Saturday, December 31, 2011

Hello 2012!

Ring in the New Year!
Cheers to a healthy, happy New Year. 

Why not start it off right with a pantry full of healthy ingredients? Wildtree is adding several new products to their line to help make your new year a tasty one!

Wildtree's Six New Products
Hollandaise Made Easy
Hot & Spicy Fra Diavolo
Outrageous Orange Sauce
Raspberry Truffle

Stay tuned for some delicious recipes! 

If you are thinking of purchasing Wildtree groceries or hosting a Wildtree Tasting, make sure you check out the January Specials!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Wildtree Holiday Gift Baskets

 Just a couple photos of some of my Holiday Gift Baskets this year.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

My Personal Product List

CHRISTMAS shopping is coming to an end.
Or it might just be beginning for some of you! If Santa still needs some stocking stuffers, or you need a unique & delicious gift for a co-worker, aunt or best friend, or you want to treat yourself to some yumminess, take a look at the available products I have on hand. If you are in the Los Angeles area we can arrange for a pick-up time day or night. 

STOCKING STUFFERS (all for $5 each)
Garlic & Herb
Hearty Spaghetti Blend
Dill Dip
Lemon GSO
Natural GSO
Basil Pesto Zip Bag
Pumpkin Cheesecake Blend Zip Bag
Cranberry Spice Zip Bag
Rancher Steak Rub Zip Bag
Scampi Zip Bag

Apple Cranberry Jam (Seasonal item - will be unavailable at end of month.)
Blueberry Pancake Syrup 
Blueberry Jam
Carrot Cake (Seasonal item - will be unavailable at end of month.)
Cinnamon Rolls
Cranberry Jalapeno Jelly (Perfect for a holiday appetizer!)  (Seasonal item - will be unavailable at end of month.)
Chocolate Mousse
Lemon Lime Cheesecake (Seasonal item - will be unavailable at end of month.)
Sunny Citrus Bars (Seasonal item - will be unavailable at end of month.)
Mocha Mousse
Brownies (Discontinued Item at end of month.)
Raspberry Mousse 
Strawberry Chocolate Sauce (Seasonal item - will be unavailable at end of month.)
Simply Sweet Popcorn Seasoning
White Cheddar Popcorn Seasoning

Pumpkin Bread (Seasonal item - will be unavailable at end of month.)
Pumpkin Pancakes (Seasonal item - will be unavailable at end of month.)
Banana Bread
Biscuits (SOLD OUT online but I have some in stock!) (Discontinued Item at end of month.)
Buttermilk Pancakes 
Cranberry Orange Bread (Seasonal item - will be unavailable at end of month.)
Gingerbread (Seasonal item - will be unavailable at end of month.)
Beer Bread
Whole Wheat Beer Bread

Sweet & Savory Pineapple Sauce (Seasonal item - will be unavailable at end of month.)
Cranberry Mustard (Seasonal item - will be unavailable at end of month.)
Honey Mustard (Seasonal item - will be unavailable at end of month.)
Horseradish Mustard  (Seasonal item - will be unavailable at end of month.)
Kickin' Asian
Ketchup (Discontinued Item at end of month.)
Pacific Fusion 
Whole Grain Thyme Mustard (Seasonal item - will be unavailable at end of month.)
Wildberry (Seasonal item - will be unavailable at end of month.)

Absolutely Onion

Vegetarian Black Bean Soup
Cream of Mushroom Soup (Discontinued Item at end of month.)
Cheesy Cheddar Soup
Beef Gravy (Seasonal item - will be unavailable at end of month.)
Beef Stew (Seasonal item - will be unavailable at end of month.)
Chicken Bouillon Base
Vegetable Bouillon Base
Tortilla Soup
Turkey Gravy (Seasonal item - will be unavailable at end of month.)

Basil Pesto
CA Garlic Pepper 
Cranberry Spice (Seasonal item - will be gone at end of month.)
Curried Garlic (Seasonal item - will be gone at end of month.)
Dry Brine (Seasonal item - will be gone at end of month.)
Fra Diavolo
Vegetable Garden Blend
Hearty Spaghetti
Herb Grilling Marinade (Seasonal item - will be gone at end of month.)
Lemon Rosemary
Pizza Seasoning Blend
Rodeo Rub
Sloppy Joe

European Dipping Oil - Tuscan
Large Natural
Large Garlic
Large Butter
5 oz Lemon
5 oz Natural

Out with the Old...In with the New

~ Discontinued Items ~
~ Going, Going, Gone! ~
~ Seasonal Products ~

As of January 1, 2012, Wildtree will divide the catalog into three distinct seasons and will update accordingly with these current products. In addition, we will continue to add new items each season. 

 Hurry, while supplies last! 
Go to to order now - some items are already sold out!

The dreaded Going, Going, Gone list!
These items will be no longer be in the line, as of 12/31/2011.
I've marked my favorites in RED. Make sure you check out my Personal Stock List as I might have some items that are already sold out! 

