September Supper Menu: Minestrone Soup

Have leftover vegetables and do not know what to make? Minestrone soup is the route you want to take. It is an Italian vegetable soup with a tomato broth. Usually made with rice or pasta. All depending on what mood you are in. A nice three-bean salad to go along with it makes a perfect…

August Suppers: Lemon Basil Avocado Soup

Chilled Lemon Basil Avocado Soup Ingredients: 2 ripe avocados roughly chopped 1 cup coconut milk 1 cup low sodium vegetable broth Zest from 1 lemon 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 tablespoon lemon basil 2 teaspoons shallots 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt Instructions: Add all ingredients to a blender and puree until exceptionally smooth….

Quick Tip: How To Make Ice Cream

A quick tip on making Ice Cream with put and ice cream maker. Ingredients: 1 cup half-and-half 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar ½ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract 3 cups of ice 1/3 cup of kosher salt Instructions: In one Ziplock bag, combine the half-and-half, sugar, and vanilla. Make sure you get as much air…

Fourth of July Menu

It is that time of year again!  Thinking of an outside BBQ in the park or backyard?  Try this tasty menu of stuffed burgers, potato salad, and cake.  Bacon Stuffed Hamburgers: Ingredients: 1 ½ pounds ground beef 1 clove garlic, minced 1 teaspoon hot sauce Salt and pepper 4 bacon strips, diced ½ onion, chopped…

Italian Food Festival: Eggplant Parm

International food festivals are a foodies dream come to life. From Spinach Pies to Cornish Pies, there is so much to taste and sample. With a very diverse mix of cultures along the eastern seaboard of the US, we find a multitude of flavors from each festivals culture. We have sample the Greek festival with…

Summer Mini-Series: Grilled Baby Back Ribs

                For part two of our summer mini-series, we will be making ribs on the grill. Juicy, tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs. Another BBQ favorite for everyone to enjoy during the summer. Don’t forget to bring your wet naps; You’re going to need them! What you will need: 3 slabs pork baby back ribs RUB: ¼ cup…

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…

Homemade BBQ Sauce, Part 2

Most BBQ sauce recipes include ketchup. The first recipe did not. Just to change it up a bit. These next two recipes do contain ketchup. All are very enjoyable and highly recommended. Whatever you choose to put it on. Your taste buds are going to be more than satisfied. Ingredients: 2 cups ketchup 1/3 cup…

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….

What is Heritage Cooking?

By Lisa Skinner, guest Author A fantastic food trend for 2021 is Heritage Cooking.  It is a trend that I can take delight in.  Heritage cooking is immersing yourself into a culture through the food. Delicious recipes that our ancestors before us have made. All over the TV and Internet, you will find heritage cooking…