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Cherry Spritzer


Muddle 4 Bordeaux cherries in a shaker. Add vodka and Amaro Montenegro and shake with ice. Pour into a wine glass and top with sparkling rosé and a splash of seltzer. Garnish with orange twist and Bordeaux cherry.

Cherry Alexander


Muddle 2 Bordeaux cherries in a shaker. Add remaining ingredients and shake with ice. Double strain into a coupe. Garnish with a Bordeaux cherry and freshly grated nutmeg.

Bright Eyes


Add maraschino cherry juice, ginger oleo-saccharum, and soda water to ice in a highball glass. Garnish with an orange wheel and maraschino cherries.

For the fresh ginger oleo-saccharum:

Remove the zest of 4 medium oranges, 4 limes, and 6 medium lemons in large strips. Roughly chop 4 inches of peeled fresh ginger. Mix zest strips, ginger, and […]

Amarena Nonino


Stir all ingredients except seltzer in a rocks glass. Top with a splash of seltzer and garnish with a lemon twist and an Amarena cherry.

Cherry St. Sour


Dry shake all ingredients except red wine. Add ice and shake again. Strain into glass. Serve in a rocks glass over ice or up in a coupe. Finish with a float of red wine and garnish with an Amarena cherry.

For the cinnamon syrup:

Simmer 6 cinnamon sticks with 4 cups of water until it reduces to […]

Dark Chocolate Cherry Martini


1. Rub the rim of a martini glass with coconut nectar. Dip the rim in shaved chocolate to fully coat.*
2. Puree all remaining ingredients in a blender on high speed for about 20 seconds.
3. Strain into the martini glass and serve.

*Alternatively, skip the coconut nectar and simply sprinkle the martini with the shaved […]

Sparkling Herbal Cherry Ginger Refresher

  1. Muddle the Bordeaux cherries and mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Add the ginger, cherry juice, and lemon juice. Add ice, cover, and shake well.
  2. Strain into a Collins or other beverage glass. Add more ice to fill the glass. Then top with the seltzer.
  3. Garnish with the mint sprig.

My Cousin Rosemary

Muddle 3 Bordeaux cherries in a cocktail shaker.  Add all ingredients except seltzer and shake with ice.  Strain into a collins glass, add fresh ice, and top with seltzer.  Garnish with a rosemary-skewered Bordeaux cherry.

For the rosemary syrup:

Simmer 5 sprigs of fresh rosemary with 3 cups of water until it reduces to 2 cups (about […]

Rainbow Chicken Salad with Fruit Cocktail


  1. Place two frozen chicken tenders in small frying pan. Heat over medium-high heat, cover and cook for 7-10 minutes, or until there’s no pink in the center, or they reach 165 degrees. If using thawed chicken tenders, check for doneness after 5-6 minutes. Slice and set aside when done.
  2. Make salad dressing by combining 1 T […]

Easy Chicken Curry


  1. Cook 1 c rice according to package instructions. Set aside when done.
  2. Place two frozen chicken tenders in small frying pan. Heat over medium-high heat, cover and cook for 7-10 minutes, or until there’s no pink in the center, or they reach 165 degrees. If using thawed chicken tenders, check for doneness after 5-6 minutes. Slice […]

California Dreamin’ Chicken Taco With Peach Slaw

Instead of the typical taco toppings, here’s a take on a popular Californian taco where crunchy slaw is used instead of grated cheese. For a more authentic taste, the chicken is grilled, but you can also season the chicken and simply stir fry. Salsa and guacamole are delicious on the side.

Tex Mex Bean, Sweet Peppers and Peach Salad


  1. Thaw corn. Drain peaches, reserving 1 tbsp (15 mL) juice.
  2. Then chop peaches into bite-size chunks and add to a large bowl along with corn, beans, peppers and green onions.