10754 Savory Sofrito Sauce 
 10727 Thai Red Curry Paste 
10437 Tuscany Bread Dipper Herb Blend  (SOLD OUT)
10734 Roasted Tomatillo Sauce
 10744 Classic Cacciatore Sauce 
10667 Cream of Mushroom Soup Base  
10748 Wildly Delicious White Bean Dip
10710 Asian Potsticker Blend
10747 Wildtree's Own Falafel Mix
10712 Buttermilk Biscuits  (SOLD OUT)
10715 Whole Grain Pancakes
10655 Southwest Stew
10750 Tuna Casserole Skillet Meal
10593 O' So Fudge Brownie Mix
10641 Outrageous Oatmeal Cookies  (SOLD OUT)
10714 Create Your Own Muffin Mix
10664 Our Own Ketchup

Spring/Summer Seasonal
These items will not be included in the January 2012 catalog, but will be released again in Spring 2012 with April/May New Goods. 
10735 Rodeo Rub (I can't live without this one!) 
10680 Curried Garlic Blend 
10767 Sunny Citrus Bars
10733 Leslie's Smoky Burger & Rib Sauce
10132 Herb Grilling Marinade
10746 Spicy Island Chutney
10219 Wildberry Dressing
18001 Moroccan Grilling Sauce
10675 Strawberries & Dark Chocolate Jam  (SOLD OUT)
10749 Spiced Carrot Cake with Frosting
10579 Lemon Lime Cheesecake Blend
10764 Sweet & Savory Pineapple Sauce
10768 Watermelon Lime Drink Mix

 Fall Seasonal 
These items will not be included in the January 2012 catalog, but will be released again in Fall 2012 with August New Goods.
10626 Classic Cocoa (DAIRY FREE!) (SOLD OUT)
10772 Whole Grain Thyme Mustard
10624 Traditional Beef Gravy
10719 Apple Cranberry Jam (My healthy swap for cranberry sauce!)
10760 Create a Cookie Mix
10595 Traditional Turkey Gravy
10532 Rich Dark Chocolate Fudge Sauce
10718 Gingerbread Cake
10194 Mulling Spices
10716 Whole Grain Cranberry Orange Bread
10669 Honey Mustard
10389 Cranberry Spice Blend
10573 Cranberry Horseradish Blend
10638 Pumpkin Quick Bread
10778 Fast & Flavorful Dry Brine
10776 Sweet & Simple Sugar Cookie Mix
10717 Pumpkin Pancakes
10662 Spinach, Artichoke Parmesan Spread
10720 Cranberry Jalapeno Jelly
10571 Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Blend
10770 Sweet Cranberry Mustard
10665 Horseradish Mustard

Ring in the New Year with Wildtree

Wildtree is giving us all something to celebrate as the New Year approaches - a healthy and economical way to fill our pantries with delicious food!

December 16 – January 31, 2012
Spend $50 or more and get ANY of these items 50% Off
AND… there are no limits… so stock up! 
When you spend $100, you will get 2 of the items at 50% off. Spend $150, get 3 items, etc!

Check out the Discontinued and Seasonal Lists before you order and make sure you do it before December 31st when they will no longer be available. 

50% off ($25 each)
Natural Grapeseed Oil 64 fl oz
Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil 64 fl oz
Natural Butter Flavor Grapeseed Oil 64 fl oz.

(Regularly $68) $34.00
Lemon Rosemary Blend
Garlic Galore Seasoning Blend
Opa! Greek Seasoning Blend
Vegetable Bouillon Soup Base
Guacamole Seasoning
Smoked Mozzarella and Tomato Blend
Wheat Flax Beer Bread
Mediterranean Balsamic European Dipping Oil

(Regularly $86.50) $43.25
Hearty Morning Granola Mix
Wildly Blueberry Jam
Balsamic Vinaigrette
Healthy & Hearty Lentil Soup Mix
Rotisserie Chicken Blend
Garden Vegetable Blend
Fiesta Salsa Mix
Wildtree’s Classic Caesar Dressing Mix
Very Berry Cheesecake Blend
Blueberry Pancake Syrup

(Regularly $100) $50.00
Basil Pesto Grapeseed Oil
Hickory Smoked Grilling Grapeseed Oil
Jalapeno Grapeseed Oil
Natural Butter Flavor Grapeseed Oil
Natural Grapeseed Oil
Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil
Zesty Lemon Grapeseed Oil
Smoky Bacon Flavored Grapeseed Oil

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Countdown

What's under your tree & in your stockings this year?

CHRISTMAS is coming!

Our tree is decorated and the house is taking on that warm, festive glow that happens every year at this time. We are making plans to bake cookies, make pomanders, build a gingerbread house and send out Christmas cards. It's hard to believe that Christmas will be here in 20 days!!! Are you ready? I'm certainly not...but I love this wonderful time of year!

Wildtree can help make your holidays merry & bright by fulfilling all your holiday shopping needs. We have something for everyone as everyone eats! 


Don't forget...Shipping Deadline is DECEMBER 7 for holiday orders.

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A stocking, basket or bag of Wildtree products makes for a great gift!

$15 Budget
The Perfect Gift for Everyone on your list!
Garlic Grapeseed Oil (5 oz) and two Zip Bags (such as Scampi & Rancher Steak Rub).

