Cheryl Dishes

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 and lover of good food,

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 rocks and knolls into the

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 with Beaujolais, a red wine

COUNTRY – FRIED VENISON HEART

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 promise of a fresh, carnivore

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 parties, recipes for appetizing dishes

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 markets, developing value-added products that

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 folks in my household to

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 Joe head to the dock

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 a toddler to several third

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 new cooking technique, will inspire

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 of deer, splitting and stacking

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 give just so slightly, and

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