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Kale & Nori Turchetta with pumpkin seed salsa verde

Our latest new contributors are Lauren Mote and Jonathan Chovancek who are the co-owners of Kale & Nori Culinary Arts, and makers of Bittered Sling Extracts. This holiday season a bunch of us asked Jonathan to cook…

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Posted by: on Friday, January 4th, 2013
Categories: Guidance | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

It’s Time to Tailgate!

Forget the presidential election noise, or the start of the school year. A crisp September Saturday in Iowa means only one thing to the entire state: It’s time to tailgate. The thing about growing up in a state with…

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Posted by: on Thursday, October 25th, 2012
Categories: Meditations | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Eggs for spring, naturally

Naturally gorgeous eggs make springtime celebrations pretty–and tasty. Or at the very least, you can say you’ve got a turducken omelette on the go.

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Posted by: on Monday, April 18th, 2011
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Turkey Gumbo

I have a confession. I’ve never been a fan of turkey. No matter how it was prepared, whether it be lovingly roasted, minced or turned into my Mom’s famous curry, there was something about that big bird that never…

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Posted by: on Monday, February 21st, 2011
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Ground Turkey for Thanksgiving? Why Not.

Leah’s mother exaggerates most things by a factor of 1000. Filling up her car these days, for example, costs about 100,000 bucks. So, while listening to Dixie as she told a wonderful, romantic story of cooking a…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, October 6th, 2009
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Oops. Gravy too salty? Add potato!

This holiday season my sister and I collaborated on Christmas dinner for our family—about 20 people this year! To our chagrin, our gravy made from the turkey drippings became too salty as it simmered away, reducing to…

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Posted by: on Thursday, January 15th, 2009
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Turducken for Thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving dinner. Who doesn’t? I could skip the creamed corn and yams mind you, but come on…turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, oh ya…bring it on. The only way I could think of to…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, December 5th, 2007
Categories: Worship | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

The Answer is Creamed Turkey

Are you tired of eating turkey sandwiches for the entire week after Thanksgiving? Yes, you are. Well, there’s a better way to dispose of the beast, my friend: the answer is creamed turkey.

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Posted by: on Friday, October 13th, 2006
Categories: Meditations | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »