March 30, 2019

Sweet Revolution

In this episode we take a peak inside Sweet Revolution Bake Shop, in downtown Lafayette, as host Susan Mintert visits with owners Sarah McGregor-Raye and Jonathan McGregor. This sister and brother are an unbeatable combo at cranking out pies and a wide assortment of pastries for their Lafayette customers. Hear how they combined their skills and drive to make Sweet Revolution a sweet success. Learn more and see pictures at indianahomecooks.com.

February 17, 2019

Time for Indiana Wines

The number of wineries in Indiana continues to grow and the quality of the wine they're making continues to improve. During the cold winter months grape growers and wine makers are learning ways to keep the momentum going in their industry. One place they do that is the annual Horticulture Congress, put on by Purdue University, in Indianapolis. Host Susan Mintert attended the Congress this month and visited with several wine makers, grape growers, and members of Purdue's Wine Grape Team.

January 25, 2019

Podcast Update

The Indiana Home Cooks Podcast is undergoing some updates. Host Susan Mintert has a brief message to explain where and how to listen here on the new host site Podbean, and elsewhere. Get more details on the IHC blog, indianahomecooks.com.

In this IHC bonus track, host Susan Mintert cooks a family favorite dish that will warm your insides on a cold winter evening. Hear how her Cincinnati-Style Chili comes together, and find the recipe at the indianahomecooks.com website.

December 22, 2018

Celebrating Holiday Foods

Holiday celebrations center on food. There is no denying it. Whatever time of year the holiday falls, there is some food or other that is central to the celebration and to the gathering of family and friends. In the midst of the Christmas holiday season, Susan Mintert and her daughter, Christine Hack, sat down and talked about some favorite holiday foods they love to prepare, as well as eat.

Music is by The Underscore Orkestra and Borrtex at freemusicarchive.org.

December 20, 2018

Caramel Corn BONUS TRACK

In this bonus track, Susan and her daughter Christine whip up a sweet and addictive treat--homemade caramel corn. It's super quick, utilizing the microwave oven and a paper grocery bag, and great for gift giving, parties, or for munching in the kitchen the minute it's done! The recipe is at indianahomecooks.com.

December 6, 2018

The Brewer’s Craft

Home brewing is in the spotlight in this edition of Indiana Home Cooks. Host Susan Mintert visits the home brewery of John Blichmann, in Lafayette, IN. John talks about how his experience brewing his own beer lead to a career in designing and building pro level equipment for home and craft brewers alike.

Music by The Underscore Orkestra and Sláinte, at freemusicarchive.org. (CC-BY-NC-SA) Closing theme by Leon Mercer.

In this bonus track, host Susan Mintert and her mom, Barbara Mercer, whip up a family favorite that is never absent from their Thanksgiving table--Fluffy Yeast Rolls.

Music by The Underscore Orkestra and Sláinte from freemusicarchive.org. (CC-BY-NC-SA)

November 12, 2018

Eddie Joe’s Icehouse

Barbecue takes many forms across the USA and most regions have their own signature styles. At one BBQ spot in West Point, Indiana, you can savor the best of Texas-style barbecue and Tex-Mex dishes. Indiana Home Cooks host Susan Mintert visited with Lee Stanish, who brought his meat smoking talents from Pennsylvania to the Hoosier State and is making his mark at Eddie Joe's Icehouse, in downtown West Point.

Music by The Underscore Orkestra and Sláinte at freemusicarchive.org (CC-BY-NC-SA). Closing theme by Leon Mercer.

A chilly fall afternoon, and a short prep time, inspired this delicious Italian Sausage & Lentil Soup. Indiana Home Cooks host Susan Mintert explains it all, and husband Jim offers a thumbs up, in this BONUS TRACK. The recipe is at indianahomecooks.com.

As always, theme music on the IHC podcast is by The Underscore Orkestra at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Underscore_Orkestra/.

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