Dessert Recipes

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    August 29, 2014

    Ribbon Junkies: Behind the scenes at the State Fair food competitions

    We may disagree about corn dogs versus pronto pups, where to find the best cheese curds, and which political candidate deserves our vote, but most Minnesotans agree that there are two kinds of people: State Fair People and everyone else. Drop off an entry for a State Fair competition and it is a saf ... More >>

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    April 2, 2014

    Travail and the Rookery return triumphant as ever

    The team behind the Robbinsdale culinary powerhouse has done it again

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    February 5, 2014

    Plate or Pass: Camel milk

    When it first touched our lips, all we could think of was the hairy, humped creature it came from. We wanted answers to our paranoid questions: When was this stuff shipped? Has it been properly refrigerated? Will we be projectile vomiting within a half hour? How did someone manage to get a seven-foo ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013

    A Baker's Wife vs. Sarah Jane's Bakery: The chocolate croissant crucible

    For many people over the age of eleven, the holidays feel less like a cheerful sleigh ride and more like a grueling biathlon where disappointment lurks at every turn. It can be tough to believe in the restorative power of holiday cheer: The long lines and the punishing weather, the endless bundling ... More >>

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    October 9, 2013

    Your winter survival plan: Warming House hot cocoa truck

    Zac and Jill Stafford are a special Minnesota breed of crazy. When asked what would send them out onto the icy streets in the dead of winter in a converted food truck just to freeze their bits off, they answered: Sharing steaming rich cups of liquid chocolate topped with marshmallows handcrafted wit ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013

    Go gluten-free in the Twin Cities

    How to live without wheat in the metro

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    July 25, 2012

    Mosaic: More than the sum of its parts

    Lots of little things – good beer, a charming patio, miraculous fries – make a satisfying whole at Longfellow cafe

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    December 21, 2011

    Pig & Fiddle comes to 50th and France

    Offering plenty of old-country fare

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    December 13, 2011

    Zoe Francois's Sufganiyot: A classic Chanukah treat [RECIPE]

    Zoe FrancoisMake them for the first night of Chanukah With the first night of Chanukah coming up fast (it starts next Tuesday, December 20, at sunset), the Hot Dish started asking around for some great recipes by local chefs. We got a chance to get up close and personal in a two-part interview with ... More >>

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    November 28, 2011

    Chef John Michael Lerma's gingerbread cookies sweeten up the holidays [RECIPE]

    ​Now that the turkey is done, the relatives have made themselves scarce, and the cranberry sauce stains have been addressed, it's time to kick this holiday season business into high gear. It's time to get our bake on.  For ideas we turned to area cookbook author, chef, and television personal ... More >>

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    September 28, 2011

    The Bachelor Farmer celebrates the Nordic palate

    Governor Dayton's sons open first-rate restaurant

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    May 26, 2011

    National Strawberry Month: Five ways to celebrate

    ​May is National Strawberry Month. First bred in Brittany, France, around 1740 from plants harvested in eastern North America, Chile, Argentina, the garden strawberry is known for its fragrance, bright red color, juicy texture, and sweet, sometimes tart taste. Whether eaten fresh or in prepare ... More >>

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    March 15, 2011

    National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day--make a batch to celebrate [RECIPE]

    Mrs. Fields SecretsOatmeal cookies get skinny.​ We're happy for any type of nationally recognized excuse to gorge on sweets. Chocolate Cake Day was a big hit, and National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day may be a bit more obscure but promises to be just as delicious. March 18 is the official day of celebr ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    Make your own Girl Scout Cookies

    oldfashionedsodafountain.blogspot.comForget the box and DIY ​A recent declaration by some Minnesota Girl Scouts that they would refuse to participate in the annual cookie fundraiser because their council sold off four beloved summer camps got our attention. Sure, we love the delicious cookies, ... More >>

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    January 28, 2011

    DiGiorno Pizza and Cookies makes life worth living

    What has science done?​"In a few years it will read Pizza and Cookies and Weed." That was the first comment that made sense to us when we saw DiGiorno's latest product: a cheese or pepperoni pizza packaged with Toll House cookie dough in one giant $8 box labeled "Pizza and Cookies." Yes, we al ... More >>

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    December 14, 2010

    Is Velveeta Fudge as disgusting as it sounds?

    Velveeta Fudge inside; snow outside​Well, apparently the weekend snowstorm brought on some cabin fever. And so, in a fit of deep Americana-inspired food bravery, the Hot Dish decided to take one for the team and solve a longtime mystery of treat-making. With a view to a snow drift, we did the unth ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Two pumpkin recipes from local chefs--one savory, one sweet

    Fresh pumpkin is the best. ​While we love Halloween candy as much as the next guy, we also dig the pumpkin dishes that pop up at area restos during the season. Some are savory and some are sweet, but all give you that fall feeling. The Hot Dish spoke with a few local chefs who share our orange ent ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Whipahol: 5 best uses for alcoholic whipped cream

    Alcohol whipped cream = fun!​We heard about "whipahol"--alcohol-infused aerosol whipped cream--a few months ago, back when it wasn't yet being sold in Minnesota. Lo and behold, a recent trip to Surdyk's found a whole stash of Cream brand whipahol in multiple flavors (chocolate, caramel, vani ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    Halloween cupcake recipes--there's no trick to these treats

    www.marthastewart.comWicked Witch cupcakes​ Halloween is the time for sweet treats. Today we share a couple of our favorite Halloween cupcake recipes that are simple, yummy, and super cute--no tricks involved.