  1. To make the dressing, in a small bowl whisk reserved peach juice with oil, vinegar, garlic, chili powder, salt, oregano and cayenne.
  2. Stir into salad along with coriander. […]

Spicy Thai Roasted Chicken, Tomatoes and Peaches



  1. Drain peaches, reserving 2 tbsp (30 mL) of juice. Slice peaches in half.
  2. In a large resealable plastic bag or bowl just large enough to hold chicken, whisk coconut milk with curry paste, reserved peach juice, lime juice, ginger and fish sauce.
  3. Make several shallow diagonal slashes in each chicken piece.
  4. Then add to marinade and turn to […]

California Peach Bellini


  1. Puree peaches with juice

For each cocktail

  1. Pour 2 tbsp peach puree into a chilled champagne glass
  2. Slowly add 2-3oz sparkling wine; stir gently
  3. Add a dash of simple syrup to taste (if needed)
  4. Garnish with a mint leaf

OPTION: To make a non-alcoholic version, prepare as directed above except substitute chilled ginger ale for sparkling wine.

Classic Minestrone Soup

bowl of minestrone soup

Warm 3 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add the chopped onions, carrots and celery, tomato paste and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring often, about 7 to 10 minutes.

Add the seasonal vegetables, garlic, oregano and thyme. Cook until fragrant while stirring frequently, about 2 minutes.
Pour in the […]

Peach Pie Protein Pancakes


  1. In a small bowl or ramekin make flax eggs by mixing together ground flaxseed and ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons of warm water. Let sit for at least 5 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, flax eggs, 1 teaspoon melted butter, and maple syrup.
  3. Mix in oat flour, chia seeds, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. […]

Almost Tabouleh Salad


Cook rice according to package directions – use Vegetable broth instead of water. Once cooked, cool then place in fridge to chill.

Prepare all vegetables (greens or parsley, mint, cucumber, tomatoes, and onions) and place in fridge to chill.

Zest lemons and juice. In a glass jar or container, mix oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, and salt […]

Caprese Chicken Skillet

Use canned Salad Ready Tomato Wedges, along with just a few other ingredients, to create this quick and easy Caprese Chicken Skillet.

Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken is a Chinese classic made with chili peppers and fresh vegetables in a spicy sweet sauce with nuts. Serve with cooked rice for a quick homemade Chinese dinner.

French Bread Pizza with Whipped Ricotta and Tomatoes

Crispy French bread halves are smothered with butter, seasoned with salt and pepper and baked until golden and crisp. They’re brushed with garlic, then smothered with creamy whipped ricotta and topped with simply seasoned tomatoes. Serve with a crisp salad or as an appetizer!

Chicken Tortilla Soup


Pull chicken off of chicken bones, chop large pieces and put all edible parts in large pot, include any juice or gelatin from bottom of chicken container (all good for flavor). Add all contents of canned ingredients, corn and chicken stock or broth to pot.  Add spices and minced garlic and heat all ingredients to […]

Pesto Pasta with Tri-Color Tomatoes


Place pesto ingredients into a food processor and pulse until you reach your desired consistency. In a large bowl, toss Tri-Color Salad Ready Tomato Wedges (drained) with red pepper flakes, garlic, and salt and peper, and set aside. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil; cook pasta until “al dente”. Drain pasta; […]

Almond Cherry Horchata


  1. In a blender, puree rice, almonds, cinnamon, sugar and water.
  2. Let site for at least 4-6 hours to overnight.
  3. Strain liquid.
  4. In a shaker combine ¾ cup of ice, 2 tbsp. diced Bordeaux cherries and liquid, and horchata liquid.
  5. Shake, pour and serve in a tall glass. 

Cherry Almond Scones with Coconut Milk-Lime Zest Glaze


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, combine 3 cups flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix on low speed until just combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk 3 lightly beaten eggs, vanilla, lime zest, and ¾ cup coconut milk, until well blended. Then […]

Rainier Cherry Energy Bar


  1. Line a 9-in. x 13-in. x 3-in. baking pan with aluminum foil.
  2. Toast amaranth in a cast iron pan over medium heat, for 2-3 minutes or until it pops. Remove from heat.
  3. Bring  brown rice syrup and almond butter to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat; remove from heat.
  4. Add […]

Cherry Oatmeal Delight


To make the oatmeal:

  1. Bring water to a boil in a large stockpot over high heat; stir in Old-fashioned oats and salt.
  2. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Remove pan from heat.
  4. Stir in maple syrup. 

