Category Archives: seasonal

Blood Orange and Vanilla Bean Soda

Think of it as sophisticated orange cream soda. The vivid sunset of blood orange juice paired with the intoxicating aroma of vanilla beans in a simple syrup that is as beautiful as it is delicious. Add it to seltzer for soda, or bubbly for a showstopping champagne cocktail. Blood oranges are in season for a […]

Local Specialty: Rush Creek Reserve

  Uplands Cheese Company, out of Dodgeville, WI is the result of two families and farms harmonizing–coming together to do something unique and special amid today’s giant factory farms. The Gingrich’s and the Patenaude’s house a dairy farm and creamery on Pleasant Ridge in the striking, undulating driftless region of Wisconsin. The two types of […]

Thanksgiving Dinner: Cornbread Sausage Dressing

Are you ready? Either you have a menu planned and are gearing up for a huge grocery store trip, or you have your bags packed with elastic-waist pants to go visit relatives. Either way, a case of wine is definitely in order. I’m still browsing magazines, cookbooks and Leite’s Culinaria for some knock-out recipes. My […]

Browned Butter Molasses Oat Cookies with Maple Icing

Let the baking begin! November is the kick-off to the official start of baking season. Holiday cookies, Thanksgiving rolls, party appetizers, loaves of bread for nice neighbors…the list goes on an on. Soften your butter, get out the cinnamon and the mixer and start baking. A freezer can be a baker’s best friend, as most […]

Hot Fudge Sauce and Frozen Chocolate Mousse

The massive heat wave that was hovering over Wisconsin (and much or the rest of the country) has finally broken, and we got a quick downpour of much needed rain. With all of that heat, our ice cream maker has been working full-time. Several quarts of vanilla, strawberry, and salty caramel occupied our freezer for […]