TIP OF THE DAY: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches For Dessert ~ Bananas Foster & Dulce De Leche

Bananas Foster on French toast. Photo courtesy Heidi Larsen | Foodie Crush.   April is National Grilled Cheese Month. Wisconsin, American’s premier cheese-producing state (California is runner-up), even has a chef-spokesperson for the occasion. She is MacKenzie Smith of the blog Grilled Cheese Social, where she creates recipe after recipe for innovative grilled cheese sandwiches.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Creme Fraiche, Mascarpone, Sour Cream

In photos, four cream-based products look alike. But the flavor, weight and production techniques differ. Vive la différence! Photo courtesy Vermont Creamery.   Cream is easily whipped into a delicious topping or filling. With a bit more effort at the dairy, it can be turned into enriched creams, including clotted cream, crème fraîche, mascarpone and…
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RECIPE: Warm Spinach Mascarpone Dip

Among our Eatin’ O’ The Green recipes for St. Patrick’s Day, this warm spinach dish is very popular. Who doesn’t love a spinach dip, with its glimmer of healthful green spinach blended into a creamy (and not so healthful) base? This recipe, from Vermont Creamery,is made even richer with mascarpone. It’s delicious as a kick-back…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Savory Mascarpone Recipes

A bowl of mascarpone dip. Photo courtesy Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. Mascarpone, the thick and delicious “Italian cream cheese,” is the key ingredient in tiramisu and a favorite for topping berries. In fact, it’s thanks to tiramisu, which has become a favorite dessert in the U.S., that most of us know what mascarpone is. The…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Mascarpone For Dessert

Earlier this year we wrote about a rich and elegant dessert that couldn’t be easier: biscotti served with mascarpone. With lush summer fruit abounding, switch it up. Serve berries or sliced fruit with mascarpone. You can serve the fruit simply on a plate, topped with mascarpone and a mint leaf for garnish. Or, get festive…
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