22 Dec '11, 11am

Good/real ingredients can make the meal > @KurtMFriese on his family's holiday traditions

Good/real ingredients can make the meal > @KurtMFriese on his family's holiday traditions

For some folks, this season is about peace and good tidings. For others, it's just about the presents. In my family, the holidays were, and still are, all about the food. There are many items that must be on the table at my house, or it simply isn't Christmas. Among these are the wild rice dressing, cornbread, grandma's cranberries, and mom's bourbon pound cake. Now that pound cake is a very closely guarded family recipe, but the other recipes are below. Wild rice Photo: Whitney I would have never thought wild rice dressing could be improved upon until I discovered the magnificent flavors of real Manoomin , a traditional Native American "rice" that is hand-harvested and hand-parched in the Great Lakes region of Minnesota. If don't you live in Minnesota, the real Manoomin can be ordered online from the White Earth Land Recovery Project , a group that works to restore native...

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