$20 Budget
Dinner Express
Wicked Good Slow Cooker Sauce, Texas Corn Bread and  O' So Fudgy Brownie Mix.

$25 Budget
For a Popcorn Lover
 One Popcorn Seasoning (White Cheddar, Spicy Cheddar or Simply Sweet), bag of popcorn kernels and a bottle of Butter GSO.

$50 Budget
Italian Feast & a Decadent Dessert
Garlic Grapeseed Oil, Scampi Blend, Not Your Everyday Pound Cake, Rich Dark Chocolate Fudge Sauce, a box of pasta, a wooden spoon with a bow.

But be sure to finish your shopping by midnight on December 7th to ensure delivery. Go to and place your order today.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cranberry Spice Oatmeal Breakfast

 Need some breakfast inspiration?

Cranberry Spice Oatmeal Breakfast
Servings: 4

3 3/4 cups water
1 pinch salt
2 cups Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
2 Tablespoons Cranberry Spice Blend
Optional Toppings ~ walnuts, maple syrup, butter, brown sugar

1. Bring water and salt to a rolling boil.
2. Add oats and Cranberry Spice Blend. Reduce to medium heat and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Cover. Remove from heat and allow to sit 5 minutes. Serve with additional toppings, if desired.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Terrific Turkey Recipes for Leftovers

Is there anything better than a Thanksgiving Feast?

If you are like me, you enjoy your leftovers straight up. Just load up your plate with all the fixin's from the day before, heat it up and gobble it down. But for those of you who tire of the meal and want something a little are some recipes to use up all those delicious leftovers. You can order any of the Wildtree ingredients at

Turkey Bacon Cheddar Melts 
Serves 4

3 TBSP Wildtree Natural Grapeseed Oil
1 Onion, thinly sliced
1 1/2 TBSP mayo
1 1/2 TBSP Wildtree Whole Grain Thyme Mustard
8 slices of marble rye
4 slices of tomato
1 cup baby spinach
4 slices bacon, cooked and cut in half
4 (1/4 inch) slices of turkey breast
4 slices of cheddar cheese

In a medium skillet heat 1 TBSP of Grapeseed Oil over medium heat. Add onions and cook until caramelized, stirring once every few minutes.  Remove pan from heat.  In a small bowl combine the mayo and Thyme Mustard.  Spread about a teaspoon size of the mayo mixture on each slice of bread. 

To assemble sandwiches:  On 4 of the slices of bread lay down a slice of tomato followed by 1/4 cup of baby spinach leaves, two halves of bacon, a slice of turkey, some of the caramelized onions and slice of cheese.  Finish the sandwich with the top slice of bread.  In a large nonstick skillet heat 1 tablespoon of Grapeseed Oil over medium heat.  Add two of the sandwiches and grill until golden and crispy, about 3-4 minutes.  Repeat with remaining tablespoon of Grapeseed Oil and last two sandwiches.

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Turkey Florentine
Serves 6

2 TBSP Wildtree Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil
2 (6 ounce) bag baby spinach
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic
2 cups water
2 tsp Wildtree Chicken Bouillon Soup Base
1 cup heavy cream
2 tsp Wildtree Lemon Rosemary Blend
2 cups uncooked pasta
1 pound shredded turkey
8 TBSP shredded parmesan

Heat 1 tablespoon of Garlic Grapeseed Oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat.  Add spinach and cook, stirring occasionally until wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer spinach to a colander set over a bowl and press with spoon to release excess liquid.  Discard liquid.  Wipe out pan and heat remaining Garlic Grapeseed Oil over medium heat.  Cook onion until soft, about 3 minutes.  Add garlic and continue cooking until fragrant, another 30 seconds.  Add the water, Chicken Bouillon, heavy cream and Lemon Rosemary Blend to the skillet, stirring to combine.  Add pasta.  Increase heat to medium high and bring sauce to a boil.  Once boiling, cover and reduce to a simmer.  Cooke until pasta is tender, about 10 minutes.  Remove cover, add turkey, and bring sauce back to a boil over medium high heat.  Continue cooking for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until sauce has thickened.  Stir 6 tablespoons of the parmesan cheese, remove from heat.  Preheat broiler.  Transfer the turkey mixture to a 9x9 baking dish.  Scatter spinach over the top and then sprinkle with the remaining parmesan.  Broil until golden brown, about 5 minutes.

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Toni's Thanksgiving Open-faced Panini
Serves 4

2 TBSP Mayonnaise
2 TBSP Wildtree Cranberry Spice Blend
2 slices Provolone cheese
1/2 pound turkey breast, sliced
1 package Wildtree Old World Style Focaccia Bread, prepared according to package directions
2 TBSP Wildtree Natural Grapeseed Oil

Mix the mayonnaise with the Cranberry Spice Blend and set aside at room temperature. Build a sandwich with the suggested ingredients. Brush the outside of the sandwich with Grapeseed Oil and saute in a pan until golden brown.

