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Summer Couscous Salad

June 21, 2017
Summer Couscous Salad

This recipe takes advantage of some of the best parts of summer – plenty of fresh parsley, cilantro, cucumbers, and tomatoes. The main ingredient, couscous, is not really a Midwest thing. But somehow my brother became a huge fan of…

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Sun-Dried Tomato and Feta Tortilla Rollups

May 18, 2017
Sun-Dried Tomato and Feta Tortilla Rollups

Growing up in Wisconsin, large family gatherings occurred quite often, pretty much monthly. And that could mean 20-30 people in one place, which is obviously a lot of mouths to feed. Typically these gatherings were potluck-style, so everyone brought their…

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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bars

April 13, 2017
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bars

No one ever told me that turning cookies into bars takes half the time and effort, and tastes just as excellent. You can see for yourself. In today’s recipe, the simple, classic combination of white chocolate and macadamia nuts (one…

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Crepes with Strawberries and Cream

February 9, 2017
Crepes with Strawberries and Cream

What better way to show love than with a dish like this? With crisped edges and a buttery light texture, crepes are an amazing way to start any weekend morning–but could be especially nice for February 14, if you catch…

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The Best Guacamole Recipe

September 1, 2016
The Best Guacamole Recipe

Whatever your plans are for this Labor Day weekend, this guacamole should be there. Going to a cookout? Bring some of the very best guacamole to share. Or perhaps staying home and binge-watching Stranger Things? Snack on some chips and…

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Skinny Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

February 11, 2016
Skinny Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Guess what folks, Valentine’s Day just so happens to be this weekend. I love a good reason for a bit of indulgence—all the more appreciated when reserved for special occasions. These skinny strawberry cheesecake bars are as rich and indulgent…

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Food Beginnings: King Cake

February 9, 2016
Food Beginnings: King Cake

This is the first post in a new series here at The District Table called Food Beginnings. I plan to occasionally highlight the history behind different foods and look into the story behind them. For my first feature, in honor…

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Top 10 Party Game Ideas

December 28, 2015
Top 10 Party Game Ideas

Whenever I’m together with family in Wisconsin we play a few rounds of our favorite games. My sister seems to know an endless list of games that don’t require any cards or a board. This got me wondering what games…

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Holiday Appetizer Recipe Round-up

December 15, 2015
Holiday Appetizer Recipe Round-up

An appetizer for a large dinner party can be as easy as setting out a cheese and cracker plate. But sometimes the occasion calls for a spread that is a bit more elegant, such as a holiday cocktail party. Here…

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