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These are one of our favorite appetizers right now because they taste like summer, especially if you can get your hands on some really good little grape tomatoes.  We’ve been getting lucky and have been able to get tomatoes that don’t taste like they were grown in the deep freeze.  The sweet-tart tomato, creamy-milky mozzarella, smoky […]

Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

01/31/14
Submitted by Megan
 

A few weeks back, on Twitter, Grub Report shared what seemed to us to be a pretty good idea: They took a recent gift of Pimento Cheese, made a sandwich out of it, and fried that sandwich in Nueske’s bacon fat.  People come to us with terrific ideas for our bacon – and its leavings – on a […]

Our Favorite Fall Soups

11/21/13
Submitted by Megan
 

Wisconsinites know that winter is almost upon us and we respond accordingly by pulling out our stash of warming comfort food recipes and getting things simmering on the stovetop.  Here’s a list of our top three favorite winter soups.  While we certainly aren’t going to dissuade you from ordering a ham or turkey just to […]

This salad makes a perfect Thanksgiving side with its warm, inviting flavors – and it adds the pretty color of fresh greens to your table.  Chef Dave served this salad for us at the 2012 Food Network New York Wine & Food Festival and it was thoroughly enjoyed by all.  Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Chicken & […]

We hope you enjoy this sweet, lightly salty, subtly smoky treat from Chef Dave Martin, using our Wild Cherrywood Smoked Bacon.  When we make these, the whole batch disappears really quickly and people are amazed to learn that bacon is an ingredient.  Chef Dave served these for us at the 2012 Food Network New York […]

Applewood Smoked Chicken Wins Gold sofi Award

07/18/12
Submitted by Megan
 

Thanks to everyone who judged this year’s N.A.S.F.T. (National Association for the Specialty Food Trade) sofi Awards.  We were very happy to receive a Gold sofi Award in the category of “Perishable Foodservice Product” for our Applewood Smoked Boneless Chicken Breasts.  The awards ceremony took place at the Summer Fancy Food Show in Washington, D.C., […]

In Like A Lion And…Out With Grilled Brats?

03/21/12
Submitted by Megan
 

It’s unseasonably warm here in Wisconsin right now.   We’re looking at highs in the 70’s (80 today!) when we should still be expecting winter weather warnings and temperatures still in the 30s… not that you’ll catch us complaining.  All this warm weather makes us want to haul the grill out and cook as many meals […]

We visit New York each October to attend the StarChefs International Chefs Congress, where new ideas and foods are introduced and discussed by the best in the food business.   Each year, talented chefs from all over the U.S. and around the world convene at the Park Avenue Armory for several days of cooking demonstrations, presentations, […]

Grilled Stuffed Jalapeños with Smoky Bacon

08/25/11
Submitted by Megan
 

We know that a great many people are enjoying more heat in their foods these days.  Jalapeños, while on the low end of the heat scale, provide a little zip and the pleasant note of roasted pepper when cooked on the grill.  You can stuff these little peppers with a great many delicious things and […]

Summer Cooking with Applewood Smoked Chicken

08/01/11
Submitted by Megan
 

Nueske’s slow-smokes our chickens over smoldering embers of Wisconsin Applewood until they are perfectly smoky and sweet.  The flavor is incomparable but the best part about our plump Applewood Smoked Chickens and Chicken Breasts is that they’re ready to eat – no cooking is needed, so you don’t need to heat up the kitchen on a […]