***This post has been sponsored by Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey; a sample was received in consideration for Tuesday’s review as well as today’s recipe share. Other than that, no further compensation has been received and the opinions expressed below are entirely that of the author. No further affiliation with Kilbeggan Distillery is being claimed. And now with that out of the …[more...]
Marinating meat is a popular and relatively cheap way to spice up any dish. The technique has been in use for many thousands of years. It has often been used as a way to preserve as well as tenderise meat in the pre-refrigeration era (most of human history). This is probably …[more...]
Chowders are usually heavy soups perfect for cold, winter months to warm you up when the weather is frightful.
This chowder, though, is light, a little sweet, and full of summer vegetables. I served it as part of my book launch tasting menu this weekend and it was perfect for a rainy, summer day spent in a bookstore. The leftovers …[more...]
The temperature is rising and the sunny days of Summer are just bursting with cookouts, pot-lucks and pool parties. A creamy potato salad is great for these get-togethers because it can be made up to 2 days ahead and the flavor actually improves as it sits!
Frequently, a potato salad either features an oil-and-vinegar dressing or a mayonnaise-based dressing. My …[more...]
I love being a food writer for many reasons; one of them being that people send me things for my “inspection.” After checking things out, I pass the items on either donating them to charity or giving them to someone I know will make good use of them. Such is the case with the second bake book I received from …[more...]
The California cherry folks sent me an easy recipe for Bing cherry pie. I am drooling. Even ~ I ~ cook make this pie and I don’t bake. The only caveat is when it’s cherry season, I don’t turn my oven on because it makes the house too hot and makes the air conditioner work harder.
This recipe sounds amazing! I just got it from a friend, but it would be nice to try for the memorial day weekend. Chicken is relatively cheap and it is easy to make a lot of it for your party because you just put it on the grill on skewers.
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