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Turkey & Barley Soup
Serves 6

1 tablespoon Wildtree Natural Grapeseed Oil
½ onion, diced
3 carrots, peeled and sliced
3 cups kale, chopped
1 (15.5 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 pound shredded turkey
8 cups Wildtree Chicken Bouillon Soup Base
1 box Wildtree Hearty Turkey & Barley Stew

In a large sauce pan heat Grapeseed Oil over medium heat. Cook the onions and carrots until tender, about 4 minutes. Add the kale and cook until just wilted. Add the beans and turkey. Increase heat to medium high. Add the Chicken Bouillon, and the box Turkey & Barley Stew (the barley, vegetables, and season packet). Bring soup to a boil. Once boiling, cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook for about 30 minutes or until the barley is tender; stir occasionally. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Special Crockpot Bundle

'Tis the season to break for slow cookers & crockpots!
They help make life a little easier, knowing that a home cooked meal is awaiting you at the end of a long day! 

Here's a special Crockpot Bundle which includes 17 recipes and all the Wildtree ingredients needed to make each one! Make them one by one, or prepare them in advance for your freezer to last through the holidays.

This crockpot bundle is available for November ONLY for $56 (or $66 with two 5 oz. grapeseed oils) and includes a combination of full size and sample size products.   

Recipes include Crockpot Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna (vegetarian), Apricot Thyme Chicken, Bolognese Sauce, Garlic Galore Chicken, Crockpot Chicken Taco Stew and Korean Style Beef to name a few.

You must send me an email ( to order this bundle. It is not available directly on my website.

This is a great way to BEGIN your love of Wildtree and experience simple, healthy cooking.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday...Small Business Saturday...Cyber Monday...

 Black Friday...
Small Business Saturday...
Cyber Monday...

There are so many sales to choose from, what’s a person to do?! 
SAVE $ -- that’s what!!!

For your convenience, I’m taking the nonsense and rush out of shopping with a
4 DAY Wildtree Holiday Event.

It's time to SAVE from November 25th – 28th.

$5 direct shipping to you
5% discount on any order over $50 (25% for my Culinary Club Members)

 This is a great time to start your holiday shopping.
(See below for details on how to place an order.)

To place an order, follow these steps...
1)  Grab your holiday gift list, a cup of coffee or tea and go to my website at Click on 'SHOP', then click 'SHOP NOW' next to the Holiday Sale event listed. Your order will be added to my site, but not processed until I apply your discounts.

2) Choose from hundreds of delicious products to fill a stocking, make a basket, take to a hostess, send to a family or fill your own pantry. For some gift giving ideas check out my blog at

3) Don't forget - if you spend $50, you are eligible for a Half Price Holiday Bundles.

4) Put a big smile on your face! You just saved time & money and will make some special people in your life very happy!

I will be placing the order on Tuesday, November 29th.
Call or email me if you have any questions.
Happy, healthy, holiday shopping!

Some More Holiday Gift Ideas


Contact me or order at

Gift Set Ideas for the Holidays

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Fall is in the Air

Fall is one of my favorite seasons. Apple picking, pumpkin patches, cider mills, lingering warm sunny days, chilly nights, and the smell of wood stoves start to fill the crisp, cool air. I look forward to making hearty soups, stews and roasts and baking apple crisp, pumpkin pie and mulling cider. I cannot even put into words how much I miss the incredible landscape back home in New England at this time of year. It is a sight to behold that no picture or painting can capture. The soft, rolling hills look like they have been painted in a vibrant wash of golds, greens, reds and oranges. Fall also reminds me that football has returned, hot cocoa can be shared on a chilly evening, warm clothes can be brought out of hiding and festive, holiday times are ahead. It is a time to reflect, appreciate and be thankful for all that we have and most importantly, all that we!

Speaking of Thanksgiving...

So many people believe there was a first Thanksgiving that originated with the Pilgrims & Wampanoag at Plimoth Plantation. I'm sorry to burst that American myth, but it's just not true. There was celebration to give thanks for a bountiful harvest and I like to think that this Native American tradition is the root of what we call Thanksgiving today. I only wish settlers had given native people the same respect they so beautifully gave to Mother Nature...but that's a story for a different day. If you would like to learn more about the origins of Thanksgiving please visit Plimoth Plantation.

Now on to the food, one of my favorite parts of the holiday season.

Thanksgiving in our house has become a gluten free, dairy free, egg free, yeast free adventure. Some may think our family isn't able to enjoy all the bounty of a Thanksgiving Feast, but I am here to say it can be done! From stuffing to mashed potatoes to pumpkin pie, we cooked it all, devoured it and savored every morsel. And it was all allergen free!

Don't give up if you have food allergies or sensitivities, there are so many wonderful resources out there for us. Wildtree products are one of them. From a certified Gluten Free line to a an entire product line that is 100% peanut-free as well as food dye, MSG and HFCS free. Wildtree makes grocery shopping a little less scary!

Here are a few other places I found helpful for my Thanksgiving cooking...
Gluten Free Stuffing (I made some adjustments)

Gluten Free, Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes & Tips 2011

 How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Simple Meatless Recipes for Great Food by Mark Bittman (I used his version for Creamed Onions)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Rock the Crock ~ November's Freezer Meal Workshop

Fall just isn't slowing down, and the Holidays are just around the corner!

