoes are formed into neat circle shapes. Rösti potatoes, artfully formed into buttery browned disks, are known as the national food of Switzerland. Swiss food deserves more praise and recognition. Rösti (pronounced ruh-shtee) potatoes are as practical as they are delicious. Every day kitchen staples are the backbone of traditional Swiss cuisine like Rösti potatoes. Other than flipping the oversized potato […]

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Strawberry Smoothies Any Time Of Year

Strawberry Smoothies Any Time Of Year

Serves: Two to three.

Time: 15 minutes.

Difficulty: Very easy.

Strawberries make a comeback in February for Valentine’s Day. What red food looks or tastes better covered with ribbons of dark and white chocolate? Now that Valentine’s Day is over for the year, it is time to focus on a better way to enjoy the preseason shipped strawberries that fill the market this time of year. Fruit smoothies are easy and quick to make. Any smoothie blend is improved by the addition of a few strawberries. The consistency becomes much […]

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Chocolate Capped Cappuccino Cookies

Chocolate Capped Cappuccino Cookies

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Posted: December 2, 2012

No family Christmas celebration would be complete without homemade cookies. These tender coffee-chocolate cookies make a unique addition to cookie trays. A thick half-coating of quality milk chocolate adds a complimentary rich flavor and contrasting smooth texture to a tender cookie base. Real chocolate lovers may want to double the coating and enrobe the whole cookie. Encasing whole cookies in warm melted chocolate can get messy so the half-coating or a 3/4 -coating is easier to do. A round cut […]

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Rolls and Thanksgiving Truths

Rolls and Thanksgiving Truths

Serves: Makes 20 medium-sized rolls.

Time: Half-hour to prepare and shape, plus 1 1/2 hours for the first rise and 45 mintues for the second rise.

Difficulty: Medium. plan the time time needed for the rolls to rise.

Thanksgiving means one thing above all others, rolls. Not just any old rolls, fresh homemade rolls hot from the oven and slathered in real butter. Yes, it is very important to be gracious and thankful for family and friends, as well as other good fortunes. Sincere thanks are often not given for the important aspect s of life and Thanksgiving is no exception. Home baking tops the list for Thanksgiving traditions with rolls being a star player. A Thanksgiving meal […]

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Apple Crisp Has Comfort Baked In

Apple Crisp Has Comfort Baked In

Serves: Makes six to eight servings.

Time: Preparation 1/2 hour plus 45 minutes to bake.

Difficulty: Medium because of the apple peeling and preparation, but this pretty much a no-fail recipe..

In Minnesota, apple crisp reigns as the ultimate comfort food. Just the smell of warm apple crisp brings back found memories of fall and family. The brisk gray days of November bring Minnesotans back indoors. As we nestle in for a long winter, what could be more comforting than a warm bowl of homemade apple crisp topped with a melting mound of real whipped cream? How ‘bout Those Minnesota Apples Minnesota Grown apples make this easy to bake dish even […]

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Bringing the foods of Edina to you!

Bringing the foods of Edina to you!

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Posted: September 13, 2012

The Edina Eater searches out fine fabulous food finds in Edina, Minnesota. The Twin Cities has many food gems among them, Edina truly sparkles. With Edina’s ever growing list of restaurants, bakeries, markets and specialty food shops, the Edina Eater delights in visiting them all in search of culinary excellence. We scour the city in search of a perfect meal, the missing ingredient, and the best food and share our experience here on the Edina Eater. Sometimes,  deciding on the […]

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