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Category: Metigoshe Recipes

Cookbook Now For Sale!

We have a new cookbook available for sale! You can now bake all of the goodies you have experienced at Metigoshe Ministries. Recipe categories include Cookies, Baked Breakfast Goods, Desserts, Bread, Sourdough and Camp Favorites. Cookbooks are $10 and can … Continue reading

Cranberry Orange Cookies

These delicious cookies make a wonderful addition to any holiday dessert spread, both with their beautiful color and their sweet-tart flavor. Cranberry Orange Cookies 1 cup unsalted butter, softened ½ cup white sugar 1 cup brown sugar Zest of 1 … Continue reading

Amazon Chocolate Cake

This has become my go-to chocolate cake in recent years. It’s simple, chocolatey, and happens to be vegan (although you wouldn’t guess it) if you’re looking for a new treat for the dairy- or egg-free people in your life. Amazon … Continue reading

Cheddar Bay Biscuits

These biscuits are better than the restaurant version, and you don’t even need to leave your house for them! Cheddar Bay Biscuits 2 cups flour 1 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp baking powder 2 tsp garlic powder ½ tsp kosher salt … Continue reading

Roasted Pork Shoulder

Roasted Pork Shoulder Slow and steady is the way to go when cooking hard-working cuts of meat like pork shoulder. When buying pork for slow cooking, go for a pork shoulder (also sold as a pork butt or Boston butt) … Continue reading

Lemon Bars

These lemon bars can entice even a lemon-hater into their fan club—just ask our staff! Lemon Bars From Crust: 2 cups sifted flour ½ cup powdered sugar 1 cup butter, softened ½ tsp salt Filling: 4 large eggs, beaten … Continue reading

Chicken Enchilada Bake

A favorite with both campers and retreaters, this layered enchilada bake can easily be made ahead and customized. I like to add corn and kale, but the sky’s the limit! Chicken Enchilada Bake (serves 6-8) Adapted from a recipe on … Continue reading

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you’re looking for another way to get your fill of pumpkin this fall, these cookies will hit the spot. By resting the dough in the fridge, the spices work together to make some autumnal magic. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies … Continue reading

Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

Double chocolate, double yum! These muffins are a great way to use up any stray bananas that may be languishing in the fruit bowl. For a fun variation, you can switch out the chocolate chips for peanut butter chips! Double … Continue reading

Peanut Butter Cookies

Although these cookies are gluten and dairy free, you won’t miss a thing! A slight alteration on the 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies floating across the internet gives this recipe the perfect texture to satisfy any craving. From the Ovenly cookbook … Continue reading

Chocolate Crack Cookies

A favorite among the office staff, these marbled black and white cookies will satisfy that mid-afternoon chocolate craving (although we won’t judge if you find yourself sneaking one in the morning or as a midnight snack!) Chocolate Crackle Cookies Adapted … Continue reading

Butterscotch Tapioca Pudding

If you’ve only ever had plain tapioca pudding, you’re missing out! This rich pudding is full of butterscotch flavor, and may even make a fan out of a former pudding-hater like myself. Butterscotch Tapioca Pudding Makes 4-5 servings 1 12 … Continue reading

Ranger Cookies

Sturdy enough to pack along for your next hike, these Ranger cookies remind me of granola in cookie form! Ranger Cookies ½ cup butter, room temp ½ cup sugar ½ cup brown sugar, packed 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla ¾ … Continue reading

Hashbrown Breakfast Bake

This tasty breakfast bake is perfect for feeding a crowd, and even better because you can assemble it the night before! Swap in other meats (like ham), greens, or cheese to make it your own. Hashbrown Breakfast Bake (serves 12-15) … Continue reading

Hot Cocoa Cookies

  I first discovered these cookies in college, and since then they’ve become one of my signature cookies. I’m sure I first made these cookies as a way to put off homework, but I’ve since made them for cookie contests, … Continue reading

Nutmeg Slices

Nutmeg Slices From “Fika: the Art of the Swedish Coffee Break ” by Anna Brones and Johanna Kindvall Nutmeg slices are a nice twist on traditional shortbread cookies. The spices make them a nice addition to Christmas trays, but they’re … Continue reading

Caramel Corn Recipe

                  Caramel Corn From Make caramel corn, make new friends. For some variation, you can substitute cereal, pretzels, and peanuts for some of the popcorn to make a caramel party mix. … Continue reading

