"I live in Buckeye country, that's the land of Ohio State University football to the rest of you. We love to tailgate and watch the Bowl games, and are always trying to come up with clever things to do to our biggest rivals up north, the Michigan Wolverines. The cherries and maple in this wonderful salad inspired the name. Enjoy!"
Dried split peas and ham hocks are cooked with vegetables in chicken stock seasoned with dill weed, bay leaves, soy sauce and red pepper flakes. When cooked through, this soup is pureed and thinned with milk.
Cinnamon raisin bread spread with a white chocolate-cream cheese mixture flavored with orange zest, and sliced, fresh strawberries make divine breakfast or brunch sandwiches. Pan-toasted, they're served drizzled with maple syrup and garnished with strawberries. Add a glass of sparkling pink wine to complete the festive menu.