Butternut Squash and Pork Lasagna

I love lasagna! Who doesn’t? This version was influenced by the beautiful color and taste of butternut squash and my love of a porky gravy. Traditionally you would make a classic béchamel, which in this case is replaced by a sausage and bacon gravy – I use a bit of maple breakfast sausage to add... Read More

Whole Roasted Cauliflower Bagna Cauda

Bagna Cauda is a traditional Italian condiment of anchovy and garlic cooked with butter and olive oil. It is used to spread on toasty bread or for dipping raw veggies. In this recipe, I use it instead to to cover an entire head of cauliflower and then roast it in the oven. Finished with Parmigiano... Read More

Summer Salad, Arugula, Corn, Carrots, Strawberries, Farro, Almonds, Basil Vinaigrette - Wine4Food

Seasonal Bounty Summer Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Summer Arugula Salad with Toasted Farro, Strawberries, Roasted Summer Veggies, and Curried Almonds with Basil-Lime Vinaigrette Summertime is all about grilled meats, enjoying adult beverages with friends, and figuring out other indulgent ways to sabotage the beach body you spent three months promising yourself you’d get. But chances are you’d like a break from the... Read More

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe - Wine4Food

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken may just be the best thing in the entire world. Every little bit of making this all American classic is important which is why people are always so steadfast in believing THEIR recipe or their family’s heirloom recipe is the best. Growing up, one of my favorite meals wasn’t the fried chicken dinner... Read More

Duck Rillettes Recipe, Close Up, Charcuterie Platter - Wine4Food

Duck Rillettes: Homemade Charcuterie Spread

What’s the official mascot of picnic and patio entertaining season? Cheese and charcuterie platters of course! While Rillettes may not be a part of your usual charcuterie platter vernacular, once you’ve tasted them, you’ll be singing their praises. Rillettes are essentially a pâté created from cooking meat in fat until tender enough to be shredded, then... Read More


Oysters Rockefeller Italiana

Oysters Rockefeller Italiana Recipe Oysters Rockefeller is an American classic, but this Italian riff of it is molto bene!  This recipe combines cream cheese with arugula, rosemary, sambuca, crispy bits of pancetta and is finished with parmesan breadcrumbs to create a richer and heartier bite than your traditional Rockefeller. The oysters are also grilled instead of broiled... Read More