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The Last Frontier, Alaska is home to stunning natural beauty and an abundance of wildlife. The first inhabitants of Alaska crossed the land bridge (today, the Bering Strait) from Asia many thousands of years ago in pursuit of herds of game. Russian hunters and trappers arrived in the 1700s. They introduced hearty vegetables into their gardens like cabbage, potatoes, and turnips. Gold was discovered in the Klondike in the 1890s. Ships steamed up from the Lower 48, supplying hungry prospectors with flour and sourdough starter for biscuits and pancakes, beans, bacon, canned milk, and other basics. Ingenuity could help relieve the monotony: Prospectors made sweet syrup out of flowers; they turned berries into ketchup, and used the eggs of seagulls. Many prospectors ate the local salmon, caribou, bear, and moose meat. The diet of modern-day Alaskans, particularly those in larger communities like Juneau and Anchorage, does not vary much from the rest of the country. Still, Alaskan treasures like salmon, halibut, venison, berries, and rhubarb lead the local fare. Today, upwards of 90 percent of the wild salmon eaten in America is pulled from Alaskan waters.

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Living In: Anchorage, Alaska, USA
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I am a mom of 4 wonderful kiddos and wife to a dedicated Airforce service member. I am also a full time registered nurse in addition to playing mom and wife. We live in this beautiful state of Alaska and love to fill our home with new and tasty dishes! I also am a collector of cookbooks and cooking magazines.

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Healthier Chicken Enchiladas I

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Mine came out a little less thick than desirable so I ended up having to heat it in the...

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I made this recipe with ground turkey and it tasted phenomenal.

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