South Dakota Recipes

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South Dakota Sunflower Seed Cookies

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Light, delicate semisweet cookies.

Honey Vanilla Ice Cream

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This is the best homemade vanilla ice cream I've ever had. The honey and brown sugar give it a rich, buttery taste that can't be beat.

Squash and Zucchini Casserole

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Here's a vegetable casserole that's great as a summer meal. You might want to put a cookie sheet or something under this dish as it bakes, because it sometimes bubbles over.

Spinach Cantaloupe Salad with Mint

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Spinach salad with cantaloupe, avocado, red peppers, and mint. Truly a refreshing summer delight! Serve with crusty French bread and a lovely buttery chardonnay.

Baked Sweet Potatoes

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Very healthy and tasty sweet potatoes that will be a great addition to any meal. Very easy!

Roast Leg of Lamb

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Cooking peeled potatoes in the pan around the roast is yummy. The only other things you need are gravy made from the pan drippings and a fresh vegetable.

Triple the Ginger Cookies

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These are a real pain in the butt to make, but they are worth it. The best ginger cookies I have ever eaten.

Cabbage Burgers

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This is a recipe created by Russian German immigrants. It is very popular in the Nebraska, South Dakota region where I am from. Cabbage and ground beef are encased in a neat little bread package.

Indian Tacos with Yeast Fry Bread

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My cousins grew up on a reservation in South Dakota, and this is how we always made our fry bread (with yeast).

Lee's Chislic

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This is a chislic we cook at the station that goes over very well.

German-Russian-Dakota Knefla

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This version of knefla is a tasty, easy German-Russian staple for dinner, comprised simply of dough and potatoes. Sometimes I add 2 teaspoons of chicken bouillon to the boiling water for extra flavor. Serve with sausage, brats, or alone. Some like it with sauerkraut or breadcrumbs for garnish.

Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

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These pumpkin seeds make a great tasting and healthy snack.

Inspiration and Ideas

Buttermilk Syrup

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This is a great homemade syrup that we found at a little B&B in South Dakota. This syrup is wonderful on hot, fresh blueberry pancakes.

Peach Kuchen

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This is my favorite recipe. It's quick, easy and delicious. I've made it with both canned or fresh peaches

Fresh Fruit with Poppy Seed Dressing

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Any fruit can be used, but this is my favorite combination. Try your own creation, but if you wish to use oranges and grapes in the same recipes, DON'T add the oranges until ready to serve or the grapes will be extremely bitter.