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Sep 11, 2014

Recipes from Wine & Dine Event

Here are some of the recipes featured at our Wine & Dine event – try them at home!

Recipe from Chef Michele Ragussis:

Basil creamed corn with seared scallops
4-6 people
3 ears of corn
1 shallot
1 bunch basil
1 pint heavy cream
1 table sppon sugar depending on sweetness of corn
12-16 scallops

Sauté diced shallots in olive oil or butter 2 minutes add kernels raw and sauté another two minutes add chopped basil and heavy cream salt pepper and sugar let reduce by half until creamy. In a separate pan season your scallops and sear on high heat for depending on size about two minutes each side should be still translucent.

Takes a few pieces of prosciutto lay on baking dish and crisp in oven about seven minutes at 350 degrees.

Recipe from Chef Linkie Marais:

Bread Pudding:

7 Biscuits

1 cup Coconut

1/4 cup Crushed Pineapple

2/3 cup Light Brown Sugar (packed)

5 Eggs

1 cup Milk

2 ½ cups Heavy Cream

1 tsp. Cinnamon

½ tsp. Nutmeg


¾ cup Light Brown Sugar (packed)

1 cup Heavy Cream

2 tbsp. Butter

½ cup Brandy

½ tsp. Cinnamon


Bread Pudding:

  1. Preheat oven or grill to 350 F.  
  2. Prepare an 8” X 8”oven safe dish with spray.
  3. Break biscuits into smaller pieces. 
  4. Add coconut and pineapple and lightly toss together.  
  5. Put this mixture into the baking dish.
  6. In a separate bowl combine all remaining ingredients. 
  7. Beat with a whisk until all ingredients are mixed together thoroughly.  Pour over biscuits.
  8. Bake for 1 hour or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.   If it begins to brown too much on top, cover loosely with foil.


  1. Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan. 
  2. Put on medium high heat until it comes to a boil. 
  3. Once it comes to a boil, turn down to simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes until thickened to your desired consistency. 

Serve over warm bread pudding.

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Written by Donor Care Manager Meredith Jones, this is a blog about the ins and outs of what it takes to grant magical wishes at Make-A-Wish Maine.

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