Kitchen

Ham Egg and Cheese Slab Pie

Pie–she’s often the underappreciated sister in the dessert family. Cake gets all the glory—candlelit entrances at birthdays and tiered seating at weddings, and all eyes are on her first slice at a host of gender reveal parties.

Home cook Dan Greer, Cooking with DFG

Dan Greer’s a normal guy. He’s a dad and husband with a full-time job in sales. But he also has a decade of professional cooking under his belt.

Holidays are a loud, hectic affair at the home of Terry and Maureen DeBruyn. Before scattering with plates of turkey and stuffing served up buffet-style, tradition is that their four kids and eight grandkids stop what they’re doing, hold hands around the kitchen island and say a blessing.

The holiday season is ripe for entertaining, and these two Maple Grove spots offer unique items that put a new spin on the holiday meal while leaving a lasting impression on your guests.

Marna's Catering executive chef Rolando Diaz.

AGENT: Executive Chef Rolando Diaz

MISSION: Create a meal made entirely from ingredients found at the Maple Grove Farmers Market

Extended Mission: Feed a crowd.

Jennifer Ebeling’s Maple Grove deck is as lush as the undergrowth of a Minnesota forest—not only with flowers, but with food. The master gardener simply walks a few feet from her kitchen to her deck door to gather the ingredients she needs for dinner.

Meet Merrilyn Tauscher, the “FoodE Expert” at Byerly’s Maple Grove location. Tauscher helps inspire and educate people about food through cooking demos, special events and delicious recipes for any occasion.