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Stephanie Wise

Entries by Stephanie Wise

Cool, Refreshing Frozen Thai Iced Coffee

(1) Comments | Posted July 8, 2013 | 10:14 AM


For someone who loves the summertime for all of its outdoor splendor, I am a wimp when it comes to the weather. Nothing will dampen my sunshine-loving mood than a swelteringly hot day (me + heat = not a pretty sight, y'all).

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Seven Spring Baking Recipes to Celebrate the Season

(2) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 12:30 PM


I enjoy spending each spring hovering over my hot oven as much as I do outside in the fresh, warm air. The surplus of seasonal produce bursting forth at farmers markets and local grocery stores just begs to be baked into yummy treats....

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Cherry Sake Cocktails

(0) Comments | Posted April 19, 2013 | 1:04 PM


I'm only going to keep blathering on about it because maybe, just maybe, even winter will get sick of me complaining about the weather and decide to finally leave. Because really, Minnesota, could you be more depressing right now? You and your perma-cloud...

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Sweet and Salty Sesame Cookies

(1) Comments | Posted March 21, 2013 | 4:41 PM


Tell me I'm not the only one who dreams about sweet and salty. It's why peanut butter and jelly has withstood the test of time; why cheese and chocolate pairs so well together; why my heart goes pitter-patter for honey-roasted nuts and...

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Curry Winter Root Vegetable Fries

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2013 | 9:13 AM


I do my best with this thing they call seasonal eating. I try not to buy raspberries in the dead of winter, just as I try to avoid eating oranges in the summer. Generally, my taste buds naturally direct me to what is at...

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Delicious, Filling Split Pea Stew

(2) Comments | Posted January 1, 2013 | 12:48 PM


Happy New Year, everyone! Let's get healthy and buy gym memberships and start eating salad every day and yada yada yada.

Or, we can just make some soup.

There really isn't much to say about split pea soup that you probably don't...

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Salted Caramel Mocha Shortbread

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 5:08 PM


When the leaves fall off the shivering trees and the lake freezes to a smooth, glassy sheet, nothing warms my heart more than a plate of fresh-baked cookies. It makes sense, right? In this season of comfort and joy, it's obvious that nearly everyone...

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Migas for Breakfast

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2012 | 2:36 PM


I know everyone's got Thanksgiving on the brain. But me? I'm thinking about migas.

What exactly are migas, you ask? That's precisely what I asked myself recently when I stumbled upon a recipe for them online. Once I discovered them and was enlightened by...

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The Best Baked Macaroni And Cheese

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2012 | 10:05 PM


Can we talk comfort food for a second?

I think it's a category in a state of constant flux. To me, comfort sometimes tastes like fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies. Sometimes, it tastes like tomato soup. Sometimes, tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. Sometimes,...

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Alma's Prune Cake

(4) Comments | Posted October 12, 2012 | 9:06 AM


Just when I think I've found a recipe that can only be reserved for That Place Where Recipes Go To Die, it resurfaces into something fresh, unique and worthy of a second chance. For me, this often happens with old family recipes -- ones...

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Pumpkin Ravioli With Brown Butter-Sage Sauce

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2012 | 9:00 AM


In addition to my other commonplace talents as an Amateur Bird Watcher, Inside-the-Lines Colorer, Professional Eavesdropper and Excellent List Maker, I also like to consider myself a Fall Foods Enthusiast. It takes great ambition and skill to master this practice of inexhaustible excitement for seasonal...

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Sweet Potato Zucchini Pancakes

(2) Comments | Posted August 27, 2012 | 10:14 AM


I don't know about you, but I hate to waste food. Sometimes I re-purpose extra ingredients for meals later in the week; sometimes I make my husband eat more of a dish just so we don't have to throw out the leftovers...

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Buffalo Chicken Calzones

(0) Comments | Posted August 9, 2012 | 6:34 PM


Maybe the rest of the world is over the buffalo chicken craze, but in this house, it's still two of my husband's favorite words. Nothing gets him as pumped up as he does before a Vikings football game (we're a Vikings-Bears family... it gets...

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Creamy Shrimp Pasta with Summer Vegetables

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2012 | 1:59 PM


I'm not the kind of girl you see in glossy magazines, all dressed up and cute-like serving a delicious feast she just "whipped up" on an elegantly decorated table, kids politely playing with toys in the background, her guests smiling, laughing and applauding her composure in...

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