Make sure you are ready for all the craziness by filling your freezer with simple & delicious meals! November's menu is called "Rock the Crock" and it is all about the slow cooker! But don't worry, if you don't have a crockpot there are plenty of recipes to go around - just let me know and we'll come up with an easy plan.

Sign up now for the workshop on Monday Nov 14th at 10 am or 6 pm or Thursday Nov 17 at 11 am. The cost is only $40 ($35 for my Culinary Club Members) and you will create the following menu...

Veggie Chili
Italian Stew
Chicken Scamp
Cuban Sloppy Joe's
Pork Tenderloin with Pears
Penne with Rosemary Chicken
Leslie's Smoky Shredded Pork
Bacon Ranch Chicken
Beef Stew
Harvest Crockpot Chicken

Contact me today to reserve your spot, get your grocery list and prepare to feel calm at dinner time!

FYI...December's Freezer Meal Workshop will be devoted to the slow cooker too! It's on Wednesday, December 7th at 10 am or 6 pm. Reserve your spot now as these slow cooker ones book up! Menu will be posted soon.  

Friday, November 11, 2011

Turkey-licious Bundles

Wildtree has created wonderful bundles for you this fall.

Don't miss out on these "Turkey-licious" bundles!
Good from Nov 1 - Dec 15.
Must order by Dec 7 to ensure Christmas delivery.

Contact me to place an order or to host a Wildtree Tasting.

Spend $50 and get ANY one of these bundles 50% off.
AND… there are no limits… so stock up! When you spend $100, you will get 2 of the bundles at 50% off. Spend $150, get 3 bundles, etc. Perfect gifts for everyone!

Also, Hosts can now use these 50% off bundles for their ½ price host rewards, where applicable. This even counts for virtual Tastings!

Chilly Weather Comfort Food Bundle
(Regularly $78.25) $39.13
8.2 oz. Jar Wildtree’s Alfredo Extraordinaire

Blueberry Pancake Syrup
Buttermilk Pancake Mix
Leslie’s Chili Mix
Texan Cornbread
Stroganoff Skillet Meal Seasoning
Creamy Corn Chowdah
Kids Cheeze
Classic Cocoa

Shop ’til you Drop Black Friday Bundle
(Regularly $60.25) $30.13
Hearty Morning Granola Mix
Strawberries & Dark Chocolate Jam
Classic Cocoa
Simply Sweet Popcorn Seasoning
Jumpin’ Jambalaya
Whole Wheat Beer Bread
Heavenly Chocolate Mousse Mix

Turkey Day Bundle
(Regularly $131.75) $65.87
Sweet Cranberry Mustard Spread
Cranberry Jalapeño Jelly
Cranberry Spice Blend
Carol’s Cranberry Horseradish Blend
Traditional Turkey Gravy
Whole Grain Cranberry Orange Bread
Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Blend
Apple Cranberry Jam
Wildberry Dressing
Natural Grapeseed Oil
Hearty Turkey & Barley Stew
Garlic & Herb Blend
Texas Cornbread
Pumpkin Quick bread
Spiced Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pilgrims & Pigskin Bundle
Food for Thanksgiving Day Football Games!
(Regularly $73.50) $36.75
Home Fries Seasoning
White Cheddar Popcorn Seasoning
Robust Tortilla Soup
Quick & Easy Beer Bread
Spinach, Artichoke & Parmesan Spread
Fiesta Salsa Mix
Dill Dip Blend
Guacamole Seasoning
O’ So Fudge Brownie Mix

Goodie Givers Bundle
(Regularly $55) $27.50
Leslie’s Chili Mix
So Quick and Easy Beer Bread
Banana Banana Bread
Buttermilk Biscuits
Wildly Blueberry Jam
Mulling Spices
Sweet & Simple Sugar Cookie Mix

Here are our Host Specials good through December 15th...

Host a $450 Tasting and receive at least $90 in FREE products AND the Cranberry Spice Blend.

Host a $650 Wildtree Tasting Party and receive at least $130 in FREE products AND the Cranberry Spice Blend and the Spiced Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Plus you can take advantage of the Bundles listed above!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Holiday Recipe Bonanza

I love the smell of Fall. 
Pumpkin pie, apple crisp, roasting turkey, mulled cider. It's a delicious time of year to give Thanks for all that we have. 
I've compiled a list of recipes below to help make your Holiday Season a stress-free one. Each recipe's Wildtree products are highlighted in yellow to make your grocery shopping easy. Contact me today to place your order!


