Appetizers

A Taste of Spring Atop Your Toast | Wolf Gourmet

A Taste of Spring Atop Your Toast

Spring is all about delicate greens and pinks returning to the market – soft herbs and lettuces, rhubarb, strawberries, radishes all fall into this color story and all make wonderful toppings for thick slices of perfectly toasted bread- which just happens to be one of my favorite food groups. The best thing about the Wolf Gourmet 4-slice toaster is how it can accommodate extra thick slices of bread, which make the best toast for topping. It also has a warming function that keeps your toast nice and, well, toasty warm while you putz around deciding what to put on it…. Read more

MEDITERRANEAN TOAST WITH CREAMY WHITE BEAN SPREAD & ROASTED TOMATOES

MEDITERRANEAN TOAST WITH CREAMY WHITE BEAN SPREAD & ROASTED TOMATOES from Lena’s Kitchen

  If you’ve been following me for a while on Instagram, you probably noticed how much I LOVE TOAST. I will never get bored with eating it, making it and coming up with fun ways to dress it up. From avocado to poached eggs or last night’s leftovers, the possibilities are endless. Mediterranean flavors came to mind when I was thinking of what to top this lovely toast with, so I created a creamy, velvety white bean spread. I was excited to use my new Wolf Gourmet 4-Slice Toaster for this recipe. This toaster is just right for the artisanal styles of… Read more

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Avocado Toast 4 Ways with Grandbaby Cakes

I’m probably like millions of other people who absolutely adore avocado toast. For me, it’s the perfect swift breakfast on a busy morning, the midday work break snack or even the low-key dinner option when absolutely exhausted. What makes avocado toast so great is its incredible simplicity and versatility. Flavors do not have to be complicated and recipes don’t have to be daunting to tackle this nutritious meal option. I mix and match avocado toast flavors based on my daily preferences and the convenience of whatever I might have lurking in my refrigerator. These four options are some of my favorites… Read more

Wolf Gourmet potato soup

Cold Weather Cuisine: Rustic Potato Soup

If you have ever lived along the Great Lakes, you know the weather forecasts often call for over a foot of snow and temperatures hovering near zero for weeks at a time. Warm and comforting meals are always on the menu during these cold months, which seem to last from October to April. There was a popular mom-and-pop restaurant where I lived (it is now, sadly, closed) which served a simple lunch of soup and bread on weekdays and it was packed in the winter. Fresh-from-the oven loaves of Italian bread were there for you to slice, and soups ranged… Read more

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Winter-Ready Appetizer: Mushroom Gruyere Pinwheels

Puff pastry is your secret weapon for making all sorts of appetizers with very little effort. The paper-thin layers of dough and butter, when subjected to the oven’s heat, rise becoming crispy and golden in the process. Making puff pastry from scratch requires a significant time commitment. Frozen puff pastry from the store is a simple and convenient substitute. The versions made with butter definitely have the best flavor; it’s worth seeking these out in the freezer section. Once you find your favorite brand, keep a few packages on hand. Once thawed, spread nutty Gruyere and earthy, wine-bathed mushrooms over… Read more

Eggs

Simple Supper: Potato Manchego Omelet

Spain’s most popular cheese is Manchego. Made from sheep’s milk, it melts beautifully, and has a distinctive taste that pairs well with potatoes. Chef Aldaberto Diaz shows you how to make a Spanish omelet to serve as an appetizer, brunch entrée, or a light supper.   Wolf Gourmet cookware blends high performance multi-clad stainless steel with elegant, ergonomically designed handles for an unequaled combination of form and function. All of our cookware is crafted in the USA and designed to last a lifetime. Durable 7-ply construction with an aluminum core offers superior performance and even heat distribution so you can… Read more

Candied Pecans | Wolf Gourmet

A Welcomed Gift – Homemade Candied Pecans

Recreating recipes from fond memories is fun to do in your own kitchen, and these homemade candied pecans pay homage to the ones you may’ve had at the state fair. Do you recall the aroma of freshly roasted cinnamon and brown sugar wafting through the air at the fairgrounds? It was so enticing! There was always quite a crowd around the vendor every year. Our mom stood patiently in line to get each of us a bag. We were thrilled to get the little cone-shaped bag of nuts and ate them slowly, savoring each and every sweet and salty bite…. Read more

Broiled feta | Wolf Gourmet

Broiled Feta: The Effortless Appetizer

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

gougeres | Wolf Gourmet

Cook with Confidence: Gougères

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

Pickled Radishes

Quick pickle

A perennial favorite and the star of the latest craft revolution, pickling is making a comeback. Whether adding crunch and spice to your brown bag sandwich, or standing in front of the fridge (with the door wide open) eating them right out of the jar, there’s nothing better than a good pickle. You can spend an afternoon in the steamy kitchen boiling a brine and dealing with hot, sterilized quart jars or if you are short on time, take the quick pickle route. It’s easy to make your own briny, salty, goodness to top all kinds of things: avocado toast, fish tacos, or… Read more

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