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  • A Peaches & Cream Recipe to Die For

    A Peaches & Cream Recipe to Die For

    July 22, 2015

    Life Can Be Peaches And Cream During the days surrounding Julia Child’s 100th birthday, I was reminded of this light […]

  • Silver Palate Cookbook Peach Cobbler Recipe: Fresh & Homemade

    Silver Palate Cookbook Peach Cobbler Recipe: Fresh & Homemade

    July 22, 2015

    “I dream about one … real … peach.” ~ Shel Silverstein It’s peach season, and at Wickwood we often begin […]

  • Thrilling Breakfast Blueberry Bread Pudding With Lemon Blueberry Sauce

    Thrilling Breakfast Blueberry Bread Pudding With Lemon Blueberry Sauce

    June 17, 2015

    Blueberry Bread Pudding Recipe With Lemon Blueberry Sauce An Ode to Blueberries “Blueberries as big as the end of your […]

  • Four Berry Bowl with Lemon Sauce

    Four Berry Bowl with Lemon Sauce

    June 3, 2015

    Four Berry Bowl with Lemon Sauce Recipe This dazzling bowl of the sweetest raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries greet guests […]

  • Wonderful World Of Olives

    Wonderful World Of Olives

    May 27, 2015

    Wonderful World of Olives: Our Spiced Olives Recipe We’ve always served Spiced Olives as part of our “Evening Hors d’oeuvres” […]

  • The Best Very Berry Shortcake

    The Best Very Berry Shortcake

    May 20, 2015

    Our secret for the most luscious shortcake is to puree some of the berries and make them sparkle with a […]

  • Chocolate Lovers Unite!

    Chocolate Lovers Unite!

    May 13, 2015

    “Sharing chocolate is like sharing deep dark secrets.” ~ Mohammed Ali   Chocolate and Cookie Lovers Unite! Chocolate-Hazelnut Cookies Recipe […]

  • Wickwood Inn’s Spring Green Risotto

    Wickwood Inn’s Spring Green Risotto

    May 6, 2015

    A wonderfully fresh, green risotto that blends the very best young tastes of spring … chives, asparagus, peas, arugula, … […]

  • Perfect Popovers With Sugar & Spice

    Perfect Popovers With Sugar & Spice

    April 29, 2015

    Delightfully indulgent, and the centerpiece of any special occasion, these popovers always please! To ensure your first batch is a […]

  • Crispy Roasted Asparagus with Gremolata

    Crispy Roasted Asparagus with Gremolata

    April 22, 2015

    We love roasted asparagus and prepare them often. Sometimes we sprinkle them with Parmesan shavings, or crumbled Roquefort as they […]

  • An Ode To Julia

    An Ode To Julia

    April 15, 2015

    Julia’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” named #1 on New York Times Best Seller list 8.30.09 – first time […]

  • Very Best Banana Cake

    Very Best Banana Cake

    April 8, 2015

    Very Best Banana Cake Recipe  Maybe we should call this recipe The Most Moist Banana Cake Ever, because that’s what […]