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Harissa Spiced Carrots

Stunning flavor and presentation makes these Harissa spiced carrots a perfect side dish for holiday entertaining. If you’re looking for fresh flavor on the holiday table, this is a dish that will have your guests …

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Northwest Original Easy Party Dips

Perfect for snacking or for parties, these yogurt dips are easy to make and keep well in the fridge for up to a week. One container of plain Greek yogurt and 2-3 tablespoons of spice …

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Besar Candied Yams

Orange juice and our Besar spice blend are delicious additions to classic candied yams. This bright and colorful side dish is simple to prepare and full of festive flavors. Don’t get me wrong, I love marshmallows …

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Besar Cranberry Chutney

The rich and toasty taste of our Besar blend makes an ideal complement for the pop of fresh cranberry in this exotic twist on a holiday classic. Candied ginger and dried apricots round out the …

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Herbes de la Garrigue

Herbes de la Garrigue is similar to the more famous herb blend from Provence but with the hearty additions of rosemary, fennel, mint and Turkish bay leaf. Try it on grilled meats, to flavor home …

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English Beef Rub

English Beef Rub offers up a bold combination of cinnamon and juniper along with salt and pepper for incredible flavor! Influenced by medieval beef rubs, the intense flavors stand up to and takes the edge off of gamey …

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Quatre Epices

Despite it’s name, which means “four spices” in French, this blend never seems to keep strict count on the number of its ingredients. Quatre epices can be used in both savory and sweet dishes. Often …

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Poudre Forte

Poudre Forte is a wonderful spice mix that was used throughout medieval Europe and is still used today by culinary recreationists. The actual components may vary, but poudre forte, or “strong powder,” is commonly based on …

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Dawn’s Apple Cranberry Pie

This is not your average apple pie. Infused with cranberries and currants soaked in fragrant liqueur and seasoned with Ras el Hanout, Dawn’s apple cranberry pie takes an All-American classic for a spin. The seasonal …

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Pumpkin Pie with Apple Butter & Candied Ginger Streusel

This is spiced pumpkin pie is one to love! It’s more than minimalist but doesn’t try too hard, pleasing both those who love the time honored classic versions and those who want something a little …

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Raw “Couscous” Cauliflower with Almonds, Dried Cherries, and Sumac

We’re excited to do a Pacific Northwest cookbook for our August Cookbook Club Selection, Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables.  Winner of the 2018 James Beard Award Best Book in Vegetable-Focused Cooking and topping many …

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Kofte Meatballs with Marash Yogurt Sauce

These Kofte Spiced lamb meatballs are a crowd pleaser, made more marvelous with Marash Chile Flakes and warm yogurt sauce. Sound exotic? It is! But they are easy to make and the seasonings have wide …

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Pakhlava

We are so excited to feature Olia Hercules‘ new book Kaukasis: A Culinary Journey through Georgia, Azerbaijan and Beyond for our March Cookbook Club selection. Full of stunning photographs evocative of the region, this book is …

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Cheddar Cheese Coins

Appetizers aren’t just for parties and gatherings. Whether you just want some snacks for watching tv or something to nibble on while catching up on that novel, this is the cookbook for you. The experts …

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Cascade Mushroom Mash

These amazing mushroom mashed potatoes are our latest secret ingredient revelation! Infused with Cascade Mushroom Mix, the addition of just one seasoning takes these mashed potatoes from super to spectacular. It’s easy, too! Just sprinkle …

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Warm Winter Sangria

Spiced wine? Mulled cider? We say “choose both” with this Warm Winter Sangria. Mulled wine alone can be too harsh, and mulled cider too sweet. Put them together with a touch of honey and orange, …

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Gingerbread

This is a stout gingerbread. Literally! Rich molasses and stout beer perfectly complement the ginger and aromatic spices in this moist, delicious gingerbread. We utilized Kashmiri Garam Masala for the supporting role in this recipe, which …

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Beef and Bean Taquitos with Avocado Sauce

‘Tis the season for hosting parties. While sometimes that can be a bit stressful, the experts at Cook’s Illustrated have come out with this book of 75 “only the best” appetizer recipes to reduce some …

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Baked Crab Dip with Crostini

Whether you want to have a few friends over to watch a football game or movie, or you want to celebrate a holiday, you’re going to need a few things to nosh on. Make the …

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Pumpkin Bread

Yay! Pumpkin season has arrived, and we’re kicking it off with pumpkin bread. This recipe is delightfully moist, with a velvety crumb and heavenly spice. Pumpkin bread is a wonderful seasonal treat for breakfast, snacking …

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Down South Goat Biryani

From My Two Souths and Chef Asha Gomez, we get this stunning recipe for Down South Goat Biryani.  With her love of Deep-South cooking as well as her southern Indian roots, this recipe is sure to …

