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Food & Wine — Nanette Berning-Pate

Pan Seared Duck Breast with Sautéed Red Grapes

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Pan Seared Duck Breast with Sautéed Red Grapes

Bet you didn't know you could sauté grapes! With Nan's creativity at work, she is presenting a whole new way to try grapes. In fact there are three grape related ingredients in this dish: fresh red grapes, red wine and grape jelly. This is the most wine dish ever. Wine suggestions to cook and pair: Light bodied Pinot Noir would be perfect. Serves 2Ingredients: 2 duck breasts Salt and pepper 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup diced pancetta 2 cups red grapes 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme 1/2 cup dry red wine 1/2 cup duck or chicken stock 1 tablespoon...

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Baked Acorn Squash Stuffed with Sweet Italian Sausage and Golden Raisins

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Baked Acorn Squash Stuffed with Sweet Italian Sausage and Golden Raisins

This is a versatile fall dish that can be served on the side or as a main course. One can easily substitute with a plant based sausage to make this vegetarian friendly. A nice white dry wine with medium body such as Riesling or Chablis would pair well. Serves 4Ingredients 2 acorn squash, scrubbed and halved from the stem to the base with the seeds removed 3 tablespoons olive oil Salt and pepper to taste 1 pound traditional Italian sausage or plant based 1/2 cup small diced yellow onion 1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon finely chopped...

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Truffle Corn Risotto

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Truffle Corn Risotto

A warm and hearty Fall dish that is easy to prepare with your own corn stock or store bought vegetable or chicken stock. Chef's choice of pairing with this fresh and creamy dish is a nice Chardonnay or even a dry Chenin Blanc. Yield: 4 servings   Ingredients For Corn Stock: 2 corn cobs ( kernels reserved for risotto ) 1/2 small onion 1 celery rib 1 small carrot 1 small clove garlic Salt and pepper to taste   For Risotto: 6 cups corn stock 1 tablespoon butter 1 small onion finely chopped about 1 cup 1 teaspoon salt Pinch black...

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Broccoli Rabe With Orecchiette Italian Sausage and Cannellini Beans

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Broccoli Rabe With Orecchiette Italian Sausage and Cannellini Beans

  "This is one of my go to quick suppers. I have done this without sausage and even with beans, sausage and no pasta. This would work with a vegan meatless sausage as well. I like this dish with any light bodied red". Nan-Berning Pate Serves 4Ingredients: 1 large bunch broccoli rabe, cleaned and trimmed of large stems Salt 10 ounces orecchiette pasta 8 ounces Italian sausage 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 6 plump cloves of garlic, finely chopped 2 pinches crushed red pepper, more or less to taste 1 1/2 cups drained, cooked cannelloni beans 1/3 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano...

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Creamy Smoked Cheddar Cauliflower Soup

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Creamy Smoked Cheddar Cauliflower Soup

A weeknight recipe that is savory and embeds the flavors of smoked cheddar cheese, leek and white wine for a delicious soup. Chef’s notes: you can use any cheese you have on hand. I have used smoked Gouda with good results. My favorite cheese for this recipe is Tillamook Smoked White Cheddar with black pepper.   Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter 1 large leek, cleaned and thinly sliced using the white and light green parts. 1/4 cup dry white wine 32 ounces low sodium vegetable broth 10 ounces (1 large) Yukon gold potato, peeled and 1 inch diced 1.5 pounds (1 medium head)...

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