Category Archives: Recipes

Zucchini Lasagna

Ingredients 2 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 pound ground turkey 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes 3 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano 2 teaspoons salt 2 medium zucchini 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (2 ounces) Preparation 1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. 2. In a large straight-sided skillet set over medium heat, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add the onion and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is tender, about 8 minutes. Add the…

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Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

I love the Strawberry Salad at Panera Bread, so I decided to make a version at home that’s been a big hit! Ingredients: Salad 2 heads romaine lettuce 1 cup sliced strawberries 1/2 cup blueberries 1 small can mandarin oranges, drained 1/2 cup chopped, roasted pecans Dressing 6T mayonnaise 1/4c milk 2T white wine vinegar 6T sugar 2T poppy seeds Instructions: Chop the romaine and heap into a salad bowl.  Top with the sliced strawberries, drained mandarin oranges, blueberries and pecans. Combine all of the dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk well, or, combine in a mason jar and…

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Do You Love To Cook? Enter Our Recipe Contest

We’re Looking For A Few Good Recipes! At Wood Palace, we like food. We blog about it, have a weekly radio show about it called Food-A-Holick, enjoy preparing it and of course enjoy eating it. Each year we send our clients and friends some of our favorite recipes in a recipe card collection. This year we would like to give you a chance to submit a recipe for our 2017 collection. Enter Our Contest So, we are sponsoring a recipe contest beginning July 10th, 2017 and running through August 31, 2017. The grand prize winner will receive a $250 American…

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Grillable Veggie Burgers

Easy, grillable veggie burgers with just 10 ingredients (give or take a spice)! Flavorful, hearty and perfect for summertime grilling. Hearty enough to please meat-eaters and vegans alike! Author: Minimalist Baker Serves: 5 Ingredients 1 cup (155 g) cooked brown rice* 1 cup (120 g) raw walnuts (or sub bread crumbs) 1/2 Tbsp grape seed or avocado oil, plus more for cooking 1/2 white onion (~55 g | 3/4 cup), finely diced 1 Tbsp (~8 g) each chili powder, cumin powder, and smoked paprika 1/2 tsp each sea salt and black pepper, plus more for coating burgers 1 Tbsp (12…

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Spaghetti with Chianti and Fava Beans

When I saw Giada De Laurentiis do this recipe on Food Network, I thought it was very creative.  Try it! Ingredients One 750-milliliter bottle Chianti wine Kosher salt 1 pound spaghetti 2 tablespoons olive oil 12 ounces spicy Italian sausage, casings removed  1 shallot, chopped  1 clove garlic, minced  cup freshly grated Parmesan 1/4 cup mascarpone, at room temperature  2 pounds fava beans, shelled, blanched and peeled 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary    Directions Add the wine, 8 cups water and a handful of salt to a pasta pot. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add the spaghetti and cook…

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Spicy Cauliflower Hash

Ingredients 1/2 head cauliflower (grated) 1 medium carrot (finely diced) 2 jalapenos (finely diced) 2 shallots (finely diced) 2 garlic cloves (sliced) 1/2 tablespoon red pepper flakes 1/2 tablespoon dried rosemary 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon parsley (to garnish) kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste) Directions: Heat oil in a large cast iron pan, until smoking. Add cauliflower in single, even layer and season with salt and pepper. Do not disturb by stirring until the cauliflower is charred, about 2 minutes. Add carrot, jalapeno, shallot, garlic, and…

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Irish Stew

Ingredients 3 pounds lamb shoulder cut in 2-inch chunks (or use thick shoulder chops) Salt and pepper 4 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 pounds onions (about 6 medium), cut in wedges 1 pound carrots (about 6 medium), cut in 3-inch lengths 4 cups chicken, veal or beef broth (or water) 1 large sprig thyme 3 pounds russet potatoes (about 12 small), peeled and halved, or cut in 2-inch thick slices Preparation 1. Pat lamb dry and season well with salt and pepper. Put oil in a heavy-bottomed soup pot over medium-high heat. Brown meat on all sides, working in batches. 2….

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Brazilian Fish Stew

Ingredients: 1 lb cod fillets 1 lb thawed frozen raw shrimp, peeled and deveined 3 limes 1T minced garlic 2 red bell peppers 3 tomatoes 1/2 bunch cilantro 3 T extra-virgin olive oil 1c diced onion 1/2c chicken broth 1c coconut milk Preparation: Cut the cod into large chunks and place in a bowl with the shrimp. Quarter one lime and juice the two remaining limes. Add lime juice and half the garlic to the bowl with the cod. Season with salt and pepper and toss to combine. Set aside. Cut peppers into thin strips and quarter the tomatoes. Finely chop…

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Thumbprint Cookies

I don’t think there’s ever been a Christmas when I haven’t made these cookies.  My kids have always loved them! Ingredients: Cookies: 1 stick butter 1/4c packed brown sugar 1 large egg, separated 1c all purpose flour 1/4t salt 1c finely chopped pecans Filling: 1c powdered sugar 1/2t vanilla 3-4t milk food coloring Directions: Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the butter and sugar.  Add the egg yolk and vanilla, and mix. Stir in the flour and salt. Shape into 1″ balls. Beat the egg white slightly. Dip the cookie balls into egg white, then nuts. Place about an inch apart on an…

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Sausage and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

Ingredients 2 acorn squash, halved and seeded 1 tablespoon butter, melted 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt 1/4 teaspoon ground sage 1 lb. pork sausage ( regular seasoning) 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped 1 celery rib, finely chopped 4 ounces mushrooms, chopped 2 apples, cored and chopped (Macintosh) 1 cup fine breadcrumbs 1/2 teaspoon sage salt and pepper 1 egg, beaten 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped Directions Combine the melted butter, garlic salt and 1/4 teaspoons sage; brush over cut sides and cavity of squash. Salt and pepper to taste. Bake in a large roasting pan, cut side up, at 400 degrees…

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