Topping It

When you're putting together a casserole, what's your go-to topping to give it that extra flavor and texture? I'm sharing my favorites and asking you to do the same. Some are tried and true, while others are a bit more unexpected. Add in the option of layering and the possibilities are endless!

Microwave Seafood Recipes

Seafood is quick and easy to make. Using your microwave makes it even moreso. Before you get concerned that rubbery seafood is a guarantee, consider this guide to cooking delicate fish and seafood perfectly using your microwave and get a great recipe for Mussels With Garlic Cream Sauce.

Madison Craft Beer Week

Did you know beer has ideal serving temperatures, just like wine? It can also be paired with foods and other beverages. It even has health benefits! Find out more about beer with a fun infographic from and then check out Madison's Craft Beer Week event guide and, if you are in the area, get out and learn even more.

Candy Apple Dreams

A little nostalgia for a favorite carnival treat becomes the inspiration for a great cake. Layering a beautifully spiced apple cake with pillows of apple filling and a rich coating of sweet, sticky caramel results in bliss. Add a generous sprinkling of chopped peanuts and you've got a cake that's paying proper homage to the best carnival caramel apples.

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Mexico's "Fifth of May" festivities are a perfect excuse to entertain friends. Hosting a Cinco de Mayo party to celebrate Mexican culture doesn't have to be overwhelming. You can turn up the heat with outstanding party decor and a menu to match from author and television host, Sandra Lee.


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