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    October 25, 2010

    Top 5 tasty things to do with pumpkin seeds

    Public Domain Photos via flickrDon't throw them away!​We know you usually just throw them on the compost heap, but wait... we've got some ideas about how to use all those pumpkin seeds that your October decorating scheme has left you with. And not to worry, we know that a "wild honey-hazelnut-pump ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010

    Pumpkin whoopie pies offer hand-held goodness

    Canned and delicious​Tis the season to buy a pumpkin, gut it and carve it to hell. But did you know pumpkins are laden with antioxidants and beta carotene? That's right, the rotund orange squash has more to offer than crispy seeds and general jack-o-lantern jackassery. In this month of chocol ... More >>

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    August 10, 2010

    Top 5 s'mores recipes for National S'mores Day

    Get in my mouth.​When we think of s'mores, we think campfire, a star-filled sky, a cool summer breeze, and lots of gooey yumminess on our hands and face. All good things, which is why it is a great pleasure to let you know that today, August 10th, is National S'mores Day! And with s'mores gain ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    TCHO Chocolate: killer bars & baking drops now sold here!​Early on, San Francisco established itself as a hotbed of American-made gourmet chocolate, raising up the likes of Ghirardelli, Guittard, and Scharffen Berger. The city's latest entrant into the market, TCHO--pronounced "choh," as it's the phonetic spelling of the first syllable o ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    Rob Barrett Cooks: Monkey bread 4 ways.

    ​My wife was the one who first introduced me to Monkey Bread. It was love at first sight (and I was fond of my wife as well. :-)). Those little chewy, doughy bits of goodness instantly won me over. While they've beena faithful friend over the past years, I've done a lot of experimenting recen ... More >>

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    February 23, 2010

    Nick and Eddie's butterscotch pudding: Restaurant Recipes

    Nick and Eddie dishes up the recipe for one of its classic desserts

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    December 23, 2009

    Best. Christmas Cookies. Ever.

    And, they're super easy, to boot, and make a great hostess gift...

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    December 15, 2009

    Superrich hot chocolate fights single-digit temps

    A cup of whipping cream? A can coconut milk? Survive today's dismal temps with the world's most caloric hot chocolate.

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    April 28, 2009

    Chef Eats: 20.21's Asher Miller

    Chef Asher Miller fuels himself on an array of eats, including, recently, a 2-pound dorade.

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    February 9, 2009

    Local firefighter wins Tabasco cook-off

    Minneapolis firefighter's Tabasco recipe wins her $10,000.

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    January 22, 2009

    Restaurant Recipes: Café Latte's Turtle Cake

    Chocolate, fudge, caramel and pecan heaven. Café Latte shares the re ... More >>

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    April 11, 2008

    School bake sale? How about some beer cupcakes?

    I know what you're thinking: "Beer cupcakes? That's crazy talk." At least, that's what the old man said to me when I told him I was buying Guinness for baking purposes. Still, wh ... More >>

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    March 20, 2008

    Off the Menu: Eric Nigg's Kulfi

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    In addition to fat-packed laffs, local funnyman Eric Nigg brings a delicious kulfi (Indian-style ice cream) to the table.

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    December 27, 2006

    Finally, a Bubble That Doesn't Pop

    What's Sweeter Than a Tech Bubble and Frothier Than a Real Estate Bubble?

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    November 22, 2006

    Good Enough

    Minnesota's newest luxe Italian bistro and wine bar is good enough, fast enough, nice enough, and, generally, enough all over

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    December 14, 2005

    Singular Five

    Stewart Woodman's long-awaited solo venture is stylish, costly, and absolutely unique

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    September 21, 2005

    Good Enough

    20.21, the Walker's hotly anticipated Wolfgang Puck restaurant, is very good in many ways, but not great

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    May 18, 2005

    Don't Try This at Home

    The most extravagant cookies in the Twin Cities revealed, devoured

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    May 4, 2005

    Craft's Fare

    A terrific bar lurks within East Lake Street's newest fine-dining restaurant

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    June 30, 2004

    Great Humor

    Three Minnesota gems with ice cream cakes and frozen pies prove you can have your cake and lick it too

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    June 23, 2004

    Mission: Accomplished

    Mission American Kitchen gives the people what they want, from upscale potato chips to ribs and root beer floats

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    January 28, 2004

    Pop Sensation

    Local boy comes home from the Culinary Institute of America to make good in Nordeast

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    June 27, 2001
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    December 2, 1998
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    July 1, 1998
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    July 1, 1998
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    May 6, 1998

    The Alchemist

    Brian McElrath's Zinfandel-Balsamic Vinegar Truffle is so potent and rich it seems almost meaty.

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    April 8, 1998

    Ciao Bella, Ti Amo

    Ciao Bella may not be playing in the big leagues with Italian heavy hitters, but out in the minors of the first-ring suburbs it is kicking major keester.

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    September 10, 1997
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    August 20, 1997
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    June 18, 1997
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