Marianne’s Pantry


California’s Central Valley and adjacent Coast Region
abound with fresh, delicious produce clamoring to be
featured in menu planning. Here are a few of the
“cool season” dishes I’ll be cooking this winter. . .

Warm Chevre spread with sherry plumped figs & caramelized onions

Hot Pear Brie tartlets  •  Wild Mushroom Cheese Bites

Butternut Squash Risotto with Rosemary and Blue Cheese

Crab and Mushroom Strata      •     Picadillo Style Beef Stuffed Pumpkin

Red Wine Spaghetti with Broccoli and Red Pepper Flakes

Polenta Pie with Porcini, sausage, and Swiss Chard

Paella - Spain’s national Seafood & rice dish - always delicious!

Grilled Duck Breasts      •     Porcini Mushroom Risotto

Broccoli Cheddar Soup      •     Spiced Spinach Pie      •     Grated Carrot Salad

Cabbage Gratin      •      Lombardy Beet Tart      •     Ginger Roasted Carrots

Swiss Chard Strudel      •    Parsley, Fennel and Meyer Lemon Salad

Garlic Braised Broccoli Rabe with White Beans and Sausage

Curried Cauliflower Apple soup with seared shrimp

Warm French Green Lentil Salad
with Arugula, Radicchio, Dijon VInaigrette

Pumpkin white bean tomatillo Pork Chile

Persimmon Pudding      •     Triple Chocolate Brownies

Apple Crisp with cinnamon whipped cream       

Meyer Lemon Chiffon

Fig stuffed baked pears      •    Chocolate dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

Delicious Winter Dishes