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Cornbread: sweet or not?

Jan 26th, 2017 | Cook, Jolene’s Blog

I got the chance to talk with celeb chef Alex Guarnaschelli last weekend at the Fantastic Food Fest in Indianapolis, and among the topics our conversation touched on was cornbread, specifically whether her recipe includes sugar. Short answer: It does. Which makes sense, as she’s from New York. Apparently, it’s a northern thing to add … more »

Winning sweet corn chowder recipe

Jun 24th, 2016 | Cook

Eileen Beyer’s Indiana Corn Chowder recipe took top honors at the Marion County Fair. I judged the contest — and sampled the chowder — so I can attest to its tastiness. It’s definitely a rich soup, but so good! –Jolene Ketzenberger First place  Eileen Beyer Indiana Corn Chowder Serves 8 1 pound bacon 1/2 cup … more »

Springtime recipe: strawberry rhubarb crisp

May 15th, 2016 | Cook, News

I love strawberry rhubarb crisp. It just looks and tastes like spring to me.  The bright red color of the rhubarb is beautiful, and I even love the tart flavor. This recipe is great made with just rhubarb too, although strawberries add both color and sweetness. If I’m using only rhubarb, and it’s mostly green, sometimes … more »

Check out the WFYI and EatDrinkIndy cookie contest entries

Dec 22nd, 2014 | Cook, Events, News

Just in time for Christmas, EatDrinkIndy.com and WFYI partnered for a holiday cookie contest — with some very tasty results. We accepted a dozen entries and convened a panel of chefs — A. Rene Trevino of Rene’s Bakery, Nicole Ankney Anderson of Four Birds Bakery and Thom England of Ivy Tech Community College — who … more »

Fresh + Local: Turkey for the other 11 months of the year

Dec 13th, 2014 | Cook, News

By Carolyn Doyle So the turkey and cranberry sauce of Thanksgiving are in the past and you’ve sworn off pumpkin pie for the rest of the year. Your oven may not see another heavy-duty foil roasting pan until next November, but that doesn’t mean turkey can’t be a delicious, easy part of your weekday dining. … more »

Enter the WFYI and EatDrinkIndy cookie contest

Dec 9th, 2014 | Cook, Events, News

Yes, Virginia, there is a cookie contest! And WFYI and EatDrinkIndy.com are sponsoring it this year. So find your favorite recipe and email it to joleneketzenberger@gmail.com. We’ll pick 10 recipes, and finalists will drop off a dozen cookies to WFYI on Thursday, Dec. 18, by 11 a.m. for judging later that day. I know there are … more »

Fresh + Local: This no-chop soup talks turkey

Nov 18th, 2014 | Cook, News

By Carolyn Doyle Thanksgiving will be here soon, and that means turkey. Even if you don’t like to cook, you can still make something better than sandwiches with those packages of leftover turkey you’ll bring home this year. Like one of my no-chop soups. If you can open a can and heat up the contents, … more »

Fresh + Local: Green tomato harvest comes to dinner

Nov 11th, 2014 | Cook, News

By Carolyn Doyle The more you’ve invested in something, the tougher it is to walk away…which is why you see rows of green or half-green tomatoes in the garage, basking on the kitchen windowsill  or wrapped in newspaper in the basement, harvested in a hurry just before the first frost of the season. This easy … more »

Fresh + Local: Too hot to handle

Nov 3rd, 2014 | Cook, News

By Carolyn Doyle “I bit into to a burning ring of fire.” Oh…how I wish it had been that simple. When our neighbor came bearing peppers from the garden, that’s exactly what I should have done – bit into one to determine how hot they were. Instead, my fingers did the testing for me. When … more »
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