TIP OF THE DAY: Make A Summer Panzanella (Bread Salad)

Bread salad, like French toast and croutons, is one of those delicious foods invented by necessity: Poor people needed to get another meal from leftover bread that had gone stale. Large croutons are a main ingredient of the salad, rather than the small American-style croutons used as garnish. Panzanella, the Italian word for bread salad,…
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RECIPE: Blueberry Cheesecake Bars For National Cheesecake Day

Whip up cheesecake bars for National Cheesecake Day, July 30th. These were developed for the U.S. High bush Blueberry Council by Emily Hobbs of Ozark, Missouri. There are many more great blueberry recipes on the website. A layer of crunchy crust, followed by fluffy whipped cheesecake topped with toasted almonds and blueberries? Say no more…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Summer Cheeses

[1] Yellow tomato Caprese Salad (photo courtesy Elegant Affairs Caterers | FB. [2] Artistic Caprese Salad (photo courtesy Great Performances | FB). [3] Watermelon Caprese Salad. You can also use mango and other stone fruits (photo courtesy Watermelon.org).   On the hot days of summer, lighten up on your cheeses. Switch the heavier blues, cheddars…
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RECIPE: No-Bake Cheesecake In A Jar

[1] A quick summer cheesecake (photo courtesy EatWisconsinCheese.com). [2] An even easier dessert: Fill tart shells with lemon curd. You can add mascarpone underneath the curd, or as a garnish (photo by Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE).   Want a cheesecake experience without turning on the oven? Here’s a recipe we adapted from Eat Wisconsin…
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