Cranberry Mustard Glazed Ham
Serves: 10

   1 (9lb) bone-in spiral ham
   3/4 cup water
   1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
   1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
   1/4 cup Wildtree Sweet Cranberry Mustard Spread

Heat oven to 300 degrees F. Place ham in a roasting pan and pour ¾ cup water into the bottom. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 1 hour and 40 minutes or until soft and tender. Remove from oven and increase oven to 400 degrees F. Meanwhile, in a medium sauce pan whisk together remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Simmer for 2 minutes and remove from heat. Pour or brush the glaze over the top of the baked ham to cover completely. Return ham to oven, uncovered, and cook until glaze is caramelized and bubbly, about 15 minutes. Let it rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Basil Pesto Turkey
Serves: 10

1/3 cup Wildtree Basil Pesto Blend
1/3 cup Wildtree Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil
14 pound turkey fully thawed

Preheat oven to 400°F. In a small bowl, combine basil pesto and oil. Remove neck and giblets from cavity and pat turkey dry with paper towels. Tie legs with kitchen twine and tuck wings under bird. Rub basil pesto paste all over turkey and under the skin. Place turkey on a roasting rack and bake uncovered until the thickest part of the breast meat registers 160ºF and thigh meat registers 175ºF; about 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

Roasted Turkey (Brine)

   1 (18-20 lb) turkey
   2 cups Wildtree Fast & Flavorful Dry Brine

Remove the neck and giblets from the turkey. Set a wire cooling rack on a baking sheet and place the turkey on the rack. Rub ½ cup Dry Brine on the back side of the turkey, ½ cup on the legs, and 1 cup on the breast. Cover the turkey with the plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 8 hours. Thoroughly rinse the turkey with cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Truss the turkey as desired using kitchen twine. Preheat oven to 400 degree F. Place the turkey, breast side up, on a rack in a large roasting pan and roast for 325 degrees F. Continue roasting for about 2 ½-3 hours, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast, away from the bone, registers 165 degrees F and inserted into the thigh registers 175 degree F. If the turkey begins to brown too quickly, tent it loosely with aluminum foil. Transfer the turkey to a carving board, cover loosely with foil and let rest for about 20 minutes before carving.

Herb Roasted Turkey
Serves: 12

2 cups Sea Salt
16 pounds turkeys thawed
1/2 cup Wildtree Roasted Garlic Grapeseed oil
1 pound butter
1 tablespoon Wildtree Herb Grilling Marinade
1/4 cup water
4 onions medium, quartered

In a stockpot or clean plastic bucket, combine 2 gallons cold water and  sea salt. Remove all giblets and other parts from the turkey cavities. Place turkey in the salt water brine and refrigerate for 8 to 12 hours. Remove turkey from the salted water; rinse well inside and out with cold water for several minutes. Pat dry, including cavities, with paper towels. Preheat oven to 425ºF. Slide a wooden spoon between skin and turkey breast to separate (see tips). Brush the Wildtree Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil between the skin and turkey breast meat. Melt butter in a small saucepan and add Wildtree Herb Grilling Marinade, mix thoroughly. Stuff turkey if desired and place breast side up in a shallow roasting pan. Add ¼ cup water and quartered onions to roasting pan.  Roast turkey in the oven for 30 minutes. Reduce temperature to 325ºF and baste with the Herb Grilling mixture. Continue to baste every 30 minutes until turkey is done.  The turkey is done when a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the thigh registers 170 to 175 degrees. Remove turkey from oven and cover with heavy-duty foil. Let stand for 30 minutes before serving.


Smashed Garlic Cauliflower

   2 heads cauliflower, cleaned, chopped
   1 tablespoon Wildtree Garlic & Herb Blend
   1 tablespoon Wildtree Butter Flavored Grapeseed Oil

In a large sauce pot, boil the cauliflower until it is soft.  Drain the water and add the Garlic & Herb Blend and the Grapeseed Oil.  Mash until completely blended.

Smashed Potatoes
Serves: 8

8 Yukon Gold potatoes
2 tablespoons Wildtree Onion & Chive Blend
1 tablespoon Wildtree Natural Butter Flavor Grapeseed Oil
3 tablespoons sour cream
salt and pepper

Peel potatoes and add to a large pot of salted water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until tender (about 20 minutes). Drain and return to pan.  Mash with Onion & Chive Blend, Butter Grapeseed Oil, sour cream, salt, and pepper to taste.

Sausage and Fruit Cornbread Stuffing
Serves: 8

1 package Wildtree Texas Corn Bread prepared
3/4 pound Johnsonville Mild Italian Sausage
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup milk
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon soy sauce
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 celery stalks chopped fine
2 small, onions chopped fine
3 cloves garlic minced
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 large, apple cored, peeled, chopped fine
1 tablespoon Wildtree Herb Grilling Marinade
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper

Preheat oven to 250F.  Bake the cornbread cubes for 1 hour until dry and browned.

Increase oven temperature to 400F and grease a 10 x 15 inch baking dish.  Place cornbread in large bowl. Whisk stock, milk, and eggs in medium bowl and pour over corn bread. Toss very gently to coat so that cornbread doesn't break into smaller pieces. Set aside.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot, Add 2 tablespoons of butter to the pan and swirl to coat pan bottom. Add sausage and cook stirring until cooked through, approximately 5 to 7 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer sausage to a medium bowl. Add remaining butter to the pan and swirl to coat pan bottom. Add onions, celery, garlic, apples, and cranberries and saute until softened, approximately 5 minutes. Stir in Herb Grilling Marinade and cook for 30 seconds until the seasoning becomes fragrant. Add salt and pepper. Add this mixture along with the sausage to cornbread and stir gently to combine.  Transfer stuffing to the baking dish and bake until golden brown; 20 to 25 minutes.

