Crisp rye breads are traditional throughout Scandinavia because rye has a short growing season suitable to far north, and flat breads or crackers store well during long winters. Enjoy this adaptation topped with slices of Norwegian Jarlsberg cheese or Finnish Lappi cheese.
"I live in Buckeye country, that's the land of Ohio State University football to the rest of you. We love to tailgate and watch the Bowl games, and are always trying to come up with clever things to do to our biggest rivals up north, the Michigan Wolverines. The cherries and maple in this wonderful salad inspired the name. Enjoy!"
Great-Grandma Maida Dixon made this salad for family gatherings. I think of her every time I make. It's sooo good. It needs to be placed in the refrigerator to allow the flavors to meld. It really is worth the wait.
This is a very tasty cilantro-based chutney that can be prepared in minutes. Just add fresh lemon juice, a small green chili, peanuts, salt, garlic, and fresh ginger to the cilantro and process until smooth.
This spicy chili recipe uses ground buffalo. To step up the heat, use different peppers and experiment with the seasonings. This gets even better if you let it sit overnight. The chili is so good you'll need to find another way to use up your cheese and crackers.
My husband begs me to make this dish. It is a surprisingly great mixture of flavors. You'll love it! Feel free to tailor the ingredient amounts to your taste. This is how we like it, but it is quite flexible.
Dried split peas and ham hocks are cooked with vegetables in chicken stock seasoned with dill weed, bay leaves, soy sauce and red pepper flakes. When cooked through, this soup is pureed and thinned with milk.
My mom taught me this trick for baking fish while keeping the moisture and flavors in. It is nearly foolproof and adapts easily; substitute regular oranges or other citrus, herbs and oils to your taste. Parchment paper is available in most grocery stores.
When I plan brunch for a crowd, strata is one of the first dishes on my list. And I'm not alone in loving this easy breakfast casserole. So enjoy creating your own combinations using ingredients that are in season or on hand, and be prepared for compliments.