September 2017 Recipe of the Month

September 2017 Recipe of the Month Raw Kale and Celeriac Salad with Smoked Trout A richly satisfying salad meal, this one can be made up to a day ahead of time. Ingredients 1 Celeriac 3 tablespoons Lemon Juice 3 tablespoons Mayonnaise 3 tablespoons Sour Cream 2 tablespoon Creole Mustard , or spicy brown mustard 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar 2 tablespoons Honey 4…

August 2017 Recipe of the Month

August 2017 Recipe of the Month Ratatouille A classic dish — ratatouille — that uses an abundance of mid-late summer vegetables in a tasty stewed melange. You can eat it as is, or serve over polenta, rice, pasta. Thanks to the Pixar movie of the same name, my kids BEG me to make this dish…

July 2017 Recipe of the Month

Braised Romano Beans Broad, flat Romano Beans beg for a long slow braise the way my Italian Grandmother — “Nana Maniscalco” — used to do it. Serve this atop mascarpone corn kernel polenta for a real taste treat. Start the beans first, and while they braise you can get the polenta ready — delicious!  …

June 2017 Recipe of the Month

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie June 9 is Strawberry Rhubarb Pie day — so here we give you a classic early summer delight. Ingredients For crust 3 cups all purpose flour 2 1/2 teaspoons sugar 3/4 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup chilled solid vegetable shortening, cut into pieces 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) chilled unsalted…

May 2017 Recipe of the Month

Classic Potato Salad Holiday weekend is upon us, along with neighborhood potlucks, backyard barbecues, camping trips and lots of opportunities to grill a burger or brat. Here is a tasty and classic potato salad to share at your parties, and I’ll tell you a secret about potato salad — its pretty much about the dressing.…

April 2017 Recipe of the Month

Maple Glazed Grilled Sweet Potatoes: A favorite March family outing has been moved to April this year due to the late return of winter. We will be heading up to our friend’s tree farm in the Nicolet National Forest next weekend to help him gather and boil sap from his many maples. Our friend has built…

September 2016 Recipe of the Month

Summer Pasta with Tomato Water, Tomatoes and Garlic It’s amazing how something so simple can be so mouthwatering and satisfying when you use fresh ingredients and let them shine.Tomatoes do double duty here–the juices from the tomato create the sauce and then more ripe tomatoes are folded in. Easy and elegant. Servings: 4 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook…

August 2016 Recipe of the Month

Salade Niçoise with TunaFish This classic French salad combines the flavors of the month of August — potatoes, beans, tomatoes, peppers with a lovely herbed vinaigrette and of course tuna, hard boiled eggs and olives. We use dained canned tuna here, but you may substitute grilled fresh tuna steaks for a splurge. My kids favorite part of this…

July 2016 Recipe of the Month

July 2016 Recipe of the Month Braised Romano Beans Broad, flat Romano Beans beg for a long slow braise the way my Italian Grandmother — “Nana Maniscalco” — used to do it. Serve this atop mascarpone corn kernel polenta for a real taste treat. Start the beans first, and while they braise you can get…

June 2016 Recipe of the Month

Cheddar Scape Biscuits A basic buttermilk biscuit becomes exquisitely aromatic with the additions of scapes and cheddar. Servings: 6 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Ingredients 2 cups Flour 1 tablespoon Baking Powder 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda 1/2 teaspoon Salt 4 teaspoons Sugar 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter , cold 1 Egg , lightly…