Cranberry Gouda/House Of Gouda

The concept of dessert does not necessarily need to involve sugar. Dessert could be considered as a contrasting taste to a main course, perhaps a palate cleanser — or, the…

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Revel Bar/Golden Leaf Cafe

Golden Leaf Cafe in Menomonie is the location of a small milestone in the process of my family life. It is the place where, in mid-2016, my then-fiancée/now-wife and I…

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Pecan Bourbon Tart/Hy-Vee

You don’t find too many tarts around the Chippewa Valley. I have made a tarte Tatin, based on a recipe that my mother once found. However, tarts aren’t particularly commonplace.…

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Peanut Butter Cake/Bloomer Bakery

Would you believe that I’ve never been to Bloomer? Almost a lifelong resident of Eau Claire, and I’ve been to almost all the surrounding communities at one point or another…

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