Category Archives: Recipes

Little Orange Rice Balls (Arancine di Riso)

A popular food in Italy, arancine are fried rice balls. They get their name from oranges (arancia in Italian) because of the round shape and color due to the addition of saffron.  We did not add the saffron because it … Continue reading

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Gingerbread People

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Roasted Fresh Figs and Prosciutto

Fresh figs are true luxuries in the fruit world since you can only buy them for a a couple of months during the fall. One of the special ways chefs like to show them off is as an appetizer, filled … Continue reading

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Perfect Cheesecake

Cheesecake is a top ten  favorite  American dessert,  always drawing oohs and aahs when served.  The origins of cheesecake, European or American?  That is up for debate. The main ingredient is cream cheese, and the big maker of the cheese … Continue reading

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Nan’s Country Apple Pie

The arrival of fall means it’s time to visit your local apple orchard. Nan honed her apple pie-making skills during the many years that her family owned an Iowa orchard. She likes to use two or three different cooking apple … Continue reading

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Baked Corn Custard

When it’s fresh corn season, there is no better way to serve it than on the cob. But one needs a change and when you do, a corn custard is just about the closet thing to heaven there is. Corn … Continue reading

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Nectarine-Tomato Jam

Been awhile since you made jam? Or maybe it’s your first time? Here’s the step-by-step how-to for perfected cooked jam with alternate directions for making freezer jam. The bottled chipotle sauce is optional, but it adds a pleasing, slightly smoky-hot … Continue reading

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The Perfect Pie Crust

Want to know a secret? Making pastry for a pie is, well–easy as…you guessed it! So many people say, “I love pie but I am afraid to make my own crust, it seems so hard.” Instead, they opt for a … Continue reading

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Easy Zuke Pickles

Use small zucchini for crispest texture.

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Oh, Baby! Berry Shortcakes

This homemade shortcake recipe is easier than most and just as tender. Instead of cutting in butter or shortening, you just stir in heavy cream. With petite desserts  all the rage, the cakes are baked in mini-muffin pans. Fresh lemon … Continue reading

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