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Italian Wedding Soup

The popular Italian Wedding Soup is really a bit of a misnomer. It not something you’ll find at an Italian wedding, but instead refers to minestra maritata or ‘married soup.’ – that is, the combining of meat and fresh greens in a soup. Whatever its origins, the Italian Wedding soup is a staple in Italian-American restaurants, […]

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Northwoods Wild Rice Recipe

Wild rice is a staple of Northern Wisconsin- as you head north of Minocqua,WI, you’ll see countless stands selling bulk wild rice. While not technically a rice (it’s a grain harvested from lake grass), it’s nutty taste and toothy texture adds life to about any side dish. My master recipe for Northwoods Wild rice is […]

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Tom and Jerry at the Domino Bar Wausau

In Praise of the Tom and Jerry

A longtime holiday drink favorite of mine is the Tom and Jerry. This drink consists of a frothy meringue that floats in a mug of hot water, rum and brandy. Add a sprinkle of nutmeg on the top and you have the perfect holiday drink, warming the heart and the body at the same time. The Tom […]

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Cook this Turkey

Are you in charge of cooking the Thanksgiving turkey this year? Do you want a turkey that is tasty, juicy, and will make your guests coming back for more? Cooking the turkey, the centerpiece of our cultural Thanksgiving table, is often seen as an intimidating task. I’m sure as children we all remember the Thanksgivings […]

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Better than French, it’s Western Dressing

Growing up, we’d visit my grandfather who lived on a dairy farm in western Wisconsin. I have fond memories of drinking raw milk, served out of glass Miracle whip jars no less, eggs cooked in lard, and Western Dressing. Western Dressing, produced by Richelieu Foods was his favorite and I loved its sweet and tangy […]

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