Salt, a little spice and lots of crunch make this an irresistible treat. Pair with our Maple Bourbon Splash for a great Happy Hour with friends.
The hardest thing about this soup is whether to add one chili pepper (which gives it a mild kick) or three (where you get a “punch”). This creamy soup is good hot or cold. Add some corn or cooked chicken to make it more substantial.
Here’s a lovely compliment to a number of proteins including scallops, chicken, roasted pork and schnitzel. The cider adds the sweetness while the caraway adds the perfect tang to complete this dish. Toss in a bit of brown sugar if your sweet tooth demands.
This is a dish full of wild and distinct flavors and a delightful chewiness thanks to the earthiness of both the black walnuts and wild rice.
Ohio’s wine industry was built on sweet wines from varietals like Niagara, Concord and Catawba and although winemakers are introducing more European-style dry wines, Ohioans still love their sweet wines. This sugary little white wine is 100 percent Niagara and labeled and named after Edith, the last of 130 dairy cows to be sold from Maize Valley’s dairy herd. (The proceeds were used to start up the winery.) Sips of sweet red wines are wonderful with chocolate desserts.
One of the best ways to showcase the taste of naturally sweet pure butter is in a shortbread cookie. Simple to make, they require only four ingredients and a light touch. Minimal handling of the dough will reward you with a finely pored cookie that has a tender, crumbly texture.
This recipe uses butter for sautéing and to finish a rich sauce. It’s a classic Indian dish that takes almost less time to make than the accompanying rice. Spice it up, or not, with green chile peppers. By the way, this dish gets better with time. Make it up to two days ahead, refresh with more pepper and cilantro, if needed, and dig in.
This simple and quick recipe is seriously worth the decadence provided by a bathing of butter. Be sure to ask your fishmonger for “dry scallops” – ones that are not injected with water solutions to plump them. Dry scallops brown better in the pan.
This recipe requires patience – and not much more. It’s easy to make, requires no kneading and the reward for waiting lies between the tender layers in the lightest of dinner rolls. The method involves a long, slow, cold ferment of the dough. In bread making, this wait allows the gluten forming to calm down, relax and helps develop flavor.
Sauteing is a basic cooking technique that’s important to many recipes. It relies on fat and high heat to cook food quickly. Oil, plus butter, are keys to success—vegetable oil because it has a high smoke point and butter because it adds great flavor.