Consider that it's Thursday lunchtime and you have 7 guests not likely to desire great hole-in-the wall ethnic food or head lightening cocktails. Oh, and it should be reasonable, not necessarily a chowhound money-is-no-object destination.
This is a special episode of My Go-To Dish. Not only does it feature Michael Bulkowski, chef-owner of Revolver in Findlay, Ohio, but we also visit one of the best-known farms in the country: The Chef's Garden in Huron, Ohio. The Chef's Garden is an amazing place, as you'll see in the video. Bulkowski harvests some produce there, and then takes it home to make lunch. To make his go-to lunch your own, see the recipe.
Shrimp are so versatile and quick cooking, you could call them the ocean's pasta. They can be prepared dozens of ways, from sautéed to fried, and served with dipping sauces, in salads, or over risotto.
Oven-ready in just 20 minutes, these whole-grain donuts are much lighter in calories and sugar than the typical sour cream cake donut. Topped with a touch of glaze and nutty pecans, these delightful bites are a truly satisfying breakfast treat.
Easy Peach Crisp
For a no-fuss summer dessert, look no further than this easy peach crisp. Ripe slices of the fruit are tossed with brown sugar, lemon juice, vanilla, and cornstarch to help thicken the sweet peach juices, then topped with a streusel of flour, butter, oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon that gets nutty and crisp in the oven. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream for a perfect bite.
Easy Rice Pudding
A simple and supremely satisfying dessert, rice pudding is pure comfort in a bowl. It's easy to get there too! Just simmer white rice with whole milk, sugar, and a pinch of salt until the grains are tender, plump, and creamy, then stir in a little vanilla or almond extract while the pudding's still warm. Top however you like (fresh berries in season, dried fruit, toasted nuts for a crunchy contrast, a sprinkle of cinnamon, etc.) -- you really can't go wrong.
A Menu Worthy of Returning to Twin Peaks
In anticipation of the return of Twin Peaks, we look back at the best food moments from the cult classic.