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We celebrated National Pizza Day with WEAU’s Hello Wisconsin!

Posted on February 9th, 2016

As seen on WEAU 13 News: EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) — February 9th marks National Pizza Day! A local pizza expert joined the morning team to talk “zah” and she is showed us how to toss dough and a few unique fun facts. Claudia Draganowski is the co-owner of Draganetti’s Ristorante and Taverna Grill.She and […]

Draganetti’s Owners to Open New Restaurant at River Prairie

Posted on February 1st, 2016

As seen on WEAU and in the Leader-Telegram and Volume One: Altoona – The owners of Draganetti’s Ristorante and Taverna Grill are going back to their roots as they open a new restaurant off of River Prairie Drive in Altoona: Za51. Za51 will specialize in the homemade pizza, or “’za” that helped their parents, Kas and Clara […]

Holiday Harmony with a Side of Gratitude

Posted on December 30th, 2015

(As seen in Queen of the Castle Magazine) A recipe for togetherness They’ve cooked for thousands of families over the years and somehow they still find energy and time for their own family each holiday. Claudia Draganowski and Joanne (Draganowski) Palzkill are the sisters behind Draganetti’s Ristorante, Taverna Grill and Enchanted Inn. They own the […]

Side dishes to add a twist to Thanksgiving

Posted on November 22nd, 2015

Lodge-Style Wild Rice 1 Cup wild rice, soaked overnight in 3 cups of water ¼ C. Chopped celery ½ C. finely chopped onion 4 cloves of garlic, chopped 12 Oz. chopped Baby Bella mushrooms 1/4 c. Craisins 12 oz chopped fresh spinach 2 tsp salt 1 tsp Black Pepper 1 tsp. ground nutmeg 16 oz […]

Veterans Eat Free at Draganetti’s and Taverna Grill

Posted on November 10th, 2015

Eau Claire – They have served our country and sacrificed to make sure we all remain free. And two local restaurants in Eau Claire want to make sure our veterans get a home cooked meal, on the house! “We have the utmost respect for our local veterans. They have answered the call during war and peacetime, and […]

Chicken Cacciatore

Posted on October 28th, 2015

Ingredients: 4 chicken legs and thighs 1 onion, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped 2 carrots, chopped 2 29 oz cans tomato puree 1 tsp salt 1-2 cloves chopped garlic ground pepper 1 tsp sweet basil 2 bay leaves olive or vegetable oil 3/4 c dry red wine 1 c quartered mushrooms Directions: In a 350 […]

Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Herbs

Posted on October 28th, 2015

Ingredients: 1 3-1/2 lb chicken salt and pepper 4 sprigs of fresh tarragon 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary 1 large lemon, cut in 1/4 inch slices 2 T unsalted butter at room temperature 2/3 c (combined) chopped carrots and onions Directions: Set the oven rack on the lower middle level and preheat to 425. Rinse the chicken, […]

Pasta Pesto and Peas

Posted on October 28th, 2015

Ingredients: 3/4 lb fusilli pasta 3/4 lb bow-tie pasta 1/4 c extra-virgin olive oil 1-1/2 c homemade pesto 1 10 oz pkg frozen chopped spinach 3 T fresh squeezed lemon juice 1 1/4 c good quality mayonnaise 1/2 c grated parmesan cheese 1 1/2 c frozen peas, defrosted 1/3 c toasted pignolis, (pine nuts) 3/4 tsp Kosher salt […]

Quick and Easy Focaccia Bread

Posted on October 28th, 2015

Ingredients: 1 pkg frozen white bread dough olive oil herbs of choice, such as rosemary, thyme, salt, pepper, onion flakes, etc. Directions: Thaw as many loaves as needed in your refrigerator overnight. The remaining loaves will keep in your freezer. Lightly oil a baking sheet and place the loaf of dough on the sheet. Working […]


Posted on October 28th, 2015

Gnocci is traditionally made with potatoes, but mom developed her own recipe using only ricotta cheese, which kept them lighter and tastier than some gnocci you’d find elsewhere. Try this method and see for yourself. Ingredients: 1 15 oz container of ricotta or small curd cottage cheese, drained 1-2 c of flour 1 egg pinch of salt 1 […]