Steak Salad with Tomatoes, Parmesan, and Dijon Vinaigrette

Here is our second recipe from 100 Perfect Pairings: Small Plates to Enjoy with Wines You Love that author Jill Silverman Hough wanted to share with our readers for summer. Steak Salad with Tomatoes, Parmesan, and Dijon Vinaigrette Pair with Zinfandel From “100 Perfect Pairings: Small Plates to Enjoy with Wines You Love” by Jill… Continue reading Steak Salad with Tomatoes, Parmesan, and Dijon Vinaigrette

Tuscan Grilled Skirt Steak & Broccoli Rabe with Creamy Polenta

As March makes her entrance, I crave neither the heavy fare of winter nor the light dishes of spring, but something in between. This dish wins the goldilocks challenge, marrying the warm and comforting flavors of the months behind with the light and vibrant flavors of the season ahead. A glass of not-too light, but… Continue reading Tuscan Grilled Skirt Steak & Broccoli Rabe with Creamy Polenta

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Fennel & Orange Holiday Salad

This vibrant and light winter salad provides a welcome contrast to the rich fare of the season. Thinly shaved fennel and glistening orange segments are tangled together with winter greens, toasted hazelnuts and crumbled feta for a crunchy and refreshing beginning to any holiday meal. Serve it with a glass of orange juice and vodka… Continue reading Fennel & Orange Holiday Salad

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Weisswurst & Apples with Cider & Crème Fraiche

This warming jumble of onions, apples and Weisswurst (German white sausages scented with cardamom, lemon peel, parsley and ginger) is taken to new heights with the addition of crème fraiche and apple cider. Sweet and sultry, yet earthy and satisfying, it’s like slipping into your favorite wool sweater. For a simple and nourishing dinner, serve… Continue reading Weisswurst & Apples with Cider & Crème Fraiche

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Summer Stuffed Peppers

Take advantage of summer’s vibrant organic produce with this easily adaptable dish (great for outdoor dining or potlucks). Sweet roasted red peppers are stuffed with nutty barley, sautéed vegetables, fresh herbs, pine nuts, balsamic and Parmigiano, then finished off with an oozing layer of melted Comté cheese (mozzarella would also do the trick). Serve the… Continue reading Summer Stuffed Peppers

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Strawberry Almond Shortcakes

For seasonal eaters, nothing is more delicious than the very first strawberry of the season, eaten straight from its container. Except, perhaps, this. Strawberry shortcake tastes even better than you remember with a moist, almond-scented (and surprisingly easy) biscuit, berries that have been macerated in a splash of sweet wine, toasted almonds, and a generous… Continue reading Strawberry Almond Shortcakes

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Farro Salad

This spring salad is picnic fare at its finest—rustic yet refined, scrumptious yet simple. If you haven’t yet tasted farro, you’ll definitely want to give this a try. Farro is an ancient Italian whole grain with an irresistible nutty and slightly sweet flavor. Bianco Sardo is a hard sheep’s milk cheese from Puglia that is… Continue reading Farro Salad

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