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Recipe: Cranberry-Mustard Spread

Cranberry sauce is one of the easiest things to make, so every Thanksgiving, I make a batch and try to put a little twist on it. It is almost always a huge hit, but I almost always have a lot of sauce leftover. Repurposing leftovers is a time-honored Thanksgiving tradition. This spread covers a lot of […]

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Cranberries: Healthy Ecosystems and Healthy Bodies

When most Americans think of cranberries, they likely envision a can-shaped, Jello-like tube that makes it’s way to a dining room table once per year. However – these little fruits have so much more to offer. My home state of Wisconsin produces more cranberries than any other state, so I knew I wanted to chat […]

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Recipe: Cornbread with Apple, Cheddar, and Sage

  Fall fell fast on Brooklyn this week. Nothing calls for a weekend baking project like a cold snap. However, weekends are also time for meal prepping and other household projects (a.k.a. fitting a week’s worth of stuff into two days), so there are a handful of shortcuts I’m willing to take.

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Cornbread and Community

A quick Google search will reveal a lively debate over what is “authentic” cornbread. People on the internet argue over everything from who makes the best cornbread (spoiler: it’s always their grandmother), if cornbread should have sugar in it or not, if it must be made in cast iron — the list goes on and […]

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What America Eats

2016 was a tough year, and 2017 isn’t shaping up to be much better. Reading the news leaves me in a fit of rage or a pit of despair, and it is exhausting. I’m not the only one who feels this way. Former President George W. Bush said it best: “We have seen our discourse […]

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“What do you cook?”

In late 2016, I decided to take a career break. Though I loved the people I worked with, something wasn’t quite jiving. I wanted to take some time to figure it all out. During this time, I did some volunteer work to speak with women who were taking classes to improve their English skills. The […]