Cheryl Dishes


Posted on December 20, 2016

  These burgers freeze extremely well, and you can cook them on the grill directly from the freezer. Adding chopped vegetables and cooked wheat berries increases the nutritional value and […]


Posted on December 20, 2016

  This salad contrasts the sharp taste of cumin with the sweetness of raisins. Nutritional benefits include 71% RDA of Vitamin A, 51% RDA of Vitamin K, and 21% RDA […]


Posted on December 20, 2016

I love anything smothered with Maine mashed potatoes. Vary the vegetables in this savory pie, and in the winter, use frozen peas, corn and carrots. Be sure to save the […]


Posted on December 20, 2016

  Salsa is literally the Spanish word for “sauce”. There are literally hundreds of variations, which usually include tomatoes, onion, garlic, hot peppers, cilantro, and an acid like vinegar or […]


Posted on December 20, 2016

  This is a wonderful snack based on a very old recipe for hot-water gingerbread. The chopped apples give these cakes extra moistness and a wonderful flavor. Maine Apple Gingerbread […]


Posted on December 20, 2016

  The maple syrup highlights the natural sugars of root vegetables. Vary the root vegetables to include beets and potatoes. Maple Roasted Root Vegetables are an excellent way to utilize […]


Posted on December 12, 2016

  This velvety soup is a snap to make, and can be served either cold or hot. I have also substituted orange juice for the stock for the extra Vitamin […]

Watermelon Radish & Kale Salad

Posted on December 07, 2016

With the winter season is approaching and temperatures dropping into the thirties, I’m stocking our root cellar. Bags of bright orange carrots, purple-top turnips, rutageba, and beets from King Hill […]

Cheryl Wisxon's Christmas Coffee Cake

Merry Christmas Coffee Cake

Posted on November 30, 2016

Every year, right after the Thanksgiving holiday, instead of joining the hustle and bustle of crowds at the shopping malls, I spend quality time with my cookbooks. As a chef […]

Winter Luxury pumpkins

Thai Pumpkin Bisque

Posted on November 23, 2016

We have a few crops that are abundant here at Rabbit Hill, and pumpkin, specifically the variety Winter Luxury, is one. By late summer, the vines are growing over mossy […]

Gougeres: Beaujolais Nouveau Day

Posted on November 16, 2016

We Americans are not the only ones who celebrate the harvest. In France, Beaujolais Nouveau Day is celebrated on the third Thursday of November. Nouveau is not to be confused […]


Country-Fried Venison Heart

Posted on November 09, 2016

It was an exciting day in our household when my husband bagged a small buck. Since entertaining a hundred wedding guests this summer, our meat supply had dwindled. So the […]

Sesame Chicken in Delicata Squash

Sesame Chicken in Delicata Squash

Posted on November 02, 2016

When I first started housekeeping and entertaining, Martha Stewart was the considered one of America’s most “creative hostesses.” I spent hours poring over her books; glossy photographs of beautifully presented […]

Autumn Pear Salad

Posted on October 26, 2016

On the days when I’m not playing in the kitchen, a large part of my work is helping Maine farmers increase their sales and profitability. Connecting farms to additional wholesale […]

Carrot – Applesauce Bread

Posted on October 19, 2016

When it’s chilly in the morning, I like to bake. Spicy aromas wafting from the kitchen and the promise of cozy heat from a hot oven encourages even the sleepiest […]

Maine Lobster Pot Pie

Posted on October 12, 2016

This fall my husband has been fishing once a week aboard the F/V Hey Jude. Thursday mornings he rises at 3 to pack his lunch. Around 5:00, he and Captain […]

Squash & Apple Gratin

Posted on October 05, 2016

After apple picking in a neighborhood orchard, a group of Deer-Isle home-schooled children and their families visited me one morning at Rabbit Hill. The energetic bunch, whose ages ranged from […]

Turkey tortilla soup

Turkey Tortilla Soup

Posted on September 28, 2016

Whenever I read a food magazine or surf the web, there are always recipes that intrigue me. A glossy photo of a perfectly proportioned vegetable, an unusual spice, or a […]

Apple Crumb Pie Recipe

Apple Crumb Pie – It’s apple pickin time!

Posted on September 21, 2016

As the days grow shorter, we’re spending most of our time getting ready for the winter season; harvesting vegetables from the garden, cleaning rabbit pens, scouting the woods for signs […]

Italian Bread and Tomato Salad

Posted on September 14, 2016

Who doesn’t love a perfectly ripe, fresh tomato?  Smell the earthy fresh aroma, see the evenly distributed color: bright red, orange or yellow.  Squeeze your tomatoes and feel the flesh […]

Blueberry – Peach Cheesecake Bars

Blueberry – Peach Cheesecake Bars

Posted on September 07, 2016

As the brilliant blue-skies of summer become the golden days of fall, the seasonal march of fruit continues: rhubarb and strawberries become luscious red raspberries, tiny wild Maine blueberries, green […]

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