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Honey

Recipe Challenge
Recipe Challenge
Honey
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This month we honored our first listener request! We each chose a honey-forward dessert, but instead of sweet treats we got dryness and gumminess. Oh my. Which is the lesser of two evils? Find out in this episode + flashback to last month’s cottage cheese episode with some cottage cheese ice cream.

Links from the episode:
Cottage cheese ice cream
Gingerbee Cookies (scroll all the way down the page)
The Imploding Honey Custard Cake

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Cottage Cheese

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Recipe Challenge
Cottage Cheese
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Love it or despise it, cottage cheese is back, baby! In this challenge, a TikTok cottage cheese recipe goes curd-to-curd with an old school cottage cheese salad. Or is it dip? Find out which one was a more satisfying snack. And we got our first-ever request for a challenge and it’s a sweet one!

Links from the episode:
Healthy Viral TikTok Cottage Cheese Queso Recipe
Nixon’s last White House lunch
lainiecooks cottage cheese ice cream
Cottage cheese ice cream (multiple mix-in ideas!)
10 Viral Cottage Cheese Recipes for Boost of Protein

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Awards Season Cocktails

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Awards Season Cocktails
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‘Tis the season for Grammys, BAFTAs, Golden Globes and Oscars. For this challenge, we exchanged recipes for cocktails to serve at your next awards show viewing party. One of us tried to bring the glitz and shimmer while the other uncovered the Official Cocktail of Summer 2024. Find out if we greenlit the Gold Rush or the Starlight just in time for the 96th Academy Awards.

Links from the episode:
Sparkly Gold Rush cocktail recipe
Starlight cocktail recipe

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Celebrity Cookbooks

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Celebrity Cookbooks
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For our first challenge of 2024 we exchanged recipes from celebrity cookbooks. One of us went high and the other went low. Find out whether pasta casserole from The Tucci Cookbook by Stanley Tucci (friend of the pod) (not really) or Barry’s (Greg Brady) Showstopper Zucchini and Swiss Pie from Alice’s Brady Bunch Cookbook earned a repeat cook.

Links from the episode:
The Tucci Cookbook by Stanley Tucci, 2012
Stanley Tucci: Searching For Italy
Alice’s Brady Bunch Cookbook, 1994
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Sweater Weather

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Sweater Weather
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Hey, it’s Sweater Weather time! Are you feeling cozy, indoorsy and maybe a bit tired? How about a starchy dish that matches the vibe? This month, we exchanged recipes that each bring out that hygge feeling: Rutabaga Casserole and Pumpkin Pecan Bread Pudding. They both filled our stomachs, but which one captured our hearts and minds?

Old business from episode 1: Watergate Salad Makes a Comeback
Notes from episode 2:
Scandia, Minnesota
Elim Lutheran Church: A Brief History
What a carved rutabaga looks like
Adapted version of Pumpkin Pecan Bread Pudding by Joanne Change (original recipe calls for 8 slices of white crusty bread, this recipe uses croissants, we used challah)
Pastry Love: A Baker’s Journal of Favorite Recipes by Joanne Chang
Recipe for Rutabaga Casserole:
1 large rutabaga
16 soda crackers
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 stick of butter, melted
salt and pepper, to taste
Cook rutabaga until done and mash. Crush soda crackers. Mix all ingredients and put in greased 8-inch round casserole dish (or similar). Cover and bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Uncover and bake 15 minutes more. Serves 6. “Even if you don’t like rutabagas, you’ll like this dish!!”
Submitted by Beverly Pratt, Elim140th Anniversary Recipe Book, 1994

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70s Dinner Party

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70s Dinner Party
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For our debut episode, Rebecca picked the theme “70s Dinner Party” and we both independently chose salads (mind meld!). But, oh, how very different these two salads are! One very sweet and one very savory. But in the end it all came down to texture.

History of Watergate Salad

Watergate Salad recipe

Avocado Ring Salad with Homemade Mayo is from the Better Homes and Gardens Blender Cookbook, 1971