Bring on the Brussels

You pushed them around on the plate as a child, hoping your mom would think you ate some. Now, Brussels sprouts have made a roaring comeback. People are actually craving them! The mighty sprout fills up Pinterest pages as aficionados share their favorite recipes for nutrient-packed side dishes. Chefs, home cooks, and bloggers alike have taken this humble little cousin of green cabbage and brought it to wonderful new heights. Gone are the days of steamed sprouts smelling up the kitchen. Meet Brussels sprouts 2.0. Boiling and steaming is out, sautéing and roasting is in. Spending time in a hot… Read more

Fig and Gorgonzola Crostini with Onion Jam

Treat your holiday guests to elegant hors d’oeuvres that are deceptively easy to prepare. Crisp, lightly browned baguette slices topped with caramelized onion jam are the base for this deceptively simple-to-prepare appetizer. The sweetness of the onion jam pairs beautifully with Gorgonzola and fresh figs. Contrasting textures of the toasted baguette and creamy, melted cheese come together in one delicious bite. The onion jam can be prepared ahead of time. It would be wonderful atop a pan-seared pork cutlet or roasted chicken sandwich.

WG Standing Rib Roast

Standing Rib Roast

A classic holiday meal centerpiece, standing rib roast needs no introduction. Also known as prime rib, it is a tender, flavorful roast cut from the center of the rib section. Traditionally seasoned with rosemary, thyme, Kosher salt and pepper, you can have it ready for the oven in mere minutes. Have your butcher separate the roast from the bones then tie the roast back together. Roasting with the bones adds more flavor, and carving is much easier. The countertop oven will fit a 7 pound roast, leaving your main oven free for other holiday sides. Using the integrated probe ensures the ideal… Read more