Wayne’s Weekend

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National Bourbon Heritage Month

By | September 23rd, 2015|WayneBites|

In 2007 The US Congress actually decreed that September is now National Bourbon Heritage Month.  With the great history of bourbon making in this country, I think it was a great move.  And, in honor of National Bourbon Heritage Month, I got together with a few of my buddies at Marty's Martini Bar, a great [...]

Heirloom Tomato and White Peach Bruschetta

By | August 26th, 2015|WayneBites|

The was so much gorgeous fresh fruit at the market today I just had to do some experimenting. So, I combined white peaches and heirloom tomatoes to make a really fresh tasking bruschetta. The flavors really work well together. The right amount of salt was also key for me…just enough to brighten the flavors of [...]

California Inspired Antipasto Board

By | August 20th, 2015|WayneBites|

I'm out in California for two weeks and of course I'm going to sample the local fare and get some culinary inspiration. My first stop was the Foreign Cinema, a wonderful restaurant in the Mission District.  It's a beautiful space with an outdoor patio.  In the evenings they project movies on the large white washed [...]

Mediterranean Potato Salad

By | June 29th, 2015|WayneBites|

Fresh summer salads are always a cool option for dinning on a hot evening. This mediterranean potato salad is easy to prepare using simple ingredients, can be made in advance, and makes a colorful presentation. The original recipe came from my friend Marcus Riley. Mediterranean Potato Salad serves 4-6 Ingredients 2 lbs Red Potatoes, peeled and cut into 1" [...]

Sweet Love Rainbow Frozen Yogurt

By | June 27th, 2015|WayneBites|

For some reason this week (#LoveWins), I was inspired by the rainbow flag to create a colorful dessert. I made six flavors of fresh fruit frozen yogurt to mimic the six colors of the rainbow flag. I also created two fun desserts, a colorful six-layer parfait and a tasty banana split that is big enough to [...]

Mason Jar Chicken Salad for Dining at Chicago In White

By | May 28th, 2015|WayneBites|

I’m going to a really special event here in Chicago this summer and I’m taking along a fun meal. The annual event, Chicago In White, is a social gathering where hundreds of folks, all dressed in white, meeting at an iconic location and simply enjoy food, entertainment and a wonderful evening under the stars. Everyone [...]

Mom’s Pecan Topped Sticky Fingers

By | April 24th, 2015|WayneBites|

The Recipe makes 25 individual servings Ingredients 1/2 lb Butter 1 1/2 cu Dark Brown Sugar 1/2 cu Light Brown Sugar 2 lg Eggs 1 tsp Baking Powder 1 tsp Maple Extract 25 Pecan Halves 2/3 cu Chopped Pecans 1 1/2 cu All Purpose Flour Method Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Melt butter in a [...]