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Bite Of Minnesota: Fitger’s Wild Rice Burgers

For those of you who have visited Duluth, you’ve probably dined at, or at least driven, by the historic Fitger’s brewery.

02/05/2013

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Bite Of Minnesota: Asiago Pesto Pasta

If you are planning a Super Bowl party and want to try something new, be sure to check out last week’s post on Italian nachos. You’ll likely have some asiago cheese sauce leftover and I have just the idea for you!

01/29/2013

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Bite Of Minnesota: Game Day Italian Nachos

A few years ago I won several gift certificates to Macaroni Grill. I’m pretty sure I used almost all of the money on plates of Italian Nachos. The indulgent fried pasta sheets paired with creamy cheese and the vinegary kick of banana peppers made them hard to resist. Luckily I got my hands on the recipe and tried it at home with mouth-watering success.

01/22/2013

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Bite Of Minnesota: Quick Cranberry Jam

Let’s face it, for most of us this is going to be a tough week. After all of those vacation days, light traffic days, and days of irregular meals, it’s time to face reality and head back to the daily grind.

01/08/2013

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Bite Of Minnesota: Cinnamon Stick Puffs

Happy New Year! Now that all of the obligatory holiday duties have passed, it’s nice to relax and plan for the new year.

01/02/2013

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Bite Of Minnesota: Holiday Activities

As we rush from store to store, wait in line at the post office, and continue checking items off numerous lists, remember to take some time for yourself to enjoy the little holiday celebrations. Perhaps that’s not possible this year, but if it is, I’ve rounded up a few food related activities to keep the festive mood.

12/18/2012

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Bite Of Minnesota: Roasted Grapes & Sweet Potatoes

In a recent job interview I was asked a couple of thought-provoking questions about my cooking style. While I was quite prepared for those questions and answered them adequately, I couldn’t help but ponder my answers throughout the following weeks in an effort to learn more about myself.

12/11/2012

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Bite Of Minnesota: Road Trip To Des Moines

Sometimes the Bite of Minnesota blog goes on a little road trip to take a bite out of another state. This time it took a bite of Iowa; Des Moines, Iowa to be a little more specific.

12/04/2012

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Bite Of Minnesota: Pumpkin Lasagna

Walking into work this morning, I was convinced it was Thursday. As I warmed up my oatmeal I opened the paper to look for the Taste section (a regular Thursday activity) but couldn’t find it.

11/20/2012

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Bite Of Minnesota: Thanksgiving Prep

It was already hard to believe that we’ve entered November, so it’s even harder to believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner. It’s so close I can smell it! Well, OK, I suppose I can smell it because I’ve been testing out recipes in advance and boy does my house smell good right now!

11/13/2012

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Bite Of Minnesota: Balsamic Roasted Squash & Wild Rice

Amidst all of the election buzz, we still have to eat. As much as I’ve been craving tacos, chips, and even Jucy Lucys (thanks, WCCO web staffers), I’m trying to stick on the healthy path this week.

11/06/2012

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Bite Of Minnesota: Winter Market Season

It’s a little hard to believe that we’re at the tail end of farmers market season already, but this weekend brings the close of several markets in the Twin Cities area. Thankfully, the Minneapolis and St. Paul markets are open year-round.

10/23/2012

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Bite Of Minnesota: Deviled Eggs For Fall

Family gatherings can bring about some interesting traditions, especially when it comes to food. For example, we have a family chip dip that is made for every family gathering.

10/16/2012

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Bite Of Minnesota: Subgum Chow Mein

I’ve long been a fan of chow mein. When we were younger, my brother worked at Chung King Garden in Burnsville and our family would devour big containers of chicken chow mein and egg rolls after his shifts.

10/09/2012

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Bite Of Minnesota: Pizza Farm

Whether it be the journey or the destination, there are some places that will always be memorable. For me, it’s the pizza farm in Stockholm, Wisconsin.

10/02/2012

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