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Milk Chocolate Pots de Crème

Milk Chocolate Pots de Crème

Serves: 4 - 6

Time: 3/4 hour to prepare and overnight to cool

Difficulty: Moderate

  Valentine’s Day and chocolate are old friends. Doesn’t everyone love chocolate? Love and chocolate go together hand and hand. Pick your favorite flavor – dark chocolate, milk chocolate or white chocolate. Each captures the true spirit of the day in sweet form. While store-bought boxed chocolates are lovely, homemade chocolate pots de crème are luscious. A traditional French recipe with a modern twist transforms wobbly custard into a delightfully decadent dessert. A good splash of Grand Marnier puts a […]

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True Love Tiramisu for Two

True Love Tiramisu for Two

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Posted: February 3, 2014

  Valentine’s Day gives the perfect excuse to dive into dessert decadence. Like a cake-cream-coffee-chocolate combination? Go ahead, fall in love with tiramisu. Tiramisu for Two Lunds and Byerly’s has a terrific tiramisu treat. Rich coffee-infused sugary Italian cake and cream flavor comes with all the trimmings, ready to go. Tiramisu for two has a catchy name that suggests this is a dessert to share with your sweetheart. In reality, Tiramisu for Two easily becomes a big splurge for one. […]

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Orzo, Chickpea, Tomato, Feta Salad

Orzo, Chickpea, Tomato, Feta Salad

Serves: 6

Time: 1 hour

Difficulty: Easy

  Salads in January have to be good. During the post-Christmas diet season, it is all too easy to fall off the calorie wagon. Even if you are blessed enough not to be on a diet, a tempting salad can’t hurt. Orzo, tomato, feta salad has all the right salad fixings — healthy ingredients with a happy colorful look. Healthy and happy isn’t that what we all want to be? Eating right makes everything easier even on the coldest winter […]

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Food Trucks Debated in Edina

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Posted: January 20, 2014

  Food trucks may be coming to a crossroads in Edina. Food trucks are prohibited but discussions are going at full speed. Take a glance at Speak Up Edina. Food trucks are sparking lively debate. Public Comments The City of Edina is asking for public comment throughout January and not just from Edina residents. While no change is proposed at this time, a debate is going full gear. Speak Up Edina poses questions about food trucks in Edina, including: Should […]

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Sweet and sour green beans served with rice make a light meal.

Sweet and Sour Sesame Green Beans

Serves: 4

Time: 1/2 hour

Difficulty: Easy

  Spice up your plain old green beans with a simple sweet and sour sauce any time of year. Who says vegetables are boring? Sweet and sour green beans have a zingy flavor and spicy aroma. A splash of savory soy sauce and sprinkling of nutty toasted sesame seeds will fill the air with the aroma of the Orient.   Fast Cooking Side It only takes a few minutes to prepare sweet and sour green beans. They make a good […]

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Edina Food in 2013 – A Year in Review

Edina Food in 2013 – A Year in Review

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Posted: January 6, 2014

  Ready or not, change pushes life forward in Edina. This is a community that reveres trendy fashion and food is no exception. The only thing that stays the same is a fast pace of change.   Hellos and Goodbyes A few of my favorite food places closed their doors for good during 2013. It is almost like losing an old friend when a good restaurant or unique food shop disappears. Edina area food places that went out of business […]

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Baked Alaska a la Minnesota

Baked Alaska a la Minnesota

Serves: 8

Time: 4 hours

Difficulty: Difficult, except during winter

  A baked Alaska in frozen Minnesota. What better way to begin the New Year? When the weather gives you rock solid lemons out of the deep freeze, head right for the ice cream. Polar Paradise Here in Minneapolis, the current weather conditions mirror the name of the dish. Sub-zero wind chills and a fluffy thick blanket of snow set the mood. It is one big ice box out there. Today’s high temperature of 1 °F provided ideal household freezer […]

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Pomegranate, Grapefruit and Marcona Almond Salad

Pomegranate, Grapefruit and Marcona Almond Salad

Serves: 2

Time: 1/2 hour

Difficulty: Medium

Here come the holidays. Festive foods are everywhere — Christmas cookies covered with sprinkles, dips loaded with cream cheese and frilly sugary cocktails. Seek refuge in a light salad. Local produce may be a distant memory, but luckily, pomegranates are in season during the month of December. Put a few seeds of this power food into your meal plan. Nutritious and delicious, pomegranates burst with personality. Fame of Spain Pomegranates have ancient origins from the Mediterranean. As a renowned food […]

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Whip up a light  breakfast by making a fluffy cheese omelet with spinach or asparagus.

Fluffy Cheese Omelette

Serves: 2

Time: 45 minutes

Difficulty: Moderate

  A cold harsh winter day calls for a good start with a special breakfast. The holidays make a splurge even more justified. Make a soufflé in a frying pan. A fluffy omelette is a skillet-cooked soufflé. All it takes is a good frying pan and a little technique. A fluffy omelette really does take ordinary eggs to new heights. The ingredients are ordinary and the results extraordinary. This low-cost egg dish is sure to impress. Helpful Hints Timing is everything when […]

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Sweet and Sour Creamed Cabbage with Bacon

Sweet and Sour Creamed Cabbage with Bacon

Serves: 4

Time: 1/2 hour

Difficulty: Easy

  Stout German fare melds into the stark shadows of short winter days.  Sweet and sour creamed cabbage with bacon makes the ideal side dish with German sausage like bratwurst, spätzle and mashed potatoes. In keeping with authentic German food, the dish is winter hearty and very filling. Just like Grandmother used to make. Well, in a way. My family has made this recipe for more years than I can remember. Sometimes, I lighten it up a bit by using […]

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