The Must-Make Cheesecake

Toffee Cheesecake | Wolf Gourmet

December is a whirlwind of special events, parties, and family gatherings. Make a memorable finale at the end of the evening with a special dessert. Your guests will be wowed by this gorgeous (and decadent) toffee-topped cheesecake. Our version is a traditional New York style cheesecake blanketed with a layer of tangy sour cream and crowned with decadent toffee and toasty almonds. A few tips to ensure cheesecake success from our culinary team:   Use blocks of cream cheese, not the kind in a tub Make sure the filling ingredients are at room temperature Don’t overbeat the filling, it can… Read more

Treat Your Guests

Apple Almond Muffins | Wolf Gourmet

It’s always nice to wake up to the scent of an apple muffin, especially when there is a chill in the air. This recipe adds oats and ground almonds for a satisfying texture and taste. Topped with a tangy lemon glaze, these delicious bites are healthy with a bit of decadence on top and would be a wonderful morning treat for holiday guests. Craft what you crave with the Wolf Gourmet high-performance blender. It offers complete control for complex recipes and pre-programmed settings for one touch smoothies and soups. Infinite speed control and quiet design are just the beginning.    … Read more

Add Some Sparkle to Your Party

Prosecco Punch | Wolf Gourmet

Entertaining experts agree – while you can wait a bit to serve the food, you should have drinks ready when guests arrive to get them mingling. Our favorite way to serve beverages at a party is to offer a signature cocktail (instead of a fully stocked bar), plus wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages. It’s fun, gets people talking, and simplifies your holiday fête planning. You’ll have guests quickly served and be able to spend more time enjoying the party. Since it is the holiday season, a sophisticated drink with a little sparkle and gorgeous color is in order. We recommend saving… Read more

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Pie

Pumpkin Pecan Pie | Wolf Gourmet

Combine the best two pies of Thanksgiving into one? Game on. According to an unofficial office survey, the reigning pies of the season are pumpkin and pecan. How do you go about combining these favorites with distinctly different components? It had to have a homemade crust, of course. Tess, the Wolf Gourmet culinary specialist, went to work with all kinds of combinations. For the crust, her secret weapon is, of all things, vodka! You can’t taste it, but it makes the crust more supple and easy to roll. The next challenge was combining the gooey goodness of pecan pie and… Read more

Go Beyond the Baked Potato with the Hasselback

Hasselback Potatoes | Wolf Gourmet

The Hasselback potato is a nice riff on the traditional baked potato, and makes a fancy presentation without much additional effort. Named after a restaurant in Sweden, the cutting method involves thinly slicing the potato, but not all the way through. Its unique presentation suits any occasion, from a game day spread to a holiday meal. You do need to bring your knife skills to this game (and make sure they are sharpened). Need to brush up? Here’s a video with great tips. Since the potato isn’t cut through all the way, it opens up and fans out a bit… Read more

Broiled Feta: The Effortless Appetizer

Broiled feta | Wolf Gourmet

Guests are coming over earlier than expected, and you need a quick appetizer to hold them over to dinner. When a bag of chips just won’t cut it, this easy-to-make appetizer will give your guests something to snack on until the main course is ready. Open the fridge and take a look. If you have a block of feta, you can create this impressive starter in minutes with a few slow roasted tomatoes, fresh herbs, and pita bread. Crumble the feta into a shallow baking dish, add the toppings (see variations for olives or shrimp listed below) and broil. A… Read more

Make it Authentic: Cuban Sandwich

Cuban sandwich

Good, authentic Cuban sandwiches can be hard to find. They need the right combination of flavorful, citrusy pork, mustard, and pickles tucked between slices of bread. Ideally, it’s made with Cuban bread, which has a thin, toasty crust and a soft flaky center. You know when you have found the one, but when your favorite spot is closed or too far away, learn how to make your own to satisfy your craving. Chef Aldaberto Diaz hails from Cuba, so we know he has the credentials to create this authentic recipe.   Craft what you crave with the Wolf Gourmet high-performance… Read more

Cook with Confidence: Gougères

gougeres | Wolf Gourmet

Light and almost ethereal, taking a bite of a still-warm gougère is a magical experience. I served them recently at my book club dinner as an appetizer, and people went absolutely crazy for them. “You made these?” I felt like a celebrity chef for a few minutes as they all clustered around the tray. Someone requested I make them for her company’s upcoming cocktail party. I declined, saying, “You can make them yourself, they don’t take long at all.” A dubious stare ensued. Armed with a wooden spoon, you can make these impressive, savory French cheese puffs. The recipe starts… Read more

The Centerpiece Salad

roasted beet salad | Wolf Gourmet

I have to admit, I am more of a summer salad girl. Or at least I thought I was until we tasted this roasted beet salad from the Wolf Gourmet kitchen! It takes a whole different turn with cool weather ingredients. We don’t mind heating the oven to roast some vegetables, and hearty grains take the place of lighter ones. A main dish salad is a nice change and very easy to prepare. Toss greens with a vinaigrette, a selection of vegetables and aromatics, and perhaps some nuts or grains, and you have what you need for a filling entrée all in… Read more

A Soup for the Season

Butternut squash soup | Wolf Gourmet

Soup season is year-round for us. Mason jars of soup show up in the office fridge on a regular basis, and there is an occasional line for the microwave around noon. We swap soup recipes regularly and experiment with new flavors on the weekends. Bring us a loaf of crusty bread, and we’re set. Some would say we are soup obsessed, and it may be true. When you can blend and pour a hot soup in six minutes, the possibilities seem endless. Using sautéed or roasted vegetables expands the flavor profiles even further. Cooler evenings and the arrival of fall… Read more

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