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Round two of recipes from the 7th Annual MN Congressional Delegation Hotdish Off

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second week HTF is presenting recipes from the Hotdish Off competition. You can find these and other recipes from this annual event at www.franken. senate.gov. - Kirsten Reichel, HTF Staff Writer. More...

Posted 3/23/2017 10:56 PM

A recipe tribute to the early settlers of the Iron Range

I found the cookbook titled Come, You Taste – Family Recipes from the Iron Range, by B. J. Carpenter, in a stack of cookbooks I keep in the office to reference for the weekly recipe column. More...

Posted 3/3/2017 12:09 AM

Members of P.E.O. Chapter ER of Cook, MN, share their recipes

This week I present recipes from the cookbook, Lovingly from Lake Vermilion, which was compiled by members of the P.E.O. Chapter ER of Cook, MN, in 2016 to commemorate their 30th anniversary. Along with friendship, the mission of P.E.O. More...

Posted 2/16/2017 11:09 PM

This is what’s cookin’ at the neighborhood Super Bowl party

Dar Thomas, who currently lives in Virginia, MN, but grew up in the Zim, MN area, contributed a story this week on the 25-year Super Bowl party tradition that she and her family and friends have established over the years. More...

Posted 2/3/2017 12:08 AM

It’s all about the beans

I have to admit that it’s sometimes difficult to come up with new recipe ideas each week so this time I just randomly opened a page to my Crockery Cookery cookbook, by Mable Hoffman, to see what would appear and it just so happened to open to t More...

Posted 1/19/2017 11:27 PM

RECIPES FOR ENTERTAINING AND THE COLD DAYS AHEAD

The first recipe in this column is from an acquaintance of our editor, Jean Cole. I found his style of writing to be fun so left it pretty much as he presented it. More...

Posted 1/5/2017 10:06 PM

Yummy recipes to try during the holidays

I assume that most of us have our traditional holiday meals so coming up with something different for this time of year is a bit of a challenge. More...

Posted 12/23/2016 12:24 AM

THERE'S ALWAYS ROOM FOR JELL-O

This week’s recipes are from our ever efficient HTF office manager, Vicky. These are some family recipes that are made over the holiday season for her family and guests to enjoy. More...

Posted 12/8/2016 10:22 PM

Our family recipe ideas

As has been the tradition over the last many years, my husband’s cousin, Loretta, hosts the Thanksgiving family meal and we host the Christmas family meal at our home. More...

Posted 11/23/2016 11:39 PM

It’s the second week of deer camp…

Here is the second installment of wild game recipes since ‘tis the season. Once again, these were provided to us by Rick and Jen that share many wild game recipes on their website www.foodforhunters.com. More...

Posted 11/10/2016 10:47 PM

Lake Vermilion cooks chef it up

This week’s recipes were provided to us by cooks from the Lake Vermilion, Tower area. More...

Posted 10/27/2016 09:47 PM

WOK AND ROLL!

These stir-fry recipes are from the book Easy Cooking Wok Dishes by Norman Weinstein. I have introduced other recipes from this same book before and here are more that I know are winners. More...

Posted 10/13/2016 10:53 PM

Friends’ faves shared here

This week’s recipes were shared by friends of mine and HTF editor Jean. There are a gazillion recipes that can be found online, but it helps to have a friend recommend or share one to know if it is tried and true. More...

Posted 9/29/2016 09:27 PM

Backwoods Home dishes it up

The recent ORR Center Sustainability Expo held on August 20 and 21, at what was previously the Orr High School, brought in hundreds of visitors and was deemed a success by the ORR Center organizers. More...

Posted 9/15/2016 10:40 PM

St. Michael’s Chili Cook-Off

VIRGINIA - The St. Michael’s Foundation 7th annual chili cook-off signature event is planned for Thursday, September 15, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Miners Memorial building in Virginia. More...

Posted 9/1/2016 10:23 PM

Campsite (or backyard) cookin’

In keeping with the 100- year anniversary of the National Park Service and our story on Voyageur More...

