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Spiced Pumpkin Roll Cake

Roll cakes are so fun and impressive to look at, and they’re shockingly easy to make.  I love the pretty swirls of bright white frosting next to the pumpkin cake, and when it tastes even better than it looks- you know you’ve found a great dessert. The cake can be whisked together by hand and …

November 9th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Recipes


Halloween String Cheese Broomsticks

These witches’ brooms aren’t scary at all—they’re super-simple and downright cute! Kids will love seeing them in their lunch box (they don’t need to know it’s a healthy snack *wink wink*), or add some class by pairing with dipping sauces and themed garnishes for a grown-up Halloween gathering. Enjoy! Halloween String Cheese Broomsticks Print Recipe …

October 23rd, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Recipes  |  2 Comments


Rootstock Radio: Food that Heals and Empowers

Download In 2007, entrepreneur, chef and activist Cathryn Couch founded the Ceres Community Project, a non-profit organization that delivers free, nutritious, prepared meals to individuals dealing with serious illness. What’s especially unique about the organization is that it engages youth volunteers ages 14-19 in growing the ingredients and preparing the food. Cathryn has received many awards …

September 12th, 2017  |  Published in Health & Wellness, In the Kitchen, Rootstock Radio


Earth Dinner with the Organic Valley Interns!

As an intern at Organic Valley this summer, I’ve had the privilege of getting to know a group of incredibly smart, kind, and innovative interns. We’ve all wholeheartedly embraced the unique culture at Organic Valley, and its cooperative spirit of collaboration and progress. For such a special group, I knew I needed to host an …

September 1st, 2017  |  Published in CROPP Culture, Earth Dinner, Featured Post, In the Kitchen


Corn, Scallion, and Cheddar Strata

Our farmers market has had all kinds of delicious produce lately. Fresh corn is one of my most favorite summer foods and I always grab a few ears when I’m at the market. I know corn season will be coming to an end soon so I’m trying to eat it as much as possible. This …

August 30th, 2017  |  Published in Recipes


Can’t Get Enough Pasture (Butter)

Can you taste the difference between butter made from the milk of cows raised on grain vs. on pasture grasses? My answer is a resounding YES! Organic Valley’s award-winning Cultured Pasture Butter has become a fast favorite of mine, thanks to its incredible flavor and dreamy texture. This special butter is churned only between May …

August 30th, 2017  |  Published in In the Kitchen, Recipes


Rootstock Radio: Secrets from Chef Monique Hooker’s Kitchen

Download Culinary pioneer Monique Jamet Hooker is a chef, teacher, and author with a lifelong enthusiasm for food and travel. Born on a small farm in Brittany, France, to a family of modest means, Monique trained as a professional chef in Europe before moving to the United States in the 1960s—bringing her heritage in French …

August 22nd, 2017  |  Published in Family, Featured Post, In the Kitchen, Rootstock Radio, Sustainable Living


Chocolate Eclair Icebox Cake

When I was living in Wisconsin I stopped by the Viroqua Food Coop on a very regular basis to get a quick meal from the hot bar. One of my favorite desserts was their individually sized Chocolate Eclair Cake, and I could almost always find a reason to justify why I deserved this treat. I haven’t been …

July 24th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Recipes


Rootstock Radio: The Sioux Chef: Cooking with Wild Foods & “Cool Heirloom Crops”

Download Sean Sherman, founder, CEO and chef at The Sioux Chef, is a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe. Sean was born in Pine Ridge, South Dakota and has been cooking in Minnesota, South Dakota and Montana for the last 27 years. While his work in the restaurant and food industry began out of necessity—a …

July 17th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Health & Wellness, In the Kitchen, Rootstock Radio


4th of July Cheesecake Dip

Do you have any big plans for the 4th of July? I’m so looking forward to the long weekend and spending some time outside enjoying the summer weather. I also have a few BBQs lined up and am excited to bring along this delicious no-bake dessert. Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts, but it …

July 1st, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Recipes


 
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