January 2016 Recipe of the Month

January 2016 Recipe of the Month Black Eyed Peas and Collard Greens Stew New Year’s Day is celebrated in many cultures with a bowl of black eyed peas and greens. This tradition dates back 1500 years to a traditional Rosh Hoshanah dish, and migrated with the Sephardic Jews to the American South. Grab some cornbread…

July 2015 Recipe of the Month

July 2015 Recipe of the Month Ensenada Slaw After an unfortunate incident involving a borrowed car and a boulder, my husband and I were stranded in Ensenada, Mexico for a long, hot weekend several years ago. While our trip was a comedy of errors worthy of its own movie starring Steve Carrell and TIna Fey,…

June 2015 Recipe of the Month

  June 2015 Recipe of the Month Gluten Free Strawberry Shortbread Here shortbread gets the GF treatment, with an increase of baking powder and the addition of ground up chia seeds to act as a binder in place of gluten. A word about handling the dough: be light with your hands. If you pack the…

May 2015 Recipe of the Month

Mint Julep The first weekend in May will see about 80,000 of these being served at Churchill Downs to toast the Kentucky Derby. For me, sipping one marks the rite of passage from winter into spring. It’s light, refreshing, and just like the season itself often is in Wisconsin, super chilly. Grab your muddler and…

May 2014 Recipe of the Month

Asparagus Risotto: This is a great asparagus risotto recipe if you really, really love asparagus. Most risotto recipes calling for asparagus just fold in the asparagus at the end. Here we infuse the stock with asparagus, and then finish the rice with a purée of asparagus to make this an over-the-top asparagus-lover’s dream! I hope…