Q: Our family recently visited Piñon Grill for the first time. We loved everything we ordered, but the Parmesan potatoes au gratin were the best side dish I've ever had! Could you please try to get the recipe for us? I have tried several recipes at home and have not been able to come close. — Pattie Goldenberg, Boca Raton
A: This decadent side dish recipe comes by way of Chef Ryan Beadnell of Piñon Grill at Town Center Mall, 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton (561-391-7770, pinongrill.com), and Chef Rick Schwager, of Grille 401, 401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale (954-767-0222, grille401.com), part of the parent company Rainmaker Restaurant Group that also includes sibling Brimstone Woodfire Grill in Pembroke Pines. The layer of bread is an interesting twist on an old classic.
Q: I am sending this WWII cake recipe for John Radke of Pompano Beach. It is an easy and excellent chocolate cake recipe. I'm not too good with icings or frostings, so I just sprinkle some powdered sugar on it or buy ready-made frosting. Can you please see that he gets this recipe? I'm sure he'll enjoy it. — Angelica Schack, Pembroke Pines
A: You may recall reading a recipe request from John Radke back in November for a Victory Cake originating from World War II that was served at Wolfie's Deli in Fort Lauderdale. Thank you to Angelica who kindly responded with this alternate recipe.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun