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Reciplease!

A collection of recipes we have recently discovered, attempted, loved or hated.

Cheddar Corn Waffles with Poblano Pepper Sauce

Crisp, cheesy waffles topped with eggs and just the right amount of zip in a creamy sauce. An Easter brunch show-stopper! Makes 10 waffles.  INGREDIENTS Poblano Sauce 1 Tbsp. olive oil 4 garlic cloves, peeled 1 onion, coarsely chopped 2 poblano peppers, cut into large strips 6 Tbsp. butter ½ cup flour 2 cups milk (warm) […]

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Cherry Almond Baked Alaska

This recipe may seem intimidating in length and steps. The beauty is that you can build any combination of ice cream, filling and cake for an impressive dessert. Included are the cake and filling recipes shown, however any brownie or cake can be used as the base, and the filling can be a frosting, preserve, […]

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Ditch-the-Can Green Bean Casserole

A fresh take on a holiday classic sure to impress the foodies at your table.   Ingredients 1/4 lb. bacon 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil 1/2 cup yellow onion, diced 1/4 cup shallots, diced 1 pound crimini mushrooms, chopped 1/2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves 2 cloves garlic, minced Sea Salt Ground black […]

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S’more Brownie Cheesecake Skillets

There’s something about these adorable mini cast iron skillets that make for impressive individual desserts. With brownie as a base, you can create endless ooey, gooey combinations. Here are a few of our favorite ideas: Chunks of creamy cheesecake, strawberry sauce and a dollop of fresh whipped cream A scoop of coffee gelato, drizzled with […]

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Chocolate and stout…that’s what love is about!

TrufFultons As a nod to our North Loop neighbor, Fulton Brewery, we chose their Worthy Adversary Stout for this recipe. Ingredients: Creamy Centers 1/4 cup Nutella spread 6 oz. milk chocolate, coarsely chopped   Truffle Filling 1 1/2 cups (1 bottle) Fulton Worthy Adversary Stout beer 12 oz. good quality chocolate (60% cocoa content), chopped […]

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Cheesecake Baked Apples

If you enjoy creating in the kitchen, here’s a festive and impressive way to serve apple cheesecake. Simply hollow out apples for shells, fill with your favorite cheesecake batter and bake! Apple shells: 8 large apples (I used Honeycrisp) Lemon juice Chunky applesauce: Apple flesh removed from shells 2 Tbsp. water 1 Tbsp. lemon juice […]

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Mmm… morels!

IN’s Creative Director, Lori Gerdts, is taking over the blog today to share a few of her favorite morel recipes. Enjoy!   The hunt for these little woodsy gems is a special as the mouthwatering treat they make. From a simple sauté to savory sauces they are sensational. Here are my two of favorite ways […]

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The highlights of our 20-year anniversary celebration

We were thrilled to host our 20-year anniversary celebration on March 20th with clients, friends, family and business associates.  As part of our celebration, we asked attendees for non-perishable food donations in honor of Minnesota Food Share Month. Thanks to everyone’s generosity, we gathered an overwhelming amount of food and donated it to the Neighborhood […]

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Let them eat cake!

Nothing says “I love you” quite like rich chocolate cake. Lori’s go-to recipe for Flourless, (and almost) Effortless Chocolate Kahlua Cakes is the perfect easy Valentine’s Day recipe. Baked in individual ramekins, these gluten-free chocolate cakes pair perfectly with fresh strawberry-basil compote for a unique and delicious dessert. Flourless Chocolate-Kahlua Cakes Yield: 8-10 servings Ingredients: […]

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Honey-Tomato Bruschetta with Homemade Ricotta Recipe

Homemade Ricotta – makes for a fresh, festive bruschetta spread! This is delicious topped with a thin slice of prosciutto and a dollop of fruit preserves, like fig or apricot, or simply drizzle with truffle oil (yum!) and sprinkle with fresh herbs. Rich Homemade Ricotta Makes about 1 cup 3 cups whole milk 1 cup heavy […]

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