Macaroni and Cheese

We had macaroni and cheese often at home, as I assume many other people did as well – it has long been a favorite of millions. I do not remember the kinds of cheese my mom used, but it was likely Velveeta. Some cookbooks pontificate that apart from meat loaf and fried chicken, few dishes…

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberries were not a berry we often ate, and I cannot remember my mother making anything with them. In fact, not until 1969, when I began wanting to offer jams and jellies for sale at my new roadside market, did I think strawberry preserves would be a good flavor to include. My sister-in-law, Jean, may…

The Perfect Martini

Until Dietz Fischer opened his distillery, I had never drunk a Martini. I had never had an occasion to do so, nor had I ever longed for one. After all, could there possibly be a drink superior to a Margarita? A martini is a cocktail made with vodka or gin as well as vermouth and…

Corn on the Cob 

Seasons were once great indicators of what was available fresh. They had to be, as we had no access to fresh produce out of season. While we have access to fresh produce year around now, the “farm to table” movement has really brought the focus back to eating local produce seasonally. Ears of corn were…

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Ingredients 4 cups chopped rhubarb2 cups sliced strawberries1-10oz jar Fischer & Wieser’s Strawberry Rhubarb Preserves4 tablespoons cornstarch1 tablespoon lemon juice1/4 teaspoon cinnamon2 frozen pie crust sheets Directions Preheat oven to 400°F and move rack to the middle of the oven. In a large bowl, combine rhubarb, strawberries, Fischer & Wieser’s Strawberry Rhubarb Preserves , cornstarch,…

ICED TEA

There was a time when iced tea was strictly a summer drink. While I knew that growing up, I was surprised when traveling somewhere in Ohio on the first day of fall of 1975, to be told by my waitress that iced tea was no longer on their menu – it was out of season…

Peach Salsa Fish Tacos

Ingredients: ½ c flourCanola oil2-3 small fish filetsCorn tortillas1 jar Fischer & Wieser’s Das Peach Haus Peach Salsa½ c finely sliced green cabbage Directions: Mix flour and place about ¾ inch of canola oil in bottom of pan and heat over medium to medium-high heat. Thoroughly coat all fish pieces in batter and carefully set…

PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE

When I was a boy, women, like my mother, seemed to await the arrival of each day’s newspaper just to see what new recipes were being featured. We never knew what might catch her eye in the recipe department. I remember one cake very well, and I still have her original clipping that she saved from…

Soft Boiled Eggs 

Eggs have had some tough years. Experts have warned us repeatedly of their high cholesterol content, but the American Heart Association’s guidelines are changing. The health benefits of eggs are gaining an upper hand, healthy adults can now enjoy an egg per day.  While we may not be gobbling up the egg – that perfect,…

Grilled Peachy Spicy Squash

Ingredients 4 large yellow squash2 tbsp grape seed oil¼ cup Fischer & Wieser’s Peach Sriracha Mustard SauceSalt & pepper to taste Directions Heat grill to medium high heat. Cut ends of squash and then cut ½ thick slices down the long way of the squash creating thick ribbons. Lightly oil the squash and place on…

Grilled Peach & Hatch Pepper Corn

Ingredients 4 Corns on the cob2 tbsp salted butter¼ cup Fischer & Wieser’s Fredericksburg Harvest Peach & Hatch Pepper SauceSalt & pepper to taste Directions Heat grill to medium high heat. Cut the corn in half the center of the cob. Place the corn on the grill cob side down first for a few minutes…

Peachy Grilled Pork Chops

Ingredients 1-2 Thick cut bone in Pork Chops2 tbsp garlic powder2 tbsp grape seed oil¼ cup Fischer & Wieser’s Fredericksburg Peach JamSalt & pepper to taste Directions Heat grill to medium high heat. Season pork chops with garlic powder and rub on a thin layer of oil. Place on grill and let cook for a…