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  • December 16, 2020

How 2020 Changed Our Home Cooking

  In the understatement of the century, this was a new kind of year for all of us. We’ll be happy if we never see the words “out of the abundance of caution” again; how about you? While life got…

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  • November 1, 2020

Recipe of the Month: November

Pumpkin Croissant French Toast Bake Recipe from Life Made Simple Bakes (lifemadesimplebakes.com) Makes 6-8 servings INGREDIENTS 1 loaf brioche or challah bread or 6 large or 18 mini croissants, cubed 2 cups whole milk ½ cup heavy cream ¼ cup…

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  • October 29, 2020

Food Connections Spotlight: Shelagh Mullen

No one embodies the phrase “Food Connections” quite like Shelagh Mullen. Not only is she an accomplished designer, she’s also a talented chef who’s blended her career and her love of food in all kinds of interesting ways. Read on…

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  • October 1, 2020

Recipe of the Month: October

Deconstructed Crab Cake Toasts Crab Dip Ingredients 3 Tbsp. Olive oil 1/3 cup finely diced white onion 1/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper 1 tsp. garlic 1/2 cup corn kernels Salt & Pepper to taste 1/2 cup finely chopped…

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  • September 10, 2020

5 ways to stretch your foodservice marketing budget

Like most foodservice marketers, you’re looking for ways to connect with operators and offer solutions to get them get through these unprecedented times. The challenge? Finding creative ways to reach them if your marketing budget has been impacted by COVID-19…

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  • August 18, 2020

Brand-demic pivots that resonated

As the entire world is adjusting to this year of social distancing, brands have had to entirely reevaluate their strategies. The tone they go market right now is more important than ever and will likely affect consumer perception of them…

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  • July 20, 2020

Food Connections Spotlight: Julie Kendrick

“I’ve been coming since the first mastodon leg was cooked over an open fire and someone said, ‘This is creamy, crunchy and family-friendly!’” Julie Kendrick, freelance writer/journalist extraordinaire, is a familiar face at Food Connections. She’s penned countless compelling stories—many…

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  • July 14, 2020

5 Ways to Connect with Foodservice Operators Digitally

In the midst of this global pandemic, digital communication has been the most valuable tool for keeping relationships strong and getting things done. However, in the world of a foodservice professional—one very reliant on in-person interactions—some outside-the-box thinking is required…

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  • June 16, 2020

The power of sampling in foodservice

Ok, honest question: when was the last time you went to the grocery store on a big sampling day and didn’t try something? Did you get the cheese with the toothpick? Did you try a sip of that on-sale wine?…

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  • May 27, 2020

IN Food Takeout Roundup

Even though we can’t spend hours chatting at our favorite table, we’re still supporting the Twin Cities food scene by ordering our favorite meals to-go. Plenty of IN Fooders go by the “phones eat first” policy, so we’ve got a…

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