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Southern-Style Pork Vindaloo and Green Bean Verakka with Cardamom Cornbread

If you’ve never had vindaloo, you don’t know what you’re missing. From My Two Souths and Chef Asha Gomez, we get this recipe for a Southern-Style Pork Vindaloo and Green Bean Verakka with Cardamom Cornbread. Tangy, …

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Bebinca de Rabano (XO Daikon Cake)

 This recipe from The Adventures of Fat Rice, the August 2017 Cookbook Club selection may take a little work and ingredient hunting, but the spicy and crunchy result is well worth it. From the Author: …

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Steamed Cuban Beef Buns (with Chicken Stock)

At one time, Havana’s Chinatown was the largest Chinatown in Latin America. The large influx of Chinese workers also brought food traditions such as dumplings, chow mein, egg rolls and fried rice which still linger …

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Havanese Pork Loin (with White Rice)

Cuba is a vibrant, bold and colorful country that is full of life. Fascinated by its people and their endlessly delicious home-cooked cuisine, friends Dan Goldberg and Andrea Kuhn have been visiting this hypnotic country for …

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Chocolate Chili Chess Pie with Liquored Pie Dough

When Heather Earnhardt opened her tiny cafe, The Wandering Goose, in Seattle, she added a little bit of Southern charm and comfort to the city. From her childhood in the South with her close-knit family …

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Bread & Butter Pickles

Growing up in the South, Heather Earnhardt used to help her Granny in the kitchen whenever she would can, pickle or preserve fruit and vegetables in the summer. Big Food Big Love: Down Home Southern Cooking …

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Big Love Buttermilk Fried Chicken

When Heather Earnhardt opened her tiny cafe, The Wandering Goose, in Seattle, she added a little bit of Southern charm and comfort to the city. From her childhood in the South with her close-knit family …

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Summer Fruit Papillotes and Lavender Ice Cream (Papillotes de fruits de l’ete et glace a la lavande)

Food is considered by the French to be one of life’s greatest pleasures, and author Béatrice Peltre celebrates that with her beautiful blog and cookbooks. In her latest cookbook, My French Family Table, she definitely …

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French Macarons

Food is considered by the French to be one of life’s greatest pleasures. Béatrice Peltre celebrates that with her beautiful blog and cookbooks. Her latest cookbook, My French Family Table, focuses on everyday foods that …

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Voodoo Bloody Mary

Make your next pitcher of Bloody Mary’s with a little Voodoo….or a lot! We gave this favorite beverage a Gulf coast makeover complete with a pickled okra garnish for a recent Cajun & Creole flavor party. …

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Creole Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are always a crowd pleaser, even more so when you make them with a twist. Enter our Creole Deviled Eggs. This version is anything but ordinary, packed with flavor from Creole classics and …

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Blackened Shrimp Bites

Shrimp & grits comes in many forms, and they are all good! This version starts with polenta squares dotted with fresh thyme and layers on sauteéd collard greens with blackened shrimp on top. This recipe …

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Tellicherry Buttermilk Biscuits

I drew inspiration for these Tellicherry buttermilk biscuits from our September cookbook club selection, My Two Souths by Asha Gomez. This enchanting cookbook is a delightful collection of recipes blending culinary traditions from Southern India and …

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Holiday Pepper Biscotti

These pepper biscotti were a clear favorite from our holiday baking sessions this year. Boasting festive pops of cranberry and pistachio, these little gems get an extra dose of pizzazz from our Holiday Pepper Blend in …

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GG’s Stewed Tomato Casserole

, When it comes to a holiday spread, sometimes it’s the sides that make the meal. Passed down from Great Grandma, kids and adults alike love this delicious recipe for stewed tomato casserole.The table just …

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Hahn Family Sweet Treats

No Thanksgiving dinner would be complete without the desserts. Pumpkin pie is par for the course, where sweet treats are concerned, but few folks stop there. Every family has their own unique preferences, and this …

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Michael’s Boeuf A La Bourguignonne

Turkey dominates the center of the Thanksgiving spread, but it doesn’t have to be the only protein on the table. Boeuf a la Bourguignonne is a French peasant dish from Burgundy that uses beef simmered …

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Alison’s Cranberry Chutney

This cranberry chutney is a cheerful and tasty delight. For anyone who remembers fondly the childhood thrill of a colorful canned fruit cocktail, get ready to re-live it. The chutney is easy to make and …

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Roasted Cauliflower Soup

This fall roasted cauliflower soup will certainly grace our table more than once this season. It fills the need for belly-warming comfort without being too heavy, reminding us that summer is just barely over and …

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