By: Chef Carrie Walters | Culinary Director
On: May 01, 2014

Farro and Roasted Mushrooms

Nutty and good-for-you whole grain farro is tossed with slow-roasted fresh mushrooms for a side dish that sings with earthy flavor. I like it served room temperature, but this could be heated up for a side dish alongside a charred steak or tossed cold into your favorite lettuce salad.

Old-Fashioned Chicken Salad

We are Dayton’s expert on all things Chicken Salad- making several varieties from scratch every day in our kitchens. So why add another one? One reason is because we’ve listened to a couple folks who have requested no onions. Another nostalgic reason is that I grew up eating this particular version at my favorite Windy City department store. It has that old fashioned creamy and rich texture with no “weird” stuff in it like onions, bell peppers, or anything else that is not child or grandma friendly.

Hasselback Potatoes

These fun individual potatoes are cut like an accordion on purpose! All those edges lend a crisp texture outside, while remaining tender and moist on the inside. We drizzle Yukon gold potatoes with clarified butter and season with sea salt and black pepper — perfect with whatever you are serving for dinner tonight!

Pecorino Kale Salad

Fresh kale lightly tossed with Pecorino Romano cheese, toasted almonds, and sweet black currants. We dress this healthy salad lightly with DLM’s Organic Olive Oil and organic lemon juice. This salad is just so good I keep eating it. I love when food is not only good for you, but delicious!

Dill Pickle Dip

OK, I admit that I get extremely disappointed when my lunch doesn’t automatically come with a pickle. And I like a little hamburger patty with layers of dill pickles on it. If you are with me here on the pickle planet, this dip has your name all over it! Briny, vinegary, and just plain delicious — try it with pretzels or your favorite potato chip!

Individual Turkey Meatloaf

A family favorite recipe, we take our local fresh turkey and create a mini meatloaf that is perfectly sized and ready right now for dinner. They reheat beautifully and make a killer meatloaf sandwich when sliced. We’ve topped them with DLM’s own ketchup for a taste that will please everyone.

Come in and ask for a taste — it’s going to be a delicious month!