Appetizers

Celebration Spring Supper

Spring has finally sprung!   Time to get all of your family and friends out of hibernation and into the dining room to enjoy a special Spring celebration dinner.   This delicious menu also is terrific as an Easter buffet. … Continue reading

Are you ready for some cheese ball?

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Cheese balls are back!    Try your hand at this fun pigskin cheese ball shaped like a football and encased in delicious, crispy bacon.    The recipe is below.  For hands-on training, take a look at the quick “how to” … Continue reading

Talking cherries

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It’s the question I am asked the most as a resident of Door County.   When will the cherries be ready? Door County, located on a quaint peninsula that juts 70 miles out into the waters for Green Bay and … Continue reading

Roasted Wild Mushroom and Ricotta Crostini

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Mushrooms are definitely one of my favorite things.   With the wide variety and array of colors, it is often hard to narrow down my mushroom selection to just one or two. The mushrooms in the photo above are all from … Continue reading

Holiday Favorites

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Looking for some inspiration for your holiday cooking?   I have rounded up some favorite holiday recipes for your culinary review! From appetizers and salads to entrees and desserts, here are some quick links to some of my holiday “all-star” … Continue reading

Experimenting with grains

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Most of us have heard of quinoa. Gluten free and available in a rainbow of colors, you’ve probably tried quinoa in either a recipe you created in your home kitchen or in a dish at a favorite restaurant. In my … Continue reading

Cherries, Cherries Everywhere……….

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It’s that once a year time…..cherry season! In Door County, the season extends about three weeks.   Southern Door trees are first to be picked followed by trees on the Green Bay side of the peninsula and concluding with trees … Continue reading

Nectarine and Sour Cherry Salsa

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Nectarines and sour cherries are a great marriage.    Try this easy salsa recipe to create a light summer appetizer.   The salsa is also terrific on grilled chicken or salmon.   For this recipe, I used Door County Montmerancy … Continue reading