Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with a spacious kitchen. They often bring some of their market's best ingredients home with them and cook up a feast, and when they're not cooking at home, they're working with the staff at Marczyk's to create recipes for the rest of us to enjoy, usually turning to Whitney Ariss, a home cook and the market's marketing project manager and events coordinator, for inspiration.
"Since we're just about at the height of citrus season, I think limoncello makes a really great seasonal gift at Christmastime," says Ariss, adding while the rest of us are braving the brats at the mall, she's using her culinary prowess to offer homemade tidings of joy to her friends and family. "Homemade gifts are the best, because you'll not only save time, but you can also save a load of money. And it's so much more personal and fun," she points out.More »