Cherry Arugula Salad with Cherry Vinaigrette


To make the salad:

  1. Combine cherries, arugula, and almonds in a large bowl.
  2. Drizzle with the vinaigrette; toss to coat.
  3. Divide among serving plates.

To make the vinaigrette:

  1. Combine cherries and white balsamic vinegar in a blender; pulse on high speed for 3 minutes.
  2. Slowly add olive oil; pulse until emulsified. […]

Alaskan King Crab and Citrus Salad


To serve the salad:

  1. Arrange the baby arugula on four serving plates.
  2. Top with crab meat, grapefruit segments and Pink Blush Maraschino Cherries.
  3. Drizzle with dressing and serve.

To make the dressing: 

  1. Cut the peel off of the grapefruits.
  2. Over a bowl, cut out the individual grapefruit segments, catching the juice. […]

Bordeaux Sangria


    1. In a large pitcher, combine all ingredients.
    2. Allow to mull overnight to develop flavors.
    3. Ladel fruit and wine into a large wine glass and serve chilled.

Blushing Sass


  1. Mix all ingredients together, shake and serve over ice.

Cherry Lime Martini


  1. In a blender combine vanilla vodka, lime juice, ice cream, diced Maraschino cherries and ice.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. In a chilled dry martini glass, rim with lime-infused sugar.
  4. Strain cocktail into glass and garnish with 2 whole cherries.

Roast Turkey Cherry Panini


To make one Panini:  

  1. Heat Panini grill to high setting.                             
  2. Spread one slice of sourdough bread with 1 tablespoon cherry mayonnaise.
  3. Layer with 2 apple slices, 4 oz. roasted turkey breast, 1 tablespoon cherry mayonnaise and 2 slices […]

Hazelnut Encrusted Salmon with a Rainier Cherry Sauce


  1. Heat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Place fingerling potatoes on a baking sheet; season with 1/2 teaspoon salt; drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  3. Roast in oven for 15 minutes or until lightly browned and tender.
  4. Place asparagus on another baking sheet; season with 1/2 teaspoon salt; drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive […]

Grilled Lamb and Cherry Curry Aioli Pita

To prepare the lamb:

Combine the red wine, red chili flakes, and garlic powder in a large bowl. Add lamb; toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, for 4-8 hours. Remove lamb from marinade; discard marinade. Thread 4-5 cubes of lamb onto metal skewers.

To make the aioli:

Mix the mayonnaise, Rainier Cherries, and curry powder […]

Garden Vegetable Salad with Blueberries, Goat Cheese & Vingaigrette


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place asparagus on a sheet pan and top with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Using hands, lightly toss to coat and spread asparagus out in single layer on sheet.
  4. Roast for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove and set aside to cool to room temp.
  6. Meanwhile, shell fava beans and parboil in lightly salted water for 1 […]

Very Cherry Shirley Temple with Lime


  1. As an option, the mason jars can be put in the freezer about an hour before making the Shirley Temple.
  2. Just before adding the ingredients to the jars, add about 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar to a shallow bowl, turn the jars upside down, and twist the rim of the jars in the […]

Strawberries & White Chocolate Cream Cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Using fingers, separate dried strawberries into a small bowl. Dust with 1 teaspoon flour and gently mix to coat berries. Set aside.
  3. Combine remaining 2 cups flour, baking powder, salt, and oats in a large bowl, whisking to mix thoroughly. Set aside.
  4. In bowl of electric stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, […]

Cherry Limeade Cupcakes


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift all-purpose flour and cake flour into a mixing bowl. Add baking powder, baking soda and salt and whisk 20 seconds, set aside.

  2. In a food processor, pulse together 3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp granulated sugar with lime zest until finely ground, about 1 minute. In the bowl of […]

Chocolate Covered Cherry Marshmallows


  1. Brush a 12- by 9-inch baking dish with oil. Line it with plastic wrap and brush the wrap with more oil.
  2. Put the sugar, corn syrup, salt, and ¾ cup water in a heavy medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Once the mixture comes to a boil, continue […]

Beef Burrito Bowl


For the Chili Beef Filling:

  1. Heat the oil in a tilt skillet or stovetop braising pan large enough to hold all ingredients.
  2. Add beef to the pan and break up the meat as it cooks and browns.
  3. Heat to 165°F or higher for at least 15 seconds.
  4. Remove the meat and drain off all fat in the skillet.
  5. Add the […]

