Pan-fried Morel Mushrooms

When I was growing up in the midwest, my family spent many weekends in a remote part of Wisconsin where the only entertainment was the adventures we dreamed up on a vast expanse of farm land. After enduring harsh winters, much of it spent indoors playing countless board games and taking turns cooking Read more ...

Quinoa & Kale Cakes with Sweet Pepper Pesto

I hate to waste anything.  so, when I had a handful of kale stems left over, I just had to come up with a good way to use them.  I think this recipe might be a good start.   Kale & Quinoa Cakes with Sweet Pepper Pesto 4 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 cup onion, chopped 1 cup kale Read more ...

Caesar Salad with Meyer Lemon Dressing

> Caesar Salad with Meyer Lemon Dressing This dressing is a bit of a twist on the traditional caesar dressing. We use Meyer Lemon Relish instead of fresh lemon juice to give the salad a more vibrant color, texture and flavor. Ingredients:  3 eggs 1 teaspoon chopped fresh garlic juice Read more ...

Oxtail Soup

>One of my most favorite comfort foods in fall was my mom's oxtail soup.  Feeding a family of nine, she did whatever she could to cook on a budget and still feed us well.  Back then, oxtails were the poor man's meat. Today, they are an expensive treat. And well worth the money.Rich, dark veal Read more ...