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    Mexican mousse

    Mexican Chocolate Mousse Recipe

    Jan 25 2018

    This Mexican Chocolate Mousse is simply amazing. It is light, not too sweet, and can be made on the counter and stove top in about 30 minutes. How awesome is that? There are a few…

    Mexican Chocolate Mousse Recipe
    Sweet potato pancakes from Short Stack

    9 Favorite Brunch Spots in Madison WI

    Jan 11 2018

    Brunch is one of the best meals for any food lover out there! These 9 favorite brunch spots in Madison, WI are a must-try for any Madison visitor or Madison local alike! With the many quirky…

    9 Favorite Brunch Spots in Madison WI
    Banana bread

    Best Banana Bread

    Jan 08 2018

    This banana bread recipe is foolproof and you can add your own flair! It is my go to recipe for brunch, a potluck or dessert. Add some nuts or toffee. How about a coconut lime…

    Best Banana Bread
    Christmas tree at the Capital building in Madison, Wisconsin

    10 Things To Do in Madison, WI in the Winter

    Dec 22 2017

    by Pamela Gu Although Madison, Wisconsin might be most known for its beautiful summers, Madison’s winters are just as fun – if not more so! With all of the snow and cold weather comes tons…

    10 Things To Do in Madison, WI in the Winter
    Maple bars

    Maple Pecan Pie Bars

    Nov 25 2017

    When a person tells me that something is “as easy as pie” I’m usually going to be the first one to call their bluff. Making pie is not that easy. Do you add vodka or…

    Maple Pecan Pie Bars
    Group tailgating with table spread of food

    5 Easy Tailgate Menu Ideas Featuring Local Wisconsin Foods

    Oct 24 2017

    There’s nothing that says fall in Madison, Wisconsin like a stroll around the Dane County Farmers’ Market and a UW Badgers football game. In fact, a trip to the farmers’ market pre-game means loads of…

    5 Easy Tailgate Menu Ideas Featuring Local Wisconsin Foods
    Forest mushroom soup

    Grilled Forest Mushroom Soup with Avocado Mousse

    Sep 27 2017

    This recipe is from a cooking class on our Culinary Vacation to Mexico, taught by Chef Arturo Lopez Arce Abundis. A perfect fall soup that features many ingredients that can be found at your local farmers’ market!…

    Grilled Forest Mushroom Soup with Avocado Mousse
    Vegan ceviche

    Vegan Mushroom Ceviche

    Sep 18 2017

    RECIPE: VEGAN MUSHROOM CEVICHE (courtesy of Restaurare in Tulum) Such a simple, delicious and flavorful way to prepare mushrooms! Courtesy of the generous and lovely staff at Restaurare Vegan Restaurant in Tulum, Mexico. Makes 1…

    Vegan Mushroom Ceviche
    Woman holding platter of chocolate

    Celebrating Six Years – a Giveaway!

    Sep 14 2017

    Time to party, celebrate, sing and shout. And drink wine. I almost can’t believe it, but tomorrow, Madison Eats turns six! I discovered my first email solicitation that I sent to friends on Sept 11th, 2011. “I…

    Celebrating Six Years – a Giveaway!
    Owner standing in front of Haynes Kitchen food cart

    Soul Food Culinary Tour – Big Bites and Small Steps Toward Change

    Aug 21 2017

    The inaugural Soul Food Culinary Tour, in collaboration with the Madison Black Chamber of Commerce and Black Restaurant Week, was a success. There were a few challenges; serving 20 guests can overwhelm the staff at…

    Soul Food Culinary Tour – Big Bites and Small Steps Toward Change
    Maraschino cherries

    Maraschino Cherries – Two Easy-to-Make Recipes

    Jul 19 2017

    If your kids are like mine, they are drawn to bright red foods – hot Cheetos, Twizzlers, Takis, and of course maraschino cherries. Try as I might, substituting natural cherry fruit leather or beet-colored chips…

    Maraschino Cherries – Two Easy-to-Make Recipes
    Tacos

    On the Taco Trail – Four Tasty Madison Tacos by Bike

    Jul 10 2017

    Who doesn’t love tacos? While there isn’t a taco truck on every corner (yet), Madison, WI has an array of notable taco options. They range from “authentic” (meat, lime, onion and cilantro only) to innovative…

    On the Taco Trail – Four Tasty Madison Tacos by Bike
    Serving pouring rose wine at sunset for guests

    Rosé and Sunsets – The Power Couple

    Jun 22 2017

    It’s infinitely easier to see the world through rose colored glasses when you are handed multiple glasses of delicious rosé wine, noshing on delectable appetizers and looking out over the expanse of Lake Mendota as…

    Rosé and Sunsets – The Power Couple
    Hibiscus Ginger Agua Fresca

    Hibiscus Ginger Agua Fresca with Mezcal de Pechuga

    Jun 06 2017

    When I travel, I am drawn to souvenirs that help me recapture a special moment. A shell and seed necklace reminds me of the beauty of the landscape, while a package of dried spices takes me to a meal shared…

    Hibiscus Ginger Agua Fresca with Mezcal de Pechuga
    Plate of tacos

    Global Eats on the Streets – 4 Madison Food Carts to Try Now

    May 10 2017

    Street food often evokes images of taco and churro carts at a central plaza in Mexico, juicy lamb kebabs sizzling on a grill alongside a street in Mali or woks flash cooking fresh veggies and…

    Global Eats on the Streets – 4 Madison Food Carts to Try Now
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    Ogden’s North Street Diner opens in Emerson East Neighborhood

    May 05 2017

    Our family has called the Emerson East neighborhood home for about 10 years now. For about 8 of those years we jokingly referred to it as an “up and coming” neighborhood. Union Corners stood empty,…

    Ogden’s North Street Diner opens in Emerson East Neighborhood
    Sunset at lake pier

    Fresh Fish and Fire Dancers – Four Days on Isla Mujeres

    Mar 16 2017

    Our journey continues…Day 5-9 of our Culinary Vacation to Mexico Isla Mujeres A 5-mile long island paradise, Isla Mujeres is only a 20 minute ferry ride from Cancun, with palm tree-lined beaches, a great local…

    Fresh Fish and Fire Dancers – Four Days on Isla Mujeres
    Smiling guest

    Tamales and Tequila – Two Days in Valladolid, Yucatan

    Mar 08 2017

    ON our Nine-day Culinary Tour to the Yucatan and Quintana Roo… After two days in Tulum, we headed inland to Valladolid, in the heart of the Yucatan, where time stands still. Valladolid Transportation from Tulum to…

    Tamales and Tequila – Two Days in Valladolid, Yucatan
    Otehlia Cassidy stands in front of the WI State Capitol.

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