What’s for Supper? Thai-Style Steak Salad

A salad is often a healthy part of a meal, or a meal in itself. And that’s how we like salad: with meat on top. With spring in the air, we’re looking for quick, fresh meals. Well-composed salads with protein are the perfect solution. This colorful, crunchy salad hits all the right notes – sweet,…

The Gorgeous, Gooey Gratin

If words like “creamy,” “cheesy,” “crunchy,” and “bubbly” make your mouth water, than you are most likely a gratin lover. Simply put, a “gratin” is any food with a golden brown crust on top, usually involving cheese and breadcrumbs.  The word comes from the French, gratter, “to grate.” This is serious comfort food. Read our…

6 Ways to Serve Sausage

At D’Artagnan we love all things sausage. This humble food, often made from trimmings and offal, is one of the most beloved bits of charcuterie, and perhaps the oldest. The first sausage recipes date to before the golden age of ancient Greece, and traditional sausages have been made for over 2000 years in both Rome…

5 Ramp Recipes to Try Now

Ramp season is so brief – late March to sometime in May – that we really mean it when we say “now.” Ramps are wild onions native to North America, and are sometimes known as spring onions, wild leeks or wild garlic. These fragrant, garlicky sheaves of green are a sign that spring has arrived….

Easter Eggs: 5 Recipes for Holiday Meals

Forget those chocolate eggs! These are Easter eggs for grown ups. Tiny quail eggs, bacon and eggs, salads topped with eggs, and eggs on eggs – there’s something here for everyone. Whether you are serving Easter dinner or brunch, you will find an egg recipe here to fit your needs. 1. Shirred Eggs with Bacon &…

7 Super Side Dishes for Easter Dinner

You’ve got your Easter main dish all planned, but what’s going to be on the table with it?Traditional recipes are usually especially rich, as Easter marks the end of the Lenten fast and all its privations. Cheesy, creamy, and meat-filled dishes are the order of the day.And that’s something we can support wholeheartedly. To that end,…

Your Easter Brunch Plan Made Easy

Serving Easter brunch? Small bites and finger foods give guests a variety of delectable delights. Serve a sit-down style brunch, or set up a brunch buffet, which is easy for the host, and gives guests the opportunity to browse and select their favorites. It’s a flexible, casual way to enjoy the Easter meal. Here are six…

Easter Entrees: 6 Recipes for the Holiday

Special-occasion meals, such as Easter dinner, give you the opportunity to make something impressive. When you are serving a house full of guests, a whole glazed ham or a roasted leg of lamb are perfect choices. But if you have a more intimate Easter meal in mind, there are great options below. Read on for…

How to Cook Your Easter Ham

Looking for tips on making your Easter ham? Read on for ham recipes and simple tips to achieve a glorious holiday ham. Heritage-Breed Smoked Ham Our fully-cooked and ready-to-heat ham is handcrafted from antibiotic-free, heritage-breed pork, smoked over real applewood and seasoned with just the right touch of brown sugar and salt. Since it’s already…

Weekend Cooking: 7 Meals for the Week

One of the best things you can do for your health (and your wallet) is to cook meals at home. However, a busy schedule often keeps us from achieving this ideal, and instead finds us eating take-out food in a hurry. A solution is to cook for leftovers. If you cook on the weekend, you…

The Power of Pasta: 7 Recipes

There is no denying the allure of pasta. With seemingly infinite shapes and sizes, there is pasta for every need. From the homemade to the store-bought, pasta is always welcome at the table, no matter what the season. When we cook pasta, we like to play with ingredients like duck bacon and foie gras, truffles…

For the Love of Waffles

Waffles seem to be everywhere these days. They are trending in a big way, from food trucks to fine dining. And they’ve earned a spot in culinary history. Who made the first waffles?  The ancient Greeks cooked cakes between two hot metal plates and served them savory, which is how we like waffles, too. Though…