Hot Gin Toddy
• 1 1/2 oz. J. Carver Premium gin
• 3/4 oz. lemon juice, fresh
“My favorite wine is what’s open,” says vice president of Haskell’s John F. Farrell, III. Although Farrell isn’t picky on wine choices, he does have some recommendations for your table this fall.
Whether it comes from a local lake or a faraway ocean, fish is one of the most popular proteins on any menu. Lighter than red meat and high in heart-healthy fats, it’s as delicious as it is versatile, at home in a soup, wrapped up in a taco or deep-fried and served alongside crispy fries.
We all remember the less-than-stellar meals served in the school cafeteria. You might have been left sighing at the choice of a lackluster hot dish or a brown paper sack lunch, longing for the rare, once-a-month offering of everyone’s favorite: pepperoni pizza.
This is the cookie that started it all. The oatmeal chocolate chip was the first recipe that Maple Grove native Annette Gustafson ever entered at a fair and won a ribbon by coming in fourth place.
Cooking is universal. Every country eats, and so every culture cooks. We have many opportunities in Maple Grove to experience food cultures from outside of the United States; Mexican restaurants abound, and Chinese takeout is prevalent.
Background: Grocery cashier and mother of four
Advice for new entrepreneurs: Know that you will have long hours in your day. Follow the opportunity that God has given you.
Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano stirs up the food pot. Chef-partner Fernando Abundez is at the helm of the Maple Grove location. Daily, he features a selection of new shining culinary stars from a recipe database culled over 18 years.
When it comes to nourishment, Abby Cota wholeheartedly believes the mantra: “Enjoy the food you eat and feel good after you eat it.” And, if you didn’t know, her online business’s cakes, breads, muffins and more, which are gluten-free and dairy-free, you’d never guess it by the taste.
Family meals on week nights don’t have to be a bore. Try these great ideas from Maple Grove area residents for each Monday in March. Some of these dishes can be made or prepped the weekend before so that first night of the week can be quick and easy.