Modern Homecooking with a Midwestern Heart

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Antipasto Platter

For a snack dinner or Italian appetizer idea, you can’t beat this easy Antipasto Platter. It takes just 20 minutes to build a feast of cured meats, cheeses, olives, and more.

20 minutes
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Jarcuterie

This appetizer recipe idea is more than a trend! Jarcuterie, or single-serving charcuterie assembled in a jar, is ideal for parties, potlucks, or even food gifts. What started as a food trend during the pandemic…

5 minutes
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Midwest Charcuterie Board

A Midwest Charcuterie Board ripe with regional offerings is perfect for all-day grazing and parties with people you love. Make a few things, buy the rest, enjoy it all! I never met a charcuterie board…

20 minutes
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Build the Ultimate Mezze Platter

Craving a taste of the Mediterranean, Middle East, or North Africa? Discover how to make the ultimate Mezze Platter, a global cousin to a charcuterie board or antipasto platter, for a taste of the region…

20 minutes
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Born and raised in Wisconsin, I started Culinary Hill over 10 years ago to share the recipes I loved with friends and family. Since then, I’ve moved to California, had 3 kids, completed culinary school, and brought on a full-time team to support my culinary vision: Modern homecooking with a Midwestern heart.

We tirelessly develop and test recipes so you can find success in your home kitchen, each and every time. We are obsessed with good food done right and we can’t wait to cook with you!

What’s in Season in July

Summer tastes sweet! Prepare to dig into the best July fruits and vegetables (from berries and stone fruit to squash and corn). Then, I’m dishing about how to incorporate these seasonal produce picks in the…

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Pirate Punch

Inspired by Carnival Cruises, this Pirate Punch recipe is sweet, fruity, and tastes just like the tropics. Makes a pitcher for 8 or double the batch. A good friend tells you about the last great cocktail he or…

5 minutes
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Piña Colada

A classic Piña Colada has pineapple, coconut, and rum blended or shaken with ice until frosty and delicious. Creamy, sweet, and delicious, a Piña Colada is the ultimate tropical cocktail. It might be the first…

5 minutes
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Mai Tai

A Mai Tai is a popular tropical cocktail and a cornerstone of tiki culture. Made with rum, orgeat syrup, and lime, it’s fruity and refreshing. Mai Tai comes from the word maitaʻi, which loosely means “good”…

2 minutes
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How to Stock a Bar Cart

Learn how to stock a bar cart that is perfectly tailored to your personal taste and the cocktails you love to make. Staying in just got a lot more fun! Whether in a cupboard, cabinet,…

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Creole Seasoning

Make any day taste like you’re celebrating Mardi Gras by shaking up a batch of Creole Seasoning to sprinkle over chicken, steak, pork, or seafood. Then learn how to make Creole marinade for meat using…

2 minutes

Blueberry Cobbler

It only takes 10 minutes to prep this easy Blueberry Cobbler recipe and pop it in the oven. Start with plenty of fresh blueberries, add a delicious from-scratch topping, and bake until golden brown. Bonus…

1 hour

Chipotle Pinto Beans (Copycat)

These copycat Chipotle Pinto Beans are easy to make, inexpensive, and healthy! Add to burritos and salads or serve with rice for a tasty vegetarian meal. Pinto beans are versatile and healthy, inexpensive and delicious.…

2 hours 5 minutes