In Amy's Minnesota cabin kitchen, fresh ingredients sourced locally are always on the menu. She purchases various ingredients from nearby suppliers to ensure her meat, produce and eggs are of the best-possible quality, then she uses the goods to make hearty heartland-style meals.
Amy flashed a bright smile while cooking alongside her cousin Matt Thielen.
Together in the kitchen with her husband, Aaron Spangler, Amy enjoyed a hearty meal of crispy-skinned fried chicken.
Amy stops by Bruce's garden to chat with him and Aaron about the fresh herbs growing inside the greenhouse.
Casual and Inviting
Amy's quaint porch features several oversize lawn chairs, plus an expansive table for alfresco dining.
Inspired by her grandmother's recipe, Amy makes a "granny-style" chicken with fresh herbs and bread stuffing to create a party-ready feast.
Located right in her backyard, Amy's overflowing garden is studded with collard greens, among other vegetables.
Summertime wild blueberries are the star of Amy's golden-brown pie, featuring a flaky, buttery crust and fruity center.
At Ocooch Books & Libations, Amy chats with Daniel Miller, who shares a few of his store's microbrews.
Part-time bookstore and part-time brewery, Ocooch Books & Libations is known for its unique offerings of the latest literature, plus local wines, spirits and beers.
Dessert Done Simply
Rich and creamy vanilla ice cream gets dressed up with a dousing of Amy's rhubarb-raspberry syrup.
Better with Butter
Al Bekkum welcomed Amy to his business, Nordic Creamery, for an insider's look at the butter-making process and he even let her taste a just-made batch.
The jewel of any successful holiday dinner is a beautifully set table. It's the one time of year that we get to pull out the fancy plates and glasses and dress things up. The Kitchen has some surefire tips to help you set a table that glistens with class, sophistication and holiday cheer.