23 Mar

Recipe: Scalloped Potatoes with Ham and Cream

A few years back, KB was invited to do a segment of Holiday Favorites on a local television show. Even better, the camera crew came to visit us at our space in the North Loop of Minneapolis. We were anticipating one of those gray and blustery Minnesota weekends, so, Scalloped Potatoes with Ham and Cream…

10 Mar

Grab & Go Story

Around the ol’ homestead, MD has quite the reputation for being a wiz around the sandwich. When the kids were in school, she never missed a day. Torpedoes, turkey-bacon, the occasional PB&J and the perennial favorite, rotisserie chicken, pepper jack cheese, arugula and a dollop of sweet chili sauce for the chicken. Rides to school…

24 Feb

Staub

We’ve loved Staub Cookware since it was only available in France. KB read about it in a tiny blurb in Metropolitan Home, a wonderful home and design magazine that went out of business many years ago. Matte black finish with a brass handle. Manufactured at a small factory near Colmar in France. Functional, simple, authentic and beautiful. We met…

17 Feb

Crop Share Program

Black Currants and Raspberries to the right Many years ago, before we even started working at Cooks, KB was in Duluth. On his way home, he passed a tiny sign on the roadside saying, “Black Currants and Raspberries to the right.” The right happened to be a few turns and three or four miles into the countryside, but it certainly started with a…

11 Feb

Tasty Bits: Citrus Squeezer

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27 Jan

Chili con Queso

Or is it Queso Fundido? Or, maybe just straight-up Queso? Around Cooks, we just call it “Queso — When is it ready??” or “Queso — Where did it all go??!” To be totally transparent, this is one of those recipes where you shouldn’t focus on what it is, rather, how it tastes. Yup, it’s made with Velveeta….