Kentucky Derby Bourbon Chicken Skewers

May 1st is Derby day! Are you ready to kick off the outdoor party season?  The Kentucky derby is a great way to start the season off right.  Invite a few friends over and set the TV outside for a fantastic party event. Even if your backyard isn’t very large, you can still create a…

Spring Brunch

Some families prefer a Holiday Brunch as their holiday get together.  Keeping the holiday dinner a more small private affair.  A family brunch is a much easy affair to arrange, because your not the one doing all the cooking.  Families will sometimes offer to pitch in and bring a dish or two. This brunch menu is…

Deviled Eggs for Easter

Start your meal strong with an appetizer that’s made for the family holidays. These deviled eggs are delicious, and the best part, there’s always more where they came from! Deviled eggs without vinegar are a party-favorite and a go-to appetizer recipe for any host. Top them with different combinations to keep your imagination running and…

Easter Baked Ham

            I have had ham for Easter dinner as long as I can remember. Made deliciously and well, it looks beautiful too. The pineapples and the cherries add the perfect touch to the taste and the sight of the meal. My favorite way to make this holiday staple! Ingredients 1 fully cooked bone-in ham (6…

Ham Salad

            What is ham salad? Well, have you ever had chicken, egg, or tuna salad? It is along the same lines as those. You can add pretty much any vegetable you want to it. Can be served as a dip with crackers, on bread to make a sandwich, or even over a bed of leafy…

Indoor Chesapeake Bay Clambake

Not everyone can hold an old fashion beach clambake.  However, you can create the same delicious meal in your kitchen. This is great to replace to old wore out Fish Fry for Friday Lent Dinner. Equipment: Lots of damp corn husks 4 cups beer 1 or 2 lobster pots or very large kettle pots 4…

Tips for Small Winter Outdoor Dinner Parties

            This year has been rough on everyone. Not being able to see our loved ones and enjoy their presence is a hardship. Many of us are used to having big family dinners or even just the occasional small dinner party. Unfortunately, Covid-19 has put a damper on all our plans. There are still ways…

How to Throw an Outdoor Chocolate-Tasting Party

As a Chef and Caterer, I find that many of my clients are looking for different ways to entertain outdoors. One of those ways is with an Outdoor Chocolate Tasting Party. Here are a few tips to throw your own chocolate tasting party. It is a fun way to allow yourself and your friends to…

Hearty Country Winter Gatherings With Western Bison Stew

Winter is not a good time to go outside to gather for a family meal.  However, if you’re like me, by the end of February I have cabin fever. So those that have 3 season patios or even a screen in porch, are the lucky ones that can move outside for a grand winter picnic. …

How to Make Spicy Chocolate Fondue

One of the greatest loves of a Mid-Century Modern lifestyle is throwing Fondue parties. Remember back when it was all the range. It was fun and easy! A chocolate fondue is a great main event for any party back then and today. However, to make it special and different – add a spicy component to…