Nellie’s Potica Recipe

Here is another recipe from my brother-in-law Patrick, who grew up in Hibbing. His mother died in childbirth when he was four, and when he was six his father married Nellie. Patrick and his brothers got a stepmother who baked some special desserts that still rank high on the list of his favorites. Potica and…
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Mom’s Dough Gods

When we kids were at home, Mom made dough gods almost every time she made bread. We devoured them hot from the pan coated with sugar and cinnamon. We thought they were better than doughnuts. Some people call them dough gobs, but they were dough gods to us. I don’t know how they got that…
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Whole Wheat Popovers

If you follow the recipe for “Perfect Popovers”, you’ll be known as the never-fail popover baker in your family or even in the neighborhood. But since popovers are just hollow muffins, it is almost inevitable that someone is going to say, “I wonder what would happen if you tried adding some whole wheat flour to…
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Rich’s Rhubarb Crisp

Perhaps it’s enough to say, “It’s rhubarb season.” Those huge green leaves, velvety when you touch them, capture sunlight and use the energy to provide the raw material for some great desserts. We have only one rhubarb plant, but the leaves this year are nearly two feet long, the stems are thick and we have…
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Stovetop Naan

Have you ever heard of a naan burger? Naan is a leavened flatbread similar to pita bread that is a staple in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other parts of southern Asia. Put a plain hamburger between two pieces of naan, and you have a naan burger as served by KFC in India. The first time…
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