Getting Crafty with Beer

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Adding beer to your recipes can add some terrific flavor.  But how do you select which beer goes with which dish?   Here’s a handy cooking-with-beer guide along with some of my favorite beer-infused recipes. For a more pronounced flavor … Continue reading

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

The Bundt Pan Revisited

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It’s round with a fluted top and a hole in the middle. It can transform a first-time baker’s cake into a masterpiece.    It even got a shout out in the movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” when Andrea Martin’s … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Recipes and Tips


Thanksgiving is just around the corner.    Everyone seems to have their own opinions on what method makes the perfect bird.   Brining (both wet and dry), roasting, grilling, frying……. The list goes on.   And can be overwhelming for … 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

Uncork Summer Recipes

RAW VEGETABLE SALAD WITH ISLAND ORCHARD HARD CIDER AND MAPLE VINAIGRETTE with walnuts and dried Door County cherries serves 8 Salad ingredients 5 cups shaved or julienne-cut vegetables (Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Fennel, Radish, Beets etc) use a mandoline slicer for … Continue reading

Holiday Favorites


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

Give a gift to remember – chocolate and Door County cherry apple!

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The holidays are fast approaching.   That means gift giving and baking. Combine the two by creating delicious caramel dipped apples with a few dried Door County cherries attached to the delicious chocolate coating. Here’s the recipe for this stunning … Continue reading