This week’s installment of Recipe Wednesday hopes that you’ve been able to make it out to one of the wonderful Twin Cities-area apple orchards (and if you haven’t, we’ve got a list of a few to try at the end of the recipe bit). I know garden-fresh strawberries and rhubarb aren’t easy to come by this time of year, but this simple Strawberry Rhubarb Applesauce recipe from the local blog Dining With Alice looked so tasty I just had to share. Read More
While our agenda here at FFTC has typically been — and will continue to be — lending inspiration for family outings around the Twin Cities, we also recognize the value in simply spending quality time at home together. “Family fun” doesn’t always have to mean “on the run”, right? This is the goal behind our new special Wednesday series. And in keeping with the original mission of FFTC to promote local, we’re partnering with businesses and personalities to provide ideas on how you can spend this time at home. Today we explore Saint Paul ice cream shops and make homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches, with the help of Dining with Alice.
This is my mom’s apple crisp recipe. There is no peeling involved. There are 5 ingredients that we don’t bother to measure (I’ve given approximate measures for this recipe), and — best of all — it can be done by an 8-year-old with minimal supervision. My mother always served this on chili nights, but I think it goes equally well with pork chops. Ice cream or whipped topping is a nice extra — but totally unnecessary. Read More