Christmas in July with Nantucket Lobsters

Christmas in July is a second Christmas celebration held around the summer season, mainly during July. It is centered around Christmas-themed activities and entertainment, including small gatherings, seasonal music and specials, and shopping, with the goal of getting the public in the “Christmas spirit” during the summer season.  This years celebration is the weekend of the 24 and 25…

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….

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…

Beach Party Menu

Ocean Water Punch Ingredients: 1 gallon bottle Polar Blast Hawaiian Punch 2-liter bottle lemon-lime soda Swedish fish Directions: Refrigerate Hawaiian punch and lemon-lime soda overnight. Fill your punch bowl or pitcher halfway with the punch. Fill rest of the way with lemon-lime soda. Serve over ice and top with Swedish fish. Sweet and Spicy Sriracha…

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…

Dad’s Day with Beer Butt Chicken

Beer Butt Chicken seems a favorite with the beer drinking Dads.  A beer in hand, grill going strong with favors of chicken fill the neighborhood, and kids out paying in the slip in slide.  It is the start of the summer grilling season, with a big push from Dad and his grill.  Add potato salad,…

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…

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….