Foodie

Smoked Buffalo Cauliflower

My all-time favorite game time food is smoked Buffalo wings ̶ or maybe I should say it used to be. This Smoked Buffalo Cauliflower is a hot contender for the number one spot. Seasoned and then smoked, the cauliflower takes on a more complex flavor and a fantastic...

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Grilled Buttermilk Hot Wings

These wings were a spontaneous creation for a party last weekend. They were a huge hit, disappearing in less than ten minutes, so I thought it would be best to share this gem with you. A quick brining in buttermilk and hot sauce yields tender and flavorful meat. The...

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Cherry Porter Glazed Duck with Pickled Persimmons

Wood-fired rotisserie duck is the real star here, but the deeply layered glaze and brightly flavored fresh pickles deserve high praises. Tart cherry juice and a rich American porter are reduced with honey and spices for a glaze you’ll want to make over and over again....

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Campfire Harvest Bread Pudding Recipe

Campfire cooking in a Dutch oven is fun for the whole family, whether you are camping or not. Our Harvest Bread Pudding is just one great idea for campfire cooking inside the Kalamazoo Gaucho Grill. This luscious bread pudding is loaded with a harvest of pears,...

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Grilled Kale Salad with Goat Cheese Polenta Recipe

This is the perfect salad to prepare on the Kalamazoo Gaucho Grill, and kale has never tasted so good! Brushed with garlic oil and grilled over a wood fire, it develops earthy flavors as the leaves turn crispy around the edges. Goat cheese polenta is grilled as well,...

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S’mores Dessert Pizza Recipe

We’ve cooked this pizza at parties and demonstrations all over the country, and it is always a massive hit. All of your favorite flavors from the classic S’mores are here. The trick for that graham cracker taste is using cookie butter sprinkled with a bit of cinnamon....

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Zucchini Pizza with Roasted Garlic and Pine Nuts Recipe

A simple pizza lets its ingredients shine, and this recipe is a great example of that approach. Fresh zucchini ribbons cook quickly in the hot pizza oven, melding with just the right amount of cheese. The toasted pine nuts add a nice crunch, while the red pepper...

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Barbecue Pork Pizza Recipe

Fall is the perfect time to fire up the outdoor grills, fire pits and pizza ovens. Kalamazoo Gourmet is the leader when it comes to outdoor cooking equipment and I love their recipes. This weekend pull on your favorite sweater, call some friends and have a fall pizza...

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NAPA: Film, Wine, Food and Design

The timing of my annual trip to Napa was perfect. Not only was the weather beautiful, warm and sunny but it happened to coincide with the Napa Film Festival. Believe it or not I’ve never been to an independent film festival, this was my first. What a treat! We bought...

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Vicki’s Foodie Blog From Paris: Part 2

Welcome back! Next, it was time to take a break from all this rugged bread and meats and sample Paris’ most popular sweet...the Macaron! These are colorful little cookies that come in assorted colors and an unlimited array of flavors. Everyone and I do mean everyone,...

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Vicki’s Foodie Blog From Paris: Part 1

Going to Paris? Be sure to ask your friends, that have been there, what they enjoyed the most and the least about their trip. It’s a great way to discover new adventures and avoid the bad ones. I recently mentioned to a friend that I was heading to Paris. She...

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