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Recipes from Upper Mississippi Academy’s Culinary Classroom

These recipes were created by 8th grade students at Upper Mississippi Academy. This is the students’ third year in the culinary classroom where they experience culture, history, math, and chemistry through the preparation of food. Read more …

Hoppin John for good luck in the new year

New Year’s Day in the American South is celebrated by many families with Hoppin John, a stew made with black eyed peas. Some people add a penny or other small trinket to the beans when serving them. Whoever finds it is promised especially good luck in the new year. As many recipes can be found for Hoppin’ John as there are cooks who make it, so use this one as a foundation for creating your own version. Read more …

New Year Detox Recipes

These juices and smoothies blend detoxifying fruits and veggies to help you feel great for the start of the year.  Read more …

Farmer Direct Citrus

Our first shipment of farmer direct citrus from Texas has arrived! Read more …

Top 5 Holiday Must-Haves

We took a poll, and here are the top 5 holiday must-haves from our staff: Read more …

Yams – three great recipes

From sweet to savory, these three recipes show the versatility of yams. Read more …

Using peak produce for Thanksgiving

Whether you’re looking to make a side dish or dessert to accenturate your Thanksgiving spread, these two recipes take advantage of the season’s peak produce. Read more …

Transitional blueberries from the northwest

Looking for blueberries, now that the Michigan blueberry season has come to an end? Read more …

6 Tips for Success with Whole30

It is true – the elusive tiger blood is real! I have to admit, I thought it was a myth and that I could never feel the way the Hartwigs describe. Mind you, it took me until about the last 5 days of my Whole30 to really start to feel the effects and find success with Whole30. Read more …

Expanding culinary horizons with Whole30

One of the my favorite parts of our Whole30 journey is exchanging delicious new recipes with one another. Sharing a meal with friends at work is such a good way to try new tastes (and combine cooking responsibilities!) Read more …