Spinach Artichoke Green Bean Casserole
Serves: 8

1 bag Wildtree Cream of Mushroom Soup Base
1 jar Wildtree Spinach, Artichoke & Parmesan Spread
1 1/2 pounds green beans trimmed and halved
1 cup low fat milk
1 1/3 cups French-fried onions
1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 350°F.  In a mixing bowl combine Mushroom Soup Base, Spinach Artichoke Spread, green beans, milk, salt, pepper, and 2/3 cup fried onions. Pour into greased baking dish and bake for 30 min until bubbly. Sprinkle remaining fried onions on top and bake for another 5 min until onions are golden brown and crispy. Let green bean casserole rest 10-15 minutes before serving.

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Cranberry Spice Streusel
Serves: 12

12 sweet potatoes large
1/3 cup unsalted butter room temp
3/4 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup flour
3 tablespoons Wildtree Cranberry Spice Blend
3 tablespoons warm water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup toasted pecans (optional)
1 cup miniature marshmallow

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Wash the sweet potatoes, scrubbing them well to remove any dirt. With a fork, prick the sweet potatoes in a couple of spots and place them on a sheet pan. Bake for about 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center goes in easily.
In a small bowl combine Cranberry Spice Blend with warm water, let sit until cranberries plump and water is absorbed.  In a large bowl, mix the butter, brown sugar, and flour together until it's crumbly-looking. Add the cranberry spice mixture, salt, pecans, and marshmallows; fold the streusel topping together to combine.
Slice the sweet potatoes lengthwise down the center and push the ends towards the middle so it opens up. Stuff the sweet potatoes generously with the streusel topping and return to the oven. Bake for another 20 minutes, or until the topping is bubbly and brown. 

Cranberry Orange Sauce
Serves: 12

1 cup Moscato D'Asti
1 orange zested and juiced
1 cup brown sugar
2 vanilla beans split
1 (12-ounce) bag cranberries
2 tablespoons Wildtree Cranberry Spice Blend

Combine all ingredients in medium saucepan.  Simmer until all cranberries have split and simmer for 3 more minutes.  Remove vanilla bean, cool and refrigerate until ready to serve.


Gingerbread Whoopie Pies
Serves: 8

1 package Wildtree Gingerbread Cake Mix
1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
1 egg large
1 tablespoon hot water
1/4 cup sugar
8 ounces cream cheese softened
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Stir the mix with the softened butter until even crumbs form. Add the egg and 1 tablespoon hot water. Knead until the dough comes together (dough will be a bit sticky), adding the final tablespoon of water if necessary. Divide the dough in half, wrap, and refrigerate for 1 hour (or up to 3 days). 

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Roll the dough into 2" balls. Dip tops in sugar, place on the prepared baking sheet, and flatten slightly. Bake the cookies for 12 to 14 minutes; they will be slightly soft when done. Allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes; transfer to a rack to finish cooling.

Beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth.  Add confectioners’ sugar and beat on low speed until incorporated.  To assemble the cookie, spread a heaping tablespoon of the filling to the flat side of a cookie and sandwich with another. Repeat with the remaining cookies. Transfer to a serving platter and serve.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Squares
Serves: 12

2 packages all natural crescent roll dough
16 ounces cream cheese softened
4 teaspoons Wildtree Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Blend
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
2 teaspoons milk
dash vanilla extract

Layer 1 package of crescent rolls in a 9x13-inch glass baking dish, pressing the edges together to form a solid layer. Combine half the cream cheese with the Pumpkin Cheesecake Blend and sugar in a bowl and mix until well blended. Spread over the crescent roll layer. Spread with the remaining plain cream cheese. Top with the remaining crescent rolls, pressing the edges together to form the top layer.  Bake at 325º to 350ºF for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Combine the confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla in a bowl and mix well. Drizzle over the warm baked layer. Cut into squares.

Baked Cranberry Spice French Toast
Serves: 6

1 loaf French bread
4 eggs,
1 1/2 cups milk or half and half
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons Wildtree Cranberry Spice Blend
2 tablespoons warm water
butter for pan

Arrange slices in a generously buttered 9 by 13-inch flat baking dish in 2 rows, overlapping the slices. In a small bowl add ward water to Cranberry Spice Blend and let sit until cranberries plump.  In a large bowl, combine the eggs, half-and-half or milk, vanilla, re-hydrated Cranberry Spice blend and beat with whisk until blended. Pour mixture over the bread slices, making sure all are covered evenly with the milk-egg mixture. Spoon some of the mixture in between the slices. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight. The next day, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and bake for 45 minutes, until puffed and lightly golden. Serve with. Apple Cranberry Jam and Toasted Pecans. 

