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Pumpkin Cake in a Jar

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Years ago in the early 1990s, I wrote a small cooking column for a local magazine.  One recipe that we ran around the holiday season was entitled “Pumpkin Cake in a Jar”. It’s a fun little recipe to make and … more

Moose Ravioli

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Admit it. As an Alaskan, you probably have at least one moose photo in a drawer somewhere or on your computer. We all have them. We take photos of moose in our yards munching apples or tree buds. We take … more

Mushroom Conserva

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The other day I was poking around old cookbooks I hadn’t looked through for years. I found one that had been a favorite of mine so long ago, it was like finding an old friend. I flipped through the pages, … more

Borscht: An Alaska Autumn Treat

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The grass is covered in scarlet and gold and the crabapples are starting to fall from the tree in my back yard. A few days ago, a moose wandered in and ate half a dozen apples before we could shoo … more

Alaska King Crab Beignets

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Kirsten prepared Alaska king crab beignets when she appeared on NBC’s TODAY show. Variations for baked gougère and poached dumplings are included below. Print Alaska King Crab Beignets Author: Kirsten Dixon Serves: 24   Ingredients Canola oil for frying 6 tablespoons unsalted … more

Fall Herb Salad with Toasted Hazelnuts and Crab Gougères

This recipe is just for the salad. Click here for the Alaska king crab gougères recipe. Print Fall Herb Salad with Toasted Hazelnuts and Crab Gougères Author: Kirsten Dixon Recipe type: Salad Serves: 4   Ingredients 4 cups arugula 1 cup flat-leaf parsley … more

Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup with Poached Crab Dumplings

Print Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup with Poached Crab Dumplings Author: Kirsten Dixon Recipe type: Soup Serves: 4   Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1 leek, trimmed, washed, and sliced 2 cups roasted kabocha squash meat 3 cups chicken stock … more

Green Tomato Salsa

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I’ve finally had to face it. The forecast has been calling for temperatures in the lower forties this week and I’ve been noticing a suspicious number of buildings boarding up along the Homer Spit. A whole family of Spruce Grouse … more

Alaska Blackcurrant Brownies

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Along the pathway near my herb garden, right across from the chicken coop, is a long hedge of blackcurrant bushes. I planted them about 15 years ago and they have become so integral to my cuisine, I can’t imagine life … more

Basic Pickling Liquid

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It was pouring rain on Wednesday but I braved the local farmer’s market anyway. I wanted to find some nice herbs, which the market was a little light on, but I brought home some incredibly beautiful red and yellow bulb … more

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