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True North Cabin Cookbook - Stephanie Hansen

Cabins provide an ideal getaway from the demands of every day life, with adventuresome days of hiking or boating or lounging fueled by hearty, home-cooked meals. The rhythms of cabin life are familiar to Stephanie Hansen, who relishes the opportunity to create memorable and delicious meals for friends and loved ones using simple ingredients from pantry and garden.

Hansen‚Äôs creative dishes will nourish and delight those who gather at your table‚ÄĒat the cabin or at home.¬†True North Cabin Cookbook¬†offers ample opportunity to savor north woods living at its very best.¬†

Hardcover, 224 pages, 145 Color photos, 158 recipes 



The Good Berry Cookbook - Tashia Hart

Manoomin, wild rice, also known as "the good berry," first drew the Anishinaabeg people to the Great Lakes region in search of the prophesied food that grows on water." Honoring the sustenance they found in the place that became Mni Sota Makoce, The Good Berry Cookbook follows the Anishinaabeg through seasons and spaces to gather wild foods and contemplate connections among the people and their plant and animal relatives.


Hot Dish Heaven - Ann L. Burckhardt

Classic Casseroles from Midwest Kitchens. From the land where the hot dish began comes a delicious array of kitchen-tested recipes featuring traditional favorites and modern meals for today’s casserole cook.

Paperback, 160 pages, 40 illustrations, 70 recipes


Jul: Swedish American Holiday Traditions - Patrice M. Johnson

From smörgåsbord and St. Lucia processions to Christmas Eve gatherings with dear family and friends, Swedish Americans are linked through the generations by a legacy of meatballs and lutfisk.

Paperback 264 pages, 50 color photographs, 100 recipes


North Star Cocktails- Johnny Michaels

Award-winning drink slinger Johnny Michaels, along with the North Star Bartenders’ Guild, move beyond the traditional Martini and Manhattan to offer 125 crafted cocktail recipes with modern flavors.

Paperback, 240 pages, 50 color and B&W photos, 125 recipes


Potluck Paradise - Rae Katherine Eighmey & Debbie Miller

Here is the book that answers the age-old question: What should I bring?

Foodies Rae Katherine Eighmey and Debbie Miller first combed through hundreds of folksy cookbooks‚ÄĒoften spiral-bound or homemade‚ÄĒcompiled by church and community groups around the Midwest. Then they tested hundreds of the most popular recipes before winnowing the list down to 150 of the tastiest crowd-pleasing dishes: treats such as Swedish Tea Ring, Oven Barbecue Spareribs, Corn and Tomato Casserole, Refrigerator Cookies, Blueberry Buckle, and Party Punch. Recipes are organized by course, so it‚Äôs as easy as pie for the reader to find the perfect dish for the long community table.

Paperback, 184 pages, 125 recipes


Land of 10,000 Plates - Patrice M. Johnson 

From Minnesota‚Äôs newer traditions‚ÄĒ Hmong hotdish‚ÄĒto its oldest‚ÄĒ nourishing wild rice‚ÄĒLand of 10,000 Plates invites readers to bask in the warmth and hospitality of kitchens throughout the state.

Paperback, 207 pages