Recipe: Moose Soup
Perfect for winter, this cozy soup uses fridge and pantry staples you likely already have on hand. If you do not have moose meat, feel …
Recipe: Lasagna with Moose Bolognese
This recipe is inspired by the people of Tyonek, Alaska, and the Tyonek Tribal Conservation District’s Tyonek Grown program.
Recipe: Two Sisters Salmon Chowder
Chowder is the ultimate food. It’s a meal all by itself, or serve with bread or a green salad.
Recipe: Fireweed Jelly
This recipe was originally published in the Raven’s Circle and online in September 2018. It remains one of CIRI’s most visited webpages!
Recipe: Herbed Garlic Potatoes
As the author wrote about this recipe, “These potatoes fit any kind of meal, from fancy to burgers—and everyone asks for the recipe.”
Recipe: Cranberry Nut Bread
Adapted from “Grandma’s Recipes: An Alaska Native Traditional Food Cookbook for Assisted Living Homes” by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.
Recipe: Turkey Pot Pie
As the author wrote about this recipe, “The perfect way to enjoy leftover roast turkey. A creamy filling loaded with turkey and veggies is tucked inside a flaky pie crust and baked until golden and bubbly.”
Recipe: Moose Burgers
As the author wrote about this recipe, “If you can’t find moose meat or don’t have any local hunters you can approach, you can always use a different type of game meat or simply use beef.”
Recipe: Best Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
As the author wrote about this recipe, “These are the best soft chocolate chip cookies. No chilling required; just ultra-thick, soft, classic chocolate chip cookies.”
Recipe: Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumb Bars
As the author wrote about this recipe, “These bars have an irresistible crumb topping and a gooey fruit filling. It’s the perfect dessert to make when rhubarb is in season.”
Recipe: Smokey Moose Meatballs
As the author wrote about this recipe, “If you don’t live in Alaska, never fear—you can use ground beef in this recipe with great results.”
Recipe: Creamy Salmon Pasta and Spinach
As the author wrote about this recipe, “Simple yet impressive, this is a perfect recipe for a date night at home.”
Recipe: Glowing Green Smoothie
As the author wrote about this recipe, “Vegan and packed full of healthy ingredients, this smoothie is filling enough for breakfast or great as an afternoon pick-me-up.”
Recipe: Russian Tea
This warm, spiced, shelf-stable beverage mix is popular in Alaska and makes a great gift!
Recipe: Cinnamon Toast French Toast
As the author wrote about this recipe, ““Piles of buttery, cinnamon and caramelized sugar-crusted toast fan out in a pan before absorbing a simple vanilla custard and being baking into puffed, layered breakfast perfection.”
Recipe: Easy Apple Crisp
This easy apple crisp is made the old-fashioned way, like grandma used to make.
Recipe: Rhubarb BBQ Sauce
As the author wrote about this recipe, “Use to baste chicken, ribs, pork chops, or seafood on the grill, make pulled pork in the slow cooker or as a sauce for barbecue chicken pizza.”
Recipe: Grilled Corn on the Cob
This easy, crowd-pleasing summer recipe is perfect for your next outdoor barbecue.
Recipe: Blueberry and Honey-Yogurt Popsicles
As the author wrote about this recipe,“If you prefer tart and tangy to overtly sweet, skip the honey and add more lemon juice.”
Recipe: Quick Fruit and Nut Bread
As the author wrote about this recipe, “We serve this bread many ways, but I love to slather on a cream cheese-honey spread and fresh seasonal berries.”
Recipe: Zucchini Brownies
As the author wrote about this recipe, “The zucchini naturally holds water, which releases as it bakes, giving the brownies that fudgy texture that many say is essential to a good brownie.”
Traditional Recipe: Seal Soup
This traditional seal soup recipe is courtesy of the Alaska Native Medical Center.
Recipe: Herbed Gnocchi and Mushrooms for Two
As the author wrote about this recipe, “What makes this dinner for two stand out is how everything comes together (spoiler alert: fast and easy!), and still delivers a meal with layers of fresh, distinct flavors.”
Recipe: Best Homemade Hot Chocolate
As the author wrote about this recipe, “This rich and creamy hot chocolate has intense chocolate flavor and is super easy to make.”
Recipe: Cranberry-Orange Sauce
As the author wrote about this recipe, “Fresh homemade cranberry sauce is a cinch to make. This version is flavored with orange juice and orange zest, which elevates it to an elegant holiday dish.”
Recipe: Pumpkin Soup
As the author wrote about this recipe, “Roasting the pumpkin is the only part of this recipe that takes any length of time. And once it’s done, this soup comes together fast.”
Recipe: Rhubarb Coffee Cake
As the author wrote about this recipe, “This tender coffee cake is studded with tart bites of rhubarb and topped with a thin and crispy sugar-baked crust.”
Recipe: Brown Sugar and Bacon Baked Beans
As the author wrote about this recipe, “These baked beans are semi-homemade and the perfect blend of sweet, savory and smoky.”
Recipe: Broccoli-Bacon Salad
As the author wrote about this recipe, “If you like bacon, you’ll love this refreshing salad – it’s a great way to consume bacon in a healthier way.”
Recipe: Berry-Vanilla Crescent Rolls
As the author wrote about this recipe,“Beautiful, sweet, fruity, aromatic and easy are just a few words to describe this delicious pastry. It’s the perfect treat to make for Mother’s Day.”
Recipe: Raspberry Sorbet
Submitted by Raven’s Circle reader Nate Teague. As the author wrote about this recipe, “A delicious, refreshing sorbet full of yummy raspberries. Serve on its own or topped with fresh fruit.”
Recipe: Flourless Chocolate Cakes for Two
As the author wrote about this recipe, “This kind of cake is one of my favorites. It makes no apologies for being all about the chocolate. It’s rich and dense and just plain delicious.”
Recipe: Super Bowl Dips
Enjoy these shareholder-submitted recipes for Salmon Spread and Hot Sausage Dip.
Recipe: Crunchy Caramel Popcorn
As the author wrote about this recipe,“The best caramel popcorn is a two-part process: making stovetop caramel sauce and then baking the coated popcorn in the oven.”
Recipe: Russian Tea Cakes
This recipe for Russian tea cakes was submitted by CIRI shareholder Bernadene Henrie of Anchorage.
Recipe: Blueberry Cheesecakes for an Alaska Epic-nic
Submitted by Raven’s Circle reader Tammy Ann Thompson of Anchorage, this recipe took first place at the Blueberry Creations Contest at the 2017 Alyeska Resort Blueberry Festival.
Recipe: Salmon Chowder
As the author wrote about this recipe, “It’s rich, smoky and comforting. It’s our ‘Left Coast’ answer to New England clam chowder.”
Recipe: Indian Fry Bread
Indian Fry Bread is a Native American quick bread that’s fried and served either on its own, drizzled with honey, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, or topped with ground beef and other taco ingredients.
Recipe: Hearty Cabbage Soup
This recipe for hearty cabbage soup was from late CIRI shareholder Irene White’s personal collection. It originally appeared in the 2003 edition of the Ninilchik Community Cookbook.
Recipe: Rhubarb Cake
This recipe for Susie’s rhubarb cake was from late CIRI shareholder Edna Steik’s personal collection.
Recipe: Moose Meat Perok
Recreate the recipe used at the CIRI and The CIRI Foundation Friendship Potlatches each fall.