Category Archives: Reciplease!


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

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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Lori’s Delicious Bacon Jam Recipe

After our bacon brand test, we convinced our talented Creative Director and Team Chef, Lori, to whip up her famous bacon jam recipe for the team—and even better, we asked her to share the recipe with all of you! We love it on everything, but especially tangy goat cheese, turkey sandwiches, rosemary crackers and spoons. […]

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Hot Dogs Go Gourmet!

The arguments against eating hot dogs are long and easy to find, but we thought there was more to this ballpark classic. Our graphic designer Betsy will stand up for her favorite food any day, so she set out to show the IN crew and our readers just how great they can be. First and […]

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Hell’s Kitchen Peanut Butter Recipe Test

In the midst of our “Like” for L.U.N.C.H. campaign this week, we were inspired to write about one of those kid foods adults love: peanut butter. One of our team members fondly remembers eating peanut butter sandwiches for lunch every day in elementary school for about 2 years. Decades later, peanut butter toast is still […]

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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Tuesday was National Chocolate Chip day so we decided to celebrate with a little IN Food recipe contest. We made three different classic chocolate chip cookie recipes and held a blind tasting to determine the winner. The Recipe Showdown 1 – Original Nestlé® Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie 2  – Vanilla Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies 3 […]

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Pillsbury® Bake-Off® Winner: Pumpkin Ravioli with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream

Yesterday a few of us took a break from our busy schedules to bake up the Grand Prize recipe from this year’s Pillsbury® Bake-Off®. The recipe is harder than it looks and even yummier than it sounds. The flavors are very trendy. Salted caramel is everywhere and pumpkin is a close relative of the sweet potatoes […]

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Putting Food Infused Vodka to the Test

As we mentioned in our last blog post, infusing vodka is becoming more popular, so the IN crew had to test it out. We took a variety of our favorite veggies to make our own random, scrumptious creation. I mean, why not throw a bunch of veggies all in a jar of vodka for the […]

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