Bacon Bruschetta Burger


  1. Gently combine ground beef with breadcrumbs, onion, egg, Worcestershire, mustard, garlic and 1/4 cup of the bruschetta. Shape into 4 patties.
  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat; grease grate well. Grill for 5 to 7 minutes per side or until well-marked and burgers are cooked through. Grill onions until well-marked and tender, about 2 minutes a […]

Cheesy Bruschetta Chicken Parmesana


  1. Preheat oven to 350° Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper and dredge in flour.
  2. Heat oil in skillet set over medium heat. Sauté garlic for 1 minute.
  3. Add chicken breasts and brown for 2 minutes on each side.
  4. Spread half of the can of bruschetta in an 11 x 7 inch glass baking dish.
  5. Place chicken breasts on […]

Red beans, Spinach, and Beef


  1. Heat the  oil  in  a  tilt  skillet  or  stovetop  braising  pan  large  enough  to  hold  all
  2. Add beef  to  the  pan  and  break  up  the  meat  as  it  cooks  and
  3. Heat  to  165°f  or  higher  for  at  least  15    Remove  the  meat  and  drain  off  all  the  fat  in  the  skillet.
  4. Add the  onions  to  the  skillet  […]

Penne with Chorizo and Kale


For the Pasta:

  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  2. Drain and  lay  out  on  sheet  pans  to  cool  if  not  using  right    Pasta may be cooked and cooled a day ahead.

           Note: Keep cold food at or below 41°f.

For the Sauce:

  1. In a  tilt  skillet  or  stove top  braising  pan,  heat  the  oil  over  medium-­high
  2. Add the onions […]

South of the Border Pizza


  • Prepare the pizza crust. Place flour, salt, sugar, and dry yeast in large mixer bowl.
  • Mix with a dough hook for 30 seconds on low speed.
  • Whisk together the warm water and oil. Add liquids to the flour mixture and mix on low speed for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the dough from the mixer and gently shape into a […]

Garden Patch Lasagna


  1. Place water and salt in a large stock–‐pot or steam jacketed kettle and bring to a boil.
  2. Slowly add lasagna noodles and cook for 10–‐12 minutes until tender. Drain and set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a tilt skillet or stovetop pan large enough to hold the ingredients. Add onion, shredded carrots and spinach and cook until […]

Anytime Gazpacho

Well-chilled and bursting with vegetables, gazpacho soup is a light and refreshing meal. It’s entirely no-bake – there’s no need to fire up your oven – and using beautiful canned tomatoes instead of fresh makes this version super easy to achieve, at any time of year.


This classic Italian salad is made with chunks of bread, garlic, and tomatoes with a delicious dressing.

Peach Cobbler Cookies

These cookies are really soft and buttery, just like the biscuit topping for a cobbler. And with the peaches mixed in, it’s like eating the whole cobbler in hand-held, bite-sized form!

Pork and Pears

Pork and pears are a perfect combination! It might not be as obvious as some other combinations but it works. Think of “sweet and sour pork” but without the strange colorful sauce or the deep frying.

Gustalli Spaghetti Sauce

Ground beef and a mix of tomatoes and seasonings come together to make this hearty and flavorful spaghetti sauce. Created by PCP Employee Daniel Suenram.

Fruit Cocktail Crisp

PCP ORIGINAL RECIPE created by Lisa from This is a quick, easy & delicious recipe. Great for pot-lucks and for the holidays!

Pear Crepes

See how simple crepes are to make with this sweet pear crepe recipe from PCP employee David Zuzich’s daughter, Alice Zuzich.

Savory Pear and Gorgonzola Tart

PCP ORIGNIAL RECIPE created by Whether served as an appetizer or as the main event (alongside a fresh salad, perhaps), this pear and gorgonzola tart shines with flavor.

Apricot Dipping Sauce

PCP ORIGINAL RECIPE: Created by Gaby Dalkin from, this wonderful recipe can be used with many dishes as a sweet compliment to a protein or veggie!

Did You Know?

Canned fruits and tomatoes are packed within just a few hours of being harvested at the peak of ripeness.