U of M Professors Awarded are Doing Exciting work with Practical Impacts

They won the MacArthur Fellowship for doing some cool stuff.

Neuroscientist Damien Fair and chemical engineer Paul Dauenhauer work in fields of study that not everyone understands. Neuroscience just, sounds complicated. And well, chemical engineering sounds no less daunting of a discipline. But that isn’t keeping Fair and Dauenhauer from doing work that we can all understand. Neuroscience professor Damien Fair is working to see…

Chicken Pot Pie Tater Tot Hot Dish, with a spoonful taken out of the dish and some put into a bowl, and a separate Bowl of Ketchup

Chicken Pot Tot Dish

Why yes, this is Chicken Pot Pie and Tater Tot Hot Dish all in one. We're excited too

I’m writing this 24 hours before we’re supposed to be experiencing temperatures in the 80s here in Minneapolis. I can’t wait to be outside and give Summer weather one last farewell. Meanwhile, me and my fellow epicures out there are excitedly preparing for a legendary fall of cooking. To start out an incredible year of…

I am asked to consider what this place will be like in 2040?

“Water as pure and soft as the dews of heaven, gushing from hill and valley." Minnesota Pioneer, 1849

  I am a person of mostly European descent. In 1962 my mother and father built a house in what is now the suburbs. I grew up on a gravel road amidst prairie, forests, wetlands and oak savannah. I watched and mourned as the land around us was sold, surveyors staked out the land and…

Butterscotch Zucchini Blondies

Vegtables for desert? Yes!

Photo credit BUTTERSCOTCH ZUCCHINI BLONDIES INGREDIENTS: 2/3 cup butter; 2 cups brown sugar; 1 egg; 2 tsp vanilla; 2 cups all purpose flour; 1/2 tsp baking powder; 1/4 tsp baking soda; 1/2 tsp salt; 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon; 1 1/2 cups grated zucchini; 1 cup butterscotch chips. INSTRUCTIONS: Cook butter in a saucepan over…