Posted 8/18/2016 10:47 PM

Fabulous new fare at the stae fair!

This week I cheated on the recipe column in that you won’t actually have recipe directions to follow. More...

Posted 8/4/2016 09:52 PM

Blueberries in muffins, salads, sandwiches, and, nachos

ELY- With the 36th annual Blueberry Festival in Ely kicking off at Whiteside Park at noon on Friday, July 29, it seems appropriate to have a blueberry-themed recipe column to celebrate all things blueberry. More...

Posted 7/21/2016 10:18 PM

Shish-kebabs in rain or shine

Through bouts of (seemingly) endless rain, summer thunderstorms, cool temps, and busy work schedules, getting outdoors to grill an evening meal has proven to be a bit of a challenge in our house this summer, especially the past handful of weeks. More...

Posted 7/7/2016 10:10 PM

Recipes from Blackhawks, Giants, Lakers, and Braves

The East Range All-Class reunion will be held from July 1-4. All former classmates from Aurora, Biwabik, Embarrass, Hoyt Lakes, Makinen, Markham, Mesabi East, and Palo are invited to join in the festivities held in Hoyt Lakes, Aurora, and Biwabik. More...

Posted 6/23/2016 11:18 PM

Annual event is June 10-12 Cook Timber Days cookbook classic recipes

COOK - The annual Timber Days celebration will be held June 10 - 12. More...

Posted 6/9/2016 10:36 PM

More 'Benny Crocker' recipes

Our popular recipe contributor Ben Novak, aka “Benny Crocker” from Cook, has provided us with more of his mouth-watering recipes. He’s done with school for this year and will be back up north working for the summer. More...

Posted 5/26/2016 11:07 PM

Congressional Delegation Hotdish Competition

Rub pork shoulder with table salt, coarse salt, and sugar mixture; leave in refrigerator overnight. Cook shoulder in slow-cooker for 10-12 hours on low. Shred pork, remove excess fat.   More...

Posted 5/19/2016 09:46 PM

Mother’s Day brunch ideas

Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 8 this year. More...

Posted 5/5/2016 11:29 PM

Let's have sandwiches!

By Kirsten Reichel HTF Staff Writer More...

Posted 4/21/2016 09:28 PM

Recipes from the 7th Annual Minnesota

“Working together to improve the lives of Minnesotans, one hotdish at a time.” - www.franken.senate.gov   More...

Posted 3/16/2017 10:01 PM

Recipes that carry on family traditions

The following recipes are courtesy of Bob Henderson of Virginia. More...

Posted 3/10/2017 12:00 AM

COOKING UP POTATOES AND PEAS

This week, the recipes I selected are from Butch and Anne Folman of Embarrass, MN, who contributed a handful of recipes a couple of weeks ago. I’m a big fan of potatoes so these all appealed to me. More...

Posted 2/24/2017 12:49 AM

Easy recipes for entertaining a crowd

The following recipes were provided to me by Butch and Anne Folman of Embarrass, MN. They recently hosted a surprise birthday and retirement party for HTF former editor, Jean Cole. More...

Posted 2/9/2017 11:47 PM

Soups - from Supper to Sopa de Tortilla

The following recipes were taken from a book titled When Friends Cook which was compiled by the Friends of the Institute for the Minneapolis Institute of Art. More...

Posted 1/26/2017 11:13 PM

Wild rice recipes - some variations on the old standby

These recipes came from the favorite Wild Rice recipes book by the Bemidji Area League of Women Voters, printed in 1990. More...

Posted 1/12/2017 11:52 PM

Appetizers for New Year gatherings

These recipes come from the recipe book titled Appetizers, by Mable Hoffman. I found this one, too, while perusing the shelves at the Thrift Shop in Cook. More...

Posted 12/30/2016 12:18 AM

Festive Holiday Drinks

This week’s drink recipes were graciously provided by our Hometown Focus assistant office manager, Idell Henderson. More...

Posted 12/15/2016 11:52 PM

Sweet and salty hits the spot

Our editor, Jean Cole, was able to wrangle most of these recipes from some of her neighbors. A good combination of sugary and salty recipes to suit a variety of appetites. More...