Challah: A Delicious Bread Recipe

This recipe came to me from my friend Kari’s grandma. Challah (pronounced like “holla”) is a traditional Jewish bread made to eat on the Sabbath and on special holidays. After I attempted to make challah from a generic cookbook in … Continue reading

Cranberry Orange Buns Recipe

Festive with a perfect balance of sweet and tart, these cranberry-orange buns are begging to be a part of a holiday brunch or become a Christmas morning tradition. But be warned—if you want to keep making these all winter (which … Continue reading

Molasses Spice Cutout Cookies

As a kid, one of the most exciting days of the Christmas season was the day when we would make and decorate Christmas cookies. My mom would invite our cousins attending the nearby college and their friends over for supper … Continue reading

Shepherd’s Pie

Nothing says “cozy” to me quite like shepherd’s pie as the temperatures drop and snow starts to fly. Feel free to add more vegetables to the mash or the sauce—any sort of root vegetable would be delicious and appropriate. Fair … Continue reading

Autumn Rice Pilaf Perfect For Fall

This pilaf is a great addition to any cozy fall meal. Try it for Thanksgiving! Autumn Rice Pilaf Serves 6-8 1 ½ cups dry jasmine rice 1 tbsp butter ½ to 1 cup dark greens, chopped (spinach, kale, or swiss … Continue reading

Yummy Pumpkin Cheesecake Cups

Looking for a fall pumpkin dessert that doesn’t require you to struggle over a pie crust, or even turn on the oven? These easy cheesecake cups are it! One of our recent quilting retreats can back me up—they’re a great … Continue reading

Almond Bars by Bethany

Almond bars are simple to put together, but with their sparkly sugar tops, they’ll stand out among the widest spread of desserts. Trust me, you’ll want to make these again. Almond Bars 4 eggs, beaten 2 cups granulated sugar, plus … Continue reading

Honey Chocolate Chip Cookies by Bethany

Did you know that North Dakota is one of the top honey-producing states in the US? I didn’t until I moved here, but it explains why Camp Metigoshe’s supporters so generously donate pounds and pounds of honey to camp! These … Continue reading

Cashew Lettuce Salad (“That Salad”) by Bethany

Since I went to college only a few miles from home, I usually made my way to the farm for the hearty Sunday dinners that I had grown up with, and I often took friends who needed a break from … Continue reading

Foccacia Bread by Bethany

You can make fresh bread! I promise! This recipe replaces kneading with an overnight rest, and is basically fail-proof (it’s supposed to look flat and lumpy!) Use it to make sandwiches, serve it with soup, eat it straight from the … Continue reading

Zucchini Cranberry Cookies by Bethany

This recipe comes from a whole-grain cookbook, but don’t be fooled by the wholesome ingredients–these cookies will disappear from the cookie jar before you can blink. A great way to use up the zucchinis that probably showed up on your … Continue reading

Gluten Free Monster Cookies by Bethany

Who doesn’t love a monster cookie? Oat-y, peanut butter-y, gooey… And the best part? These cookies are gluten free without being hard or needing hard-to-find ingredients! Oats themselves are gluten-free, but occasionally come into contact with wheat in the harvesting … Continue reading

Snowflake Granola from Bethany

To me, every batch of granola that I make is like a snowflake, unique in its balance of oats, seeds, nuts, and fruit, depending on what I have in my pantry. But the basic formula stays the same, and once … Continue reading

Delicious Marsha Bars from Metigoshe’s Cook, Bethany!

Who’s Marsha?  I don’t know, but if I ever meet her, I’m giving her a big thank-you hug for coming up with this delicious recipe. It is one of the favorites of Metigoshe Ministries’ staff, plus our retreat guests. You … Continue reading

Chicken Tortellini Soup

This soup is hearty enough to make a meal on its own with just a hunk of warm, fresh bread for accompaniment. If you’re looking to get more green vegetables in your life, you can stir in some frozen spinach … Continue reading

Cottage Cheese Cookies

Although they may seem simple, these tasty cookies are some of the most popular with visitors and staff at the Christian Center. They hardly make it out of the oven, and they disappear quickly! Cottage Cheese Cookies 1/2 cup butter, … Continue reading

Yummy Banana Muffins from Retreat Cook Bethany

I always seem to have bananas getting black on my counter. I guess that’s a side effect of having a continental breakfast set up. Lucky for me, I’ve got this recipe in my back pocket. It uses lots of bananas, … Continue reading