Winemaker’s Daughter Cooking Demo

May 2nd, 2015

I am so excited to be able to do a cooking demo at Winemaker’s Daughter right here in beautiful downtown Manawa this afternoon at 1 p.m.  I will be making a version of a Kentucky Hot Brown, in honor of our Derby inspired brunch.  Jamie will be featuring a mint julep inspired wine cocktail.  My dish is called “Hot Buttercups” and has many of the classic Hot Brown elements and we are using a few ingredients carried at Winemaker’s Daughter to bring the dish together.  I have included the recipe here and we should be posting the video of the cooking demo within the next few days.  Happy Kentucky Derby day, and cheers to new ideas for brunch!



Cheese sauce
2 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. flour
Salt and pepper
2 cups milk
¼ cup smoked Gouda cheese grated

In a saucepan, or deep frying pan, melt butter. Once butter is whisk in flour and cook several minutes. Whisk in milk and season with salt and pepper. Stir with a spatula continually until sauce begins to thicken, add grated cheese and continue stirring until the cheese is incorporated.

6 slices of white or wheat sandwich bread with crusts cut off
1 – 2 Tbsp. of butter, softened
½ cup diced roasted turkey breast
¼ cup diced cooked bacon
½ pound smoked Gouda cheese, grated (minus ¼ cup used in cheese sauce)
6 eggs, whisked
½ cup half and half
Bacon olive oil from Winemaker’s Daughter
Penzey’s Smoked paprika
Sliced or diced tomato’s for garnish

Butter the slices of bread and place butter side down into a muffin tin or small ramekin. Brush the inside of the bread with bacon olive oil or the oil of your choice. Add turkey and bacon and grated cheese to each muffin cup. Whisk eggs and half and half together and pour into muffin cups.

Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 16 minutes just until the eggs are softly set, you do not want to over cook them.
Place on a plate and drizzle cheese sauce over the top and garnish with diced tomato’s.


The newest you tube video….Part 2!

May 1st, 2015

Now when your wondering what can I use that hollandaise sauce on, here comes the second part of the video.  My take on Eggs Benedict in two ways, one as a vegetarian option, and the second one using one of my new favorite things, spiced pork cutlets!


The Newest You tube video….Part 1!

May 1st, 2015

The newest you tube video is here, and this is just part 1.  Part 1 is the hollandaise sauce, and who doesn’t love a good hollandaise sauce, especially one that is really easy and foolproof.  I have used this sauce on egg dishes, crepes, Eggs Benedict and various other recipes.  I hope you will be able to incorporate this recipe into your repertoire and impress your family and friends, and if it doesn’t impress them, at least they will be well fed.


Drunken’ Junkin’ tour coming soon to Waupaca County!

May 1st, 2015

Perhaps your looking for something new and different to do right here in Waupaca County.  Here it is, announcing the Drunken’ Junkin’ tour right in the heart of Waupaca County.  Ladies it is more fun to share this time with friends, so gather up the gals and grab your tickets for the Drunken’ Junkin’ tour, complete with stops in Weyauwega, New London, Manawa and Iola.  Have fun seeing all the treasures at Gold n Country and seeking out the unique at Water Street Vintage, Back Again Furniture and a few sips at Winemaker’s Daughter and enjoying the quaint downtown shopping experience of The Flower Pot, Simply Inspired, Old Country Barn and a refueling at Oh My Goodness and complete with a tour and a takeaway of a beautiful Victorian Bed and Breakfast in the heart of Manawa, and so much more!

Sips and Giggles

May 1st, 2015


On Wednesday May 27, 2015 come and have a few “Sips and Giggles” at Winemaker’s Daughter in beautiful downtown Manawa, starting at 7 p.m.  This event will be featuring Nick Wallander, Craig Knitt, Steve Sorenson and Sean Yahn! Come on out and enjoy a glass of wine and some nibbles and a laugh or two.  All proceeds will go to fund Saharra Lane’s upcoming People to People Ambassador Program!

Mimosa’s and Music for Mom

May 1st, 2015

Just in time for Mother’s Day right here in downtown Manawa, Winemaker’s Daughter will be offering a refreshing mimosa for Mom and music by Grayling Pingel, a singer/songwriter who grew up on a diary farm in Wisconsin and and has traveled across the United States and lends his own spin on his folk/rock roots.  Come and join us for a beautiful day that is all about Mom’s!

Race on Over for our Derby Inspired Brunch Cooking Demonstration

May 1st, 2015

I am looking forward to doing a cooking demo at one of our favorite Manawa hot spots, Winemaker’s Daughter on Saturday May 2nd.  I will be featuring a Kentucky Derby Day inspired brunch menu and Jamie from Winemaker’s Daughter will be showing us how to put together a mint julep inspired wine cocktail.  So come on out and join in on the fun.


Beautiful Beginnings at Bridge Street Salon

April 19th, 2015


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Michele Much was born and raised in Manawa, and has dreamed of owning her own salon as long as she has been cutting hair. The day after graduating from Cosmetology School she was hired at Styles II right here in Manawa. She has had several opportunities to purchase her own salon; however the timing wasn’t quite right, until now. Michele learned of an opportunity in downtown Manawa and the timing seemed just right, the building which was the home of the Barber Shop for many years has taken on a new life as Bridge Street Salon. It was purchased and completely renovated in just 2 months’ time. Bridge Street Salon opened their doors February 9, 2015. Ashlee Hass is available for styles, cuts, pedicures, manicures. Michele has a lot of experience caring for and applying acrylic nails, gel polishes are also available. There is an art to using electric clippers, and Miranda has plenty of experience as a barber, while offering her expertise as a stylist as well. Michele, Ashlee and Miranda work well together and enjoy making Waupaca County beautiful!
Two massaging pedicure chairs beckon for a spring spa day or really any time of year. The salon is available for a full range of beauty to assist the entire bridal party in being picture perfect for that special day. Prom can be extra special with a beautiful hair style, manicure and pedicure.
The beautiful renovation of this downtown building needs to be seen, stop on in today and enjoy being pampered at Bridge Street Salon.

Oh My Goodness!

March 28th, 2015



A comfortable little spot right here in downtown Manawa,  Oh My Goodness is a down to earth coffee shop.  Kirby and Deb genuinely enjoy working and spending time together.  They take pride in the food that they prepare and serve at Oh My Goodness, from the scratch made bakery items, courtesy of Deb and the smoked meats and amazing side dishes, courtesy of Kirby.   Oh My Goodness is open Monday thru Friday 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday’s 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Featuring Door County Coffees, and an array of coffee drinks as well as fruit smoothies and frappes.  One of the newest offerings is a papaya guava smoothie…WOW!  They are happy to fill orders for special occasions, just call ahead and place your order.  If you haven’t had a chance to stop in at Oh My Goodness and experience the friendly atmosphere and taste the incredible bakery items and amazing smoked meats, stop by and give them a try.  I am so glad that they are a part of our community.  As I was leaving Oh My Goodness today, one of their customers commented “when I walk in the door, it’s like coming home “.

Scones, Part 2

March 28th, 2015