Posted 12/2/2016 12:38 AM

Venison recipes to wrap up the season

This is the third and last week of the www.foodforhunters.com website recipes. These that we have presented the last three weeks are just a handful of many recipes on the website. More...

Posted 11/17/2016 11:49 PM

LET THE WILD GAMES BEGIN

The recipes presented this week, and the two weeks following, are all wild game recipes that I found on a great website www.foodforhunters.com. Rick and Jen operate this website and were happy to allow us to use recipes from their site. More...

Posted 11/3/2016 09:27 PM

Bea Ojakangas shares some fab recipes

Author and celebrated chef Beatrice Ojakangas will read from and sign copies of her new memoir, Homemade: Finnish Rye, Feed Sack Fashion, and Other Simple Ingredients from My Life in Food, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. More...

Posted 10/20/2016 11:07 PM

Natural Harvest Food

The following recipes were contributed by employees of the Natural Harvest Food Coop in Virginia. Some were submitted earlier this summer and we just simply ran out of space to include all of them. More...

Posted 10/6/2016 10:55 PM

Benny (again) Crocker

My favorite recipe contributor has done it again and provided us with some more of his tasty recipes. We saw him quite a bit this summer and were treated to his over-the-top spring rolls and homemade sushi one night. More...

Posted 9/22/2016 08:20 PM

Stress Free

You may have noticed since I started working on the recipe section that, other than some cookie recipes, I have not been heavy on the baking recipes. The truth is, I hate to bake. More...

Posted 9/8/2016 10:56 PM

Pasties – a mining meal tradition

I have made over a couple of thousand pasties in my life. It may sound impressive but the truth of the matter is that I made them, with the help of many other volunteers, to sell for class fundraisers for my boys when they were in high school. More...

Posted 8/25/2016 10:19 PM

FROM THE EARTH TO THE TABLE

After the hard work of planting, growing, and preserving, it is time to enjoy the bounty. More...

Posted 8/11/2016 09:30 PM

Salads, veggies, and ceviche

In keeping with this week’s health theme, employees from the Natural Harvest Food Coop in Virginia have provided us with healthy eating recipes. More...

Posted 7/28/2016 10:38 PM

Oreos or Ores? We gotcha covered

In this weeks’ edition we have a feature on the Dirty Ores, a roller derby team from the Eveleth area (see p. 4). More...

Posted 7/14/2016 09:45 PM

Foods for the 4th

The 4th of July is here again and, as seems to be tradition on this annual holiday, families and friends will gather to celebrate, watch firework displays, and eat. More...

Posted 6/30/2016 10:17 PM

P.S.: I love you, you-oh-you-oh-youuuuuuu

I’ve got an upcoming all girls weekend planned and I volunteered to bring a pasta salad. Not that I’m any expert pasta salad maker, but I thought I’d give it a whirl. More...

Posted 6/16/2016 10:28 PM

Spinach packs a healthy wallop

Spinach has been billed as a super food since Popeye popped open a can for super strength in the 1930s.  This leafy green vegetable won’t cause an instant transformation like  Popeye’s, but it does pack a healthy wallop.  S More...

Posted 6/2/2016 10:21 PM

Sen. Franken hosts 6th Annual Minnesota

WASHINGTON, D.C. —On May 11, 2016, the 158th anniversary of Minnesota becoming a state, the Minnesota Congressional Delegation came together for U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s (D-Minn.) sixth annual hotdish competition. Sen. More...

Posted 5/19/2016 09:46 PM

MINNESOTA FISHING OPENER FEAST

I rarely cook fish. Not because I can’t or don’t want to and not even because we don’t catch our own. More...

Posted 5/12/2016 09:51 PM

Eat your vegetables to help fight cancer

If you’re looking for foods that may help fight cancer, look to a group of vegetables called cruciferous.  These vegetables intrigue me because at first I had a hard time learning how to pronounce their name: “kroo-sif.r.s.” Th More...

Posted 4/28/2016 10:53 PM

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