How to Plan an Romantic Shakespearean Picnic Dinner

A romantic picnic dinner at a Shakespeare Festivals makes for a wonderfully delicious time.  It is a delightfully way to tell the one you love that he or she is special.  It also makes it very special if the play is Romeo and Juliet.  But no matter the play, plan to have a good time….

July Soup and Salad Supper: Watermelon Gazpacho

When it is in the heat of the summer, cooking in the hot kitchen is a nasty business.  So why not pick up some fruit and veggies from the local farm and create a refreshing supper out on the deck.  Make the soup fun by serving the soup in the smaller half of watermelon. This cool,…

June Supper Menu:

Soup: Watercress Soup Salad: Rosemary Chicken, Avocado and Bacon Salad  The first time I tasted this yummy soup was at the Ballymaloe Cooking School in County Cork, Ireland.  I was so good, and the fact that the soup can be served hot or cold made it the perfect choice for the June Supper Menu.  Watercress is frequently…

Greek Festival Specialty: Spanakopita – Spinach Cheese Pie

June is the start of festival season in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Over the years, going to the various festivals have become tradition and a unique way to socialize and party with friends.   All over the Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Atlantic areas are international festivals, such as Greek, Italian, Irish, Scottish and German.  All are favorites with lots…

Summer-time Honey baked Beans

Honey baked beans are always a favorite at a family BBQ.  Sweet and Smokey, the beans give great flavor to Grill marinade chicken or beef. Or just as fantastic with burgers and dogs.  Add in Cole slaw or potato salad or both and you got a simple summer-time meal for adults and kids.  INGREDIENTS 1 large onion…

Soup & Salad Suppers: Chilled Lemon Avocado Soup

During the warm summer months,  you will want a chilled soup for your meal of choice. Don’t turn your heads at it. As shown, there are several delicious ways to make a cold soup. So for this month enjoy a Chilled Lemon Basil Avocado Soup with a Greek Quinoa Salad. Chilled Lemon Basil Avocado Soup…

Irish American Weekend Brunch

 Ireland is known for is their hearty breakfasts.  A full Irish breakfast was created for farm workers so they would be satiated and ready for a full day’s work. The meal was made up of local produce and homemade items, all of which were cooked in a frying pan with a pad of Irish butter….

Deck Picnic with Chicken Salad

Spring is in the air. The smell of freshly bloomed flowers is all around us. It’s a great time to have a picnic. You don’t necessarily have to go to a park and lay out a blanket to have one. You can go out onto your deck and enjoy your picnic there. Safely distant away…

Wedding Reception Menus Ideas

            Weddings seen like a whole season within themselves. They can be pretty stressing too. You don’t always have to go all out and spend lots of money to make your day memorable. These days, simple, outdoor weddings and receptions are a significant thing. They can be big or small. Either way, they are enjoyable….

Mediterranean Breakfast Egg Muffins

Egg muffins is in vogue these days!  Whether you add shredded zucchini or chopped olives, it is an easy hot breakfast that is healthy as well. Ingredients: Extra virgin olive oil for brushing 1 small red pepper, chopped 12 cherry tomatoes, halved 1 shallot, finely chopped 6 to 10 pitted kalamata olives, chopped 3 to…