Set the Net

Recipes and snapshots of life in Bristol Bay, AK

Muffins can be such a deceiving bakery staple. While touted as a breakfast option often they seem to be just a cupcake without the frosting; a cruel joke if considered a cupcake, a sugar overload if considered a breakfast. Often there is so much sweetness packed into each neatly wrapped treat that they can hardly be considered …

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If pumpkin is out I don’t want to be in. I’m sorry, (read: not sorry) but there is something just so splendid about picking out pumpkins at the farmer’s market and having them grace the table until the time is right to bake them into a spiced, sweet or savory quintessential harvest time meal or …

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Commercial fishing feeds our family, gives us pride in our work, enables us to raise our children with a strong work ethic, and helps us lead a lifestyle we love.Salmon and halibut fishing here in Bristol Bay is how Bronson and I’s love story began and with the turn of every season I grow more …

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For some reason I always crave soft pretzels when Fall comes around. I don’t know if it’s the pining for Oktoberfest or what but a soft pretzel and some kind of cheesy dip make my day when the cool weather starts blowing in. October just crept up on me this year, finding myself with my …

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Pistachio Honey Encrusted Bristol Bay Sockeye was for dinner here at Set the Net. To make I chopped pistachios and seasoned the nuts with a blend of spices I make containing a little celery salt, mustard seed, smoked paprika, cayenne, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon and juniper. I then brush each fillet portion with honey and sprinkle …

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Cupcakes make me happy. Simple as that. Cupcakes make me happy. Fall themed cupcakes make me even happier and when they are dark chocolate with creamy vanilla buttermilk frosting I am about as happy as I can get. These beauties were for a custom order in which I was asked for chocolate cupcakes of a fall …

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Every season I think firmly this is my favorite time of year… only to move to the next and have the same realization that in each season I can find joy. I love everything about the color changes Fall brings upon us. The crisp bite in the air, the frost dusting the foliage on the …

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