Tag: Recipes

Mashed Sweet Potato Casserole

Mashed Sweet Potato Casserole

Everyone has a favorite side when it comes to Thanksgiving, some love stuffing, while others desire cranberry sauce, but for me the day would not be complete without my mother's sweet potato casserole with marshmallows. While I love almost everything about Thanksgiving, there is just something in this comfort food that makes it special and […]

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The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today is National Chocolate Chip Day, making it the ideal time to celebrate one of America’s most favorite sweet treats. Invented in the 1930s, Ruth Wakefield, owner of the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts added broken chocolate bar pieces to her cookie batter. She expected the chocolate to melt into the batter, but instead […]

| May 15, 2016
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Special Touches for Hosting a Kentucky Derby Party

Special Touches for Hosting a Kentucky Derby Party

On Saturday, May 2, 2015, fans will gather all over the world for the most exciting two minutes in sports; also known as the Run for the Roses, due to the blanket of roses draped over the winner. This famous horse race is the first leg of the American Triple Crown, a thrill to watch […]

| April 23, 2015
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A Perfect Corn Beef and Cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day

A Perfect Corn Beef and Cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day

On March 17th, St. Patrick's Day will be celebrated around the world. In New York City that means parades, green beer, and Irish fare served with pride and camaraderie in the hundreds of Irish pubs around the city. Interestingly, some of the St. Patty’s Day food didn’t originate in Ireland. In fact, corned beef and […]

| March 15, 2015
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Heat Up Super Bowl Sunday With Pickled Peppers

Heat Up Super Bowl Sunday With Pickled Peppers

There is nothing like red-hot chicken wings, spicy nachos or a tangy Bloody Mary to spice up the experience for football or commercial fans on Super Bowl Sunday. If you are planning to get together with friends and family we have some recipes to spice it up. Our home-made pickled peppers, jalapeños and onions will […]

| January 30, 2015
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Cranberry Bliss Bars, My Holiday Guilty Pleasure

Cranberry Bliss Bars, My Holiday Guilty Pleasure

Around this time of year I look forward to my holiday reunion with a delicious concoction known as Cranberry Bliss Bars, when it resurfaces for the holiday season at Starbucks.  This bite of deliciousness is a blondie snuggled under a layer of sweet cream cheese icing and tart dried cranberries. It is finished with a […]

| December 14, 2014
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A Cookie Fit For The President

A Cookie Fit For The President

Cookies are loved and appreciated by all and with the holidays upon us, you are sure to need some recipe ideas. Here is a fabulous cookie recipe that according to former Spago pastry queen, Sherry Yard, happens to be Former President Bill Clinton’s favorite. This recipe comes from Sherry’s pastry book Desserts by the Yard: […]

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Sicilian Caponata, a Fall Favorite

Sicilian Caponata, a Fall Favorite

With farmer’s markets and summer gardens overflowing with eggplant and zucchini, fall is a perfect time to make a Sicilian favorite: Caponata. Caponata is an eggplant stew that is chock full of assorted vegetables and condiments. Nutritionists tell us that we should eat seven different colors of foods every day to get the maximum nutritional […]

| October 1, 2014
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Hendrick’s Dominates

Hendrick’s Dominates

  Infused with both rose and cucumber, Hendrick’s Gin has virtually taken over the mainstream gin market. This is a significantly high-quality product that is made in extremely small batches. “Small batch” typically means 1,000 liters or fewer. Hendrick's distills their batches 450 liters at a time, which gives their master distiller even greater control […]

| July 7, 2014
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When Life Gives You Limoncello, Make Dessert

When Life Gives You Limoncello, Make Dessert

Limoncello (lee-mohn-CHEH-loh) is an italian lemon liquor produced in the southern part of Italy near the Amalfi Coast, Naples, the isle of Capri and the Sorrentine peninsula. Although over a hundred years old, it’s origin remains a mystery. It is made from the zest of Sorrento lemons. The zest, or peels without the pith, is steeped […]

| June 23, 2014
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