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

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


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


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


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

Grain-Stuffed Acorn Squash


The Winter issue of Edible Door Magazine features this terrific acorn squash recipe.  I first roast the squash halves with a little maple syrup glaze then stuff them with a mixture of grains.  I used kamut and wild rice in … 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

Pinot Noir Cherry Soup


Chilled Pinot Noir and Door County Cherry Soup Serves approximately 8 to 10 Door County cherries are sour cherries so sweetening is required for this soup.  If fresh cherries are not available, substitute frozen cherries.  Be careful when purchasing frozen … Continue reading