Innovation – Kochkäse

November is Innovation month for Fredericksburg’s 175th Anniversary and Fischer & Wieser is the sponsor, so in honor of that, I thought it would be fun this month to review some of the typical foods of the early Fredericksburg settlers or even just the old-timers like me. I am starting out with one you have…

The Zombie Cocktail

Deanna reminded me of my love of a good Zombie Cocktail the other day. I had not thought about them in years. I think that perhaps the number of Margaritas I have consumed in Acapulco over the past decades may have diminished my desire for a Zombie, but I appreciated being reminded of them. My…

Cran Razz Cranberry Sauce

Ingredients4 cups fresh cranberries1 cup sugar2 cups water½ cup Fischer & Wieser’s Four Star Provisions Cran Razz SauceTsp cinnamonTsp nutmeg Directions Place cranberries, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a 3 quart sauce pan and bring to a boil. Let it cook on medium high for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to not allow sugar to burn….

CICILIO’S CEVICHE

Many years ago, we were approached by the owner of the Oasis Restaurant on Lake Travis, created by Beaux Theriot, to manufacture a line of products under his Oasis trademark. We did, but eventually we bought the brand and even hired his brother-in-law, Jay Gans, to come to work for us. He had great connections…

Beef Tartare

Often one grows up not fully realizing that some of the things one ate with some regularity might be considered delicacies by others, and even served in the finest, high-dollar restaurants at ridiculously, high prices! Imagine my surprise when I found myself sitting at a sidewalk café in Paris realizing that the 25-dollar dish I…

SHINER BRAISED CHICKEN THIGHS

One of the many perks of being in the food business is getting to know other companies in the food and beverage industry, and oftentimes we get to collaborate with them on promotions. Sometimes you find it on social media, and many times you will find it in stores – you know, those coupons that…

Prunella Cake

I thought about this cake the other day and remembered how much I enjoyed it, but I wasn’t expecting the interesting history I would uncover when I looked into it. My mother loved this cake and baked it often. It must have been the rage in the mid-‘60s and perhaps through the mid-‘70s, but not…

Spiked Peach Cider

IngredientsFischer & Wieser’s Peach CiderFischer & Wieser’s Peach MoscatoCinnamon Sticks and Orange peel for garnish Directions Fill wine glasses with ice. Pour in 4oz of each Peach Cider and Peach Moscato and garnish with cinnamon sticks and orange peel. Enjoy!

Butternut Squash & Curry Soup

Ingredients 1 butternut squash1-12 oz jar of Dr. Foo’s Thai Red Curry Sauce½ cup of chicken or vegetable stockSalted pumpkin seeds to taste for garnishOlive oilSalt and pepper to taste Directions Roast butternut squash in 400 degrees oven for 1 hour or until fork tender. Remove from oven and scoop out squash from skin and…

Biscuit Apple Empanadas

Ingredients 2 large granny smith apples¼ cup Fischer & Wieser’s Pecan Apple Butter¼ cup granulated sugar and cinnamon mixture1 -8ct jumbo flaky biscuit2 eggs mixed Directions Peel and cut apple as desired and mix with Fischer & Wieser’s Pecan Apple Butter in a large bowl. Flatten out can biscuit using hands or rolling pin. Place a…

Lemon-Pineapple Jell-O Salad

Jell-O, once the favorite congealed dessert of Americans has fallen from grace despite all its savory applications. Yet, few foods can tell us more about life in 20th-century American living than the wobbling jewel of domestic achievement: the Jell-O salad. Some gourmet experts would prefer that it be permanently assigned to the Gallery of Regrettable…

EASY DAN DAN NOODLES

Through the years in our product development work we have seen many different trends come and go, but one trend that has remained popular for some time are Asian sauces. You are already familiar with our Asian-inspired product lines, Dr. Foo’s Kitchen and the newer Stick & Tine that you will find in the HEB…