Published June 07, 2013
Summer is upon us and it’s time to fire up the grill, but there’s no reason to limit yourself to burgers, dogs and ribs. This light and delicious salmon is a welcome change to the heavier grill fare and is so versatile you can easily change out the salmon for halibut, mahi mahi , chicken or even tofu.
Published July 12, 2012
These scones are a great way to start your day. Serve them up to hungry guests or just keep them all to yourself.
Published June 29, 2012
I literally make these Lemon Blueberry Muffins once a week and finally managed to write it all down. They're a favorite for brunch or anytime of the day. And the lemon zest (from TWO lemons) adds a tangy fresh flavor.
Published June 28, 2012
Mussels make a quick and versatile dish that can impress your most finicky of guests. A tip on selecting the shellfish for freshness: Not all mussels with open shells are to be avoided. Squeeze the shell together and wait a few seconds. If the shell closes it’s alive. If it doesn’t close, it’s dead and should not be eaten.
Published June 21, 2012
Peach season is back in full swing and what better way to celebrate than with a classic peach cobbler? The best part about this recipe: you don't have to share, because each cobbler comes in its own individual portion.
Published April 20, 2012
There are certain foods that you really shouldn’t gourmetize, ethnictize or otherwise vary from the tried and true way. Fried chicken is one, and this recipe for buttermilk fried chicken, followed to a T, will win over crowds everytime. I have perfected this recipe by taking a little of this and a little of that from other recipes over the years. Some tips: Always use shortening instead of oil. Also, give yourself enough time to let the chicken marinate (we're talking at least 8 hours) before you fry it up.
Published April 16, 2012
Tired of the same heavy pasta dishes? Now that the weather is starting to warm up, mix it up with fresh vegetable and grilled shrimp. It's a great dish to serve to guests during a summer gathering and easy enough to whip up during the week.
Published March 02, 2012
Forget Dominos. Homemade pizza is easy to make and--with all the economic belt tightening going on--inexpensive. This recipe for classic Margherita adds a healthy handful of fresh basil, but you can always add on your own toppings. And if you're not feeling up for making the crust at home, no one will fault you for buying prepared dough. You can still have fun tossing it in the air.
Published February 01, 2012
Published January 16, 2012
It’s the time of the year when our winter frozen minds start daydreaming about palm trees, blue water, warm breezes and margaritas. The best way to get through the long cold winter months is to make delicious food that warms you from head to toe --and this Spicy Corn Chowder gets the job done. If you don't like spicy food, you can replace the jalapeno with green bell pepper and leave out the crushed red pepper flakes and sriracha. It will be just as tasty without the extra kick. If you want to make the vegetarian, replace the chicken with cannelloni beans.