RECIPE: Chipotle Meatballs

To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, how about Mexican-style meatballs? Meatballs in Chipotle Chile Sauce with Wisconsin Queso Fresco Cheese. Make them small for an appetizer, or bigger for a main course. Serve them with rice and pinto or black beans; or make a Cinco de Mayo meatball sub. This recipe serves four 4 as main… Continue reading “RECIPE: Chipotle Meatballs”

TIP OF THE DAY: Homemade Layer Cake

You can make this at home, topped with Callebaut Crispearls. Photo courtesy Sweet Street Desserts.   Nothing says love like a homemade cake: for birthdays, Mother’s/Father’s Day, graduation or or other special occasion. Whether you use a cake mix or measure from scratch, it’s fun to bake a cake. And it’s very much appreciated by… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Homemade Layer Cake”

GIFT: Maille Mustard Collection

A gourmet gift for a mustard lover. Photo courtesy Maille.   A Maille mustard boutique opened near us recently. If you love mustard, make it a destination stop when you visit Dijon, London, Melbourne, New York, Paris or Sydney. They are meccas for lovers of fine mustard, as well as gherkins, vinegars and vinaigrettes. The… Continue reading “GIFT: Maille Mustard Collection”

RECIPE: National Shrimp Scampi Day

Shrimp Scampi, in garlic lemon butter. Photo courtesy Epicurean butter.   Today is National Shrimp Scampi Day. In our youth, it was one of the most popular recipes at Italian restaurants, often served atop a plate of linguine. The recipe can be quite simple: shrimp sautéed in garlic lemon butter. This recipe is a bit… Continue reading “RECIPE: National Shrimp Scampi Day”