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Welcome to the News & Events page, where you can get the latest news about Open Arms, read our most recent blog posts and learn about upcoming events.


Weekly Recipe #193: Maple Roasted Root Vegetables with Pecans

by Marissa Caldarella, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – The Emily Program] When I was a young girl, my mother let me choose the dishes we brought to family gatherings. I loved looking at all the delicious foods as I paged through … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #192: Smoked Salmon Crostini

This appetizer is a personal favorite of our chef Patrick, who reports that it’s truly addicting! Serve it at your next holiday party along with a dry white wine. Patrick’s Smoked Salmon Crostini  Makes 24 appetizers. Ingredients: 24 thin baguette rounds, … Continue reading

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Find Lovely Holiday Gifts and Support Open Arms

Silpada Jewelry

Join our longtime volunteer Gretchen Harris for a Silpada Jewelry party in support of Open Arms! Silpada Jewelry is sterling silver jewelry handcrafted by skilled artisans across the globe. 100% of the proceeds will go to Open Arms. Silpada Jewelry Sale Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #191: Warm Baked Apples Stuffed with Cinnamon and Oats

by April Rose, Dietetic Intern Cold weather creates a desire for warm, comforting dishes, and this toasty baked apple recipe delivers. This timeless classic has a subtle sweetness from the apples, made more robust by rich butter and cinnamon, with added texture from … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #190: Chef Asei’s Cranberry Sauce

In addition to sending ready-to-eat holiday feasts to our clients on Thanksgiving morning, we also equip our clients who want to prepare their own holiday feast with everything they need. Last week, with the help of our terrific delivery volunteers, we … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #189: Grandma H’s Traditional Stuffing

by Elise Adair, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota Medical Center – Fairview] It is my favorite time of year! With Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner, I look forward to the large family meals with delicious food, great company, and happy hearts. This year, I’ll … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #188: White Chicken Chili

by John Stingle, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota Medical Center – Fairview] This recipe takes me back to my childhood days. My old house had a massive yard, and during the fall the trees would rain leaves for about a week. My entire family … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #187: Vanilla Pumpkin Seed Clusters

by Christina Ellis, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota Medical Center – Emily Program] Carving pumpkins with friends and family creates wonderful fall memories. My favorite part about carving pumpkins is pulling out the “guts.” My preferred way to eat these seeds is in bite-size … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #186: Butternut Squash and Pear Harvest Soup

by Bryanna Rossmiller, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota Medical Center – Fairview] Autumn is here – hallelujah! From squash, to apple cider, to almost anything pumpkin-spice flavored, it is easy to get caught up in fall flavors. This soup is one of my all-time favorites, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities

Thanksgiving is a very special time at Open Arms. We give all our clients the option of receiving either a frozen turkey with all the fixings the week before Thanksgiving or receiving a freshly-made meal on Thanksgiving day. To help make these … Continue reading

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