• In a heat-proof pan or foil pan, roast potatoes for about 25 minutes.

    Topped with fresh chopped chives.

    Grilling Corn on The Cob


    Begin by pulling the husks of the corn back, but do not remove them. Remove and discard the silk and then soak the whole cobs in a pot of cold water for 15 minutes.

    Preheat the grill to a medium temperature.

    Remove the corn from the water and brush the kernels with olive oil. Before you re-wrap the corn in the husks, add a little caramelized garlic, chopped onion, nutmeg and black pepper.

    For an flavorful twist, try using herbs & spices such as cilantro, garlic, chipotle chili and fresh lime juice.

    Then reposition the husks over the kernels and tie each ear with a piece of loose husk or twine.

    Place the prepared ears of corn on a medium heat, turning every 2 minutes.

    After a couple of turns, place the corn husk on an indirect heat or on the top shelf of your grill and close the cover.

    Allow the corn to slowly roast for another 10 minutes.

    You will know it is done when you press a kernel and it shoots out its sweet liquid.

    Chocolate Brownie Cookies

    Makes 3 dozen large or 6 dozen small


    1 1/3 cups butter

    1 cup sugar

    2/3 cup brown sugar

    1 Tablespoon vanilla

    2 each eggs

    2 1/4 cups flour

    2/3 cup cocoa

    1 teaspoon baking soda

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    3 Tablespoons milk

    1 1/2 cups pecans, chopped

    1 cup mini chocolate chips, semi sweet, or chopped chocolate


    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    Cream butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar one minute, or until creamy.

    Add eggs, one at a time, beating lightly after each.

    Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture alternately with milk beating at low speed about 1 minute, or just until blended.

    Stir in nuts and chocolate chips.

    Drop dough by heaping 2 Tablespoons spoonful on ungreased baking sheet.

    Bake at 350F for 10 to 12 minutes. Cookies will still appear soft and moist when baked, but firm up on cooling.

    Cool slightly, then remove to cooling rack. About 3 dozen cookies.

    Tip: Smaller cookies can be made using 1Tablespoon dough for each cookie, baking for 8 to 10 minutes.

    George Hirsch's White Sangria

    Makes 10 glasses