Whole Grain Cranberry Orange Muffins
2 large eggs
1/3 cup Wildtree Natural or Butter Flavored Grapeseed Oil
1 cup milk
1 package Wildtree Whole Grain Cranberry Orange Bread
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a muffin tin, or line wells with muffin papers. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, and milk.  Add the mix and stir until just combined; do not over-mix. Fill muffin cups about 2/3 of the way full. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, or until a tooth pick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.  Remove from oven and after 5 minutes remove from the pan.


Mulled Wine
Serves: 7
Yield: 56 ounces

4 cups apple cider
1 (750-milliliter) bottle red wine cabernet
1/4 cup honey
1 orange zested and juiced
cheese cloth
cinnamon stick for garnish

Pour 2 Tbs Wildtree Mulling Spices into a square of cheese cloth, tie gathered corners into a tight knot to keep spices from getting into the liquid.  Combine the cider, wine, honey, mulling spices, zest, juice in a large saucepan, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Pour into mugs, add an orange peel  or cinnamon stick to each and serve.

Hot Spiced Apple Cider
Serves: 4
Yield: 32 ounces

1 tablespoon Wildtree Mulling Spices
4 cups apple cider
cheese cloth

Pour Wildtree Mulling spice into a square of cheese cloth tie gathered corners into a tight knot to keep whole  spices from getting into the liquid. Put the mulling spice sachet and apple cider in a sauce pot, heat on med-low for 10-15 minutes. 

Baked Brie
Serves: 6

1 wheel brie cheese
3 tablespoons Wildtree Apple Cranberry Jam or Cranberry Jalapeño Jelly
1 egg white
3-4 sheets phyllo dough defrosted

Preheat oven to 350ºF.  Slice the brie down the center, to prepare for the filling. Spread the Cranberry Jelly on one half of the wheel, and place the other half on top like a sandwich. Wrap the entire wheel in the sheets of phyllo dough with the seams on the bottom. Place in a shallow baking dish or on a cookie sheet and brush completely with egg white. Bake for 30 minutes. Serve with thin gourmet crackers.

Jalapeño Artichoke Dip
Serves: 8

1 cup mayonnaise
8 ounces cream cheese
2 cans artichoke hearts chopped
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 tablespoons Wildtree Jalapeno Pepper Blend

Mix all ingredients together and warm in microwave or crock pot.

Smoked Mozzarella, Tomato & Mushroom Turnovers
Serves: 4

2 tablespoons Wildtree Roasted Garlic Grapeseed oil
1 onion large
4 (4-ounce) packages mixed mushrooms trimmed and thinly sliced
1 sheet puff pastry shell thawed
2 1/2 tablespoons Wildtree Smoked Mozzarella & Tomato Blend
4 tablespoons warm water

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper; set aside.  On a lightly floured work surface, roll out dough (still folded in thirds) to a 20-by-10-inch rectangle. Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, trim edges straight; cut dough into four 10-by-5-inch rectangles. Dividing evenly, mound mushroom mixture on one half of each rectangle, leaving a 1/2-inch border on three sides. Lightly brush border with water; fold other half of pastry over filling, and press edges firmly to seal. With a floured fork, crimp edges.  Using a wide metal spatula, transfer turnovers to a large baking sheet. With a paring knife, cut 3 to 4 small slits in the top of each turnover. Bake until golden and puffed, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes; serve turnovers with sour cream.
Cut dough into smaller sizes for appetizers.

Cranberry  Horseradish Turkey Sandwiches
Serves: 8

2 1/2 tablespoons Wildtree Cranberry Horseradish Blend
8 ounces cream cheese
1 loaf whole grain bread
1 1/2 pounds sliced turkey breast
red onion sliced

Mix Cranberry Horseradish Blend with cream cheese and refrigerate for 2 hours.  Spread thinly on both sides of bread, stack with turkey, lettuce and onion. Slice diagonally through the middle. Place on a platter and serve.

Cranberry Mustard Turkey Grilled Cheese

   8 slices wheat bread
   8 tablespoons Wildtree Sweet Cranberry Mustard Spread
   3 tablespoons unsalted butter
   8 slices cheddar cheese
   8 slices deli turkey
   2 cups arugula
   4 slices tomato

Heat a griddle or a large skillet over medium-low heat. To assemble sandwich: generously spread Cranberry Mustard Spread on the slices of bread (about 1 tablespoon per slice.) Top with 2 slices of cheddar, 2 slices of turkey, 1 slice of tomato, and ½ cup of arugula. Place the remaining bread on top and spread with butter. Place on skillet buttered-side down and butter the remaining side. Cook until cheese is slightly melted and bread is browned. Flip the sandwich and continue to cook until cheese is thoroughly melted and sandwich is golden brown.

Thanksgiving Turkey & Barley Stew
1 package Wildtree Hearty Turkey and Barley Stew
2 pounds turkey breast, boneless, skinless
1 (32 ounce) container chicken broth or 32 oz Wildtree Chicken Bouillon, prepared
1(8 ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup dried cranberries
Salt and Pepper to taste

In a slow cooker layer turkey, barley, and vegetable and herbs. Cover with broth. Do not stir. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 8 hours. When stew is almost done, add cannellini beans and dried cranberries and simmer for another 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.