Baked Chicken with Pomegranate Glaze

Although the pomegranate has been around for thousands of years, playing a key role in many ancient cultures, it has been “rediscovered” and is enjoying a resurgence in popularity with audiences who have discovered the sublime flavor and impressive antioxidant content of this exotic fruit. This recipe pairs this versatile fruit with chicken for a […]

Apple-Crusted Salmon

Fall is the height of apple season in Minnesota. We feature this unique entrée that brings together sweet apples and savory roasted salmon. The shingled topping of alternating red and green-skinned apples results in a dazzling presentation. Serve with sautéed greens and rice pilaf. INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 cup apple juice or apple cider 1/2 cup […]

Arroz con Pollo

Ingredients 1 (3-4 pound) chicken, quartered For the Marinade 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon oregano, chopped 2 tablespoons orange juice 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon salt 1/2 tablespoon black pepper Whisk all ingredients together and toss with the chicken pieces, let marinade at […]

Peppermint Pot de Creme

This take on the traditional French "pot of cream" features a minty, chocolaty flavor–ideal for the holidays. It is a rich custardy version of mint hot chocolate and is great garnished with crushed peppermint sticks. Pot de Creme 2 cups milk 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 1 12-ounce package semisweet chocolate chips 3 eggs 3 […]

Panna Cotta

Ingredients 3 cups heavy cream 1 cup plain, whole milk yogurt 1/3 cup sugar 2 tablespoons lavender honey 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 package powdered, unflavored gelatin   Method Place the cream, sugar, yogurt, vanilla and honey in a heavy sauce pan and bring to a slight boil. Remove from heat and let sit until just […]

Lingonberry Bars

  Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup pecans, chopped 1 egg 1 cup butter, soft 10 ounces lingonberry preserves (filling) Method: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×9 baking pan or line with parchment. Combine all ingredients together, except the lingonberry preserves. Mix on low speed until crumbly. Set aside […]

Dessert Fondue for Two

Planning an evening for that special someone? For a unique dessert that’s sure to impress, try a fondue. Fondue pots can be found in most department stores, and use a simple tea light candle for heating. Just choose your sauce and a few creative items to dip and you’re ready to go. For more fondue […]

Dark Chocolate Mousse with Chocolate Shell and Fresh Berries

Ingredients: 6 1/3 ounces egg yolk 5 1/4 ounces sugar 10 1/2 ounces water 2 1/2 pounds dark chocolate 33 ounces heavy cream 2 cups fresh berries, such as raspberries or blueberries 1/2 cup powdered sugar Vegetable oil cooking spray 5 medium balloons Method: Mousse Whip egg yolks until light in color. Boil water and […]

Carmel Apple Banana Bread

Ingredients 3 cups flour 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 teaspoons vanilla 3 eggs (beaten) 1/4 cup vegetable oil 4 large bananas (ripe, mashed) 1 cup applesauce 1 cup butterscotch caramel sauce (micro-waved) Method: Mix dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon) together. Mix all other ingredients (vanilla, […]

Baileys Chocolate Martini

Ingredients: 1 oz. Baileys Irish Cream 3/4 oz. Smirnoff Vodka 1/4 oz. White Creme de Cacao Method: Combine ingredients into a shaker. Add ice. Strain into a martini glass. Enjoy! Courtesy of: Keegan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant Contributor’s Contact Information: 3