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Christine Wansleben
Christine Wansleben, chef and owner of Mise En Place Cooking School, lives in the West End, where she cooks up a storm with her husband and their twins.

    Feeling Saucy?

    Plum Chutney Peel 4 plums, and halve, pit, and cut into 1/2-inch wedges. Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add 1 large, sliced shallot and cook, stirring occasionally, until shallot begins to soften, about…

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    Cooking with Kids

    I find cooking with children, especially your own, can be both fun and enjoyable – as well as extremely stressful. In one sense, you want to take the time, enjoy the powerful bonding opportunity, and all cook a wonderful meal. On…

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    Brinner Anyone?

    1. South of the Border Breakfast Burritos Why not try a build-your-own breakfast burrito, only at dinnertime, when everyone’s more awake anyway? Start with whole wheat or flavored (like spinach or sundried tomato) fl our tortillas. Warm them by wrapping…

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    Strawberry Days Forever

    Breakfast, lunch or dinner, you can incorporate those ruby red, delicious, and nutritious berries into any part of your meal. Strawberry Balsamic BBQ Sauce Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 3 Tbsp…

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    Shop Local, Eat Global

    Mediterranean Bakery and Deli Craving for spanikopita, fresh tabouli salad, or baklava? In need of some fresh feta cheese or a jar of harissa? This market has delicious prepared food ready for any Mediterranean feast. Buy some fresh goat meat…

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    Shhhh! Shortcuts!

    February is all about love - love for a spouse, partner, child, or friend. Your love for your sweatpants. Your love for a quiet moment (yes, even if it's in the bathroom). Or your love for quick-cook and just-about-ready-to-serve foods.…

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    Warming Trends!

    One Pot Harvest Soup In a large saucepan, melt 1 stick of unsalted butter. Add 1 cup chopped onion, 2 peeled garlic cloves, 1 peeled, cored, and diced Gala apple, 1 cup each: peeled and sliced parsnip, peeled and sliced…

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    Nifty Gifty Treats

    White Chocolate Bark with Almonds and Dried Fruit Preheat oven to 350°F. With a pencil, draw an 8x10-in. Rectangle on a piece of parchment paper and turn over onto a sheet pan. Place ½ cup slivered almonds in one layer…

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    Halloween Treats

    Hot Dog Mummies Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut eight hot dogs in half. Cut a slit in each hot dog piece and stuff with a thin slice of your favorite…

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    Hearty Fall Casseroles

    Wild Mushroom and Polenta Lasagna Generously butter 13x 9 glass baking dish. Slice 1 lb of prepared polenta into ½-in. Rounds. You can buy this in tube packages. Layer the bottom of the baking pan with polenta rounds. For mushroom…

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