Archive for October 2016

Tips for Making Cheese Soup

Oct 20th, 2016 | By | Category: show tips

My brother-in-law, Steve Piekarski, says he’ll eat soup any time of year; a steaming bowl of goodness on a 100 degree day sounds great to him. So it comes as no surprise he makes soup at home, and offers these tips for making great cheese soup.

Brother-in-law, Home Cook, Badass Biker

Oct 20th, 2016 | By | Category: guest bio

To look at Steve Piekarski, from North Aurora, Illinois, you might assume he is a gruff, abrasive, tattooed badass biker. And you’d be right. But, my brother-in-law is also a funny, creative guy who loves my sister Toni, and his two girls.

The Big Cheese: Soup for a Crowd (podcast)

Oct 20th, 2016 | By | Category: Featured Articles, podcast, the show

Cook big or go home. That’s my brother-in-law, Steve Piekarski’s, philosophy of food. And he proved it to me on a visit last fall by making 12-quarts of cheese soup for three people.

Wisconsin Divinity: Cheese Soup

Oct 20th, 2016 | By | Category: blog, cook something, fall, soups and salads, winter

My brother-in-law Steve Piekarski is a good home cook. He and my sister Toni both enjoy food that is hearty and unfussy, such as hearty cheese soup. Neither is opposed to using convenience foods in their cooking, either, such as pasteurized prepared cheese products. You know: Velveeta.

Baked Dijon Salmon

Oct 13th, 2016 | By | Category: blog, cook something, fish and seafood

This is one of Esmée Williams’ personal recipes, and it appears on About the recipe she writes: “This is a wonderful way to prepare fresh salmon fillets in the oven. Be sure to make extra, your family will be begging for more!”

Allrecipes’ Esmée Williams

Oct 13th, 2016 | By | Category: guest bio, the show

Esmée Williams is the corporate voice of Allrecipes’ home cooks, championing features that make everyday meal planning easier and more rewarding.

Tips for Successfully Navigating

Oct 13th, 2016 | By | Category: show tips, the show

Vice President of Brand Marketing for, Esmée Williams, lists her favorite site features and tips to help home cooks get the most out of their visit to this online culinary community.

All Recipes Great and Small (podcast)

Oct 13th, 2016 | By | Category: Featured Articles, podcast, the show

Even when we home cooks have shelves bulging with cookbooks, the first place a lot of us turn when looking for meal ideas is the internet. Who can resist the convenience and the variety?

The Green Corn Project Fall Festival 2016

Oct 9th, 2016 | By | Category: Featured Articles

The Green Corn Project raises 80 percent of its funding during its yearly fall festival at Boggy Creek Farm; This year’s event is October 30, 2016.

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